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Severe Insomnia During Pregnancy
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
I am having sudden onset episodes of severe drowsiness during the day. No sleep apnea. Possible causes?
Professional advise: You definately mood to speak to you OB .They would likely support the use of fish oil. Also exercise, get out in nature, get into some counseling, maybe a group -look for social support- other pregnant moms. Enlist the support of the dad resolve issues of stress. Rc with mess in addition to maxing out the its listed is better than the depression for the baby-professional rc mandatory! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Just a little,really: A low dose of an inexpensive (generic) antidepressant can make all the difference. I've seen it. If your family physician is knowledgeable about this, ok. But please consult a well trained psychiatrist with experience in this particular difficulty. Paroxetine or buproprion are each a good place to start. And do make sure side effects r understood for the 3 days of use. ...Read more
Long list: It is a common symptom and may be due hormonal imbalance. See this site for other causes. http://symptomchecker.webmd.com/multiple-symptoms?symptoms=fatigue|irregular-menstrual-periods|mood-swings|nausea-or-vomiting;symptomids=98|128|267|156;locations=66|35|2|22. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
PLEASE CALL YOUR OB: Now ! as you need immediate evaluation to make sure u do not have pre- eclampsia as u will need to be put on meds and get delivered if u do, and even if u do not have that, u need evaluation of the headache so if i was your OB i would send you straight to the labor room now for evaluation and to check the baby ., so please call your OB now. ...Read more
No: Good news, definatly not, .Get a more detailed answer ›
Klonopin (clonazepam): If symptom started after starting the medication or after increasing the dose. ...Read more
Not very: More common is what is called post part baby's blues that usually resolves without medication, or only for a short time. Depression during pregnancy usually is only present if present prior to pregnancy and often improves. Of course the situation of an unplanneor undesired pregnancy could lead to depression if not dealt with. ...Read more
It is a possibility: About 60-70% of active migraine patients improve during pregnancy. The incidence of migraine often worsens in the first trimester but improves during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy when the level of estrogen increases. However, some women may experience their first migraine during pregnancy. Rec.: see orofacial pain or headache specialist for further investigation. ...Read more
Yes: Unfortunately, the truthful answer to the question is yet, but in many cases, we will see many women with fibromyalgia and certain other auto-immune disorders actually improve during their pregnancies. For unexplained reasons, joint pain, muscle pain, fatigue, and other symptoms can improve during pregnancy. However, there is a risk for a relapse in the post-partum time period. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is 99.8-101.3 temperature a normal elevation during early pregnancy (4-5 gestational wks)? Only symptoms are fatigue, nausea, headache, chills/sweat.
Viral illness: presents with these symptoms and it is the likely cause of yore temperature elevation. The one symptom that concerns me, however, is chills, sweating. Shaking chills can occur in both viral and bacterial infections. Keep up good e of fluids to prevent dehydration, rest and if not better in a day or two see your doctor. See earlier if any worsening. ...Read more
Daytime Fatigue: Given your age, you are way too young to have this problem and thus it is wise to try to find an answer. Besides the common answers of low thyroid, or pre-diabetes, or even anemia i would want to know more about your sleep patterns, your snoring-if you do this...And any other possible contributing factor. But, you are young. Let's get this figured out with a good caring health care provider. ...Read more
Severe epigastric pain and bloating accompanied with night chills during first trimester of pregnancy pain is constant and gradually worsening.
Not necessarily: Hello, If you are pregnant and bleeding, it could be due to implantation and or early signs of miscarriage. Keep in mind, just because you have spotting/bleeding, it doesnt mean that you will end up with a miscarriage but follow up with ob-gyn is important. ...Read more
Is it normal to have chills, shivering and nausea during menstrual cycle? Severe cramping as well?
Can be: Prostaglandins are released when the uterine lining breaks down. They are a nasty group of chemicals that cause fever, chills, nausea, diarrhea, and pain. This can be treated with prostaglandin inhibitors such as naproxyn or ibuprofen which work best if started at least a day before your period starts or with contraceptives which decrease the amount of lining there is to break down or with both. ...Read more
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