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Went Back Sleep
I slept normally through the night, woke up 7am the next day. Went back to sleep 10am, until 1pm, went back to sleep 10pm until 12am. What cud b wrong?
If this is sudden: Onset and no drugs are involved, I would suspect infectious mononucleosis to be the culprit. If you have had it for a while I would get checked out physically by your family doc and then see a sleep specialist for a work up for possible narcolepsy or idiopathic central nervous system hypersomnia. If drugs are involved, treatment for that would be indicated. Best wishes. ...Read more
I woke up at 5:45am to urninate and went back to sleep. Woke up at 10:30am with moderate pain of the blatter and it was painful to sit.?
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What you described seems suggesting the current episode is its first time. If so, you should seek pro-evaluation and counseling so to define possible causes for your discomfort and decide what will be reasonable Rx/ care/ counseling while the concerned condition is fresh. How to handle a medical event? Go to
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Last night woke up due to extreme hunger and ate a banana. High sugar item - immediately went back to sleep. Will it be stored as fat now?
I woke up in the morning ate cereal, went back to sleep, now I've been having a stomachache all day what should I be eating/avoiding if I'm hungry?
DO NOT EAT: Do not eat anything until you find out what the problem is. If this is a surgical condition, it is very important to have an empty stomach. You may, however, drink clear liquids. ...Read more
My husband just elbowed my 1 year old in the face. Hard. He turned really fast. My son started crying but then went back to sleep. Is he okay??
Almost certainly: Children cry for lots of reasons. The fact that your child cried right away implies that he didn't lose consciousness. If he has no purplish discoloration over the course of the next few hours then I wouldn't worry. If when he awakens he is really irritable and you can't calm him down I would have him see his doc. ...Read more
Woke up with a migraine. Took meds. Went back to sleep. Woke up after a 4 hour night terror. Had a hard time coming fully awake and tingled all day?
Migraine: F of unknown age and medical history. Noes Woke up with a migraine. took meds. Went back to sleep. woke up after a 4 hour night terror. Had a hard time coming fully awake and tingled all day? ANS: If this is unusual for you go to walk in clinic now. Especially if on birth control pills. Can be stroke warning. Let us know what they think. ...Read more
9 wk old baby rolled off of our couch onto the carpet about 16 in, cried for a few seconds while I held him and went back to sleep. What should I do?
Love him: The fact that he cried right away when he struck the carpet means that he did NOT lose consciousness. That is THE most important prognostic sign after head trauma. In general kids at 9 weeks don't roll over yet but if you want to keep him in bed with you place him between you and your partner. That way he can't roll out. ...Read more
Got extremely sleepy at 8 pm, woke up at 11 am, went back to sleep for 4 hours at 2 pm, tired again at 8 pm. Why am I suddenly so exhausted?
What could have happened if I went back to sleep 7 min after I woke up from the severe concussion that they found a little bit of blood on the brain.
Concussion: Don't wait. See a neurologist right away. ...Read more
My 3 year old daughter woke up at 3 am vomited bad diarrhoea once and went back to sleep woke up and was like nothing happen what could this be virus?
Most likely: Stomach viruses, or "stomach flu" is very common among this group, especially those who touch everything and often eat before washing. The fact it was a short-lived issue is good. Most cases of vomiting and diarrhea usually last several days, and keeping kids well hydrated is the key. ...Read more
Last night I woke up to go to the restroom and as I was walking I felt really dizzy and my pulse was fast. I went back to sleep after, what could it be?
I took my birth control pill at 7:18am and went back to sleep. I threw up at 1045 am. Am I protected?
Your last period: If your LMP was less then a week before then yes you are protected ...Read more
I fell asleep in contacts for 3hrs 2nights in a row. Woke up, tookmycontacts out and went back to sleep. My right eye now burns, and is blurry. Help?
3yr old put skittle up nose. Dr couldn't see it, sent us home. He woke up screaming saying his nose hurt, went back to sleep. Should I take him to ER?
Mother's Kiss: This is a common age that kids put stuff up their nose. Mother's Kiss is a maneuver that works well to easily remove most foreign bodies like this. Either inbox me or schedule appt with me, and I can walk you through it; I cannot give medical advice through this board. In meantime, if child develops difficulty breathing, go straight to ER. ...Read more
Hi I had spinach 2 days ago. Last night before going to bed I felt nauseous and dizzy out of no where and threw up a lot of spinach (that's all I threw up) then I felt a little better and went back to sleep. Today I still feel queezy. Also I am on birth c
Question cut off: Please re-ask and clarify your question. Thanks. ...Read more
Woke w/sharp pain in inner thigh in one leg, cramp in calf of other. Walked around a bit, pain went away-went back to sleep. Woke to thigh pain again.
Cramps: Recurrent muscle cramps or spasms may be caused by deficiencies of calcium or magnesium. Sometimes they are due to excessive muscle tightness caused by various muscle activities during the day. In this case stretching maneuvers of the legs before going to bed may prevent the nocturnal spasms. You could also take a magnesium supplement daily. See your physician as needed. ...Read more
26 weeks pregnant and today decided to have a green smoothie this morning. But it knocked me up, went back to sleep for two more hours!!
Knocked you up or: Knocked you out? What is your question, please? ...Read more
In thd middle of the night I accidently took 4 zyrtec thinking it was ibuprofen. I went back to sleep and now I am and I feel ok. Should I worryi?
Likely ok: The side effects, if any, would be some drowsiness or dry mouth given the safety margin of Zyrtec. Do realize that you need to be more careful about your medications since other medications may not be as forgiving. For example, overdose of tylenol can destroy your liver. I also wonder why you have not seen a doctor if you need to take so many ibuprofen for your pain. ...Read more
3 days ago I woke up shaking in middle of night, felt cold and went back to sleep. Running low grade fever for month and abdominal warm. CBC normal?
Had a mild night sweat - not drenching, just moist. Went right back to sleep. Woke up in morning with puke taste in mouth. Is GERD causing night sweat?
I have a question about ambien. My doctor prescribed me 10mg of ambien for insomnia for a period of time. I went off of them while I was pregnant and now that my son sleeps through the night I went back on ambien for sleep. She started me at 5mgs which wo
Sleep hygiene: It sounds as though you were going to say that the 5 mg helped initially and you wondered about dose change? Well this is common problem, yet I'd suggest a different approach. As ambien (zolpidem) may have erratic side effects, and can cause excessive sleepiness, it's not the safest option, especially with baby at home now. Better to get regular exercise, cut out caffeine, and practice sleep hygiene. ...Read more
I had lower left back bain for 3 month this year, it went away for a month now its come back. I can't sleep from the pain, what can I do?
Exercise and posture: Most patients will benefit from theraputic and core strengthening exercises and learning proper body posture and mechanics. It is best to see a spine specialist so that you can be evaluated and put on the proper treatment program. ...Read more
Hello.! I aways having headache in back side & right side when I want to sleep & went I wokeup for 3 months. I want to know what could be the causes?
Anything: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, eye strain, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked. ...Read more
Sleep Position: Sleeping on your back can aid the head ; spine to maintain a neutral position. It is considered the optimal sleep position for most people. The next best is sleeping on the side. Sleeping on your stomach usually requires you to have your head turned to the side for hours ; makes it difficult to keep the spine in a neutral position. It also puts pressure on joints ; muscles. ...Read more
In General, No: For the most part, sleeping on your back is less than ideal for posture (it flattens the normal curvatures of the spine) and can also act to make disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea much worse by allowing the tissues of the mouth and neck to "fall backward" and block the breathing passages. It is often better to sleep on one side or the other. Take care and stay healthy! ...Read more
Back pain: A firm sleeping surface is beter for the back. ...Read more