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Narcotics Relieve Pain Induce Sleep And Elevate Mood
Yes and No: Narcotics (opioid pain medications) only relieve pain. Typically when pain is under better relief you may potentially get better sleep. Also when your pain is under better control your mood elevates or improves. However this medication should never be used for sleep or mood/psychiatric disorders only as that would be a dysfunctional use of these medications. ...Read more
Is how a patient says they feel, or how someone feels internally, versus how someone's mood appears, which is called "affect." if you say your mood is "happy, " and you appear to be so, we would say that your affect is congruent. If, however, you actually look really angry, we would say your mood is "happy" and ...Read more
Already taking ibuprophin for severe sciatica pain with very little relief, what other non narcotic pain reliver can help?
Pain is depressing!: Yes, it can help. How much is hard to say generally. But pain adds to depression, and depression makes pain worse. So helping with depression helps pain often. Since we don't have details on your pain or your depression, that's the best I can say! Citalopram may certainly help both. Try it, and see how it goes and follow other medical advice. Hope this advice, (as well as the Citalopram) helps! ...Read more
Can nocturnal generalized seizures disrupt the sleep cycle and cause erratic sleep and daytime sleepiness? Will anti-seizure meds help?
Can melatonin be used during the day to help relieve anxiety or are there safer supplement.I find melatonin greatly relieves mental and physical sympt?
Dr. Prescribed 15mg remeron (mirtazapine) as sleep aid for back pain. Not helping! causes grogginess, crazy dreams, and mood swing with no relief. Why?
Possibly: Reiki practitioners are in many clinics and hospitals. Research is not far along enough to "prove" reiki as an effective therapy, though. Many people with emotional and physical pain use reiki along with standard treatments for their conditions. Find a practitioner who is well-trained and professional in his/her approach. http://www.reiki.org/ massage therapists, rn's & some md's may be found. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain from wrong sleeping positions, and also any simple pain relieving remedies to discontinue these body aches?
Yes: Body aches, by themselves, can cause sleep problems. Poor sleep is usually due to being aroused from sleep and this is often due to pain from some area of the body. An over the counter pain medication such as a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) taken one hour before retiring can help alleviate aches while sleeping. A sleep study can provide more data-see your doctor for more info. ...Read more
Can psych med withdrawal cause throat or respiratory muscle dysfunction or depression? Also felt need to take tylenol (acetaminophen) for aching knees afterwards
Withdrawal : Discontinuation of pyschiatric meds needs to be done very slowly and under the supervision of a qualified psychiatrist as the side effects of withdrawing too early can be serious. Some people do in fact feel depressed when they discontinue too early. Check with your prescribing doctor. Best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible chronic fatigue syndrome and noticeable REM rebound on sleep apnea treatment. Will taking antidepressants aggravate symptoms of both?
REM Rebound: Rem rebound is common when treatment for sleep apnea is started. Antidepressants will sometimes decrease rem sleep. They will not worsen rem rebound. They may indeed be helpful in chronic fatigue. It is also possible that your chronic fatigue may improve with sleep apnea treatment. A lot depends upon whether your fatigue is physical tiredness or sleepiness. Best wishes to you and i hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
I have sleep apnea&also pain at both shoulder blades. Taking muscle relaxer, pain killer & neurovit. But seem like apnea worse.Help?
Solutions: You might want to see if there is a more permanent solution to the cause of your pain beyond simply medicating it, which may be making your apnea symptoms worse. There are multiple potential causes of peri scapular pain, many of which have good treatment options. Consider being seen and accurately diagnosed, then appropriate treatment can be given. ...Read more
5 years of unbearable muscle leg pain. Lots of meds prescribed to try to help relieve the pain but no relief. CPK is high. Can a DNA test help?
If your CPK-MM is: elevated (that's the portion of CPK that comes from skeletal muscle), then a much more worthwhile initial test is a muscle biopsy. Depending on the results of the muscle biopsy, genetic testing (including mitochondrial DNA) may be done to confirm certain diagnoses. Unfortunately, treatment hasn't kept up with diagnosis in many genetic disorders. Best wishes. Dr. Anne ...Read more
33yrs w/SLE DESPERATE to sleep. Already on 2 many meds inc Narcotics. Melatonin, Tyl pm doesn't work cry w pain in sleep Suggestions? NOT NARCOTICS
Herb: 40's female with chronic pain of SLE has pain in bed & unrefreshing malignant sleep disturbance. Opiates, such as Norco, (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) can become ineffective as tolerance builds over time & opiates can be stimulating/arousing in some. Consult a physician sleep-expert. If not contraindicated, study medicinal cannabis & find a medicinal cannabis consultant. Cannabis indica encourages sleep and ameliorates pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain diagnosed as being result of depression/anxiety. Should antidepressants resolve both pain and mood ?
No guarantee: Recommend mixing in other modalities as well as medications. There are a # of ways to addressdepression & anxiety: Cognitive behavioral therapy, behavior modification, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, psychotropic medications, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Acupuncture, Acupressure, Homeopathy, meditation, Yoga, exercise program or Progressive muscle relaxation. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Which anti depressant will help daily nausea, stress & mild anxiety? Have chronic gastritis. Hard time keeping food to stay down.
Need medical consult: Chronic gastritis is a treatable condition. First check w/ primary care doc ur physical condition. Ex: could u b pregnant? Ur gp may have 2 refer u 2 a specialist if needed. Most antidepressants (may) have GI side-effects esp. At the beginning of the rx. In ur case, it's more reasonable 2 make sure that u r GI sx r treated b4 prescribing u an antidepressant. In addition, talk therapy could help 2! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Creatine supplements results in severe headaches for me...Can i take pain killers to calm down my headache?
Treating a headache: When a headache occurs, it may be helpful to use a small amount of ibuprofen to help. If you are certain that creatine is the cause of the headaches, it may be best simply to stop this however. Why treat the side effect of one substance with another substance? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can the pain reducing effects of tramadol lessen over time? What other medication could help control cervical spondylosis pain? Tried neurontin (gabapentin)...
Tramadol is a good: Drug because it works through many mechanisms. The next step up from that is Nucynta (tapentadol) which is available when tramadol no longer helps. You can ask your doctor about other non-opiod medications to be used in conjunction with the opiods for optimal pain relief. ...Read more
A natural or synthetic alkaloid compound that has morphine-like qualities. Other examples are codeine, heroin, Meperidine (demerol). They are classified based on their intrinsic activity & where they interact in the central nervous system. They are involved in pain transmission ...Read more
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