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What can I do about my insomnia?

What can I do about my insomnia?

Depends: Depends on if the insomnia is due to stress, psychiatric disorder, a primary sleep disorder, another medical condition, medications or poor sleep hygiene. The best treatment is addressing the reasons for the insomnia. Chronic insomnia is best treated with a behavioral program called cbt. Medications are usually indicated for short term use. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Boland
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Difficulty Sleeping (Definition)

Many women complain that they have trouble sleeping when they are pregnant. Try not to eat just before bedtime. Consider taking a warm bath at bedtime to help you relax. As your abdomen gets bigger, you may want to lie on your side with a pillow under your abdomen and a pillow between ...Read more


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What can I do about insomnia?

What can I do about insomnia?

Start w good sleep: Hygiene. Retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs ; no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized ; finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath or lavender scent. Try>. ...Read more

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What can I do about my anxiety/depression?

What can I do about my anxiety/depression?

Therapy and/or: Medications abound - but they have drawbacks. They work best in combo w/ good CBT therapy. Also, for very mild cases people can find relief through meditation, yoga, exercise and involvement in good healthy interests - including spiritual and religious groups that match your values. Best! ...Read more

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What can I do about my anxiety?

What can I do about my anxiety?

Lots You Can Do!: #1: Learn more! See What is Anxiety by Anxiety Disorders Assn of BC http://bit.Ly/xueau5 Everyone experiences anxiety at times. It prepares us 4stressful &/or dangerous situations. It may cause u 2experience sensations u dislike (sweating, racing heart) but these won't hurt u & won't last 4ever. #2 Try CBT- http://bit.Ly/xzbqnz; ACT-http://bit.Ly/ztwlvz; Mindfulness Meditat- http://bit.Ly/wdsdnu. ...Read more

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What can I do for my insomnia?

Agree w excellent: Input by dr. Jacobson. Some specifics on sleep hygiene: retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs ; no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized ; finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin along w. ...Read more

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What should I do about my chronic insomnia?

Sleep center : Your primary care giver can refer you to have some testing done. I have a hard time staying asleep as well. Staying on a schedule helps me the most. I try to wake up and go to bed at the same time every day, even on the weekends. Turn your TV and cell phone off an hour before you want to go to bed. Drink some herbal tea, meditation, warm bath or shower, read a relaxing book. best of luck! ...Read more

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What can I do about my anxiety issues?

What can I do about my anxiety issues?

Options: Natural treatment for anxiety include cognitive behavioral therapy, exercise, healthy diet (limiting caffeine and sugar), support groups and journaling (can help release emotions and identify possible triggers). Breathing exercises can be helpful if having an anxiety attack. Yoga, meditation and acupuncture are other options.If the anxiety is very difficult to manage, medication is another option. ...Read more

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I have insomnia, what can I do about it?

I have insomnia, what can I do about it?

Insomnia: Check with your doctor to rule out any medical concerns. Exercise daily, maintain a good diet, limit caffeine and alcohol, and try to reduce your stress levels by confiding in friends with your concerns. If this does not help consult a mental health professional who can help you uncover what may be troubling you and help you develop better coping skills. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What can I do about my allergies?

What can I do about my allergies?

Allergies: Depends how bad they are, you can take over the counter antihistamines and if they don't provide with relief, you need to start with your primary doctor for more prescription medications, such as nasal sprays and if these don't help, you need to see an allergist and they can advise you what else to do. ...Read more

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What can I do about my child's depression?

What can I do about my child's depression?

Trained professional: Since u can't tell the severity of his symptoms, consult a professional. Milder depression could improve with therapy. Moderate to severe may still respond to therapy or needmedicine, additionally. Remember that depeession has repercussions on your child's sense of self, level of internal comfort, and social/academic performance. Seeking help is important! good luck. ...Read more

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What can I do about depression?

What can I do about depression?

Your Dr can assess: For mood disorder ; underlying medical conditions that may be causing symptoms. Talking therapy (cognitive behavioral therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy) is important for lasting change. Psychiatric meds may be indicated. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Don’t stagnate at home. Get at least 8 hrs of sleep/ night ; eat healthfully. Daily aerobic physical. ...Read more

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What can I do about my hunchback?

What can I do about my hunchback?

Back: I do not know if this is developmental or acquired I would suggest you consult with an orthopedic surgeon specializing in spinal conditions ...Read more

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What can I do about my eczema?

What can I do about my eczema?

Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read more

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What can I do about my constant ibs?

What can  I do about my constant ibs?

Irritable bowel: Ibs is a chronic condition with no known cure, but it can be managed. The first step is having a good physician that makes you feel comfortable, is non-judgmental and involves you in treatment decisions. Treatment mainstays include fiber, elimination of gas-producing foods, exercise, and antispasmodic medications. ...Read more

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Please tell me what should I do about my insomnia?

Please tell me what should I do about my insomnia?

Sleep hygiene is key: Retire & rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark & cool & use only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized & finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, Chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath or lavender scent. ...Read more

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What can I do about my constant headaches?

What can I do about my constant headaches?

Headaches: Referral by your pcp to a neurologist. ...Read more

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What can I do about migraines?

What can I do about migraines?

Two approaches: At onset of headache, could take a triptan, available via pill, nasal spray, or injection, and headache usually gone by 2 hours. Prevent with such drugs as depakote, topirimate, or otc preps such as butterbur, riboflavin, magnesium, co-q-10. Talk to your doctor and devise your strategy. ...Read more

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What can I do for my headaches?

What can I do for my headaches?

Not true, but...: If there is any reason to believe you have a congenital brain aneurysm, or if you have a true headache problem, see a neurologist after a regular check-up with your pcp . Headaches should not simply be thought of 'it's just stress'; new onset of headaches, or a change in type or frequency of headache must be evaluated. ...Read more

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What can I do about constipation?

What can I do about constipation?

Low fiber: And not enough fluids especially if much of your fluid intake is caffeine and or alcohol both of which dehydrate and constipate. Excess foods with calcium or iron such as cheeses and dairy products can constipate. Even if you ate the right foods but didn't drink the correct amount and types of fluids you could get constipated. Fluids are critical! stop the caffeine! ...Read more

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What can I do about my acne?

What can I do about my acne?

Acne: Please see your dermatologist since you have not provided us any information about yourself or your Acne. Make sure you see a doctor not an esthetician who is not in an actual dermatologist's office working off a treatment plan designed by the doctor. ...Read more

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