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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

Insomnia is 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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How come I only have insomnia in summer? Can it be temperature related?

How come I only have insomnia in summer? Can it be temperature related?

Body temp: Yes, as the body cools down in temperature, the circadian rhythm for sleep is activated. As it heats up, we are wired to be more awake. Try keeping your bedroom cool at night (ideal around 68-70 degrees) and making sure you have light covers but not too heavy. ...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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Spring-Summer allergies, help? And borderline insomnia

Spring-Summer allergies, help? And borderline insomnia

Avoid allergens!: Easy answer to give, tho not necessarily easy solution, is to avoid allergens. Figure out what you're allergic to and then avoid them. Lowest risk for medication side effect, too. After that, treatment depends upon symptoms. There are medications specifically for eyes only or nose only. But if you need whole body drug, try antihistamines & leukotriene inhibitor. Loratadine is available OTC. ...Read more

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I used to work out for almost 2 years every day and from last summer i stopped and then symptomps start to kick in leg hip pain/weak insomnia ok?

See U PCP for evalua: And work up , if nothing is wrong , than resume excersize , since it can increase endorphin and keep u healthy and happy. ...Read more

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I used to work out a lot all of my life male 22 this summer i stopped and after that many symtomps pain legs hip back and insomnia could this be norma?

I used to work out a lot all of my life male 22 this summer i stopped and after that many symtomps pain legs hip back and insomnia could this be norma?

Not normal: We all experience some aches and pain at some point in our lives, but significant/persistent pain that is interfering with your daily life is not normal. Insomnia is common, but not normal. Being 22 and no other health issues recently, i advise to have it checked out by doc. It is difficult to tell what you have without exam/labs etc...So, consult doc at your convenience. Good luck. ...Read more

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GP said my Testosterone was 242 and normal range. True or not? I'm 29 years old I experience low sex drive. I get extreme anxiety/insomnia in summer.

GP said my Testosterone was 242 and normal range. True or not? I'm 29 years old I experience low sex drive. I get extreme anxiety/insomnia in summer.

Low testosterone: Assuming this is in ng/dl, 242 is relatively low or close to the low end of normal. In healthy men the level ranges from about 250 to 1050 with an average of about 600. Check with an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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8yrs old Have epidermoid cyst behind earsurgeon does not want to remove til summer but it's getting bigger and painful cannot sleep at nite sum times ?

8yrs old Have epidermoid cyst behind earsurgeon does not want to remove til summer but it's getting bigger and painful cannot sleep at nite sum times ?

Ask doctor for local: Ask your FP or the surgeon to give you some local anesthetic to put on it, such as lidocaine cream just to reduce pain in the local area. Follow the directions carefully and don't overdose the amount, and wear gloves when applying it. Cysts shouldn't really cause any major problems, except for the pain & lack of sleep and this should solve that. ...Read more

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What's maximum dose when using benedryl for insomnia n way to much n he will come now j?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Diphenhydramine or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is commonly used for allergies and for insomnia. Usual dose for sleeping at night would be 100 mg one to two hours before bedtime. The medicine takes a long time to be effective and stays long time in your system, demanding to take it earlier than other sleeping agents. It is not addictive and does not reduce rem sleep. It is a good option for children and elderly. ...Read more