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Overcoming Pain During Sleep
Fatigue, headache (quality: dull/aching sensation) (time frame: gradual onset) Worst when I wake up. Had sleep apnea as a baby. Experience nightmares?
I am experiencing difficulty sleeping (worsened by: psychological stress, varying sleep schedule) (quality: difficult to wake, difficulty falling ...
Coping with Stress: Hi Nasha, I hear that you are struggling with sleep and you believe this is due to psychological stress. I have a few questions to ask you to better assess how to support you. First, how are you coping with the stress you are experiencing? How are you managing it? Second, what is the nature of the psychological stress you are experiencing? Last, How many hours of sleep are you averaging daily? ...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
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
Chronic constipation, heart palpitations, stress related issues with studies . Can't sleep during nights, having chest pains, feeling restless.
Sleep test: All of your symptoms may indicated sleep problems that can be either life shortening or life threatening. The only way to know if there are serious problems is with an overnight sleep test. I encourage you to seek help from a certified sleep specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Back pain(surgical) migraines, and severe anxiety and panic, trouble sleeping (waking up 10-15 times a night)
Pain: Depending on the cause of the pain and how long you have had it, a multi-disiplinary approach is necessary to help reduce it. Finding the underlying cause and treating directly is the first step. Pain can also cause anxiety, panic attacks, insomnia and depression. Step 2 should involve seeing a mental health specialist to help guide you through the pain. Dealing with pain naturally is best. ...Read more
Constant fatigue for 8-10 yrs, never wake feeling rested regardless of #hrs of sleep, alcohol, or caffeine; go to sleep fast, stay asleep, hard sleeper, dream a lot every night, normal sleep study '08?
See a sleep dr: What does a 'normal' sleep study mean. To some that means 'no apnea' which is not the only finding to be gained. What was the quality like, what were the latencies of sleep and rem and were there parasomnia. Sometimes it is not a problem that can be identified based on a sleep study. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
17 y old having severe sleep apnea + snoring + huge day sleepiness. Which treatment ? Fear mask a lot. Extremely poor memory, can it improve student
Need treatment: Working with a sleep specialist, there are many different types of masks that can be tried with a CPAP machine. It is essential to treatment diagnosed sleep apnea. Effectively treated, it can have life-changing effects on energy, memory and mood. I wish you the best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I wake many times during night with severe sweats, discomfort in chest&throat area&headache, on returning to sleep i suffer nightmares.
Nightmares: As long as you have no cardiac history then this is due to the Epinephrine excess in relation to the nightmare. Its a typical "fright-flight" response to the aspects of the nightmare. Clearly something is bothering you either in your day to day life or past experiences perhaps in childhood. A psychologist may be able to help you. ...Read more
I am experiencing weight gain, fatigue, obesity, difficulty sleeping (quality: difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep) (worsened by: varying sleep schedule, psychological stress) , back pain (side: lower) , feeling anxious (worsened by: psy
I am experiencing difficulty sleeping (worsened by: psychological stress, varying sleep schedule) (quality: difficulty staying asleep, difficulty ...
Sleep hygiene.: Turn off TV 2 hrs before bedtime. Keep a sleep journal, Avoid alcohol and stimulants. Meditation, prayer, massage therapy, aroma therapy and progressive relaxation. I would refer you to the book, "The Relaxation Response " by Herbert Benson, M.D. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can nocturnal generalized seizures disrupt the sleep cycle and cause erratic sleep and daytime sleepiness? Will anti-seizure meds help?
I sleep deep for first 3 hours, then have trouble sleeping after. What OTC sleep aid would help this problem? I'm practicing proper sleep hygiene.
Bulging discs @ L4-5. After 4-5 hrs of sleep I wake up with back pain. Physiotherapist&chiropractor, muscle relaxant didn't help much.Suggestions?
Stay active: Our bodies are meant to move, so staying cautiously active as tolerated during pain flare ups is very important. Physical therapy has helped many people with bulging discs, and as a last resort, spinal steroid injections. Some people find that sleeping with a pillow under their knees prevents some of the discomfort from laying flat for long periods of time. Hope you are feeling better soon. ...Read more
I am experiencing memory problems (quality: difficulty remember distant past events, difficulty remembering recent events) , delusions, fatigue, difficulty sleeping (worsened by: psychological stress, varying sleep schedule) (quality: difficult to wake,
See a Dr for eval!: Depending on so many things, this could be a set of reactions to things going very wrong that you can learn to change (in serious psychotherapy w/ hard work) or a situation that needs that plus medication, even a hospital stay. Have an eval ASAP by a really skilled pro. The difference matters! Don't wait - it's easier to resolve ASAP. There is help - find it. Best. ...Read more
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