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What is patient position during awake craniotomy? Lying down? And feel the patient after waking up during surgery that his head is opened or any pain?

What is patient position during awake craniotomy? Lying down? And feel the patient after waking up during surgery that his head is opened or any pain?

Back or side: It depends on the location of the tumor, but usually awake craniotomies are performed with patient on their back and a roll under one shoulder to slightly turn you to the side. Ultimately, they are in between their back and side. ...Read more

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Loss of sleep at night, always tired during the day and loss of energy since returning from dream trip. Causes at 59?

Loss of sleep at night, always tired during the day and loss of energy since returning from dream trip. Causes at 59?

? Sugar: Sugar creates a relative deficiency of vitamin b1 and magnesium. Loss of cellular energy will cause fatigue. Sugar will also cause insomnia in some people, particularly if there is family history of diabetes. ...Read more

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Will no sleep the night before surgery affect the anesthesia?

Will no sleep the night before surgery affect the anesthesia?

Anxiety before surg: Your lack of sleep the night before surgery should not affect anesthesia. However, please inform the team during preop and let them know about your anxiety and/or lack of sleep. Best of luck. ...Read more

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How can I prevent waking up multiple times during the night?

How can I prevent waking up multiple times during the night?

Get Evaluated: Get evaluated to rule out a medical cause for waking up multiple times during the night. There are many reasons for sleep disturbance, some causes can include sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, and hormone changes. Adequate sleep is important for overall health, and disease prevention see your doctor for an accurate diagnosis and treatment options, . ...Read more

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Are there any ways to return to sleeping at night after waking up, while staying awake during the day and afternoon?

Good sleep hygiene: 1. Considering you have no medical issues. Keep same sleep-wake cycle. 2. Avoid caffeine after lunch or minimize. 3.Slow deep breathing exercise prior going to sleep and after wake up till fall a sleep as tolerated. 4.Regular exercise & yoga 5. Try sleeping from 10pm to 6am. 6. Eat a good balance meal with lots of fruit, vegetables and high fiber. 7. Daily regular bowel movement. ...Read more

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How come i wake up with numb hands during the night?

How come i wake up with numb hands during the night?

Tingling: Pain, numbness, tingling, weakness and night pain are the most common symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. Splint, vit b6 100mg/day might help. If there is no improvement see a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Waking up drenched in sweat and occasionally during the day?

Waking up drenched in sweat and occasionally during the day?

See doc.: This could be due to infection, cancer, menopause, or other hormone disorders. Please see a doc and get this sorted out. ...Read more

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How can I stop waking up during my sleep paralysis stage?

How can I stop waking up during my sleep paralysis stage?

Can't control this.: Stage 1: light sleep (10 minutes)-slow theta waves on eeg. Stage 2: 20 min of rapid rhymic brain wave activity (sleep spindles). Stage 3: deep slow brain waves (delta) emerge, transitioning from light to stage 4: delta wav, : deep, 30 minutes. At end this period maybe when sleepwalk or bed wet. Stage 5: dreaming, rem sleep: this is the muscle paralysis and increased brain activity period, paradox. ...Read more

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Trouble napping during the day when im tired, heart races fast, during the night i wake up, up to 3 times. Also neck pain. What could be problem?

Trouble napping during the day when im tired, heart races fast, during the night i wake up, up to 3 times. Also neck pain. What could be problem?

Fatigue: OK so as a 22 year old why are you napping during the day in the first place? About your racing heart, how fast is fast? I recommend you see your Primary Care Provider. ...Read more

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I wake up during REM sleep typically. Is this why i'm sleepy all day even on 9 or 10 hrs sleep?

I wake up during REM sleep typically. Is this why i'm sleepy all day even on 9 or 10 hrs sleep?

Possibly: Rem sleep is an important part of your sleep cycle. If you were in my office, i would ask you how you know you are waking during rem sleep. Usually, people get about 2 hours of rem sleep per night, in 3-4 different episodes. If you are having numerous awakening through the night, even if it isn't during rem sleep, that would explain your fatigue. Seek care with your physician if it persists. ...Read more

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Back pain(surgical) migraines, and severe anxiety and panic, trouble sleeping (waking up 10-15 times a night) ?

Back pain(surgical) migraines, and severe anxiety and panic, trouble sleeping (waking up 10-15 times a night)
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Pain: Depending on the cause of the pain and how long you have had it, a multi-disiplinary approach is necessary to help reduce it. Finding the underlying cause and treating directly is the first step. Pain can also cause anxiety, panic attacks, insomnia and depression. Step 2 should involve seeing a mental health specialist to help guide you through the pain. Dealing with pain naturally is best. ...Read more

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I wake up constantly during the night?

I wake up constantly during the night?

Well...: You are probably no breathing well though the night if you are allergies... In any event if this lasts you should consult a Dr. and review carefully what medications you are taking and discuss anxiety issues. Do not panic ...Read more

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Fatigue, headache (quality: dull/aching sensation) (time frame: gradual onset) Worst when I wake up. Had sleep apnea as a baby. Experience nightmares?

Fatigue, headache (quality: dull/aching sensation) (time frame: gradual onset) Worst when I wake up. Had sleep apnea as a baby. Experience nightmares?

Morning headaches: Morning headaches can be due to a variety of things including sleep apnea, high blood pressure and brain tumors. Follow up with your doctor for more complete history taking, exam and care. ...Read more

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I wake many times during night with severe sweats, discomfort in chest&throat area&headache, on returning to sleep i suffer nightmares.

I wake many times during night with severe sweats, discomfort in chest&throat area&headache, on returning to sleep i suffer nightmares.

Nightmares: As long as you have no cardiac history then this is due to the Epinephrine excess in relation to the nightmare. Its a typical "fright-flight" response to the aspects of the nightmare. Clearly something is bothering you either in your day to day life or past experiences perhaps in childhood. A psychologist may be able to help you. ...Read more

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wake up at night with spasmic pain in the anus @ night every few monthsLasting few mins, earlier relief when bending. M,31,healthy,Levator syndr?!

 wake up at night with spasmic pain in the anus @ night every few monthsLasting few  mins, earlier relief when bending. M,31,healthy,Levator syndr?!

Ouch!: Since ano-rectal spasm, while very painful, doesn't last long, medication isn't too helpful. Sitting on "the throne" and straining as if you were trying to have a bowel movement may help. It works the same way as flexing your ankle does if you get a Charlie Horse in your calf: by actively stretching the contracted, cramping muscles. What you describe is typical for levator ani syndrome. ...Read more

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