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Long Standing Nightmares About Spiders
Severe Anxiety, Depression Toppled With Difficulties Talking To Anyone/Lashing Out.. Happiest When In Toilet, Spend Hours There Hiding From All?
See below: I think it would be good to see a mental health provider to have an evaluaton of your symptoms. I am wondering if you have family or friends you can talk to. Perhaps a therapist can help you explore reasons why you isolate yourself. Sometimes painful interactions w/ others or social anxiety can cause you to withdraw into a safe place. You should alos have an eval by a primary care physician. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Vivid gruesome nightmares. No med changes late snacks or alcohol. Always a vivid dreamer but why the horrific nightmares over the last 6 months it so.
No Single Cause: If you were always a vivid dreamer and now you are having nightmares the cause is usually something that can be teased out in therapy. A good way to think about dreams is a day residue, something that we are to uncomfortable to discuss or focus on during the day or don't complete thinking about during the day continues during the night. The themes sometimes make sense but not the content. ...Read more
If people can get DVT from sitting on flights then why dont they get it from laying for 8 hrs while sleeping? Most flights are shorter than 8 hours
DVT's: for the most part you are not absolutely still while sleeping. You twist and turn and move which reduces the risk of DVT's. However, prolonged laying in one position - such as in a hospital bed after surgery - places you at risk for DVT. The best way to avoid increased risk of DVT on flights is to do exercises - toe lifts and moving your feet. Hope that answers your question. ...Read more
After 1 mo. Off lorazapam, I have vivid dreams. How long before these neuro effects calm down? They occured thru withdrawal. Intensity now greater
3 months: If you are having night terrors then you need to seek help. Your sleep cycle is dependent on the lorazapam and you may need some help getting it straight. Melatonin starting at 1mg pm can get the ball rolling. Also, the underlying anxiety needs to be addressed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fall asleep so often without meaning to,sitting up on couch.hear people talking around me.cant fully wake up.sometimes sitting foreward.afraid .ideas?
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Walk!: The risk of DVT is while you are motionless on the plane. Getting up and moving is the best possible thing you can do to prevent dvt. Perhaps you are talking about a pulmonary embolism. That would mean when the clot is dislogded. Most pulmonary embolisms to happen early in the course of an untreated dvt. The longer it's in place the more less likely it is to embolism. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Daytime sleepiness, legs hurt at night, sadness. Are these enough side effects to change from Prozac (fluoxetine) to another ssri? Or shouldI stay
Healthy: It's most important to eat a healthy variety of foods, such as fruits, vegetables, and grains. Be sure to drink plenty of water, use bottled when traveling. Also be sure to get up and move around every 20-30 min while flying to prevent swelling and blood clots. Good luck! ...Read more
Sleeping way too much lately. Stress/season change? Sometimes i doze off for 4 hours at a time without noticing. Also having vivid nightmares. Normal?
In general, do you prefer Zoloft or Lexapro (escitalopram) for GAD, panic, agoraphobia? I of course worry about side effects - prolonged qt interval - read too much!
GAD and medication: Please do what your doc asks but consider adding a behavioral approach to address the root of the situation such as clinical hypnosis, biofeedback, psychotherapy. See www.asch.net for licensed providers who do clinical hypnosis and www.relaxationresponse.org for some self-help. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Diabetic from 8 year
have veno-occlusive ED
no morning wood,hard erection only in standing posotion.
venous stripping ll work?
Most likely no: for this kind of problem venous stripping does not work that well if you are having a problem with veins in the penis and you could not maintain erection because of fast venous blood return there is a pump and a ring to stop the venous return could be ordered by any urologist for this kind of a problem having diabetes your problem might be more complicated that you think urologist will help. ...Read more
History anxiety enclosed spaces. Long flight scared of panic. Friend has left over 10mg diazepam from surgery. Should i take half? Scared of it too
Diverting controlled: substances is illegal & not ever a good idea. Ask your psychologist to help you with self-calming techniques for flying at your next Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy session. If you have not yet sought accurate diagnosis & treatment of you Anxiety Disorder(s), ask your PCP to refer you to a psychiatrist & psychologist when you go in to request sedatives for your upcoming flight. ...Read more
Yrs of sleep depriv. Many nyts lie awake when should sleep, others near blackout wyl stand. What try?
CBT: You may be a good candidate for an intensive psychiatric therapy program called cognitive behavioral therapy. It is usually 6 to 8 weeks of very detailed analysis designed to unlearn some of the bad sleep habits associated with longstanding insomnia. Head to head it is just as good as medication therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Got startled awake by loud laughing, wasn't asleep for maybe 5 minutes. I've heard arrythmias can cause this. Long qt, brugada? I'm scared to sleep.
Extreme burping when I lay down, use 4 pillows, head of bed is raised 3", female age 63, dread going to bed because of this going on for months now,?
Acid reflux, treatab: You likely have acid reflux which is a common ailment. There are a couple of things to do, one is to take an antacid daily. secondly make some change in your life style. Avoid eating fried, oily, high fat foods at dinner time. Eat your meals early(3-4 hours before bed time). Take Pepcid(or Zantac) twice daily for one week.Prilosec is a more potent antacid, take in case Pepcid/Zantac not good enou ...Read more
Need smthg for severe panic when flying, involuntary shaking, body pain, irtnl fear. Xanex numbs body not mind. Dr. suggested Lexotanil. 20 hr flight?
Calm flight: Lexotanil is similar to Xanax but may be worth a try. Ask your doctor about Buspar (buspirone) for anxiety, short-acting. An eye mask may also help to calm and sleep. Avoid caffeine the day before until you've landed as it will keep you awake and heighten anxiety. Listen to "sleep music" or whatever soothing sounds you prefer on youtube. Distract yourself with pleasant reading and images. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Does riding a bus vs. Driving cause more wear-and-tear? What about walking up steps w/ osteoarthritic knees?
Driving/riding bus/: Long question if you do not have any pathology in your lower extremities including knees, than it does not matter whether you drive or ride the bus.Knees can withstand wear and tear of either.If you have osteoarthritis of knees , you should clinb the stairs slowly, take your time one at a time holding on the rail so there is less strain on your knees. ...Read more
Long term effects of concussion as a child? I was sleepwalking fell down stairs and didn't wake up after for awhile.
May or may not: If you have not had any ongoing symptoms until now since childhood then there would be none. If you have had some symptoms all along since the fall without interruption for few months then these are likely permanent. ...Read more
Nightmares: There is no scientific validity to dream interpretation, anything can spill over into dreams. Dreamwork occurs at a cellular level, but if dreams recur or recurring themes, something is stuck at the cellular level. Please check out my No More Nightmares book and Planned Dream Intervention theory. You can learn how to sleep peacefully through the dreams. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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