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Doctor insights on: Do Tetanus Symptoms Include Inability To Sleep

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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


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I received a tetanus shot on tuesday. Last night I couldn't sleep because my entire arm and hand were throbbing with pain? What's going on?

I received a tetanus shot on tuesday.  Last night I couldn't sleep because my entire arm and hand were throbbing with pain? What's going on?

Shot reaction: This is not an uncommon reaction to a vaccine. Checking the blood for immunity to a specific vaccine is a good idea before getting another one. Once a reaction occurs, the next time could cause a worse reaction. ...Read more

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If inability to sleep was your patients biggest perimenopausal symptom would you recommend both estrogen/progesterone or just one, if so, which one?

If inability to sleep was your patients biggest perimenopausal symptom would you recommend both estrogen/progesterone or just one, if so, which one?

Not enough info: I would like to know more about your cycles and get hormone levels, as deficient estrogen and Progesterone can cause sleep disturbance. But, going with the averages, most wmen lose Progesterone first in perimenopause, then estrogen. Progesterone does often help with sleep (don't use medroxyprogesterone), so it would be ok to try it. There's a ~10% chance it will be stimulating rather than sedatin. ...Read more

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Inability to sleep properly. Eating makes me feel a bit nauseous. Head and muscles feel weak and heavy. Could this be symptoms of exhaustion?

Inability to sleep properly. Eating makes me feel a bit nauseous. Head and muscles feel weak and heavy. Could this be symptoms of exhaustion?

There are many...: Possible causes (pregnancy, medical problems, anxiety, depression, stress) for the symptoms you present. Work on sleep hygiene/get better rest; maintain proper regular nutrition with foods that produce the least nausea. Address any issues that may be causing anxiety or depression. Reduce stress in your life. If sleep & eating improve but symptoms persist or worsen, seek medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Can really high levels of stress delay period and cause symptoms like exhaustion,increased temperature,swelling,sensitive breast &inability to sleep?

Can really high levels of stress delay period and cause symptoms like exhaustion,increased temperature,swelling,sensitive breast &inability to sleep?

Yes and no: In order of your questioning... Yes Yes No no no and yes. Reading between the lines here, delayed period definitely needs HPT. Is pregnancy what you are most worried about? ...Read more

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S it possible for TETANUS to show symptoms 1 month after been cut by a dirty blade ? I can't move my neck , not sure if it's my gym or tetanus ?

S it possible for TETANUS to show symptoms 1 month after been cut by a dirty blade ? I can't move my neck , not sure if it's my gym or tetanus ?

Prevent tetanus : It's unlikely u have tetanus a month after a contaminated injury. Most cases occur about a week or 10 days from the injury. Certain wounds are more likely than others to lead to tetanus-what's necessary is for the organisms to grow and produce toxin. Deep wounds, crush injuries, dirt contamination etc are risks. Would make sure your vaccines are up to date- tetanus is an awful disease. Hope u c MD ...Read more

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What are symptom of initial stages of tetanus?

What are symptom of initial stages of tetanus?

Tetanus: Gosh! It so rare-- and thankfully so! As name suggests-- muscle go through involuntary spasms or tetany--- usually triggered by sound, water, airwaves.as and when it progresses, the spasm of muscles of wind pipe-- is life threatening! ...Read more

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Is lockjaw a symptom of tetanus?

Is lockjaw a symptom of tetanus?

Yes: Tetanus is a serious, preventable, bacterial disease. Major symptoms include severe painful muscle spasm and stiffness of the neck and jaw. This is where the term "lockjaw" comes from. Patients also suffer from fever, chills, sweats, and trouble breathing. There is no cure, so prevention is key. Adults should receive tetanus vaccine every 5-10 years. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of inability to sleep well?

What are possible causes of inability to sleep well?

Sleep: Sleep hygiene continues to be important and causes of poor sleep include eating and exercising prior to sleep. Sleep apnea also contributes to poor sleep ...Read more

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What are possible causes of inability to sleep well?

MANY CONSIDERATIONS: Emotional stressors, depression, anxiety, pain, some medications, too much caffeine, uncomfortable pillow or mattress, sleep disorder such as sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome. Shift work disorder, circadian sleep disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, recreational drugs espec cocaine. ...Read more

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Is it possible for TETANUS to show symptoms 1 month after been cut by a dirty blade ?

Is it possible for TETANUS to show symptoms 1 month after been cut by a dirty blade ?

Theoretically: Possible. There have been some cases where tetanus developed weeks after exposure, but typically incubation period is about 1 week. In addition you would have some significant symptoms, difficulty, swallowing, fever, rapid heart rate, sweats, spasm of abdominal , jaw and neck muscles. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of tetanus?

Uncontrollable spasm: Uncontrollable straining of your back (your head is bent backward to the ground, and your back is twisted in the shape of a "u"), uncontrollable grimacing, and uncontrollable spasms of your muscles. It is significant if you recently had a puncture wound to the foot from the ground, or a puncture wound from a rusty nail anywhere on the body. If you are not immunized see a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Do I have tetanus? What are the symptoms?

Do I have tetanus? What are the symptoms?

Tetanus by CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/tetanus/ Check out this link and see your doctor for tetanus vaccination and treatment if you are at high risk. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of tetanus disease?

What are common symptoms of tetanus disease?

"Lockjaw" starts 1st: spasms of face & neck, with drooling, difficulty swallowing/breathing. Spasms progress to entire body, with arched back & neck. They last a few minutes, but are relentlessly repetitive for 3-4 weeks (if patient lives that long) & strong enough to break bones or suffocate the patient Systemic signs include high blood pressure, rapid heart rate, sweating, nervous system dysfunction & death. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of tetanus and when do they usually appear?

Tetanus: Fever, restless, tachycardia, profuse sweating etc can preceed the tetanus spasm. Patients with generalized tetanus characteristically have tonic contraction of their skeletal muscles and intermittent intense muscular spasms. Since patients with tetanus have no impairment of consciousness or awareness, both the tonic contractions and spasms are intensely painful. The average onset is 8 days. ...Read more

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I think i might have contracted tetanus. What are the initial symptoms?

I think i might have contracted tetanus. What are the initial symptoms?

Tetanus symptoms: Early symptoms of tetanus includes difficulty in swallowing followed by muscle aches and pains. Muscles later develop spasms. A rapid heart rate and fever may be present . Also high blood pressure may be present profuse sweating may also occur. Muscles of the jaw may be affected causing the resus sardonicus appearance where the jaw is locked in a peculiar grimace. ...Read more

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Are symptoms of tetanus constant or do they happen on and off? Are there ranges for these symptom pains?

It's bac: People with tetanus rapidly progress to a very severe, often fatal illness over a short period of time. They have very little time to spend on the computer asking questions. ...Read more