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Can an antacid after a heavy meal help reduce my difficulty sleeping?

Can an antacid after a heavy meal help reduce my difficulty sleeping?

Yes: An antacid can definitely help, but so can something simple like positional changes. Sitting upright or standing for 3-4 hours after dinner can reduce reflux/heartburn and allow for a better night sleep. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Boland
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Difficulty Sleeping (Definition)

Many women complain that they have trouble sleeping when they are pregnant. Try not to eat just before bedtime. Consider taking a warm bath at bedtime to help you relax. As your abdomen gets bigger, you may want to lie on your side with a pillow under your abdomen and a pillow between ...Read more


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Was on taximo200 twice for 20days for UTI but moved to levoflox750 once but feeling dizzy pukish&difficulty sleeping should antacid help(once or twice?

Was on taximo200 twice for 20days for UTI but moved to levoflox750 once but feeling dizzy pukish&difficulty sleeping should antacid help(once or twice?

See your doctor: You shouldn't require that much antibiotic for a uti. Make sure that there was culture and sensitivity done, so that the exact bacteria and treatment is identified. You may have symptoms that persist, but aren't associated with an infection. Excessive antibiotic treatment can lead to the symptoms you describe, among others. You may need to see a urologist. ...Read more

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Difficulty sleeping, nausea between meals, occasional headaches, generally feeling unwell. Could problems be liver or stomach related?

Difficulty sleeping, nausea between meals, occasional headaches, generally feeling unwell. Could problems be liver or stomach related?

Yes: Your symptoms could be related to liver or stomach issues, or several other things. Best to see a dr. For a full clinical evaluation and get diagnosed son the best treatment can be undertaken, best wishes. ...Read more

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What is effect on my health if I have my lunch ( a heavy meal) and i sleep directly afterwards for 60 to 90 minutes. I am a runner as i run 7 to 8km?

What is effect on my health if I have my lunch ( a heavy meal) and i sleep directly afterwards for 60 to 90 minutes.  I am a runner as i run 7 to 8km?

Not much: Actually if you choose to eat one larger meal in a day lunch is the best meal. Sleeping after a meal won't hurt you. Just curious, why do you need to sleep in the day? Are you not getting enough sleep at night? The need to sleep during the day is the real question here! ...Read more

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Easy bruising, hair loss, unintentional weight loss, dry skin, petechia, increased sweating, difficulty sleeping, low platelet count and taking ptu (propylthiouracil). ?

Easy bruising, hair loss, unintentional weight loss, dry skin, petechia, increased sweating, difficulty sleeping, low platelet count and taking ptu (propylthiouracil). ?

Could be due to PTU (propylthiouracil): The most common side effects are related to the skin and include rash, itching, hives, abnormal hair loss, and skin pigmentation. A decrease of white blood cells in the blood (agranulocytosis) may occur. Symptoms and signs of agranulocytosis include infectious lesions of the throat, the gastrointestinal tract, and skin with an overall feeling of illness and fever. This all could be due to ptu (propylthiouracil). ...Read more

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I have trouble falling asleep. Some time it takes me and hour or so. I don't eat a heavy meal or drink caffeine drinks a few hour before.

I have trouble falling asleep. Some time it takes me and hour or so. I don't eat a heavy meal or drink caffeine drinks a few hour before.

More suggestions: Here's a tip I've found helpful. Establish a sleep ritual. Example: An hour before bed, take one or two melatonin tabs, turn down the lights in your room, do something very relaxing (like listening to quiet music) and turn off your electronic devices. It may take several days for your brain to associate this ritual with sleep but it often helps. NEVER use sleep meds for chronic insomnia. ...Read more

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I was told to take 1 g of Carnitine post weightlifting. I have experienced difficulty sleeping lately and wanted to know if Carnitine could cause that?

I was told to take 1 g of Carnitine post weightlifting. I have experienced difficulty sleeping lately and wanted to know if Carnitine could cause that?

Stop it!: There are no good studies to prove it works. Waste of money! And after you stop you will know if that was causing your trouble sleeping. Some people have reported sleep disturbances with it,. Read the abstract one of the few good studies here: http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/72/2/618s.full ...Read more

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Hey I have difficulty sleeping at night and numbness in my palms and a bit of pain in my back neck and it happens almost every night , what should ido?

See a back surgeon: You may have an issue with your cervical spine, exacerbated by the position in which you have been sleeping. This deserves an evaluation. ...Read more

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Should a doctor prescribe sleeping pills as the last resort if a person is having difficulty sleeping?

Should a doctor prescribe sleeping pills as the last resort if a person is having difficulty sleeping?

Yes: A recent study associated the use of sleeping pills with a greater risk of dying. This doesn't prove cause & effect but it is certainly worrisome. I'd recommend trying non-pharmacologic means first before moving on towards medications. Sometimes we don't have the luxury of time on our side and have to prescribe something immediately. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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


Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Antacid (Definition)

Antacids are a kind of anti-ulcer drug (gastroenterology drug, common ...Read more