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Sleep Disturbances In Adults In Children
How aware the parents about the effects of sleep disturbances, and how often do sleep disturbances occur in young children?
Sleep disturbances in children can be very common if the tonsils and adenoids are extremely large. Usually these children will have a serious sleep disorder and parents will not that their child will snore very loudly and may stop breathing (sleep apnea).
Therefore the parents should be very aware of this. ...Read more
Some: And can be a reason to stop the medication and try something else. Call your doctor. ...Read more
Therapy: Beyond basic sleep hygiene practices, cognitive behavioral therapy (which a good psychotherapist can provide) can help a lot with this. Therapy can address any specific rituals or thought obsessions that come up at night, or which interfere with sleep. Also there are medications that can help both the OCD and sleep. A psychiatrist can evaluate need and prescribe effectively. ...Read more
Alcohol is a sedative and whatever is enough foryou will helo yougo to sleep. But for some people it causes awakening during the night. Not recommended for a sleep aide.
Find out what keeps you up. Learnproper sleep hygiene. Reviewing concerns when the light's out keeps lots of people up. Find out what's getting in the way. Some doctors are sleep specialists - try them. ...Read more
What do you advise if I've been getting night sweats and sleep disturbances every day for a few weeks now?
Night sweats: Night sweats can be part of nightmares, even if you don't remember dream content. But if you haven't already had a physical exam it would be a good idea to see your Physician. If labs and exam don't show anything and the problem continues your doctor will probably want to have you do a sleep study. If caused by nightmares, I teach my No More Nightmares class over VTC to resolve nightmares. ...Read more
Should I take coq10 a few hours before taking simvastatin to alleviate sleep disturbances and other mild side effects?
CoQ-10 & statins: Some docs feel no supplementation is necessary in pts on statins. Other recommend coq-10 supplementation based on studies suggesting it may help prevent statin side effects. Since statins block coq-10, it might be best to take the 2 drugs 12 hours apart to minimize this blockade. If you decide to supplement, inform your doc so he can take that into account in his tx regimen for you. ...Read more
Sometimes: It can be a side effect an a reason to move on to another medication. You should call the doctor and discuss the problem. Most people do not experience that problem. ...Read more
Could a prolactin lvl of 26 ug/L in a male cause sleep disturbances? Also, is FSH <2 IU/L and total test of 11 nmol/L normal for a 19 y/o male?
Not right: Hi. No, those labs are definitely not normal. That prolactin (PRL) is not causing an undetectable FSH and vanishingly low testosterone. Could measure PRL at 1:100 & 1:1000 dilution ("J effect"). There could be a pituitary stalk effect. Many other things possible too. Will need pituitary MRI. Did puberty ever start, to did it start then stop? Do you wake up to pee? See a good endocrinologist. ...Read more
Doci had Lyme disease two years ago, about 4 months ago waking with severe burning sensation all over last for most of the morning, sleep disturbances feel like I've been run over by a truck?
CHECK IT OUT:
Might be lyme, might be something else. I hope you had conclusive treatment 2 yrs ago. But check it out now. A recurrence is possible.
Still it may be something else. Time to inclued your dr in and see what's found. ...Read more
I slept with the cell phone near my head and I woke up at 4am. Does cell phone radiation cause insomnia or sleep disturbances? It happened twice
From over three months im having massive headaches and sleep disturbances. Apart from that occasionally I have slight tremors in my hands.
Work up needed now: Sudden changes like this are always suspicious. A full work up includes a neurological exam, MRI brain, and medicine review. While these symptoms may not be related, many diagnoses come to mind that do include both. We don't know your age, or past medical history, or lifestyle, but no online program can assess this situation adequately. Every day delay may be significant. Call for appt today! ...Read more
Can arrhythmias cause major sleep disturbances nightly? (i have already been tested for apnea and night seizures and have differing results...).
Would there have to be bulleyes mark on body for Lyme disease? Been experiencing chest pain/Sleep disturbances. Heart Tests were norm. Not Lyme Carditis?
Not always a rash: The classic bullseye rash is not necessary to diagnoses lyme's. If you live in an area with many deer ticks and there is a possibility that one was on your body for more than 24-36 hours, it would be beneficial to go in to clinic to discuss blood testing for lyme's disease. ...Read more
Feeling down, tired of life, distressed, some sleep disturbances during working days, some weight gain and have rare suicidal ideation. Am I depressed?
Depression: Your description does sound like you could be depressed -- suicidal ideation is definitely an alarm sign. It would be a good idea to see your physician about this to start checking your overall health. More definitive treatment can come through a psychiatrist and/or psychologist. Both psychotherapy and medications can be very effective. If suicidal thoughts increase, be seen in an er. ...Read more
I got severe neck pain just below the left ear and temporal area since one month on and off and leg pain deep inside cause sleep disturbances.?
Neck and leg pain:
... These pains are likely 2 different processes going on that are unrelated. If I had to guess, the neck pain is tmj-- see this handout for more info: http://www. Entnet. Org/healthinformation/tmj. Cfm
the leg pain is something else, not sure if muscles spasms or otherwise.
I would see your primary doctor for this first. ...Read more
Which antidepressant, other than remeron, (mirtazapine) will help control daily nausea, anxiety, sleep disturbances, digestive issues, lack of appetite.
Everyone's different: If there was one perfect antidepressant for everybody, there would only need to be one on the market. The fact that there are many different ones means that everyone is different. It may take a while to find just the right medicine for you. Hang in there. It will be worth the wait. ...Read more
Can brain tumor cause full body aches and twiching also sleep disturbances wake up every 3h did spine MRI neuro blood eyes test all good...?
Not likely.: This does not fit the typical presentation of a brain tumor. That would be headache, vision change, or even more likely, a gait disturbance. It still might be one, but highly unlikely. More likely, is something like a nerve compression, or seizure, or some other illness. You really should see a neurologist for a full work-up urgently as this can still be serious and result in permanent damage. ...Read more
My ESR and CRP levels are high. I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and also have raynauds, ulcers in mouth, sleep disturbances. Could it be lupus?
Fibromyalgia/lupus: Sounds like you have autoimmune disease like lupus or mixed connective tissue disease. Your symptoms can certainly be due to it. Fibromyalgia can, however, coexist with lupus, and the presence of lupus does not necessarily exclude coexistence of fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a clinical diagnosis based on history and exam, and represents a chronic pain syndrome distinct from lupus. ...Read more
How are the chanses of having brain tumor when pain/weakness legs tinitus when it's really quiet sleep disturbances. Spine MRI blood and neuro test ok?
Near zero: With a negative scan, I would urge you to keep looking for some other cause of your weakness, ask for help with sleep troubles (maybe a sleep study), and to ignore "tinnitus" that's present only when quiet. Heads-up -- if you're a vegetarian and don't supplement, pain and weakness in the legs is common and precedes the permanent brain damage. ...Read more
Headaches, dizziness standing, nausea, cold flash, tremors, ears ring, malaise, sleep disturbances. TSH normal but lower. Synthroid (thyroxine) makes worse.???
Need for examination: Your symptoms do not lend to a proper evaluation in this forum. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation and adjustment in your medication dose. ...Read more