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Are there any good medications that I can take to be able to sleep properly?

Are there any good medications that I can take to be able to sleep properly?

Depends on cause of: Insomnia. If caused by a specific situation, interventions before medication may be better. Examples; too much tv or computer time, eating and exercising too late in the evening, staying up late wrecking sleep quality. Change those behaviors before medcation is used. If it's depression or other diagnosed psychiatric disorders only your physician can say what is good medication. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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Can there be any foods that help you sleep?

Can there be any foods that help you sleep?

Yes.: Foods that are high in tryptophan such as warm milk. A light snack of cheese and crackers before bedtime seem to help others as well. ...Read more

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Help! need to know if there are good OTC medicines that i can take to stop this vertigo?

Help! need to know if there are good OTC medicines that i can take to stop this vertigo?

Yes: Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) over the counter is Meclizine 25 mgm. It will cause drowsiness. The problem is you do not know why you have the vertigo, nor do you know if it is the result of inflammation in the inner ear or the brain. Although the dramamine (dimenhydrinate) will give you some relief of the vertigo, i urge you to get a diagnosis before treatment. ...Read more

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Is there anything that i can do to improve my fertility? Any medication or vitamins i can take that are inexpensive?

Is there anything that i can do to improve my fertility? Any medication or vitamins i can take that are inexpensive?

Trying for pregnancy: A healthy lifestyle doesn't hurt, but most likely will not improve chances. If you have any risk factors like prior pelvic infection, you shouldsee a doctor since your fallopian tubes might be blocked. Otherwise, the best chances for pregnancy are by having intercourse at least every other day a few days before and around the time of ovulation. (usually 14 days before your expected period). ...Read more

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Can there be any prescription medication that can make it difficult to talk/stutter?

Can there be any prescription medication that can make it difficult to talk/stutter?

Probably not: Stuttering can be treated by an experienced speech and language pathologist. If stuttering is caused by one of the anxiety disorders, then it could be amenable to medication therapy. If so, it would still be recommended to participate in cognitive-behavioral 'talk' therapy. ...Read more

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Are there natural meds that I can take to help with insomnia?

Are there natural meds that I can take to help with insomnia?

See your doctor: I recommend consulting your doctor before starting any natural remedies as insomnia can be a symptom of another condition, such as depression, anxiety or sleep apnea. You should go to bed at the same time every night, get some sunlight and exercise during the day, and minimize your intake of caffeine, stimulants and alcohol. Taking magnesium, calcium, zinc, melatonin, or valerian may help. ...Read more

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Can you suggest how to get enough sleep so that i'll be effective in the daytime?

Can you suggest how to get enough sleep so that i'll be effective in the daytime?

SLEEP HYGIENE: 1. Maintain a regular bedtime and awakening time schedule including weekends. Get up about the same time every day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Establish a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime many include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to soothing music. 3. Sleep in a room that is dark, quiet, comfortable, & cool. >>. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many hours do you have to be sleeping to be in a deep sleep?

Can you let me know how many hours do you have to be sleeping to be in a deep sleep?

Normal: Typically for n3/delta sleep it is about 30-60 minutes for an adult and for rem it is about 90-120 minues. These are shorter in kids and in people that are chronically sleep deprived. ...Read more

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Can there be any certain way the doctor can say you no longer have asthma?

Can there be any certain way the doctor can say you no longer have asthma?

No: Asthma is often a life-long disease in adults although about half of the kids diagnosed with asthma will 'out-grow' it by age 7 yrs. However if your lung function test has been normal and you have had no breathing problem for a long period of time, your asthma is considered to be in remission. ...Read more

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Can there be something i can take to maintain/gain weight?

Can there be something i can take to maintain/gain weight?

Eat healthy high : Calorie foods. Eat 6 meals/day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Workout w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocadoes, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, protein shakes, . ...Read more

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What are some things i might be able to take to stimulate my appetite?

What are some things i might be able to take to stimulate my appetite?

See below: Some meds can do this.... Marijuana, severai antidepressants, megace. Carbamazepine, prednisone, Insulin , Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can all cause wt gain although they may not all stimulate appetite. Unless you have certain medical conditions it would not be a good idea to use any of these though. I think exercise is a much better option and perhaps avoidance of appetite killers like caffeine. ...Read more

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How can it help to exercise if you have fibromyalgia and are pregnant?

How can it help to exercise if you have fibromyalgia and are pregnant?

FIbromyalgia: Just because you have fibromyalgia does not mean you should not exercise.It may be just the opposite so you can keep in shape, but talk with your doctor regarding how much exercise. ...Read more

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Any ideas on how to travel with medicine that need to be refrigerated?

Any ideas on how to travel with medicine that need to be refrigerated?

Keep med cold: A cooler with ice is very helpful in between destinations. Hotels, airlines, and cruise ships are very helpful if you inform them. In a tight spot, one might hang a container out the window on a cold night or submerge a sealed container in a cold stream. In a remote location, a foldable solar panel can power a small refrigerated cooler. ...Read more

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Are there exercises I can do to ensure an easy birth?

Are there exercises I can do to ensure an easy birth?

Work your core: Strong abdominal muscles and the ability to take and hold deep breathes is key. Pregnancy yoga, pregnancy pilates, swimming are some suggestions. ...Read more

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What are tools and machines recommended to treat sleep apnea that i can order online that isn't a discomfort?

What are tools and machines recommended to treat sleep apnea that i can order online that isn't a discomfort?

Donl't: Don't order on line. Treatment needs to be tailored for the severity of your problem and it needs to be periodically checked for effectiveness. If you don't want to use a breathing machine, find a dentist who is trained in dental sleep medicine and he can make an oral appliance that is appropriate for your condition. Buying something online and using it doesn't mean it is doing you any good. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are any tests you can have for autism or add and adhd, if so where do you go to be tested ?

Can you tell me if there are any tests you can have for autism or add and adhd, if so where do you go to be tested ?

Get Expert Help!: Many ppl don't realize that there's no specific test that confirms diagnosis of adhd/add. See expert -like clinical child psychologist who can rule out difficulties assoc w/same symptoms of adhd, incl medical conditions, depression, anxiety, etc. Adhd can also be diagnosed in conjunction w/other conditions. 4 mayo clinic's pg re adhd in kids- http://mayocl.In/s9eyx7 same advice 4 diagnosing autism. ...Read more

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What are some lifestyle changes that can help fight insomnia? Are there things i can do at home, without medication, to help my insomnia? .

What are some lifestyle changes that can help fight insomnia? Are there things i can do at home, without medication, to help my insomnia? 

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Sleep hygiene : Good sleep hygiene is critical to relieving insomnia. 1) go to bed each night at the same time and get up each morning at the same time, at least seven hours later. 2) avoid large meals before bedtime. 3) don't do anything in bed except sleep or sex. No gadgets. 4) if you awaken, leave bed for a comfortable chair and read in soft lighting until tired and return to bed. Get up at prescribed time. ...Read more