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Prescribed lonazep md. 5mg for sleep, sizodon drops for mood disorder along with valance od 500mg. Are the medicines helpful?
Ativan/Depakote/Risp: Valance is a mood stabilizer (depakote, valproic acid) & lonazep is an anxiety medication (ativan, lorazepam). Sizodone is an antipsychotic (risperdal, risperidone). This combination, taken as prescribed, is fairly common to stabilize moods & treat thought disorders. ...Read more
No food for 7 days, little water, sometimes none all day, max 15 hours of sleep in the 7 days. What signs would suggest seeing an MD, what damages?
Wow- not good: What led you to this regimen? This is not normal, or healthy. You may not have any signs, but consider these- dizziness, very dark or discolored urine, no urine, trouble breathing, trouble seeing or fast heart rate- you may have some of these, and you may need a doctor's attention. You may want to see a doctor to discuss the circumstances of this, to make sure it does not happen again. ...Read more
Md #: what side of the body is it best to sleep on to maintain the natural curve of the cervical neck area?
? restless leg: Although tegretol is used to treat seizures it is also used for other conditions such as bipolaar disorder and restless leg syndrome. If you are having sleep disturbances then I suspect that your doctor prescribed it to treat restless leg and help with your sleep. Restless leg occurs at night and can interfere with sleep. ...Read more
Sleep: As long as u r refreshed during the daytime & healthy otherwise. ...Read more
Depends: If the sleep disorder is something organic like sleep apnea or snoring, go to an MD who specializes in physical sleep disorders. If your sleep loss is caused by racing thoughts or anxiety/emotional issues, seek a psychologist (either PhD or PsyD) to help with issues of emotional regulation, with a possible consult to an MD psychiatrist for psychotropic med management for anxiety/sleep loss. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can a grasto intestinal md prescribe you sleep inducing med if he feels needed? Mine did he also gave me a better version of alprazolam...
GI doctors: Gastroenterologists are subspecialists of internal medicine who specialize in diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. They have completed 4 years of medical school, 3 years of internal medicine residency training program, became board certified in internal medicine, and completed a 3 year fellowship training program in gastroenterology. Gi doctors can prescribe sleep meds if needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Overweight with poor blood work. Also stopped breathing for 2 minutes at a time during sleep. Need MD-signed statement to fly non-Economy. Help!!!
Is resperidone BP & lonazep md. 5mg equivalent to haloperidol &valium 5mg as antipsyhiotic & for sleep problem respectively?
Knee pain is getting worse 2 the point where I can't sleep or get out of bed. MD recommended PT--can't c PT 4 2 wks. See specialist? Get MRI and/or X-
Knee pain: Sounds like you would benefit from an Orthpaedic evaluation if your pain is worsening. ...Read more
Tried every sleep Rx and alternative therapies, apnea test, and crappy off market or new drug. Will an MD ever script Seconal for lifelong insomnia?
Can my md diagnose me with the bruxism parasomnia, or does it have to be diagnosed by a dentist? I need this diagnosis, to for my insurance to cover a sleep study.
Really mild double vision that I tend to only notice on PC monitors. Eyes feel tired even after sleep. Vision seems a bit worse. Eye md said its fine.
Convergence defect: This is probably something called convergence insufficiency. When we look at near targets our eyes need to move together or converge. Some people develop a weakness in this mechanism. Problem can be solved either with eye exercises to increase convergence or prism glasses. ...Read more
Insomnia worse. 3 hrs & up. On sleep meds (list). Not helping. Have take 2 more Tiz. & Xanax (alprazolam) to sleep. On Cpap. No caff. @ evening. Awake w/ pain. Up loosen muscles. Seen MD x 5. Meds tk 1 hr to work.
Tough question!: As you know now, insomnia is tough to treat sometimes. It depends on the cause, but you say you are waking due to pain. So addressing the pain seems to be the key. Keep working on this with your doc. Also, good sleep habits are important. Look up "sleep hygiene" on healthtap or on reputable, noncommercial websites for more info. ...Read more
Insomnia worse 3 hrs & up On sleep meds (list) Not helping Have tk 2 more Tiz. & Xanax (alprazolam) to sleep On Cpap No caff. @ evening Awake w/ pain Up muscles loose Tried Melatonin @MD x 6 Meds tk 1 hr to work.?
Serious: Your Insomnia is not the common transient insomnia. It seems to be insomnia associated with some psychiatric illness. Taking a concoction of sedatives is going to harm you more and could be fatal. You need to see a sleep specialist and may need psychiatric help too. Please see a sleep specialist soon. They are usually neurologists. ...Read more
I woke up with severe facial pain. MD said atrial fib in my sleep. Given Metoprolol but the pain is still severe. I am prone to bleeding. What can I?
Miscommunication: Atrial fib, while a potentially serious issue if left untreated, should not cause pain. I think there was a miscommunication between you and your doctor regarding the cause of your facial pain. Neuralgia can result from many things, but not atrial fib. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a bad dry cough. Now the back of my neck hurts so bad I cant sleep and hurts to swallow. Should I go to md or chiropractor?
Is continuous diffulty in swallowing be a sign of sleep apnea. I have poor sleep and wake up with sore throat. MD dismissed sleep apnea as iam not obese?
See an ENT: Swallowing difficulty is not a typical sign of sleep apnea, but can be related to other problems that may affect your sleep (like very large tonsils, for example). This should be evaluated by an ENT. Throat could be sore because of dryness and irritation from mouth-breathing/snoring, sinus drainage, or acid reflux. If your nose is obstructed (e.g. deviated septum), this can worsen mouth breathing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On CFS & 'brain fog': Any neurology ideas? MDs tried modafinil; little help & out of ideas. Memory/concentration: always v. bad; worse with less sleep
It's complicated but: Brain fog is common in CFS. It's important to address the cause; many have undiagnosed Lyme disease and/or other infections; in that case need to treat those- see http://tinyurl. Com/zlrz84j and http://tinyurl. Com/y88wusc9 Possibly nutrient deficiencies (like B12), hypothyroidism, heavy metal toxicity, food sensitivities etc. Herbs like Bacopa, Ashwagandha, Turmeric may help. See good integrative Dr. ...Read more