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What is the reason behind insomnia?! ANA loss of epitite? How can they be solved?

What is the reason behind insomnia?! ANA loss of epitite? How can they be solved?

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

Dr. Joseph Boland
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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

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

Yes: Prozac does increase the blood level of abilify (aripiprazole). Especially if you get restless legs you can develop insomnia. I have however seen people develop insomnia from Abilify (aripiprazole) even without having restlessness. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are some underlying reasons for insomnia?

What are some underlying reasons for insomnia?

Insomnia ?: Can have many causes: depression , anxiety, manic symptoms, substance use disorder, chronic pain , reversed sleep cycle and other medical problems. ...Read more

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What are some of the most common organic (non-psychiatric) reasons for insomnia?

What are some of the most common organic (non-psychiatric) reasons for insomnia?

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 more

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What,s the main reason of insomnia in an eldery adult (75) years post surgery which caused brain hypoxia ?

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

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I started having total insomnia out of the blue and for no reason. What could be the cause?

I started having total insomnia out of the blue and for no reason. What could be the cause?

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

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I want to know whether topiramate can cause insomnia to a person and for what reason. It is my case.

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 more

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Any reason why am i constantly worried about passing away and get panic attacks and insomnia?

Any reason why am i constantly worried about passing away and get panic attacks and insomnia?

It sound like you: May have an anxiety disorder. Have you been evaluated for possible medical causes? Had a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation? Encourage you do this - so that you can receive effective treatment. Take care. ...Read more

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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 more

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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 more

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What is the medical reason fish oil is causing me to have horrible insomnia?

What is the medical reason fish oil is causing me to have horrible insomnia?

There isn't one: Fish oil would not result in insomnia -- unless possibly you're using some that is rancid and it's giving you so much indigestion it interrupts your sleep. You list no medical conditions in your information, but are taking melatonin. It sounds like it's time for a full evaluation of your sleep disturbance. You can start with your family doctor, and may also need a psychiatrist ;/or sleep doctor. ...Read more

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I have been having insomnia. I made a doctors app. But for now I am sweating severely for no reason. Can I eat something to make the sweating stop?

I have been having insomnia. I made a doctors app. But for now I am sweating severely for no reason. Can I eat  something to make the sweating stop?

Diet can help: Avoid spicy foods but use some salt. Eat vitamin B foods like whole grains (cereals, breads) and proteins (fish, eggs, meats, nuts). Consuming lots of water and fresh fruits too have a positive effect. Also, ask your therapist about self-hypnosis techniques. And, washing w/ a warm (not hot) baking soda solution over several days helps. http://www.hyperhidrosisweb.com/foods-reduce-sweating.html ...Read more

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Im always feeling tired, even when I sleep, I used to have insomnia somtimes I feel depressed in the day for no reason, is this normal?

Im always feeling tired, even when I sleep, I used to have insomnia somtimes I feel depressed in the day for no reason, is this normal?

This is not normal: It is not normal to feel this way. You could be suffering from depresssion, but there are other possibilities. For example, some medical conditions can cause these symtoms. Some medical possibilities might include sleep apnea, thyroid problems, etc. You should see a doctor for evalution. ...Read more

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I have insomnia and I try so hard to go to sleep but for some reason my brain wont allow it. It irritates me so bad. Besides sleepy medicine is there another way I can fall asleep.?

I have insomnia and I try so hard to go to sleep but for some reason my brain wont allow it. It irritates me so bad. Besides sleepy medicine is there another way I can fall asleep.?

First we need to : Find out why you have insomnia. Many things can contribute. Make an appointment with your family doctor to make sure there are no contributing physical problems. Then schedule an appointment with a psychiatrist to make sure there are no psychological contributing factors. And throughout all of this, practice good sleep hygiene---good food, good exercise in the early day, no caffeine, etc. ...Read more

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I cannot sleep at night.. What would be the reason.. It's too difficult to just be in bed.. I don't use mobiles or hvng any caffeines.. Plss help me!

I cannot sleep at night.. What would be the reason.. It's too difficult to just be in bed.. I don't use mobiles or hvng any caffeines.. Plss help me!

Many possibilities : There are many possible causes of insomnia: troubling mood or anxiety, stimulating medications (e.g., decongestants), poor sleep habits (try searching "sleep hygiene"), distracting sound etc. In the room, certain medical conditions, ; so on. And unfortunately, it's often impossible to know the cause. Try addressing the easy possibilities first, then see a doctor if it's still a problem. ...Read more

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What to do if I have trouble sleeping and breathing for some odd reason please help?

What to do if I have trouble sleeping and breathing for some odd reason please help?

First visit your: doc to rule out medical conditions. Then please see a mental health professional like a clinical psychologist. The conditions you mention are often anxiety related. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

A sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more