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Cant stay asleep, wake often to feelings of sore muscles in back and sides/ kidneys? Diff mattress no help. Stressed. Can metformin/ glipizide be prob

Cant stay asleep, wake often to feelings of sore muscles in back and sides/ kidneys? Diff mattress no help. Stressed. Can metformin/ glipizide be prob

You can try metformi: Metformin is OK to try. Small doses of Elavil or Flexoril at bedtime are also effective for your symptoms. Your doctor can help you with this and adjusting your dose based on how well you sleep. The bigger problem may be stress. It is worth looking into ways to reduce your stress levels. This can help keep you healthy for the future. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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I have an issue with my legs. They are always sore and often one leg or both feels as though it is falling asleep but they never actually fall asleep?

I have an issue with my legs. They are always sore and often one leg or both feels as though it is falling asleep but they never actually fall asleep?

See your doc...: This could be a sign of a problem with blood flow or the nerves, and warrants an evaluation by a healthcare professional! ...Read more

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Could you tell me ways to sooth a sore throat and how to fall asleep fast?

Could you tell me ways to sooth a sore throat and how to fall asleep fast?

Soothing relief: Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Pour boiling water over thinly sliced ginger. Steep 5 min. In a covered pot. Add 2 to 3 tbs honey & sip. Consider making tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 min.). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve throat pain. Chamomile tea or melatonin for sleep. ...Read more

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How can I fall asleep with a sore throat and a stuffy nose?

How can I fall asleep with a sore throat and a stuffy nose?

Consider: Taking a decongestant. For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe. ...Read more

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Last night VERY dry mouth, foamy saliva, sore throat, tingly tongue. Every time I was about to fall asleep I felt like I was gonna puke. What is it?!

Last night VERY dry mouth, foamy saliva, sore throat, tingly tongue. Every time I was about to fall asleep I felt like I was gonna puke. What is it?!

Influenza: The common symptoms include dry mouth, nausea, sore throat and a runny or stuffy nose. Get good rest and plenty of fluids to treat the flu. Influenza is viral infection and resolves on its own in 10-14 days. ...Read more

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Recently I started to have tingling mainly right arm/hand, thumb seems numb, and my feet fall asleep fairly quick. Muscles twitch a bit. Any ideas?

Recently I started to have tingling mainly right arm/hand, thumb seems numb, and my feet fall asleep fairly quick. Muscles twitch a bit. Any ideas?

Pinched nerve: The right arm/hand/thumb numbness/tingling may be caused by a pinched nerve in your neck, which then sends symptoms down the arm. A carpal tunnel syndrome could also cause similar symptoms. The feet falling asleep and the twitching muscles would most likely be unrelated conditions that would require further evaluation. ...Read more

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The muscle at the lower part of my legs pains me at night. I could't fall asleep. I'm only 25. And I do some exercise everyday. What causes this?

The muscle at the lower part of my legs pains me at night. I could't fall asleep. I'm only 25. And I do some exercise everyday. What causes this?

Hard to say: There are many muscles in the legs. One of the muscles in the lower part of the leg are the calf muscles. These attach to the heel bone via the achilles tendon. Achilles tendonitis is very common in active patients. Stretching, nsaids, ice tend to be very helpful. www.oano.com. ...Read more

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I have a horrible cough. I couldn't fall asleep. Sitting up straight helped, until my jaw started hurting really bad. Could I have pulled a muscle?

I have a horrible cough. I couldn't fall asleep. Sitting up straight helped, until my jaw started hurting really bad. Could I have pulled a muscle?

Coughing: It is possible that you pulled a muscle. For your cough sleep with several pillows, a vaporizer and drink lots of fluids. Tea with honey works as does the old standby, chicken soup! ...Read more