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Best time to stop eating before bed?

Best time to stop eating before bed?

No bedtime snacks!: Bedtimes for people vary, but normal stomach emptying rates are fairly standardized at 1-2 hours for liquids and 4-6 hours for solids. Gastroparesis takes longer. Big and greasy meals take longer to emptying than those made up more of protein and carbohydrates. Lay down on a full stomach puts you at risk for reflux with heartburn, regurgitation, sourbrash, breathing and sinus trouble. Wait! ...Read more

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What's the best time to take prozac (fluoxetine)? Morning. Afternoon. Before bed? Starting 1st dose & rather not feel any side affects if any. Rather not panic too

What's the best time to take prozac (fluoxetine)? Morning. Afternoon. Before bed? Starting 1st dose & rather not feel any side affects if any. Rather not panic too

Prozac (fluoxetine): Prozac (fluoxetine) is believed to be more activating antidepressant. The majority of doctors recommend to take it in the morning hours. That said, some people feel like it helps them to sleep better. You can try taking it in the morning, if it makes you feels sleepy or tired, switch it to bedtime. ...Read more

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I'm having nocturnal enuresis from clozapine. It's a real mess but i need to control it. Can you tell me how long before bed time should I stop taking in fluids? I get thirsty a lot. So it's difficult

I'm having nocturnal enuresis from clozapine. It's a real mess but i need to control it. Can you tell me how long before bed time should I stop taking in fluids? I get thirsty a lot. So it's difficult

I use DDAVP (desmopressin): My patients who have this problem on Clozaril have all responded to ddavp (desmopressin). Don't restrict fluids at bedtime because that and the Clozaril could lower you blood pressure to the point of passing out. Best wishes and have your doctor rule out diabetes and a urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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When is the best time to locate my resting heart rate first thing in the morning and right before bed?

When is the best time to locate my resting heart rate first thing in the morning and right before bed?

Sit quietly: Resting heart rate should be measured after you have been sitting or lying quietly for about 10minutes or longer. Getting up and doing things first thing in the morning will increase your pulse rate. ...Read more

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My 77 year old mom has trouble getting to the bathroom in the morning. Should she stop drinking liquids after a certain time before bed? How long?

My 77 year old mom has trouble getting to the bathroom in the morning. Should she stop drinking liquids after a certain time before bed? How long?

Overactive bladder: Sounds like oab.But 1st check a urinalysis. Yes stopping liquids a few hours before retiring is first line. Avoiding bladders irritants(caffeine, alcohol, spicy foods)may also help.Next step is considering medication for oab, there are many- side effects also need to be considered when starting this class of drugs, paticularly in the elderly. ...Read more

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I have nausea before and after eating, after getting up in the morning, before bed, after light exercise, and at odd times in general.

I have nausea before and after eating, after getting up in the morning, before bed, after light exercise, and at odd times in general.

GI Symptoms: You MAY have a digestive disorder. Please see your doctor. Anxiety can also be a factor. If no physical condition is found consider being evaluated for anxiety by a clinical psychologist. ...Read more