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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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Sleeping left side is good or right side?

Sleeping left side is good or right side?

Sleep: Usually right side. One theory is that it is less stressful on heart. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
4,993 doctors shared insights

Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


Dr. Roy Arnold Dr. Arnold
Internal Medicine
43 years in practice
University of Alabama School of Medicine
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What's a list of side effects caused by quitting weed I know sleep issues but what else? Good & bad please

What's a list of side effects caused by quitting weed

I know sleep issues but what else? Good & bad please

Insomnia: Vivid dreams or nightmares, depression, night sweats or increased sweating in general, productive cough, tremors and loss of appetite to mention a few. Marijuana is stored in fat so it takes as long as 90 days to detox completely. Check out www.marijuana-anonymous.org for more info. Thanks for Trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

Dr. William Harris Dr. Harris
Family Medicine
29 years in practice
Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
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Can you recommend a good medication to help you sleep and that helps with anxiety with low side effects?

Can you recommend a good medication to help you sleep and that helps with anxiety with low side effects?

Valium: Good old valium works like a charm. A full dose 5mg will give you good sleep onset, sleep maintenance, and not leave you groggy in the morning. A half-dose 5mg tab will help you deal with your stressful boss at work and yet be alert enough to balance the books. It is a very versatile drug, but unfortunately has a bad reputation. Good for muscle relaxation as well! ...Read more

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Dr. Laurence Badgley Dr. Badgley
General Practice
49 years in practice
Yale University School of Medicine
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Could you suggest good herbs that can relax me and help me sleep, without the side effect of loss of libido?

Could you suggest good herbs that can relax me and help me sleep, without the side effect of loss of libido?

Relaxing herbs: Herbs useful to help relax and to ameliorate sleep are valeria, tea of hops, cannabis indica, and essential oil of lavender. Use cannabis only in states where legal and under a doctor's supervision. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Werner Dr. Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
40 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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Dr. Michael Francis Dr. Francis
Pain Management
years in practice
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I mixed zzzquil with codeine, not sure if that was a good idea. I just wanted some sleep. What are possible side effects?

I mixed zzzquil with codeine, not sure if that was a good idea. I just wanted some sleep. What are possible side effects?

Yes, stupid: First off, do not do either for sleep. Look at your overall life situation. Are you stressed, overweight, drinking coffee or other caffeinated beverages late in the day. Try meditation, exercise, all those types of medication interferes with your rem sleep and may cause you to me more anxious. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Dr. Amrit Singh Dr. Singh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Government Medical College, Patiala
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Dr. Daniel Schainholz Dr. Schainholz
Ophthalmology
30 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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When i don't get good sleep, a vane on my forehead starts to hurt and it makes me in a bad mood. This vane is on the right side of the forehead?

When i don't get good sleep, a vane on my forehead starts to hurt and it makes me in a bad mood. This vane is on the right side of the forehead?

Temporal arteritis?: A vein can get clotted, but usually in the legs. A sore temporal artery might be a symptom of temporal arteritis, which generally affects people in their 60's-70's. Also known as giant cell arteritis, this autoimmune disease can lead to blindness, stroke, and can affect other organs. A blood test (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) and a biopsy may be diagnostic, but treatment varies with symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Christopher Dr. Christopher
Psychiatry
years in practice
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Whats a good non weight sleep med? i'm on anti psychotics want off them bad side effects i'm on them for sleep was tortured as kid how is lunesta (eszopiclone)?

Whats a good non weight sleep med? i'm on anti psychotics want off them bad side effects i'm on them for sleep was tortured as kid how is lunesta (eszopiclone)?

Sleeping medications: With symptoms described, it would best to see either a psychiatrist or sleep medicine doctor. Antipsychotic medications should not be used for sleep, nor should medications like Lunesta (eszopiclone) be used for a long time. Psychotherapy can help as well other medications for nightmares, such as Prazosin. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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Is doxepin 10mg a good sleep aid for insomnia and what is the main side effects from it?

Is doxepin 10mg a good sleep aid for insomnia and what is the main side effects from it?

Doxepin: At higher doses, it works as an antidepressant, but at the dose u mentioned it is prescribed for sleep mainly. ...Read more

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Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala Dr. Gatiwala
Neurology
38 years in practice
South Gujarat University, Government Medical College
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Dr. Erin Robertson Dr. Robertson
General Practice
15 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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I gave my 8 year old his 3 year old brother's albuterol nebulizer for bad cough and it helped, will he have bad side effect? He is sleeping so good

I gave my 8 year old his 3 year old brother's albuterol nebulizer for bad cough and it helped,  will he have bad side effect? He is sleeping so good

He'll be fine.: Rule #1: never give another child a patient's medications. Rule #2: if you do, let your pediatrician know. Rule #3: don't give the lungs medicine without listening to them first. Ok, now to answer your question, due to his bigger body weight/size, he can handle the little guy's dosing. You could have hit the nail on the head, and surmised correctly that he may have cough-variant asthma. Follow-up. ...Read more

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Dr. Kenneth Smith Dr. Smith
Internal Medicine
28 years in practice
Ross University School of Medicine
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M45 for past 5 yrs woken periodically from sleep with chest pain on lt side, hot skin/sweats. Ekgs, stress tests, holter, ct, heart ultrasound all good?

M45 for past 5 yrs woken periodically from sleep with chest pain on lt side, hot skin/sweats. Ekgs, stress tests, holter, ct, heart ultrasound all good?

Reflux: Reflux can cause all these sx. Non medical maneuvers include not lying down within four hours of meal. Elevate head of bed. Decrease caffeine intake, if you smoke stop. Beyond that see doctor and consider further eval and prescriptive therapy. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Is it good to sleep on my back?

Is it good to sleep on my back?

If you have no : specific health problems - then it is generally the sleep position that will put less abnormal strains on your body. Take care. ...Read more

Dr. Dan Fisher Dr. Fisher
Internal Medicine
23 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. Donald Jacobson Dr. Jacobson
Psychiatry
36 years in practice
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
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Is it good to sleep without a pillow?

Is it good to sleep without a pillow?

No harm unless: You have gerd or perhaps a worsening of rem supine apnea without a pillow. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Wright Dr. Wright
Phlebology
25 years in practice
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
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Is it good to sleep while you're listening music?

Is it good to sleep while you're listening music?

Not really: Music and sounds in general can interrupt or interfere with sleep cycles and impair sleep efficiency. ...Read more

Dr. Marsha Davis Dr. Davis
Internal Medicine
24 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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