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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 (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


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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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What can I to decrease the tetany spasms in bothe legs that i get throughout the day but especially when I am sleeping? I had a l4-l5 spinal fusion on 4/25/11. For the past 2 months, i'm getting tetany spasms in both legs l>r esp when sleeping i get them

What can I to decrease the tetany spasms in bothe legs that i get throughout the day but especially when I am sleeping? I had a l4-l5 spinal fusion on 4/25/11. For the past 2 months, i'm getting tetany spasms in both legs l>r esp when sleeping
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There : There are many causes of spasm but considering your recent surgery i would see your spine surgeon to rule out problem with your spine instrumentation and fusion. Sometimes the bone fusion does not heal and the rod and screws break or you can develop new problems above or below the fusion levels. Good luck! ...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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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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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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What are the symptoms of tetanus?

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 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