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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more


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I think the root of my insomnia is witnessing injustice right now in my life & being powerless to stop it. Talk therapy isn't really a solution is it?

I think the root of my insomnia is witnessing injustice right now in my life & being powerless to stop it. Talk therapy isn't really a solution is it?

Injustice?: Talk therapy may help you understand and deal with your own responses to upsetting circumstances. There may be some things you want to do about these injustices, but you need resilience to work with them effectively. There may also be some things you are overly sensitive to -- your body is responding in ways (insomnia) that are harming your health. Talk therapy can help this also. ...Read more

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I have severe insomnia. Icant fall asleep/stay asleep. Please give me a list of some meds that can help with severe insomnia tht ican talk w/ my doc.

Evaluation 1st: Before thinking about meds to tell your doctor about, you need a thorough evaluation of your insomnia. Many factors can cause this, and treatment could be different accordingly. You may need better sleep hygiene, a careful review of medications or other drugs/alcohol you might be using, or a formal sleep study. Please let your doctor use his/her training to guide you. ...Read more

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Propranolol:does it help with insomnia related to anxiety disorder? i know ill talk to my doctor. i just want to know please

Propranolol:does it help with insomnia related to anxiety disorder? i know ill talk to my doctor. i just want to know please

Sometimes: Propranolol is used to decrease anxiety symptoms by slowing heart rate. One of the side effects may be drowsiness. You are right, it would be good to discuss this with your doctor to see what is right for you. ...Read more

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Let's talk about insomnia. Currently, on clonazepam for anxiety but uncomfortable increasing for sleep aid, also doesn't work well there. Options?

Let's talk about insomnia. Currently, on clonazepam for anxiety but uncomfortable increasing for sleep aid, also doesn't work well there. Options?

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. Peace and good health. Natural treatment includes melatonin supplement but w/professional guidance. Stop all stimulants after noon. ...Read more

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Is it strange to have trouble sleeping when I didn't get to talk things out with my boyfriend before bed?

Is it strange to have trouble sleeping when I didn't get to talk things out with my boyfriend before bed?

Insomnia is common: Especially in stressful situations. If talking relieves you of stress, then try to find other ways to relieve the stress if your boyfriend is not available. This is not at all unusual. ...Read more

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Is it weird to have a lot of trouble sleeping at night when i didn't get to talk to my boyfriend before bed?

Is it weird to have a lot of trouble sleeping at night when i didn't get to talk to my boyfriend before bed?

Some thoughts: Perhaps you share your day's activities and feelings with your boyfriend and then relax. If you are ruminating and thinking a lot, that can make it hard for brain waves to slow so that you can fall sleep. Try breathing exercises or progressive muscle relaxation. ...Read more

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Anybody know a chat room for transgendered?

Anybody know a chat room for transgendered?

Transgender: If you are looking for therapeutic help, your local LGBT Center can recommend good therapists who are culture sensitive. Sadly, graduate school and a license do not guarantee that a therapist will be helpful if you are interested in therapy. There are many of us who care and can also recommend additional community resources for great social support so you don't feel isolated or alone. ...Read more

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Is facebook chat as bad as the chat rooms of the 90s? Can kids get into trouble on it? So worried about my grandson.

Is facebook chat as bad as the chat rooms of the 90s? Can kids get into trouble on it? So worried about my grandson.

Yes and no: Facebook can be as bad, but it's more of a sin of commission than before. With facebook, you can filter who knows your information or can post on your page, but once somebody is a friend, they have access to everything, including information about your friends. Children can give too much personal information to people who shouldn't have it. More dangerous as teens don't recognize it. ...Read more