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After 1 mo. Off lorazapam, I have vivid dreams. How long before these neuro effects calm down? They occured thru withdrawal. Intensity now greater

After 1 mo. Off lorazapam, I have vivid dreams.  How long before these neuro effects calm down?  They occured  thru withdrawal.  Intensity now greater

3 months: If you are having night terrors then you need to seek help. Your sleep cycle is dependent on the lorazapam and you may need some help getting it straight. Melatonin starting at 1mg pm can get the ball rolling. Also, the underlying anxiety needs to be addressed. ...Read more

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Dr. Janice Alexander
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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I've been taking fluoxetine 20mg for about two and a half months and i've been feeling very tired and have long, vivid dreams. Should i switch ssris?

I've been taking fluoxetine 20mg for about two and a half months and i've been feeling very tired and have long, vivid dreams. Should i switch ssris?

Prozac (fluoxetine): With such symptoms lasting that long, and assuming your medical workup was normal, yes u need to review with your prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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Sensation of fluttering and skipped heart beat on waking up after intense night of vivid dreams... Should be worried? Lasted about 2-3 seconds.

Sensation of fluttering and skipped heart beat on waking up after intense night of vivid dreams... Should be worried? Lasted about 2-3 seconds.

Don't worry: To play it safe, i would get an Anafranil (clomipramine) level to make sure it is not above the therapeutic range, and an ekg as a baseline and to rule prolonged qtc interval. Also, see you family doctor and see what he recommends re: your breathing difficulty and shortness of breath. Pulmonary function tests to rule out asthma may be helpful, and gerd should be ruled out as a cause for chest pain ; breathing d. ...Read more

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How long vivid dreams from stopping lorazapam? It has been 1 mo.. Also diagnosed with lyme/bartonella & clinical hypothyrodism. No meds thyroid/azith for l & b. Will i need IV treatmnt later

How long  vivid dreams from stopping lorazapam?  
It has been 1 mo..  Also diagnosed with lyme/bartonella & clinical hypothyrodism.  No meds thyroid/azith for l & b.  Will i need IV treatmnt later

Complicated: Treating lyme and bartonella can be tricky and so would really recommend getting an opinion from a university based hospital that has a lyme center or someone that has special interest in this. ...Read more

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Use Armour Thyroid upon waking. Gland removed. Taking Garcinia Cambogia tablets 2 -3X per day ( for last 3 days). Vivid dreams, better sleep.Safe?

Use Armour Thyroid upon waking.  Gland removed. Taking Garcinia Cambogia tablets 2 -3X per day ( for last 3 days).  Vivid dreams, better sleep.Safe?

Please see below.: It depends on what you mean by safe. You may experience weight gain and begin feeling tired if you continue to take Garcinia. Taken by itself, these unregulated supplements are generally safe. However, the Garcinia may interfere with your thyroid supplement. Thank you. ...Read more

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Why have i been having such vivid dreams at night and feeling "electric" shocks in my brain before i fall asleep? I have been experiencing extremely vivid dreams at night. Last night for example i had 5 dreams all with a clear beginning, end, detailed ch

Why have i been having such vivid dreams at night and feeling "electric" shocks in my brain before i fall asleep? I have been experiencing extremely vivid dreams at night.  Last night for example i had 5 dreams all with a clear beginning, end, detailed ch

Consult your doctor: There are many reasons why people's quality and quantity of sleep are affected. These can range from diet and sleep hygiene (that is your sleep health behaviors) to medications and medical conditions. If this is a persistent problem, i would consider consulting a doctor. ...Read more

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Broken light sleep with vivid dreams, wake up every hour, small pupils, muscle twitches for last 2 months. 25 years old. Do I have fatal insomnia?

 Broken light sleep with vivid dreams, wake up every hour, small pupils, muscle twitches for last 2 months. 25 years old. Do I have fatal insomnia?

Difficulty falling: asleep is often associated w/anxiety while waking up early and not returning to sleep is associated w/depression. Periodic waking is associated w/overall light sleep. Please see you doc who may order a sleep study. A psychologist can help w/stress management. Natural treatment includes melatonin supplement but w/professional guidance. Stop all stimulants after noon. Insomnia not fatal. ...Read more

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Can my strange vivid dreams be related to the start of menopause?

Can my strange vivid dreams be related to the start of menopause?

Possible: Other causes should be saught as well.A full history and physical along with labs would be helpful. Medications should be reviewed such as smoke cessation aids and antidepressants. Even some natural remedies can cause this. Sleep apena, nocturnal hypoglycemia, etc.If no obvious source found a sleep study would be of value. ...Read more

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What can be causing my friend's frequent vivid dreams and nightmares?

What can be causing my friend's frequent vivid dreams and nightmares?

You don't give much: Many things can cause vivid dreams &a nightmares. Recently, among the more common causes are medications. Read the warnings for side effects of any prescriptions being used to see if that is a known side effect. Other reasons might also be from things being ingested in some way. Hard to be more specific. Good luck! ...Read more

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What causes you to have vivid dreams that seem so real you can sleep and it scares you?

There are many : Potential causes. Too many to list here. Please see www.Md-health.Com/vivid-dreams.Html vivid dreams vivid dreams are dream sensations that feel as though they are real led by several causes. Many techniques including altering your diet and taking ...Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Vivid Dreams (Definition)

Dreams that feel intensely real and immersive, typically memorable. If you are having more vivid dreams can be more emotionally laden or content can seem more negative at times ...Read more