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Think o have sleep apnea. Fatigue, depression anxiety low oxygen suicide sleep deprivation weakness can't stand laziness light sleeper can't feel legs?
I am experiencing fatigue, nervousness, hopelessness, irrational fear or phobia, restless (tossing and turning) sleep, paranoid behavior, emotiona...
Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as symptoms you describe is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several causes: The most common cause is worry about things and not being able to turn your mind off. It is also common in people who exercise then try to go to bed when they have their endorphines high in their system. Are you drinking too much caffeine at night? Are you drinking alcohol at night? Is there a lot of stress in your life at work and or at home? Stress and overwork is probably most common. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bipolar 2/anxiety/insomnia. Sleep deficit- Exhausted in afternoon but can't nap, often get anxiety attacks in bed. Trazodone only for bedtime. HELP?
Many diagnoses: You need to return to the prescribing doctor of you medications and discuss the symptoms you are having. Start there ...Read more
Yes: In a word - yes. OSA can be devastating and destructive. The repercussions of inadequate oxygen supply to the brain as well as insufficient uninterrupted sleep to allow REM level sleep are numerous. See a specialist, get a sleep test (if you haven't) and get help now. This is a life altering and can be a life threatening condition. Good Luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
18, 6/7 hrs restless sleep a night wake up breathless anxiety. sleep deprived 3 yrs, mostly go to sleep after 12am. Health effects? cancer cause?
Sounds miserable.: What are you doing about it? Have you been evaluated yet? Your dr can assess for an anxiety disorder ; underlying medical conditions that may be causing symptoms. Talking therapy (cognitive behavioral therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy) is important for lasting change. Psychiatric meds may be indicated. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Don’t stagnate. ...Read more
Some problem: By definition if you are sleeping enough hours 7-8 and not feeling refreshed or tired there is a problem. It could very possibly be a sleep disorder but other things could be the problem as well. You need to have a detailed discussion with your doctor and possibly a work up for other causes and maybe a work up for a sleep disorder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sleep disorders: Sleep phase disorders may need to be diagnosed via sleep study and usually require really expert coaching to correct. Nightmares and often also sleep paralysis can easily be addressed with my No More Nightmares training. Please contact me if you request further details. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Constant fatigue for 8-10 yrs, never wake feeling rested regardless of #hrs of sleep, alcohol, or caffeine; go to sleep fast, stay asleep, hard sleeper, dream a lot every night, normal sleep study '08?
See a sleep dr: What does a 'normal' sleep study mean. To some that means 'no apnea' which is not the only finding to be gained. What was the quality like, what were the latencies of sleep and rem and were there parasomnia. Sometimes it is not a problem that can be identified based on a sleep study. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Psychiatric consult: These 2 symptoms are quite sufficient to indicate the need for a thorough physical exam to eliminate any cause or contributing factor. Most likely, this will then lead to an equally excellent psychiatric evaluation to reveal the underlying cause. Please get the medical attention indicated; you ned not continue this rather uncom., & poss. Serious condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Working irregular shifts. Days/nights mixed up, sleep not restful. Too restless for melatonin to work, too fatigued to stay awake to reset schedule?
Sleep hygiene: Best way to reset your clock is to start sleeping at regular hours. If switching shifts cannot be avoided, planning for expected changes in shift schedule like lighting adjustment and sleep hygiene with darkening the room, avoiding noise and blue light before sleep time will help. ...Read more
I am experiencing difficulty sleeping (worsened by: psychological stress, varying sleep schedule) (quality: difficulty staying asleep, difficulty ...
Sleep hygiene.: Turn off TV 2 hrs before bedtime. Keep a sleep journal, Avoid alcohol and stimulants. Meditation, prayer, massage therapy, aroma therapy and progressive relaxation. I would refer you to the book, "The Relaxation Response " by Herbert Benson, M.D. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Brain Fog or Depersonalization?
Alway Tired, feel unattached, headache, dizzy, blah feeling, anxious.ido get lack of sleep also have panic disorder.
I have Narcolepsy + cataplexy, but also anhedonia. Sleep, appetite normal. Don't feel helpless, guilt, anger or anxiety. No negative rumination.ideas?
A good spirit's good: Hopefully you are in the care of a neurologist and they know the good news about your emotional strengths. I imagine it can be difficult to deal w/ your sleep disorders and even harder w/out ability to enjoy things. It may be related to your conditions or not. Psychotherapy may be a good way to evaluate the basis and perhaps resolve it. Be sure to keep your providers informed about any Rx's. Best! ...Read more
Feeling so anxious, mood swings, happy, unhappy, and recently severe insomnia, night mares, diminished memory, nd palpitations wt self muscle twiching?
I have had sharp chest pain off and on all night left side and arm can't sleep. Anxious. Feel very cold but no fever. Shaking. What could be wrong?
Starting taking 50 mg of trazodone tonight for first time for sleep. .Get anxious taking new drugs. Can I take 5-10mg valium if I get anxious tonight?
Ask your doctor: Can sometimes interact together to cause worsening drowsiness - see below: https://www.drugs.com/drug-interactions/trazodone-with-valium-2228-0-862-441.html Having said that in some cases is used together - but safer under your doctor's supervision rather than via this forum so please ask him/her. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tried l-thianine (200 mg) instead of 5 mg Valium for sleep when anxious. Much better and no drowsiness next day. Is l- thianine addictive like valium?
Go L-Theanine!: There is not much clinical data on how well l-theanine works for sleep or anxiety. However, it is considered quite safe (as taken in tea, for example; mage-doses have not been studied). If l-theanine is working better for you than valium, i would definitely switch given the side effects and possible dependency issues with valium. ...Read more
10 year old given Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to help with sleep when anxious. If it doesn't work can they take prescribed 1 mg of Ativan?
Hi. Trouble sleeping . Stressed. anxious. Neck & back are tenses/uncomfortable..what's the best way to treat this plus me not getting any proper sleep?
Cause of anxiety?: Are you clear on what you are anxious about? We all have anxiety but when it significantly interferes w/functioning and comfort level we need assistance. Please see your doc for a check up and a mental health professional who deals w/anxiety. How's your diet and exercise level? Exercise early in the day, even brisk walking. Get off the computer at least 1 hr before bed. ...Read more
I am experiencing difficulty sleeping . The following also describe me: Difficulty sleeping, Feeling anxious, Feeling depressed, and Difficulty stayi?
Sleep onset disorder: You appear to have lots of thoughts running in your head when attempting to sleep; this is called sleep onset disorder. First line treatment is benadryl at 50mg at bedtime; 2nd line is over the counter melatonin supplementation, 3 rd line is you consult your pcp for possible treatment with sonata, ambien, etc. ...Read more
See below: Are these new symptoms? Initially, i would suggest talking to your primary care doctor to assess why are you having anxiety, insomnia, etc. Your next steps should be taken based on whether the cause of your sx has been established. Meanwhile, you can practice relaxation (you can google the script); sleep hygiene, stress management to help you decrease tension. Good luck! ...Read more
See below: What are you worried about? Is it everyday things or tomorrow or things that have not been done today? As dr. Fowler said, do relaxation, establish daily routines -- they make environment more predictable, no caffeinated anything. On the nights that you can sleep, what happens that helps you drift off? Monitor yourself, keep a diary and you might be able to figure out a pattern. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tips to address your: stress: Talk about feelings & address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine & alcohol (or moderate). Try Qi Gong, Tai Chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, Yoga, exercise program, deep breathing exercises or Progressive muscle relaxation. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I started Lexapro, (escitalopram) 5mg/day, 15 days ago and feel extremely restless/anxious. Sleep is awful. Is it worth it to continue? Will these feelings go?
Lexapro (escitalopram): plus Prozac or cymbalta (duloxetine) can precipitate serotonergic syndrome. Any one of the agents can precipitate mania or hypo mania ( any chance you might be bipolar ? ) don't combine the agents without strict supervision ( heart rate, BP, temperature, etc) often switching from one serotonergic agent to another requires a wash out period of up to 2 weeks. ...Read more
starting taking 50 mg of trazodone tonight for first time for sleep. I get anxious taking new drugs . If I get anxiety can I take a 5 -10mg valium?
Ask your doctor: Can sometimes interact together to cause worsening drowsiness - see below: https://www.drugs.com/drug-interactions/trazodone-with-valium-2228-0-862-441.html Having said that in some cases is used together - but safer under your doctor's supervision rather than via this forum so please ask him/her. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Been having headaches, been getting much worse sleep than usual. Anxious & stressed. Can this be the cause? Or something sinister like gbm brain tumor?
Do you fear you have: A zebra? It sounds like a horse to me. Anxiety & stress can lead to headaches, musculoskeletal aches, & problems with sleep. Have you considered deep breathing exercises or progressive muscle relaxation to calm yourself? How about acupuncture, yoga or meditation? Make sure that you use excellent sleep hygiene. Retire & rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark & cool & use only for sex & sleep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Racing thoughts can't concentrate sleep prob irritable anxious(random)scream throwthings wen angry isolated can't move on jaded what psychosis r u having?
See your PCP.: The symptoms suggest possible bipolar disorder. However, to get properly diagnosed, see your pcp to rule out other medical conditions and get referred to a psychiatrist if appropriate. Sometimes steroids can cause these symptoms as well. Good luck, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can my muscle twitching that's body wide (started 2 weeks ago)anxiety & lack of sleep im super anxious to the point i need counseling and now this?
Anxiety & insomnia: Hello. Your twitching may be related to your anxiety. If the anxiety & sleep problems are brought under better control and you still notice a muscle twitching - then medical evaluation could shed more light on the symptom. If you are not already in some form of counseling - recommend that. Cognitive behavioral therapy is especially helpful. Use excellent sleep hygiene. Take care. ...Read more
Can you develop heart disease or diabetes type II from a week or so of lack of sleep and interrupted anxious sleep? :/
No: Not a direct cause of heart disease or diabetes. Could worse the disease when establish. You mention you have chest pain and difficulty breathing and insomnia all symptoms of anxiety and/or depression. Another possibility is asthma, angina (doubt), gerd. See your physician for a better assessment through a physical and history. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tried going back to sleep earlier, felt anxious pulsating sensation in left side back of head near neck . I do have anxiety,sinus & neck strain. Idea?
Sleep: Please discuss with your Dr. Not enough information to help. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Find a sleep specialist. Could be due to a new anxiety disorder that's manifesting. High stress levels, etc. Seeing a sleep specialist will allow him/her to get a more thorough history and get to the likely root of the problem, and make referrals to psychiatry, etc if indicated. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer