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How Long Do Night Terrors Last
3year Female long history night terrors&aggressive, violent tantrums. Seems very emotional compared to my other kids. Should I be concerned?
Night terrors is a sleep condition that most often occurs in kids 3 to 12 years of age. Kids will often wake up suddenly terrified, screaming, and exhibiting signs of fight or flight such as rapid heart beat and sweating. Night terrors are different than nightmares or bad dreams in that night terrors are not dreams (which by definition occur in REM sleep) and kids will not remember ...Read more
I'm a 17 year old girl and I have been having night terrors more often in the last 2 months. Used to have them when I was younger. Why r they back?
I have been having night terrors the last couple. Nights. I used to have them as a child. They are now causing me to be exhausted. What can I do?
Night Terrors: Recurrence of night terrors may be due to certain factors.It can be from improper nutrition, hypoglycemia, sleep deprivation and sleep apnea.Yoy have to think about these causes.And some time it can also be due to some one going through stressful situation in life.Once you deyermine if any of these are causing terrors then you can be treatedtherapy and night time meds like valium or xanax may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chantix side effects. I want to try chantix again . Last time it caused severe depression and suicidal ideation. Also night terrors.
Probably shouldn't. : I would not prescribe it for you given your past history with it. There are other options. Zyban (also known as bupropion) is a little less effective but would not be as likely to cause such problematic side effects. Chantix is a very potent psychoactive agent, and I have no guarantee i could effectively treat the side effects when they emerged again. I don't prescribe Chantix because of that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
8 yr old boy. Bedwetting, periodic night terrors, deep sleeper. Catheterized as toddler in er. On 1/2-1 ddavp .2 nightly for 2 mos. What is next step to help him? Long trm effects of ddavp?
Nocturnal enuresis: Sounds like enuresis is nocturnal only. Is he a dysfunctional voider? Is he constipated? You should consult with a pediatric urologist. Somtimes anti-cholinergic agents help. Ddavp used long term really have not much effect. It is a hormone secreted naturally by kidneys to concentrate urine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Night terrors: Sleep terrors typically resolve on their own prior to the child reaching adolescence. Triggers to be minimized or avoided include acute stress, sleep deprivation, and certain medications, including sedatives, stimulants, neuroleptics, and antihistamines. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You'll need. Rx: For my patients, i often have success in curbing night terrors with the medication- nortriptyline. You will need a prescription. I always start with the lowest possible dose which is ten milligrams about eight pm. That dose seems to work about half the time, if not; i will try 25 mgs at bedtime. You need a prescription, it's $4.00 at walmart. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It Depends: It depends on a few different factors. I treat my patients with such conditions with a low dose of a medication called: nortiptyline. One good thing about nortriptyline it is only $4.00 at walmart. But it isn't for everyone and does have some side-effects. I suggest going to see a physician for a check up to see if there could be any thing else going on. Good luck to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not Easy: Night terrors are related to the deepest stages of sleep and most commonly occur in the preschool and early elementary school age range. They tend to be age related and usually disappear over time. They are not usually treated with medication, but occasionally antidepressant medicines will provide some benefit. They are not consistently helpful. Night terrors present no long term health risk. ...Read more
Leave them alone: By definition, a kid will not awake easily during a night terror and will not remember having one. If you grab, hold, shake etc. You will likely scare them if they wake. Most nt are brief, lasting 5+/- min & the kid settles, awakes later refreshed with no recollection of the event. If a light touch does not waken the kid, leave them alone. ...Read more
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