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Why can't I sleep without tv on, else my mind race through random thoughts, is this normal?

Why can't I sleep without tv on, else my mind race through random thoughts, is this normal?

Maybe: The problem with sleeping with a tv on is that it can promote poor sleep hygeine. Watching tv can promote stimulating thought. Further the light from the tv may affect the natural production of melatonin which is highly affected by light. I would suggest taking 30-45 minutes to "calm yourself down" before actually going to bed. Reading, meditating, relaxing before bed are the best ways to start. ...Read more

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Lately eachday when alone I have intrusive VERY random thoughts, (like those if falling asleep).Stops when very focused/distracted. What could this be?

Lately eachday when alone I have intrusive VERY random thoughts, (like those if falling asleep).Stops when very focused/distracted. What could this be?

Need specifics: I would say you need to provide more specifics in order for us to answer that question. Depends on what those intrusive random thoughts are. Could be Focus issues, obsessions, a thought disorder. Speak to a professional. ...Read more

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For several years I sometimes get debilitating cramps during sex. Prev dr never found cause. 8 mo after baby, its back. So random. Thoughts?

For several years I sometimes get debilitating cramps during sex. Prev dr never found cause. 8 mo after baby, its back. So random. Thoughts?

Cramps during sex: I had a patient that had cramps after sex that were due to the prostaglandins in the ejaculate. Her pain was better taking advil (ibuprofen) an hour before sex. There could also be an organic cause, so I would see a gyn to rule that out. Also if you do not have these cramps when pregnant, then a birth control pill may do the trick. I hope this helps you some. These are just thoughts. ...Read more

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Random thoughts and evening headaches and lack of sleep. Why?

Random thoughts and evening headaches and lack of sleep. Why?

We need more info: To know what may ba causing your sleeplessness and thoughts. What are you worrying about? ...Read more

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My body shakes at rest a lot. I get mild headaches too and have nystagmus randomly. Thoughts?

My body shakes at rest a lot. I get mild headaches too and have nystagmus randomly. Thoughts?

See Doctor: Nervous system concerns are very important. Epilepsy comes to mind, tumor, hypoglycemia, anxiety and others. See a doctor for an exam, labs and possible referral to Neurology and Radiology for imaging tests. Don't wait do it today. ...Read more

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Periodical warm feeling on left side of head, with slight paranoia and 'overflow' of random thoughts. Sometimes multiple/day, sometimes nothing/week?

Periodical warm feeling on left side of head, with slight paranoia and 'overflow' of random thoughts. Sometimes multiple/day, sometimes nothing/week?

Paranoia: Please see your doc to rule out medical conditions. Then consider seeing a mental health professional to help you w/what may be obsessive thoughts and mild paranoia. We all have a bit of this type of thinking but when it becomes troubling, interferes w/relationships, job, etc. It's time for help. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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When I close my eyes and so tired (trying to sleep) suddenly random thoughts come to my mind like a very fast dream. Should I worry?

When I close my eyes and so tired (trying to sleep) suddenly random thoughts come to my mind like a very fast dream. Should I worry?

Tired & thoughts: When we are drifting into and out of sleep the filters for our thoughts are less strong and random and strange thoughts can float through our mind. This MAY be what is happening to you. Check w/your doctor, especially if the thoughts are negative or dangerous. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How come I have random depression and random suicidal thoughts and feeling?

How come I have random depression and random suicidal thoughts and feeling?

Talk to a therapist: Or psychologist to figure this out. Suicidal thoughts and feelings are serious & should not be ignored. Why these thoughts & feelings are happening cannot be answered here. Talk to a mental health professional right away. ...Read more

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Uncontrollable eye, thumb, and mouth twitching with random llimbs going knumb. Randomly. Any thoughts?

Uncontrollable eye, thumb, and mouth twitching with random llimbs going knumb. Randomly. Any thoughts?

Low potassium: Cramping often due to low potassium and many medical conditions can cause this or side effect of diuretic blood pressure medication. Can also cause numbness. Also anxiety with disrupted breathing a main cause. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have ocd or anxiety? I have tight muscles and I am having some random sometimes intrusive thoughts. Also I am obssesing over things

How do I know if I have ocd or anxiety? I have tight muscles and I am having some random sometimes intrusive thoughts. Also I am obssesing over things

CBT: This sounds like OCD with rumination: I suggest a psychology evaluation and cognitive behavioral therapy. Medicines can be prescribed as needed by your physician or a psychiatrist. Please begin therapy ASAP. ...Read more

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My ekg showed qt 475.Follow up ekg showed 452. PCP says not a concern for long qt syndrome. Extremely worried. Thoughts? Random 15 second chest pains

My ekg showed qt 475.Follow up ekg showed 452. PCP says not a concern for long qt syndrome. Extremely worried. Thoughts? Random 15 second chest pains

No concern: It's borderline at max best. I as well would have little concern for prolonged QT syndrome with those numbers. However you should always keep in mind that medications can prolong the QTc. If you're concerned about it make sure that you're not on any meds that can make it worse. ...Read more

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10min. After drinking a random drink (that I thought was mine), a bump formed on my lip. Besides herpes what is it? It's not white. No puss, pain, or itching

10min. After drinking a random drink (that I thought was mine), a bump formed on my lip. Besides herpes what is it? It's not white. No puss, pain, or itching

Allergy?: The speed with which the bump appeared is not consistent with any infection. It happened too fast. It sounds like an allergy-like reaction or skin irritation of some sort. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing brief waves of light-headedness at random times of day. For several months. Otherwise totally healthy/fine. Thoughts?

I have been experiencing brief waves of light-headedness at random times of day. For several months. Otherwise totally healthy/fine. Thoughts?

See your MD: Great question!
it could be as simple as low blood sugar or low blood pressure - but you need a good evaluation and history / labs to check for other serious issues - such as anemia, diabetes, high blood pressure, ear issues, inner ear problems, etc... The list is long and there is no "simple" answer - good luck! ...Read more

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Hello Dr. I am a healthy 39 year old man who's experiencing a sudden & random loss/decrease in my erectile function. Wondering your thoughts?

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Hello Dr. I am a healthy 39 year old man who's experiencing a sudden & random loss/decrease in my erectile function. Wondering your thoughts?

Erectile dysfunction: Sudden onset of erectile dysfunction is most likely due to anxiety/stress or medication side effects. Work, money, family, friends, relationship (how are you two getting along?) rank high on list of ED causes. Alcohol & illicit drugs, too. Of course, health issues eg diabetes, high blood pressure & cholesterol, also cause ED & have to start at some point. Random ED is normal but if persists, c doc ...Read more

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Why do I ocd about something then I worry I'm purposely thinking the ocd thoughts and then that particular ocd session randomly stops?

OCD: Is subtle. We can obsess about obsessing. The good news is that when you become aware of it, your obsessing stops, if I understand you correctly. Please see a mental health professional who specializes in OCD and share your experience. It may be useful. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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There is a voice sometimes voices that say a bunch of random stuff, its almost like thought broadcasting. I can't control it. Is it schizophreniak?

There is a voice sometimes voices that say a bunch of random stuff, its almost like thought broadcasting. I can't control it. Is it schizophreniak?

Maybe not: Hearing voices is just a symptom and can happen in physical and psychiatric disorders. First thing to do is see your doctor as quickly as you can --- hearing voices is not fun. Once the medical causes have been ruled out, your doc can refer you to a psychiatrist if necessary. ...Read more

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Tested 109 fasting for glucose. Took 3 random tests and tested 120, 128 and 115. I exercise 5x week, eat right, with a BMI around 25. Thoughts?

Tested 109 fasting for glucose. Took 3 random tests and tested 120, 128 and 115. I exercise 5x week, eat right, with a BMI around 25. Thoughts?

Diabetes?: Based on those numbers, if you are not taking insulin you are just fine and a BMI of 25 is very good.

If you are taking any medicine for diabetes, what is it and how much?

If you don't need diabetes medication you are doing just fine! ...Read more

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Thoughts? Could one night of random eating ruin my diet?

Thoughts? Could one night of random eating ruin my diet?

NO: I don't think so- not if you follow good eating habits for the long haul, no one is perfect. The idea is to move past it, don't dwell on it. We all go to parties and functions and eat food that is less than healthy, however, tomorrow is a new day and we can take control of our eating habits to better health.
Good for you- best of luck. ...Read more