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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

A sleep disorder in which a person 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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How come I only have insomnia during the summer?

How come I only have insomnia during the summer?

Sunlight: Light is the strongest cue the brain receives to stay awake, it is more powerful than any other cue or "zeitgiber", summer has more light and prolonged days possibly affecting your circadian rhythm. ...Read more

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How come i always get headaches in the summer?

How come i always get headaches in the summer?

Not sure: Some headaches may be related to heat or to allergens. The best way to find out why you have seasonal headaches is to see your family physician or a neurologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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How come I have hayfever in autumn/fall?

How come I have hayfever in autumn/fall?

Weed pollen or mold: The most common airborne allergens in the late summer and fall are weeds (like ragweed, lambs quarter, sage pigweed, etc depending on location) along with mold spores. After the first hard frost, the pollen typically decreases. An allergist can skin test and in 20 minutes, a person can know what they are allergic to. ...Read more

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How come i get depressed in the summer time in england?

How come i get depressed in the summer time in england?

Could be for various: Reasons. You may have seasonal affective disorder and there may be less sun than you are used to in england. It could be the anniversary of some sad event in your life which may have happened in england. You would need to speak with someone in therapy to try to figure out why this occurs. I hope this helps, llet us know what you figure out. ...Read more

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How come i suddenly have so much anxiety, especially in the morning?

How come i suddenly have so much anxiety, especially in the morning?

Panic attack?: You could be having a panic attack if you're experiencing some of the following symptoms: a pounding heart or chest discomfort, sweating, trembling, shortness of breath, nausea or abdominal distress, lightheadedness, fear of losing control, fear of dying, tingling, chills or hot flushes, and other symptoms. There are certainly other explanations. Discuss with a professional. ...Read more

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How do I figure out why I am always in a bad mood in the afternoon?

How do I figure out why I am always in a bad mood in the afternoon?

One possibility is: That you are experiencing a bout of low blood sugar at that time. Please visit your doc. He/she can give you an exam and perhaps do a glucose tolerance test if indicated. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have the following symptoms for the past 2 days .but I don't know what I have ? Hot and cold flashes .but they last very long .all night I sweat .n

I have the following symptoms for the past 2 days .but I don't know what I have ? 
Hot and cold flashes .but they last very long .all night I sweat .n

Vague: hot/cold feelings for someone your age likely from an infection or a medication you may be taking. Possibly thyroid too. ...Read more

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I know I suffer from chronic sleep paralysis, although I haven't received a doctor's diagnosis - since I was 17 I've had it every few nights, and sometimes it can last up to an hour and often occurs many times throughout the night. I don't know what to do

I know I suffer from chronic sleep paralysis, although I haven't received a doctor's diagnosis - since I was 17 I've had it every few nights, and sometimes it can last up to an hour and often occurs many times throughout the night. I don't know what to do

Not so simple: If you have a sleep disorder, you will need testing to evaluate possible narcolepsy, and a variety of other sleep disorders. You could benefit from a number of medications, especially modafanil or Nuvigil. Start with an overnight sleep study, see a sleep specialist and get this under control. ...Read more

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Why have i began to get heat rashes for the first time in my life?!

Why have i began to get heat rashes for the first time in my life?!

See below: If heat rashes truly - impossible to say. But are they heat rashes? I would get the pm looked at. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of this blepharitis that I have had for years off and on?

How do I get rid of this blepharitis that I have had for years off and on?

Control, but no cure: Blepharitis is a chronic condition affecting probably half the world's population! it has not cure but is relatively easy to control by a warm compress to the eyelids followed by scrubbing horizontally with a q-tip wet with hot water and containing a tiny drop of baby shampoo followed by rinsing. Once a day. ...Read more

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Do I suffer from hypersomnia if I can't get out of bed in the mornings?

Do I suffer from hypersomnia if I can't get out of bed in the mornings?

Sleep inertia: No you do not suffer from hypersomnia if you have a difficult time getting out of bed in the morning. Hypersomnia is just the medical terminology for a state of excessive sleepiness and is not a diagnostic term. It is actually normal to have a difficult time getting out of bed in the am and to feel sluggish for the first 30-45 minutes. This is known as sleep inertia. ...Read more

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How to get a benzo to help my panic attacks and insomnia so I have had moderate anxiety my whole life, but in the past year or so it has gotten out of hand. I can't focus in school, i get panic attacks at work and school because i freak out over the small

How to get a benzo to help my panic attacks and insomnia so I have had moderate anxiety my whole life, but in the past year or so it has gotten out of hand. I can't focus in school, i get panic attacks at work and school because i freak out over the small

Symptoms : Symptoms of anxiety disorder and panic attacks could be very disabling. Benzodiazepines can rapidly reduce anxiety symptoms, however, they tend to be addictive, lose effectiveness over time, worsen memory and may cause seizures upon withdrawal. Vilazodone is an antidepressants and many antidepressants are also beneficial in treatment of anxiety disorders. However, not all antidepressants have been approved by regulatory government bodies (such as the us food and drug administration or fda) for treatment of anxiety. Among those that have been approved are ssri class antidepressants (fluoxetine, sertraline, paroxetine) and snri class antidepressants (venlafaxine, duloxetine, desvenlafaxine). I do not believe that vilazodone has such approval. Lack of approval could mean several things but oftentimes it means that the drug has either been tested for a particular condition (e.g. Anxiety) and turned out to be ineffective, or it has not been tested for this condition. I posted a link below to the fda website in case you wish to verify which medications have been approved for treatment of anxiety. Like with many other psychiatric conditions, the best treatment approach is the comprehensive approach. When correctly used, medications can be very effective and helpful but understanding and eliminating the factors that cause or perpetuate anxiety symptoms, or disrupt your sleep, could significantly improve your chances of success. ...Read more

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How come I have bad breath in the morning, even though i brushed before going to bed?

How come I have bad breath in the morning, even though i brushed before going to bed?

Bacteria Nightly: Remember, when growing bacteria you need 6 things, and only 6 things, our mouth have all five all the time, and all six when asleep. 1. Darkness 2. Bacteria 3. Wetness 4. Food source 5. Body temperature 6. Left undisturbed it is best to detail clean your teeth before going to bed, but bacteria will still grow, it is impossible to stop the process, all we can do is manage the growth, via oral care. ...Read more

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How come i only get a cold sore in the winter?

How come i only get a cold sore in the winter?

Stress: Cold sores are manifestations of oral herpes virus infections. It lives with you all the time. Stress - infection, stress, psychological, or environmental (including cold weather) can trigger a break out. That's what is happening. ...Read more

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I have insomnia for 14 years now.I have try pills and they don't work.I think im nocturnal since it only happens during the night not in the day.Help?

Dr. Taj Jiva Dr. Jiva
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See sleep specialist: It seems that you have chronic insomnia related to circadian rhythm disorder called dsps, delayed sleep phase syndrome, which essentially is night owl, someone like me. Cognitive behavior therapy, sleep hygiene, bright light therapy may work. It will take hard work and compliance to manage this. A sleep specialist who is trained in insomnia will help. Other disorders like depression can contribute. ...Read more

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How can I wake up early in winter? I don't have a fixed routine, and now im always late in winter! :(

How can I wake up early in winter? I don't have a fixed routine, and now im always late in winter! :(

Go to bed early: If you are not getting enough sleep, the best thing to do would be to go to sleep early. You can make your bedroom just for sleeping, keep it quite, cool and dark. Also we also tend to not get enough vit d during winter months and that could be an issue. Set an appointment with your pcp to see if there is any underlying cause for you not waking up. ...Read more

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I have fibro and UCTD but have leg cramps since I was 2yrs old. They happen in the cold. I have to wear sweats and sox or I pay. What causes this? Thx

I have fibro and UCTD but have leg cramps since I was 2yrs old. They happen in the cold. I have to wear sweats and sox or I pay. What causes this? Thx

Leg Cramps: Several things can cause- electrolyte ( potassium) deficiencies, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus levels need to be checked. Certain vitamin deficiencies can cause it too. Trace minerals are also important. Lastly-- blood supply to affected part is important. Check with your doc ...Read more