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Why am i always sleepy i'm yauning when i wake up and i'm ready for bed like at 7 pm i'm a stay at home mom i drink a lot of green tea can that be it?

Why am i always sleepy i'm  yauning when i wake up and i'm ready for bed like at 7 pm i'm a stay at home mom i drink a lot of green tea can that be it?

Possible: Generally speaking, tea may contain caffeine (sometimes even more than coffee) and also other stimulants. If consumed in large quantities especially close to bedtime, it may prevent a good night sleep and may explain the subsequent daytime fatigue. ...Read more

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How much too drink is ok with dinner for a nursing mom?

How much too drink is ok with dinner for a nursing mom?

None.: It you want to drink, don't breastfeed. The baby is affected. We do not know the effects of small amounts of alcohol daily, so nobody can say whether or not it is safe Why take a chance? And why alter the baby's mind/body with alcohol? This will not be the first sacrifice you have made to be a good mom. It is one of the simplest. If you cannot be happy without alcohol, don't breastfeed. ...Read more

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Is it true that breasfeeding mom should avoid eating and drinking cold foods coz the baby will get cold?

Is it true that breasfeeding mom should avoid eating and drinking cold foods coz the baby will get cold?

Not true...: Food warms up as soon as you eat - the food reaches your body temperature within seconds of ingestions, and the milk your breasts make are always wonderful body temperature. You heard an old wives tale. Eat whatever temperature you enjoy (if you want that cold glass of milk with a cookie - go for it! you're eating for two!). ...Read more

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I fainted today, my BP was low i think and when my mom gave me pepsi to drink it made me feel worse, is it not okay to hav pepsi when the same happens?

I fainted today, my BP was low i think and when my mom gave me pepsi to drink it made me feel worse, is it not okay to hav pepsi when the same happens?

First find: Out while you fainted then treatment. Fainting spells can be do seizures, cardiac problems, dehydration and electrolyte imbalances. Problem with trying to drink while cognition is not back to baseline is possible aspiration. ...Read more

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My mom has a drinking problem. How can I help her?

My mom has a drinking problem. How can I help her?

For her, nothing you: Can do except tell her how you feel. For yourself, getting family counseling and/or attending Alanon meetings (a self-help group for family members of addicts) can help you deal with your guilt, shame, anger, concern and all the other feelings you likely have. Nobody can make anybody else change - she has to want to. People in alanon or counselors can help you understand what you can/can't do. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my mom has a drinking problem?

What do you suggest if my mom has a drinking problem?

For her, nothing you: Can do except tell her how you feel. For yourself, getting family counseling and/or attending Alanon meetings (a self-help group for family members of addicts) can help you deal with your guilt, shame, anger, concern and all the other feelings you likely have. Nobody can make anybody else change - she has to want to. People in alanon or counselors can help you understand what you can/can't do. ...Read more

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My mom hallucinates after she has been drinking for 2 weeks. But why does she hallucinate when she's not drunk?

My mom hallucinates after she has been drinking for 2 weeks. But why does she hallucinate when she's not drunk?

Alcohol addiction: Hallucinations are a result of addiction to ethyl alcohol, together with tremor, increased sweating, anxiety, insomnia, increased reflexes. The hallucinations can be auditory or visual. Early along in alcohol addiction, the individual may know that these experiences aren't real, but in severe withdrawal (delirium tremens or DTs) the person is globally confused and thinks they are real. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my mom hallucinates after she has been drinking for 2 weeks why does she hallucinate when she not drunk?

What do you suggest if my mom hallucinates after she has been drinking for 2 weeks why does she hallucinate when she not drunk?

She is having DTs: Withdrawal from heavy alcohol use can produce a variety of signs and symptoms, including seizures and hallucinations. Anyone drinking this much is endangering their health and their life. Your mother needs medical attention asap. If she is unwilling to get help, it may be at a point where involuntary commitment is necessary. Talk to other family members and seek legal advice if necessary. ...Read more