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Is It Ok To Take Sleeping Pills While Sick With Tonsillitis
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Throat pain/sleep: Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey & a small amt of lemon juice helps. Valerian (Valeriana officinalis), California poppy (Eschscholzia californica), Wild lettuce (Lactuca virosa), Lemon Balm ( (Melissa officinalis)), passion flower (Passiflora incarnata), Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis), Hops (Humulus lupulus) ...Read more
What should I do if I have tonsillitis and it really hurts and it really makes me tired I cannot go out and I sleep a lot why does tonsillitis makes me tired?
Infections: Body fighting off infections whether viral or bacterial often release chemical mediators that can make you tired. The body needs rest and restoration to fight of infections so it is a natural way to tell us to slow down. Natural antibactproducts (gargling salt water) can be helpful but sometimes antibiotics are more needed. If persistent more than 4-5 days or trouble breathing, get help. ...Read more
I was coughing a lot day and night from tonsillitis and now I have a sharp aching pain on my right side and back it's unbearable I can't sleep!
Rib fracture?: Sometimes with strenuous coughing, one can crack a rib. This may not be a through-and-through fracture, but enough to cause pain -- especially with movement. Or there can be a dislocation of a rib causing similar discomfort. Please see your primary care physician for suggestions in your personal case. ...Read more
Have postnasal drip after tonsillitis while travelling. Taking pseudoephedrine but lmtd. Expect pnd for how long? Extreme discomfort, can't sleep. Thx
Have tonsillitis symptoms + phlegm (needs to forcefully come out) and can't yawn/talk/sleep without pain. Help?
Throat: You need to have this checked out today with a culture. You may need antibiotics ...Read more
Tonsillitis + sleep: Breathing might be noisy due to swelling of tonsils. ...Read more
Why am I snoring and how do I stop? I am in perfect shape. I've had tonsillitis before. I sleep with my mouth open. I'm very healthy
Snoring/OSA: Assuming you are a thin or fit young man as you say, then you likely either have large tonsils (which you would know - they are tough to hide) or else chronic nasal obstruction likely from a crooked septum or (much less likely) retained adenoids behind nasal cavity. See an ENT to do a good endoscopic exam of your nose and throat and decide if you need a sleep study. ...Read more
Can tonsillitis (viral) cause extreme fatigue also apparently sinusitis (not bacterial) I don't want to sleep during day and make myself more tired!
Sure, especially if: You have mononucleosis, which commonly presents in adolescents & young adults. See your doctor for clinical evaluation that includes checking for enlargement of your spleen & lymph nodes, a CBC, Mono spot test & Ebstein-Barr viral titers, if needed. If that's what you have, you'll know why you have to succumb to daytime fatigue for a few weeks. ...Read more
Not likely: In general, tonsillitis can cause obstructive symptoms in the throat, not the nose. For the nose, the adenoids (upper throat, behind the nose) can cause nasal obstruction. A nasal septum deviation or turbinate enlargement is very likely to contribute to nasal blockage. Adenoids can contribute to ear infections. Tonsil and adenoid problems can contribute to sleep apnea problems. See an ent. ...Read more
After tonsillitis have now have dry sore throat after sleeping. About 5 days now. Getting better but still there. Anything I can do to speed healing?
It takes time: It will be about 10 days to two weeks before you feel better. The body takes time to heal. Good luck ...Read more
Persistent cough, difficulty swallowing and eating, trouble sleeping for long periods of time, white tonsils. Is this strep, mono or tonsillitis?
White tonsils: It could be any of those. You need to see your doctor. Do not put it off any longer. Feel better ...Read more
I've been having a hard time sleeping at night. Is it ok to take sleeping pills (panadol night) that are not prescribed by a doctor?
Sleep hygiene: It is OK occasionally. Or make it the most optimal circumstance to get to sleep. Exercise regularly, morning may be best. Low sugar and caffeine intake and not later in the day. Earlier dinner and avoid stress if possible at night. When you are ready to go to bed read or watch TV but not in bed. Only get into bed when you are ready to sleep. There are other things like white noise machine ...Read more
How will sleeping pills effect me with liver cirrhosis. I go for days sleeping to much, now I can't sleep at all, is it ok to take sleeping pill?
Depends on the pill: Your cirrhosis causes medications to be metabolized and processed through the liver much more slowly than normal, so a typical dose of a sleeping pill for an adult should be decreased. Talk to your doctor about the safest dose based on your liver function. ...Read more
May increase risk of blood clots.
Avoid. ...Read more
Your physician will: Know your specific chemotherapy medications, your state of health and you can share information about which ever specific sleeping medications you are considering with him or her. You may be taking medications beyond your chemotherapy drugs. I think it would it be in your best interest to discuss this one with your physician. ...Read more
Very sleepy: That would be a high dose of antihistamine there. You would probably get very sleepy although you might turn delirious! I wonder why you are interested in the specific effects of taking so many pills? I would talk with someone a out what you are going through like a primary care doctor or even a psychiatrist. Stay safe! ...Read more
I work two jobs, and I work days a week but when I get home is hard to fall a sleep, I don't like to take sleeping pills.?
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How can I stop migranes? They happen every night when I start to get tired. They get so bad that I can't sleep when I try, unless I take sleeping pills.
Migraines: Sounds like u need to be seen by a neurologist. They specialize in diagnosing & treating migraines. ...Read more
It depends...: Sleeping pills and many (but not all) pain pills have the potential to cause sedation, wooziness and unsteadiness, among other things. Taking them together can magnify these effects. So while it is sometimes necessary to take both, try to limit how much and how often you do this. Check with your doctor to find out if the particular medications you have can cause these effects. ...Read more
Commentary: I personally do not like most prescription sleeping pills due to tolerance, next day hung-over sensations and grogginess, and sleep walking risk. But OTC Melatonin seems safe and effective in many. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
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