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I must ask is changes in mood a symptom of sporadic fatal insomnia or fatal familila insomnia?

I must ask is changes in mood a symptom of sporadic fatal insomnia or fatal familila insomnia?

Mood is irrelevant: For diagnosis of this disorder. If you are pre-occupied with this diagnosis, the more relevant question is why? What psychological benefit does a possible diagnosis of fatal insomnia give to you? Some patients secretly wish that they have a rare disorder so that they can attract attention and become special or famous. Even when provided evidence to the contrary, they have a hard time accepting. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Boland
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Difficulty Sleeping (Definition)

Many women complain that they have trouble sleeping when they are pregnant. Try not to eat just before bedtime. Consider taking a warm bath at bedtime to help you relax. As your abdomen gets bigger, you may want to lie on your side with a pillow under your abdomen and a pillow between ...Read more


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Is restless legs a symptom of fatal familia insomnia and sporadic fatal insomnia?

Not likely: Rls syndrome is unusual feeling of needing to move legs when trying to sleep. Reversible causes could be anemia or low red blood cells. Can be idiopathic (reasons uncertain) and falls in movement disorders and some parkinson drugs help. ...Read more

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23yo with a good ECG/echo. Onset insomnia, persisent (health) anxiety and derealization, weak limbs, daytime sleepiness.

23yo with a good ECG/echo. Onset insomnia, persisent (health) anxiety and derealization, weak limbs, daytime sleepiness.

Derealization ?: Add EEG to the list of things you need to do. Most seizures occur in sleep. Episodes of derealization are most often due to focal seizures in the temporal lobe. Episodes of anxiety can also be a manifestation of complex partial epilepsy. ...Read more

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Has there been any cases of sporadic fatal insomnia or fatal famillia insomnia in sweden?

Has there been any cases of sporadic fatal insomnia or fatal famillia insomnia in sweden?

No: This disorder is extremely rare. The inheritable form apparently began with an italian family in the 1700's. Pubmed contains no reported cases of the sporadic or familial form in sweden. ...Read more

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Why does diagnosis of sleep apnea exclude diagnosis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? Especially in cases where CPAP fails to remit daytime sleepiness and lassitude,

Why does diagnosis  of sleep apnea exclude diagnosis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? Especially  in cases where CPAP fails to remit daytime sleepiness and lassitude,

It doesn't but: Since sleep apnea alone is associated with fatigue, one needs to make sure that this is treated adequately. However, having one condition does not preclude one from having another. ...Read more

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Is nasuea a symptom of fatal familia insomnia or sporadic fatal insomnia?

Is nasuea a symptom of fatal familia insomnia or sporadic fatal insomnia?

Nausea: Nausea can come along with many types of conditions. However, it's not a symptom leading to the diagnosis of any kind of fatal insomnia [an exceedingly rare condition anyway]. Here's a site with all kinds of information about nausea: http://www.Emedicinehealth.Com/vomiting_and_nausea/article_em.Htm. ...Read more

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Has anyone in sweden got fatal familia insomnia or sporadic fatal insomnia?

Has anyone in sweden got fatal familia insomnia or sporadic fatal insomnia?

Hard to say: There are only about 100 people alive with ffi (estimated), and a handful of sfi diagnoses. Considering some of the cases are in europe, there's a chance they may be in sweden, diagnosed or undiagnosed? ...Read more

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I wonder if there has been any case of fatal familia insomnia or sporadic fatal insomnia in sweden?

I wonder if there has been any case of fatal familia insomnia or sporadic fatal insomnia in sweden?

Very rare: This disorder is extremely rare. The inheritable form apparently began with an italian family in the 1700's. Pubmed contains no reported cases of the sporadic or familial form in sweden. ...Read more

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Would Abilify (aripiprazole) help with mixed states and extreme irritability in bipolar ii?

Would Abilify (aripiprazole) help with mixed states and extreme irritability in bipolar ii?

May be beneficial: It often does. I see that you are on lamictal. The medications often complement each other well. ...Read more

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Fatigue, shortness of breath, profuse sweating, nausea... depression, psoriasis, arthritis, fibromyalgia...41, female... Want to sleep all day and nig?

Fatigue, shortness of breath, profuse sweating, nausea... depression, psoriasis, arthritis, fibromyalgia...41, female... Want to sleep all day and nig?

DEPRESSION: Your description is one of classic depression. Your alcohol use contributes. Your tobacco use is self-destructive and and another symptom of depression. You will be unlikely to "lift yourself up by your own bootstraps". You need professional help. Seek counseling, whether that's psychological, psychiatric, clergy, spiritual, in a group or individually. Please get help. Do it today. The time is now ...Read more

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Is the hypermobile type of ehlers danlos disorder constant in families?

Is the hypermobile type of ehlers danlos disorder constant in families?

Simple Response YES: Ehlers-danlos syndrome is a life-long condition that people are born with. It is caused by an abnormal gene. In most cases, people get ehlers-danlos syndrome when they get the abnormal gene from either their mother or father. Ehlers-danlos syndrome involves the body’s connective tissues, which are the tissues that make up and support the skin, bones, blood vessels, and other organs. ...Read more

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Is constiparion common with fatal fanilia insomnia or sporadic fatal insomnia?

Is constiparion common with fatal fanilia insomnia or sporadic fatal insomnia?

NO: Ffi (fatal familial insomnia) is an extremely rare condition (has to have multiple memebers of the family affected) and has numerous non-sleep issues. Constipation happens during the terminal phases of the illness. Constipation is not part of any insomnia. ...Read more

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Are daily headaches, nausea, numbness in limbs, shortness in breath, weight loss, drowsiness and loss in appetite signs of cancer in teenagers?

Are daily headaches, nausea, numbness in limbs, shortness in breath, weight loss, drowsiness and loss in appetite signs of cancer in teenagers?

See a Dr. : You need an evaluation. There are multiple symptoms and multiple possibilities here including symptoms resulting from poor lifestyle habits, like poor nutrition, poor sleep habits, even depression. Get checked out but stay calm. Cancer would not be high on the list. ...Read more

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Best medication(s) for anxiety and panic attacks mainly in sleep, suffering from night terrors and sleep paralysis causing hours of lost sleep and sleep deprivation and added increased anxiety etc ?

Best medication(s) for anxiety and panic attacks mainly in sleep, suffering from night terrors and sleep paralysis causing hours of lost sleep and sleep deprivation and added increased anxiety etc 
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Night terrors: From experience teaching Planned Dream Intervention to over 35,000 people world-wide, I most strongly recommend learning this skill over any medication. When you have disturbing experiences you are going to have unusual or frightening content in your dreams but there is no validity to dream interpretation. My No More Nightmares class teaches clients how to sleep through their dreams-without drugs! ...Read more

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Best medication(s) for anxiety and panic attacks mainly in sleep, suffering from night terrors and sleep paralysis causing hours of lost sleep and sleep deprivation and added increased anxiety etc ?

Best medication(s) for anxiety and panic attacks mainly in sleep, suffering from night terrors and sleep paralysis causing hours of lost sleep and sleep deprivation and added increased anxiety etc ?

Psychotherapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as anxietyor depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more

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Do some eds patients suffer with sleep problems?

Do some eds patients suffer with sleep problems?

EDS: Can you specify what eds stands for? Some abbreviations mean different things to different people. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

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