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Waking Up In The Night
I cannot sleep once I wake up in the middle of the night. What wakes healthy people up in the middle of the night?
Many things: How old are you and are you male or female? If you are a male and over the age of 40, you may have an enlarged prostate. Other common causes are infections, tumors, overactive bladder, etc. You should contact your physician. Your specific history and symptoms are important in determining the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been having hallucinations when waking up from sleeping, they are getting worse and last night it lasted for 5 minutes, is it treatable?
Every morning for the last few months I have been waking up with a runny nose and very stuffed. I thought it might be seasonal but it is not going away. Anywhere I sleep/nap it comes back. Do you know what might be the cause or how I can treat this?
Allergic rhinitis: It is a form of allergy that involves the nasal passages and it can be triggered by inhaled allergens. Symptoms are congestion, runny nose and sneezing and it can be associated with watery eyes. It is treated by avoiding the triggers in addition to medication like antihistamine, nasal steroids or/& other anti allergy meds like antileukotriense. You will need evaluation to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ge reflux: There may be more than one issue. Gastroesophageal reflux accounts for the vomit in the mouth. Contributing to this could be hiatal hernia and esophageal dysmotility. If this happens a few hours after eating, then slow gastric emptying or gastroparesis can be another issue. You should see gastroenterologist. ...Read more
Have severe sleep apnea,treated with cpap. i wonder if i have hiatal hernia;.could being full of gas when waking be a symptom?could HH cause dizzynes
Hiatal hernia: It's possible. With Capp you are likely swallowing a great deal of forced air which can make you gassy and bloated but also force the stochastic up through the diaphragm and create hiatal hernia and reflux. May want to discuss with doctor pressure adjustment, biPAP, HOB elevation and anti-relic meds as well as weight loss. ...Read more
Have it checked : It is unusual to have a headache that wakes you up as you describe. If this is a new occurrence and you don't have a history of chronic headaches, it is concerning. You should have it checked out by your doctor. You want to make certain that it is not a mass lesion like a brain tumor. The tinnitus should also be evaluated. ...Read more
Sleep apnea?: Could be you suffer from (obstructive) sleep, apnea. You could be waking yourself up gasping for air. With osa, you actually stop breathing and cannot get air into your lungs. This can be a very dangerous condition which should be evaluated. Can lead to heart problems. Start with your md and get a referral to a sleep md or dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any treatment/relief for arthriis in the fingers? Mine are crooked and painful sometimes even waking me at night.
Many treatments: First choice for garden variety "arthur" itis is generally acetaminophen. Next choice is non steroidal antiinflammatory drug such as ibuprofen. After that there are a wide variety of medications which can be tried. Some have potential side effects. Hydroxychloroquine, methotrexate, injections of steroids, topical agents, glucosamine / chondroitin, narcotics, etc. ...Read more
Difficult to know: Could be related to your circadian rhythm and sleep habits. For tips on good sleep hygiene, see below. If you have a medical condition such as sleep apnea, rhinitis, restless leg syndrome etc; then further discussion with a physician can help with regard to recommendations for testing or a plan. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/adult-health/in-depth/sleep/art-20048379 ...Read more
During my sleep, i felt like i couldn't breathe, i felt like i was halfway between my dream and waking up. Is this sleep apnea, and how do I cure it?
I'm dry coughing every night at the same time through the night and sometimes wake up and cough a bit - clears up in the morning. What's going on?
Post nasal drip: could be one common cause of this. When you lie down, nasal secretions fall down your throat and irritate your windpipe. Once you have cleared them out, it doesn't happen until you lie down again. You could try using a decongestant nasal spray at bedtime and anytime you wake in the night with irritation in the area. Some steroid based nasal sprays are available, not sure whether Rx in the UK. ...Read more
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