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Can Lack Of Sleep Cause Body Aches
Symptoms: dizziness, scratchy throat, head ache, low energy, general body pain, feel like screaming. Low body temperature, low appetite, lack of sleep. Sore skin. (female-41yo)?
Getting to the cause: Not likely, but lack of sleep (insomnia) can make you feel run down and fatigued. Achy joints can be from strenuous exercise, arthritis, medication side effects, or a number of other reasons. Ideally you want to get to the source of the insomnia. In the meantime, you could try over the counter anti-inflammatory meds for your joint symptoms. Talk to your doctor if your symptoms persist. ...Read more
I have not exercised nor do I feel ill but my body is so sore, as if I worked out very hard. Why am I sore? Could it be stress/lack of sleep?
Hmm!: Those both sound like reasonable / plausible possibilities. How long has this been going on for? If it is chronic - have you done one of those "annual" check ups with your physician in a while? Are you hydrating with at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per night? Shooting for at least 8 hrs of sleep per night? Get in at least 3 nutritious meals per day? Staying physically active? Use good sleep. ...Read more
I get stomach aches due to lack of sleep. The only cure I've found is sleep. Is this abnormal? If so, what is the cause? Thank you.
Interested in causes for recurring white ring sore on tip on tongue. Occurs when stressed or have lack of sleep. Starts small but grows outward.
Herpes of tongue: A cold sore can actually occur inside the mouth and as such might not be immediately recognizable. Given that it's the same spot and recurs with stress those are key findings. Sure you could prove it with a special culture for HSV but no need. Would keep stress to a minimum. If v painful ask doc for an antiviral which is most useful early in disease course. Kissing others may spread it when active ...Read more
I have anixety, haital hernia, would these cause lack of sleep and sore and fatigued muscles? If so what can I do to improve overall quality of life?
I'm confused by symptoms I've had for a week (breastfeeding lack of sleep? Anxiety something serious): radiating chest/breastbone pain&sore glands
Sounds like you're: Dealing with a newborn and maybe have some physical sx's that an MD should evaluate. Also sounds like you're getting run down. Any help with baby duties? What happens when you have some down time? Or, is that out of the question? Do you have a partner? Can you express milk and have the partner administer and you rest? How's your nutrition? Too many? 's. See the MD first. ...Read more
Got a cold, could hardly sleep for my sore throat so didn't get much sleep. Feel weird today like everything is slow, lack of sleep? Feel like zombie!
Wife has bad chest cold. Coughing yellow phlegm. Sore from coughing, lack of sleep. Takes citalopram and clonazepam for panic attacks, zyrtec (cetirizine) for allergies. What to take now and when to get help.?
Symptomatic care: Most colds go away on their own and do not need medications, even with phlegm. Fluids, rest, tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain can all be helpful. Sometimes antihistamines like zyrtec can make getting secretions loose harder. Some folks feel vitamin c helps, and it likely will not hurt, but no great studies exist. Zinc lozenges may have a role. Get help for worsening shortness of breath, fever, lasts 7-20 days. ...Read more
Maybe: While not sleeping can cause your symptoms, what is causing your insomnia could also be causing the symptoms. It also could be two unrelated problems. Sea sickness type of symptoms is usually inner ear problems, which also could give you a sense of dizziness. Check with your doctor if is not clearing up by now. Most common things, allergies, ear infections. But it also could be other more serious ...Read more
Body aches, by themselves, can cause sleep problems. Poor sleep is usually due to being aroused from sleep and this is often due to pain from some area of the body.
An over the counter pain medication such as a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) taken one hour before retiring can help alleviate aches while sleeping.
A 'sleep study' can provide more data-see your doctor for more info. ...Read more
Chronic daily headache x 2mos. Worse when standing up. Also have body aches, very poor sleep, & mild blurry vision. MRI 1 yr. Ago normal. Causes?
What could cause confusion, anxiety, & body aches all at the same time? Have trouble concentrating, feel really tired, have trouble sleeping.
Can brain tumor cause full body aches and twiching also sleep disturbances wake up every 3h did spine MRI neuro blood eyes test all good...?
Not likely.: This does not fit the typical presentation of a brain tumor. That would be headache, vision change, or even more likely, a gait disturbance. It still might be one, but highly unlikely. More likely, is something like a nerve compression, or seizure, or some other illness. You really should see a neurologist for a full work-up urgently as this can still be serious and result in permanent damage. ...Read more
54 yrs old female. Feel numbness on left side of body. Pain at hip joint while sleeping. Back ache can't stand for too long. What can be the cause?
Can lack of sleep cause a decrease in hunger? I haven't got much sleep lately because of work and my son. And I haven't had much of an appetite
Sleep/Appetitie: Sounds like your demanding lifestyle is really the issue. When we are stressed the first thing to slow down are functions we don't need under emergency conditions such as digestion. Check with your doc, especially if you start to loose weight. Hope things slow down for you. ...Read more
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