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I have a high stress. I get panic and anxiety attacks and I just cant sleep for days on end. It's hindered my work ethics gradually getting worse?

I have a high stress. I get panic and anxiety attacks and I just cant sleep for days on end. It's hindered my work ethics gradually getting worse?

Tight on $ and time?: You may say you can't afford all that serious psychotherapy would demand, but I'll ask: Can you afford not to do it? A wise person once pulled that on me during Graduate School - they were right! It's worth it and you sound like an excellent candidate. Learn how to manage stress, anxiety - if you need a Rx, they'll refer and it will work better in combo. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

A sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more


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2 days... cant sleep, not even tired. I'm not overly hyper I just cant seem to get tired. I have not taken any meds or stimulants. What's wrong?

2 days... cant sleep, not even tired. I'm not overly hyper I just cant seem to get tired. I have not taken any meds or stimulants. What's wrong?

Try to sleep: Maybe nothing is wrong. I wonder what would happen if you let yourself rest? Sometimes you can be good at staying alert but underneath you are actually needing a rest. ...Read more

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I have nightmares of a guy getting in my bed & holding me& some I can't tell if fake or not& I can't sleep 4 days after what will make my dreams stop?

I have nightmares of a guy getting in my bed & holding me& some I can't tell if fake or not& I can't sleep 4 days after what will make my dreams stop?

Get help: Nightmares can have many causes, eg. stress, trauma, medication, depression. Ask your pcp for referral to a mental health professional for an evaluation and guidance. Meantime, avoid scary images, etc. On the news, media. This too will pass. See: https://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003209.htm I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Do you have any suggestions for my anxiety I can't sleep two days now?

Do you have any suggestions for my anxiety I can't sleep two days now?

Anxiety and Sleep: Has there been anything that has changed in your life, such as a crisis, trauma, severe upset, excessive travel? Have you had problems with sleeping before? Has there been ongoing anxiety that's getting worse? You might want to talk to your family doctor first to rule out a sleep disorder, and then consider counseling for your anxiety. ...Read more

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She can't sleep for days now. But she doesn't want to take sleeping pills as she is afraid that she will become dependent on it. She is going mad. : ( (?

She can't sleep for days now. But she doesn't want to take sleeping pills as she is afraid that she will become dependent on it. She is going mad. : ( (?

INSOMNIA: Most common prob seen by clinicians. She needs a thorough evaluation for underlying cause. She may need a 'sleep study'.There are many causes of sleep disorder. Changes in sleep environment, bedroom environment, psychological, drugs and medications including alcohol and caffeine, movement disorders, a variety of neurological disorders, mental illness and medical disorders must be considered. ...Read more

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Went to doctor for buttcrack infection gave me antibiotics & fiducin. 2 days & cant sleep from pain. Go to another doctor? How long 4drugs to kick in?

Went to doctor for buttcrack infection gave me antibiotics & fiducin. 2 days & cant sleep from pain. Go to another doctor? How long 4drugs to kick in?

Abscess: It sounds like you may have a pilonidal cyst or abscess. If that is true, incision and drainage is the only treatment that will help. With pain at the level you are describing, you should be seen again. Consider urgent care clinic or the ER. ...Read more

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I can't sleep for 2 days n more, I need alganax, what should I do? I am very depressed

I can't sleep for 2 days n more, I need alganax, what should I do? I am very depressed

TREAT THE PROBLEM: Alganax is another term for xanax (alprazolam) which is not typically for sleep. So the question really is why can you not sleep? Is it caffeine, is it drugs, is it depression, is it bipolar disorder. Get an evaluation and treat the cause not the symptom. ...Read more

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My nipples hurt SO bad! The water in the shower kinda hurts & I can't sleep comfortably. 5 days late & get the feeling of puking. Peeing frequently!

My nipples hurt SO bad! The water in the shower kinda hurts & I can't sleep comfortably. 5 days late & get the feeling of puking. Peeing frequently!

Pregnant?: Your symptoms and 5days late suggest that you might be pregnant, if you have been having unprotected sex.Do a home pregnancy test.If negative consult your Doctor ...Read more

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I have dry cold sensation at the back of throat after heart burn this problem start. It's very annoying and I can't sleep from two days?

I have dry cold sensation at the back of throat after heart burn this problem start. It's very annoying and I can't sleep from two days?

GERD: Sounds like you're having acid reflux while sleeping. If you notice heartburn at night, I would use antacids such as Tums (calcium carbonate). Avoid any foods that you notice bring on the problem. Cut back on caffeine and alcohol, and stop smoking if you do. I would consider tilting the head of my bed. If these maneuvers don't work, see your doctor for some medication. Good luck. ...Read more

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Pressure behind eyes when bending, blocked nose, dizzy, when I close my eyes it feels like I'm moving. Can't sleep. Been 7 days now what could it be?

Pressure behind eyes when bending, blocked nose, dizzy, when I close my eyes it feels like I'm moving. Can't sleep. Been 7 days now what could it be?

Tension: My fist thought is tension. Otherwise =. check for sinusitis with tenderness over the face or forehead, a viral syndrome. Sounds like you should check with your health care provider after taking your temperature. ...Read more

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Day 4/10 abx, can't sleep last few days nasal congestion and cough. What should I do? Need to go back to doctor? Uti feels better, but my pneumonia is same!

Day 4/10 abx, can't sleep last few days nasal congestion and cough. What should I do? Need to go back to doctor? Uti feels better, but my pneumonia is same!

It takes a while: For pneumonia symptoms to get better. I would not expect a great improvement on day 4 of antibiotics. Are you sleeping with a cool mist humidifier? Guiafenesin with dextromorphan will help the cough as will honey in water with lemon juice. If not improving any after 7 days go back to dr. ...Read more

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My fibromyalgia these last few days my whole body is in the most pain ive ever experienced I cant sleep I can barely move the pain is everwhere?

My fibromyalgia these last few days my whole body is in the most pain ive ever experienced I cant sleep I can barely move the pain is everwhere?

Cannabis might help: Studies have demonstrate utility of medicinal cannabis for fibromyalgia. Depression is regarded by many doctors to naturally follow upon chronic restless non-restorative sleep. Medicinal cannabis patients report marked sleep benefit from minimal cannabis, which has never shown addictive potential. Persons beyond adolescent age & self-image problems usually have no dependency issues. ...Read more

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Feel abnormally tired the days I wake up early/exercise for an hour, that cant sleep at night and mostly get panicAttacks those nights. Sensitive to sun?

Feel abnormally tired the days I wake up early/exercise for an hour, that cant sleep at night and mostly get panicAttacks those nights. Sensitive to sun?

I think its normal:: To be tired the day after a sleepless night. You need to discipline your self for better sleeping habits, and control the exercises you do, by starting low and slow and gradually increase the time periods you exercise for.
Seeing your Doc for a sleeping aid migh tbe helpful.
Good Luck. ...Read more

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Hi I am 16 year old I became vegetarian 15 days ago. I go to bed at 10pm cant sleep till 11/12pm. Before I slept fine. Is this a affect on Vegetarian?

Hi I am 16 year old I became vegetarian 15 days ago. I go to bed at 10pm cant sleep till 11/12pm. Before I slept fine. Is this a affect on Vegetarian?

Sleep issue: Great question. It is highly unlikely, instead if anything the fact that you have made a significant life change can add some stress to your life equation and make your more prone to sleep problems. I might look more at any other changes or stressors, how is your anxiety level, has you eating amounts and times changed? Caffeine? If it continues talk to your doctor. All the best! ...Read more

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Cant sleep please help. I had a spinal tap at 5am on monday (3 days)if something went wrong like infection would I know by now? Thank you for your care..

Cant sleep please help. I had a spinal tap at 5am on monday (3 days)if something went wrong like infection would I know by now? Thank you for your care..

Call the "tapper": Have an idea of why you can't sleep? Pain? Did you have trouble sleeping before getting the tap? I'm curious to know why you would get a spinal tap at 5am? Were you in the er with symptoms of a meningitis? Are you currently hospitalized or back home? Infections can show up at variable times following a tap but generally speaking there should be other symptoms such as fever, possibly chills. ...Read more

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I have been taking Tamiflu for the last 4 days but now I have an incessant dry cough that just doesn't let up. Not very productive but cant sleep well?

I have been taking Tamiflu for the last 4 days but now I have an incessant dry cough that just doesn't let up. Not very productive but cant sleep well?

Doesn't seem serious: This does not appear to be serious. In fact, this is likely an expected symptom of a resolving flu-like illness. This apparently started very recently, and is your body's way of clearing mucus out of your chest. It should resolve in a few days, but if it gives you too much discomfort, some simple cough medicine should help. You could also see your Dr. If it is still an issue. Good Luck. ...Read more

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I had 2 lower deep fillings done 2 days ago and now have severe neck, shoulder and upper back pain. I cant sleep from it. What should I do?

Trapezius Myalgia: Moist heat, passive stretching and Aleve (naproxen) OTC is usually the best choice for the sudden pain, stiffness, and dull aches that are characteristic of muscular-type pain. See your doctor if you have no improvement in your condition after 1 week. ...Read more

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I am caugjing for 10 days. I drank liquids, hot tea, honey, lemon, syryp. Took strepsils and I bought some sprays to reduce it. Nothing helped. Cant sleep?

I am caugjing for 10 days. I drank liquids, hot tea, honey, lemon, syryp. Took strepsils and I bought some sprays to reduce it. Nothing helped. Cant sleep?

Self treatment: Sounds like it does not work. Check with your doc who is highly trained to fix it. Your doc spent many many years to learn how to fix you. Use him/she. ...Read more

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Have had huge terrible headaches for days, feel weak, dizzy, not hungry, cant sleep, what's wrong??

Have had huge terrible headaches for days, feel weak, dizzy, not hungry, cant sleep, what's wrong??

Anxiety: Is state of tension, apprehension, worry, uneasiness or fear. It may be related to anticipated danger or arise for no apparent reason. While mild episodes of anxiety are common and do not usually require treatment, more severe forms can be chronic and debilitating. See your PCP for evaluation and referral. Do not self medicate to ovoid serious complications. ...Read more

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I have a really bad cough and its been the third day. I'm allergic to dextromethorphan and can't see my doctor for three days. I cant sleep. Please help!

I have a really bad cough and its been the third day. I'm allergic to dextromethorphan and can't see my doctor for three days. I cant sleep. Please help!

Don't over suppress: Cough is your body trying to protect itself so it's hard to answer without an exam. Stay hydrated, try green tea with honey and maybe a little whiskey at bed time if you like. Should also gargle with antibacterial mouthwash several times a day, and may want to try Emergency Immune Boost during the day. Do you have earache or sinus issues? May want to sleep with humidifier but make sure it's clea. ...Read more

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Slept on my ear & when I woke I can barely hear. 4 Days later nothing is improving. I cant sleep having naseous/vertigo. Any idea what this is?

Slept on my ear & when I woke I can barely hear. 4 Days later nothing is improving. I cant sleep having naseous/vertigo. Any idea what this is?

Need to see ENT: Hearing loss with vertigo of recent onset can be treated effectively when diagnosed quickly in some cases. I recommend seeing an ENT for an exam and thorough hearing test ASAP. You need to make sure this is not a sudden hearing loss which needs treatment expeditiously. ...Read more

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I have been put on predisone for 2 weeks 50mg, 9 days of taking it my feet swelled and all I do is drink water so thirsty all the time. Cant sleep y?

I have been put on predisone for 2 weeks 50mg, 9 days of taking it my feet swelled and all I do is drink water so thirsty all the time. Cant sleep y?

Prednisone: Has a lot of annoying side effects, but fortunately you only have a few days' left and will miss the more severe side effects from chronic usage. ...Read more

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