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Is It Ok To Call Cops If Neighbor Docs Wake Me Nightly
Health question?: So, what's your medical or health-related question? ...Read more
My friend just told me she took 28mg lunesta, (eszopiclone) 6 fiorocet(50/325/40), 30mg baclofen? Do I need to make her go to ER or will she be ok?
My son hurt foot, cant get to e.r so making walk in tomarrow morning. Question is, is it okay to give my child something to help him sleep. Help asap?
Should I see a doctor if I can't sleep? I'm takeing zzzquil to help me sleep. If I don't take it I'll stay up all night and won't fall asleep at all!
Psychiatrist prescribed me 10mg of Ambien (zolpidem) n i was wandering if it would be ok if i took 20mg to help me stay asleep longer?
NO: I suggest you check with your prescriber, no one can decide on what dosage you need better than the physician who evaluated you and knows the details of your illness... Ambien (zolpidem) can be associated with sleep walk behavior and a higher dosage may increase that risk. Check with your physician... Never change a medication without consulting with him/her. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more
My 2.5yr sometimes gets febrile seizure..He is sleeping. Do I need to wake him up to give him motrin?
Is it ok that my psychiatrist never calls me back when he explicitely told me that I should call if needed ?
Doctor calling: It is customary practice to respond to calls from patients, whether during business hours or after hours if it is an emergency. My advice is to call the doctor & have him paged, and if no return call, to let him know of the nature of your call dirung your next visit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm so afraid to die. It consumes me and even keeps me awake at night. I see a therapist about it every week. What else can I do? Can i be "cured"?
Continue therapy : You need to continue therapy as thats the only way you will be able to get rid of this fear. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my father is 81 yrs old w prostate cancer stage 3. people keep saying to me it won't kill him. but it can kill you right?
Not low risk: Stage 3 prostate cancer should be addressed, unless your father has no symptoms from this and has a limited life expectancy from another medical condition. People are often mistaken by thinking NO MEN die from prostate cancer, but ~30,000 per year do die from it. Low risk prostate cancer often can be observed and not treated, but this is not true for stage 3 prostate cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes it's fine: You can take Mucinex (guaifenesin) without having problems going to sleep.It will soothe your cough so it will actually help you sleep better. It is okay to take with COPD especially if you have an increased cough with productive phlegm. There are variations of this medicine that contain decongestants, but still will not interfere with sleep but you should avoid if you have high blood pressure. Feel better! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Okay what if my friend overdosed over 20 hours ago....Is she okay because her mom doesn't want to take her to hospital what can possibly happen?
Family practice : It could be serious depending on what and how much she took. Call poison control, number in the phone book or the web. ...Read more
Since my friend took Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Mucinex i just want to make sure she isn't going to have a hear attack or her liver shut down. It wasn't a suicide.
Insomnia is getting worse, i fear that I might have sporadic fatal insomnia, my doctor won't listen to me. He does not take me serious. what to do?
Read this: This is rare, so you probably don't have it. This is able to be DX'd through genetic testing, so you can find out for sure. There is no cure, so if you have it - it is likely to be fatal. There are treatments that can improve life and extend it a bit. All in the article: https://insomniahq.wordpress.com/2013/04/12/sporadic-fatal-insomnia/ Let's hope you don't have it. ...Read more
My dad is 91, has dimentia, doesn't sleep. Keeps us up at night. Need help on what would be good to give him to sleep. Narcotics make him worse. Help!
With my last question i want to know if you know what it might be coz emergency dept never check they just give me pethadine till it stops?
Can't see last Q: I can't see your last question to know what you're dealing with, but I'm sorry to hear the ED is just giving you opioids. I'd love to help, feel free to message me for a virtual consult if you'd like to discuss. ...Read more
My friend and I were wondering if you think it is ok for children to go to funerals. If so, what age?
Yes: I see no problem with children attending funerals. If they are "too" small (2-4), they may just end up having "good" time at the funeral. If they are older, they may not necessarily understand what's going on, but, at least, might just stand silently. I actually believe that children must see both sides of life, not just the bright one. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: It sounds like you are trying to beat the system. I suggest you be honest with your doctor. It is in your best interest. ...Read more