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Reasons For Insomnia
Med eval: These are two symptoms that can be common to many questions. To obtain an accurate diagnosis & treatment plan you need a medical evaluation. Take care. ...Read more
Could reason from insomnia be due to abilify (aripiprazole)? Only took 5 mg but. Three days later took Prozac with seroquel and read Prozac increases half life abili
Organic insomnia: The most common causes would be poor sleep hygiene, and uncomfortable sleep environment that is not conducive to sleep, sleeping with a noisy bed partner, sleeping with pets in your bed. Organic causes would be sleep apnea, circadian rhythm sleep disorders, periodic limb movements of sleep, upper airway resistance syndrome, chronic pain, diabetes with frequent urination, hyperthyroidism with nighttime sweats.Any of a variety of endocrine disorders, breathing difficulties causing loss of oxygen during the night not related to sleep apnea, parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, congestive heart failure, drug and alcohol abuse.Those are the ones that come to mind off the top of my head.Gastroesophageal reflux disease would be another cause. Hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What,s the main reason of insomnia in an eldery adult (75) years post surgery which caused brain hypoxia ?
Difficult to know: insomnia can occur with depression, worry, chronic pain, acute pain, congestive heart failure, caffeine or as a medication side effect. It can occur if there is reversal of the normal sleep wake cycle (taking naps in the daytime then up at night) Sometimes confusional states can lead to insomnia ( eg, urinary track infection in someone with pre-existing brain dysfunction or a degenerative state) ...Read more
Difficulty falling: Asleep is often associated w/anxiety while waking up early and not returning to sleep is associated w/depression. Periodic waking is associated w/overall light sleep. Please see you doc who may order a sleep study. A psychologist can help w/stress management. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I want to know whether topiramate can cause insomnia to a person and for what reason. It is my case.
Probably not the med: More commonly, topiramate will cause sedation and true insomnia is not a reported side effect. Perhaps your insomnia is caused by the stress of the reason you are taking the topiramate or another cause. There are separate treatments for insomnia, both pharmaceutical and lifestyle. Please either make a virtual appointment or see your physician for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm suffering with insomnia and my doctor is refusing to give me medication for it. He does not know the reason, but it's getting worse.What can I do?
Start w good sleep: Hygiene. 1. Keep regular bed ; wakening time (includes weekends). Get up same time daily. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfortable mattress ; pillows. 4. Use bedroom only for sleep ; sex. Put work materials, computers, ; tvs in another room. 5. Finish eating at least. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Two siblings on meds for narcolepsy. I have insomnia (wake up after 3-4 hrs for no psych reason). Connection? 2 sleep studies inconclusive /contrad.
Possibly: There could be a connection but it depends. Narcolepsy does have a higher penetrance in families. However, do your siblings truly have narcolepsy with cataplexy. Hard to give you more information without looking at your records. Best would be to go to a board certified fellowship trained sleep physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer