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I am having nightmares. Is alcohol to blame?

I am having nightmares. Is alcohol to blame?

Try experiment...: Alcohol could definitely contribute to nightmares. Try stopping alcohol intake and see if nightmares go away or lessen. That being said, if you are a very heavy, chronic user of alcohol, do not abruptly stop your alcohol intake. It could be dangerous. If you fall into this category, seek help. ...Read more

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Nightmares (Definition)

Also known as "dream anxiety disorder," this is a sleep disorder characterized by frequent nightmares. The nightmares, which often portray the individual in a situation that jeopardizes their life or personal safety, usually occur during the ...Read more


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What do you suggest if my mind but is it becuase I am suffering from depression and autophobia (loneliness) ?

What do you suggest if my mind but is it becuase I am suffering from depression and autophobia (loneliness) ?

2 general types: Generally there are two types of depression. The first is dysthymia, which is a chronic type of depression that varies little in intensity, and major depression, which varies in intensity a great deal. Get a psychiatric evaluation with possible medication and a referral to a reputable psychotherapist. Meds combined with therapy is the best way to go. ...Read more

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I am taking neurotin 300 mg I had a hysterectomy in feb would this cause me to feel as if I am having a nervous breakdown all I do is feel frustrated and cry and feel unloved and unwanted incapable of anything?

I am taking neurotin 300 mg I had a hysterectomy in feb would this cause me to feel as if I am having a nervous breakdown all I do is feel frustrated and cry and feel unloved and unwanted incapable of anything?

Possibly imbalance: You don't mention if your ovaries remain. If both ovaries were removed, you may be having trouble adjusting to the change in hormones (menopause). Your symptoms are typical from estrogen withdrawal. Neurontin (gabapentin) can also contribute to depression and your best bet is to see your doc asap to address these scenarios. Thyroid, depression, & hormone imbalance would be my top picks. Take care. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be raped while asleep without taking any drugs? I have severe anxiety & often worry of rape while i am sleeping at night?

Is it possible to be raped while asleep without taking any drugs? I have severe anxiety & often worry of rape while i am sleeping at night?

Why do you ask?: You have a right to sleep in a secure place with a locked door and a means of self protection. Despite all the disinformaton, the vast majority of men would never think of assaulting you and would actively protect you from a man even bothering you in public. If you are in a dangerous environment, try to get away. But these are thoughts you should not be having. Your physician can help ...Read more

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My girlfriend is being getting married,I am very depressed.what should I do for getting out of depression.I am unable to sleep,or eat anything.

My girlfriend is being getting married,I am very depressed.what should I do for getting out of depression.I am unable to sleep,or eat anything.

Grieve this loss: so that you can move on with your life. In the meantime take good care of yourself. Get involved in activities that give you life meaning and spend time with friends. ...Read more

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What is relationship anxiety i fear I am going to emotionally hurt him all time which is awful. Been together 7years. I also have generalised anxiety?

What is relationship anxiety i fear I am going to emotionally hurt him all time which is awful. Been together 7years. I also have generalised anxiety?

Anxiety: Your anxiety probably leads you to fear affecting your partner in ways that may be unrealistic. Try using the free anti anxiety app for education, updated articles and video's to help you manage your anxiety and your relationship. Best. ...Read more

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Why all I want to do is sleep when im not working. Even if it means I neglect other important task. Fyi I am a recovering alcoholic addict.?

Why all I want to do is sleep when im not working. Even if it means I neglect other important task. Fyi I am a recovering alcoholic addict.?

Consider Depression: The dividing line between "normal" exhaustion as address by dr. Brown, and the neurotransmitter depletion that results in depression is a very blurry one. Any mammal that is under chronic stress may become depleted in 3 to 6 months and then show the signs of depression. An evaluation by your primary care physician or a mental health professional would be a good idea. ...Read more

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When I had my 1st heartbreak I was depressed for 3 yrs & I wouldn't talk to any boys I cried everyday. Could this be related to me being bipolar?

When I had my 1st heartbreak I was depressed for 3 yrs & I wouldn't talk to any boys I cried everyday. Could this be related to me being bipolar?

Yes. Bipolar is an: extreme mood-swing disorder, but the cycles can be very long (5 years) or very short (30 seconds). Bi-polar is characterized by very high, highs or very low, lows, and again, either can last or be fleeting. If you happen to be stuck in the lows for a long time, your crying would be predictable. Meds could be very helpful for you, so go to a psychiatrist right away. Therapy is indicated, to ...Read more

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I am suddenly getting so many adverse reactions when i drink alcohol and struggle to sleep. Why could that be?

I am suddenly getting so many adverse reactions when i drink alcohol and struggle to sleep. Why could that be?

Sleep test: All of your symptoms may indicated sleep problems that can be life shortening or life threatening. The only way to know if there are serious problems is with an overnight sleep test. I encourage you to seek help. ...Read more

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I believe my 3 yo son is havin night terrors. Not sure how to treat this? He is combative and delerious during episodes. Any tips?

I believe my 3 yo son is havin night terrors. Not sure how to treat this? He is combative and delerious during episodes. Any tips?

Sleep disorder: If your kid does not awaken immediately when you touch him it is a nt.Most events last < 5 min and the kid should be left alone and the kid will not remember.Night terrors are considered a sleep entry disorder, often seen in those with irregular or inconsistent sleep patterns ; reflects an accumulated sleep deficit.Improving the sleep habits ; increasing hours/day of sleep can help this naturally. ...Read more

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During sleep if my wife wake me up for some reason ,i get very angry.Though i know what i am doing either i am talking rude or very angry. Please help?

During sleep if my wife wake me up for some reason ,i get very angry.Though i know what i am doing either i am talking rude or very angry. Please help?

Personal preference : It depends on your preference. Psychologists are trained to maintain confidentiality and to remain neutral. If confidentiality is a concern that would interfere with your ability to fully participate, then best to seek a different paychologist. If you are confident in this psychologist and comfortable working with them, then feel free to do so. ...Read more

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I am taking cipramil 40mg, and was wondering if I could drink alcohol with friends and what would happen ?

I am taking cipramil 40mg, and was wondering if I could drink alcohol with friends and what would happen ?

Some intoxication: While there is no direct alcohol=cipramil interaction, because cipramil is prescribed for conditions that have an increased potential for suicide, and alcohol is a disinhibiting agent that is often a prelude to suicide, it is not wise to use alcohol if you have depression and/or an anxiety disorder. Alcohol may cancel therapeutic effects of cipramil to your detriment ...Read more

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Went to my docs I am suffering nightmares an not sleeping in fear of another nightmare was offered diazepan was I wrong to refuse the medication ?

Went to my docs I am suffering nightmares an not sleeping in fear of another nightmare was offered diazepan was I wrong to refuse the medication ?

No: If your nightmares are trauma related. Consider Prazosin 1mg at bedtime which helps prevent post traumatic stress disorder. If you can tolerate it and are not taking other blood pressure meds. ...Read more

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I am always sleepy and with mild headache I suffer for tbi due to a combat injure and been taking sertraline and diazepan. Why this is going on?

I am always sleepy and with mild headache I suffer for tbi due to a combat injure and been taking sertraline and diazepan. Why this is going on?

TBI headache sleepy: A pill of diazepam works 72h in your body, but maybe sleepy from tbi long term effect. Headache from insomnia and long term lack of sleep + depression as a chain of events triggered by tbi and the long years of mobilization + accumulated traumas. If you are in california, call me at 714-519-8306. I am a us forces vet. Call me even if elsewhere, if not satisfied with your doc. ...Read more

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I'm addicted to masturbation. I can not stop. Now I feel so tired even when doing nothing. And I think I am having deep depression, is there any help?

I'm addicted to masturbation. I can not stop. Now I feel so tired even when doing nothing. And I think I am having deep depression, is there any help?

Doctor can help!: If excessive thinking of masturbation (or any other activity) and excessive masturbating (or any other activity) is interfering with a person's daily life, then that person can go see his primary care doctor, and then perhaps a psychiatrist. Excessive thoughts and actions are called obsessions and compulsions. Doctors have several medicines to treat such a problem. ...Read more

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I am Bipolar and though I am on meds I am finding that I generally, strongly dislike, almost hate people. Is there something wrong with this?

I am Bipolar and though I am on meds I am finding that I generally, strongly dislike, almost hate people. Is there something wrong with this?

Yes: Although bipolar disorder has symptoms of mood swings, even anger. The medicine should be helping stabilize the extremes of these symptoms. Get back to doctor to discuss medication regimen and start psychotherapy if not already in place. Therapy will help modulate anger and develop tolerance of others and their behaviors. ...Read more

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Bad Dreams (Definition)

Bad dreams is a symptom in which a person remembers dreams that are stressful to him, such as scary dreams, dreams of getting chased by attackers, dreams of suffering ...Read more