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Chronic insomnia treatments?

Chronic insomnia treatments?

Aromatherapy: I agree with dr. Ali. I am adding aromatherapy tips to his sleep hygiene info. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in a. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

A sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more


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Treatment for sleeplessness?

Treatment for sleeplessness?

Sleep hygiene: Sleep only when sleepy. If you can’t fall asleep, get up and do something boring until you feel sleepy. Sit quietly in the dark, listen to relaxing music, read something soothing, or have a cup of caffeine free tea. Get up and go to bed the same time every day. Don’t exercise close to bedtime. Avoid caffeine, nicotine and alcohol before bed. Have a light snack with some carb or dairy products. ...Read more

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Treatment for chronic urticaria?

Treatment for chronic urticaria?

Chronic urticaria: can be very tough to control, but treatment modalities are present, different protocols are used, needs first to be diagnosed right as so many types are there, chronic idiopathic urticaria is only diagnosed after exhausting all possible causes, and still there's treatment to control it, takes time, and compliance is important, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area ...Read more

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Whats the treatment for chronic fatigue?

Whats the treatment for chronic fatigue?

Need diagnosis first: To assess chronic fatigue, get blood for CBC and diff, t4, tsh, blood glucose (fasting), complete metabolic profile, eb virus (mono) title. With those tests in hand, may be able to pin point the causes of fatigue. Cjglueck md. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment option for severe chronic insomnia?

What is the best treatment option for severe chronic insomnia?

Begin with eval: The best treatment would begin with an evaluation -- probably with both a psychiatrist and sleep medicine specialist. Some physicians have both these qualifications, and you need careful consideration in both realms. If there are additional symptoms like movement & speaking problems you may need a neurologist in your team as well. Then, helpful treatment suggestions can be made. ...Read more

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Treatments for chronic fatigue syndrome?

Treatments for chronic fatigue syndrome?

Treat the DISEASE: Chronic fatigue syndrome is exactly that -- a syndrome. There is a specific disease behind every syndrome. Treat the disease. ...Read more

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Treatment for headaches?

Treatment for headaches?

Medications : Preventive medications (anti-hypertensives and anti depressants )probably work the best. You can try a few home remedies starting with ice application over back of neck and temples. Other things you could try are warm compresses, massaging your temples, meditation and green tea. Relaxation therapy, biofeedback, meditation and exercise have also shown to help. ...Read more

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Treatment for constipation?

Treatment for constipation?

No other disease?: Each person with constipation needs to be sure there is no other disease causing it. If constipation is just due to slow movement of the food and poop through the gut, then the things to try are vegetables, water, prune juice, prunes, fiber+water, Miralax, (polyethylene glycol) Senokot or other senna, milk of magnesia, other laxatives... A doctor can evaluate and prescribe helpful meds too. Exercise also helps. ...Read more

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Is psychotherapy a realistic treatment for chronic alcoholism?

Is psychotherapy a realistic treatment for chronic alcoholism?

Treat Alcoholism: Definitely. I would recommend a cognitive-behavioral therapist (cbt) who specializes in substance abuse and is familiar with motivational interviewing. This treatment is the most research-supported. However, initial detoxification in a hospital may be necessary (to prevent life-threatening withdrawal symptoms) and the person should seek an evaluation for this as a first step. ...Read more

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What is good medication for chronic fatigue syndrome cfs?

What is good medication for chronic fatigue syndrome cfs?

Provigil/Nuvigil: These drugs work well for fatigue of any cause. I like Modafinil (provigil) more than nuvigil, which is more potent by a factor of two. And, you need to find the cause for fatigue and attempt to rectify it. Remeber, most people with chronic fatigue are deconditioned because they don't exercise. It is the simplest best medicine for cfs. ...Read more

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What's the optimal non medicine treatment for severe depression?

Depression treatment: Alternative treatments for depression include exercise, eating a healthy diet, therapy, herbal supplements ( 5 htp, same and st john's wort). I can't really say there is one particular treatment that is the best. Often for severe depression a combination treatment of medication and therapy is beneficial. If you are having suicidal thoughts it is recommended that you seek medical help immediately. ...Read more

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Replacement medication for methadone for chronic pain?

Replacement medication for methadone for chronic pain?

Maybe non-drugs too?: There are a wide range of non-drug approaches to chronic pain too. Consider adding some into your pain cocktail to cover all the bases possible. Also, they don't have side effects and interaction problems. Meditation, hypnosis, behavioral changes, etc, here's a useful free resource for overall self-mgmt of chronic conditions. See link: https://selfmanage.Org/betterhealth/enrolled/hlsessionsummary. ...Read more

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Is clozapine ever used for treating chronic pain?

Is clozapine ever used for treating chronic pain?

Maybe: I personally do not use anti-psychotics for pain management. I could not say that it is never used, as I am sure some docs use this and other anti-psychotics for pain management, but this is not the indication for the drug. ...Read more

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Is cannabis a good alternative for treating chronic pain ?

Is cannabis a good alternative for treating chronic pain ?

The indications for: legal medical marijuana use in the US tend to differ state by state. There are some physicians in this country that advocate for use of THC for specific types of pain and other providers who recommend against it's use altogether. There are inherent risks with cannabis use. As a psychiatrist I am very concerned about the potential for psychiatric side effects. See that you suffer from depression & ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for chronic sinusitis?

What's the best treatment for chronic sinusitis?

Surgery: Most studies have confirmed that endoscopic sinus surgery and balloon sinuplasty provide to best long-term quality of life improvement in patients with chronic sinusitis. However we only consider surgery if a patient had failed all medical management options. For more info visit www.Socalsinus.Com. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine treatment for chronic tension headaches?

What is the best medicine treatment for chronic tension headaches?

Reduce the stress: Medication without life style changes is not a first approach. The most important thing you can do is reduce the stress. Cognitive behavioral therapy is an effective approach. Exercise is an important tool as is eating a balanced diet and avoiding as much caffeine as possible and getting an appropriate amount of sleep. If these approaches do not help, speak to yoiur physician about medication. ...Read more

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What treatment is available for chronic IBD?

What treatment is available for chronic IBD?

Rx for IBD: Your overall well being is important to the treatment of IBD. A combination of a well-balanced diet, stress management, adequate sleep, adequate exercise, and a positive attitude are vital for the effective therapy of IBD. Your physician may also want to consider drug therapy for this condition. ...Read more

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What is treatment of chronic anxiety?

What is treatment of chronic anxiety?

Chronic anxiety: Cognitive behavior therapy, medications as warranted, life style modifications, relaxation/meditation/yoga, breathing exercises, stress management. ...Read more

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