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Remedies For Nocturnal Seizures
DDAVP, (desmopressin) imipramine, +: Ddavp or desmopressin is a synthetic anti-diuretic hormone , which if take at night should reduce volume of nocturnal urine production. Imipramine (tofranil) can reduce depth of sleep + slightly increase functional bladder capacity. Oxybutinin er, Detrol la, vesicare (solifenacin) are all meds which increase functional bladder capacity.Please note that most effective treatment, in long run is an enuresis alarm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Triptans: Migraines often awaken people from sleep and can be severe. If an oral triptan (such as sumatriptan, sumatriptan/ naproxen/sodium, eletripan, rizatriptan, etc) does not work, then subcutaneous sumatriptan may be more effective helping up to 80% of people. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: If you are a normal, sexually-mature male and do not masturbate or have a partner, you will have wet dreams. One of the cults teaches that these are unhealthy. This is a lie intended to frighten teenagers. I personally know one pastor who left the cult rather than teach this. Being a man is difficult enough without having this frightening and false put into your head. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Almost: Beyond cpap, oral appliances, weight loss and surgery, there are some treatments that for some may reduce sleep apnea but will not eliminate it. 1) sleeping on side 2) exercising daily 3)wearing leg compression stockings 4) oral and throat activity such as speech therapy, singing or playing a wind instrument. There are no vitamins or supplements known to treat osa. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Gingko,tea,coffee: If you have excessive daytime sleepiness or narcolepsy, i wonder whether you have sleep apnea. This necessitates a sleep study to diagnose and begins with a physician consultation. This can then lead to correct diagnosis and correction of the problem. In addition to getting a good night's sleep, natural stimulants such as gingko, tea, or coffee can help increase alertness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NO: Seizures occur when the brain becomes "irritable" for some reason. I believe a common occurrence for this at night would be a reduced oxygen level as might occur in someone with sleep apnea. You should have sleep studies performed to rule this out as it would be easily addressed with CPAP to prevent the low oxygen levels. Definitely check with your neurologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: YEs need evalaution and correct treatmentsGet a more detailed answer ›
I am having problems with parasomnias. mainly confusional arousal, sleep paralysis and nocturnal panic attackss. What treatment would help me?
Get checked.: First get a thorough physical and appropriate testing to make sure there is no physical cause that could be disturbing your sleep. Avoid alcohol, recreational drugs and all new over the counter meds and supplements you may have started before this began, as well as caffeine, until this you have been seen. After the exam by your doctor, if no cause is found, you may be referred to a neurologist. ...Read more
Daytime sleepiness: Daytime sleepiness is a symptom rather than an disease with a cure. It can be a very dangerous symptom due to the risk of accidents at work or driving etc. You can see how sleepy your are by googling ess and completing the scale. One would start treatment by seeing their primary care to try and clarify the cause. Causes might include shift work, sleep apnea, insomnia, medications, or narcolepsy. ...Read more
Psychology: Pseudoseizures should be viewed as a condition in which emotional issues are vented as convulsions. The combination of real seizures and pseudoseizures is very common. Psychological intervention may be necessary; but often simply discussing the situation with the patient may be therapeutic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Genetic or hormonal: Are known causes. Increased incidence of primary enuresis in children of bedwetters & is 20-25% if 1 parent & >70% if both parents had pne. Many studies from denmark have shown an abnormal circadian rhythm for antidiuretic hormone in many bedwetters. ADH (vasopressin) cntrols reabsorbtion of filtered water within the kidney. Low ADH (vasopressin) means less filtered water is reabsorbed & increased nocturnal urine production. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Klonopin (clonazepam): Yes, Klonopin (clonazepam) is perhaps the most effective in treating myoclonus, nocturnal myoclonus, segmental myoclonus or severe restless leg syndrome refractory to Dopamine agonist. The main disadvantage of Clonazepam is its sedative side effect and it may create tolerance. ...Read more
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