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Prescribed lonazep md. 5mg for sleep, sizodon drops for mood disorder along with valance od 500mg. Are the medicines helpful?

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

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Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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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?

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

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Md #: what side of the body is it best to sleep on to maintain the natural curve of the cervical neck area?

Md #: what side of the body is it best to sleep on to maintain the natural curve of the cervical neck area?

Doesn't matter: It doesn't matter. If your spine is otherwise normal, you can sleep on either side. If you have spine issues, you should see a medical doctor (md or do highly preferred over a chiropractor) about that and to determine if specific positions are needed. ...Read more

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Why would my MD prescribe tegretol if I had a normal EEG. I have sleep troubles?

Why would my MD prescribe tegretol if I had a normal EEG. I have sleep troubles?

? 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

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What is a doctor who specializes in sleep disorders md or phd?

What is a doctor who specializes in sleep disorders md or phd?

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 more

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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...

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 more

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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!!!

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!!!

You need help: Not note. If you are overweight, stopped breathing for 2 mints, most likely sleep apnea you may not be a candidate to fly, till your medical condition improves. Get medical help get cured then you don't need any note. ...Read more

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Is resperidone BP & lonazep md. 5mg equivalent to haloperidol &valium 5mg as antipsyhiotic & for sleep problem respectively?

Is resperidone BP & lonazep md. 5mg equivalent to haloperidol &valium 5mg as antipsyhiotic & for sleep problem respectively?

Risperdal: Haldol (haloperidol) & Risperdal are antipsychotics, with Haldol (haloperidol) being first generation psychotropic. Ativan & valium are anxiolytics of the benzodiazepine group. Each has its own side-effect profile & half-life. ...Read more

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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.

Either: Either can diagnose the condition. There are dentists who are proficient in sleep problems, but your insurance will probably act sooner with less question with your md. Ideally, they should work together. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.?

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

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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?

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 more

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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?

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?

Strained muscle: From the bad cough could explain the neck pain. Bed rest for a couple of days, hydration, Tylenol (acetaminophen) and ice packs may help. If not better in 2 days, please make that appointment. Get well soon. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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On CFS & 'brain fog': Any neurology ideas? MDs tried modafinil; little help & out of ideas. Memory/concentration: always v. bad; worse with less sleep

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

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I can't stay asleep at night. Md gave me 10mg of doxepin. Tried last night, didn't do much. Do I need to give this more time?

I can't stay asleep at night. Md gave me 10mg of doxepin. Tried last night, didn't do much. Do I need to give this more time?

Yes: It will take about two weeks of steady use for the Doxepin to build up a level in your system. You would need to take it nightly for that long in order to determine its effect. If it helps partially but not completely, the dose may need to be raised. ...Read more

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