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Approx. how long would it take brain to recover from 18months of seriously overactive SympatheticNervous System(hyper: fear insomnia hyperacusis etc)?
Needs diagnosis: I do not think that there is such a diagnosis as overactive sympathetic system. Your sympathetic system could be involved in many medical conditions such as withdrawal from alcohol or opiate, acute use of cocaine, or rare condition such as pheochromocytoma. but prognosis of these condition depends on proper diagnosis and treatment of underlying cause ...Read more
Sleep disorder in which there is inability to fall asleep &/or stay asleep, followed by daytime functional impairment. It accompanies several sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorders. It can occur at any age, but more common in elderly. It can be short-term (up to 3 weeks) or long-term. It can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, & increase risk of ...Read more
History of depression - recently having mood swings: hyper, excessive spending, insomnia, then back to depression. Rapid change. Possibly bipolar? Or?
Had partial thyroidectomy in '96. Since 2002 have continued to lose weight. Diagnosed with hypo, but I have all symptoms of hyper tried Synthroid but it sped up the weight loss and i never stop losing, adds to my severe insomnia. Once i stopped taking syn
It : It sounds like you have had a very complicated course since your thyroidectomy. Your symptoms really concern me (high cholesterol, anxiety, rapid pulse), and i would suggest that you should have a complete endocrinology evaluation, but you may also have other issues going on. You can't be both hypo- and hyper-thyroid, but there could be co-existing conditions. Please notify your doctor and have a complete evaluation of your symptoms. ...Read more
Can ptsd, or OCD cause mania at night not .Hyper but fidgety , exstreme insomnia feeling the need to figure things out, write list, clean organize?
In short, yes: I'm not sure you actually mean mania -- but severe anxiety such as found in ptsd and/or ocd can surely interrupt sleep and cause the problems you describe. Seeing a psychiatrist for full evaluation can be a beginning in finding relief. Many people with ptsd are fearful of going to sleep due to nightmares. If you do have bipolar illness, the zoloft can make it worse. Please do see psychiatrist. ...Read more
Normal lab results, hyper thyroid symptoms. (tachycardia/insomnia) is Synthroid or armour preferred? Possible adrenal issue?
Not for hyper: Adding thyroid hormone replacement to a hyperthyroid gland will exacerbate the problem. If there is underlying adrenal insufficiency, adrenal crisis is more likely to occur in someone with hyperthyroidism. Highly recommend endocrine evaluation if you have these issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Autonomic issues: Tachy & bradycardia, hyper & hypotension. Doctor prescribed Cymbalta to see if an SNRI will help. Trouble sleeping. Any suggestions?
Not ok.: Cymbalta is both Seratonin and norepinephrine (noradrenaline= stress neurochemical) increasing can overactivate cardiovascular and neurlogic autonomic system e.g. mild tremors all the way to cardiac arrhythmia Instead Seek a second opinion asap if not already seeing a cardiologist. Take care. ...Read more
Routine: Go to sleep at the same time every night, take a warm (not hot) shower 30 min before bedtime, no tv in bedroom, no children in bedroom. If you cannot get to sleep within 15 minutes get up and read until feeling tired and try again. Otc melatonin can also be helpful for some. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Insomnia: First you need to have an evaluation to know what's causing the insomnia -- otherwise it won't be treated effectively. For instance, it may be related to anxiety disorders, life stress, trauma, or depression. Also there are other disorders such as sleep apnea and restless legs syndrome. Medications can cause it; alcohol use can cause it. See your family physician to get help started. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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