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What Can I Do To Prevent Panic Attacks In The Middle Of The Night
Good day good night: Frequency and intensity of panic attacks depends on your fears, your level of stress, ingestion of caffeine or other stimulants. Attacks can come day or night. Panic disorder treatment will help you master techniques that will address these problems. If you get adequate treatment for your panic attacks, not only your daily attacks, but also those that occur while you are asleep will tend to recede. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Panic is a psychological and somatic state of anxiety usually involving extreme fear, characterized by symptoms such as shortness of breath, rapid pounding heartbeat, sometimes dizziness or light-headedness, tunnel vision, a sense of unreality, and a feeling of needing to escape from ...Read more
Day panic attacks: Most patients that have panic attacks at night have them during the day. Most people describe that the panic attacks at night are very similar to daytime panic symptoms. If they are not, it could be that other sleep disorders like sleep apnea, which can cause breathlessness, heart racing could be the culprit. Would optimize treatment of panic attacks and maybe see a sleep specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many possibilities: Restless leg syndrome usually causes such symptoms in the evening and bedtime. Poor circulation has to be considered. Certain medications, low potassium levels, other conditions as well should be considered. Talk to your internist or sleep physician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Follow action plan: All patients should have asthma action plan to follow if their asthma flares. Treatment of acute asthma (day or night) is albuterol (quick relief) medication. If there is not a good response within about 30 minutes then most action plans suggest repeating the dose. If still not better, contact doctor and/or go to er for evaluation. If night symptoms happen >2 x a month, see doctor for new plan. ...Read more
Sleep Hygiene: Waking up (poor sleep maintenance) can be due to a number of things. If you are overweight consider obstructive sleep apnea (osa). Do you snore? Ask your partner if you snore or ever stop breathing momentarily; do you have depression or stresses? See your doctor for these. Next, you need to look up sleep hygiene on the net. Lots of suggestions here. Can try melatonin over the counter as a trial. ...Read more
What causes leg cramps in the middle of the night? What can I do to get them to stop? How can I prevent them from re-occurring?
I know I have a UTI and its in the middle of the night, how can I get rid of the pain so i can sleep the rest of the night?
See you doctor...: Urine dipsticks and microscopic urinalysis can suggest uti, but the definitive test is a urine culture, which can take 36-72 hours to come back. If you are having symptoms, such as burning urination, frequency, urgency, or urine discoloration, i suggest you see your doctor to have a culture performed. It is not wrong to take antibiotics while you wait for the results if your doctor prescribes it. ...Read more
What can cause me to wake up with a pounding heart and dizziness in the middle of the night. Not nightmares or anxiety ?
Anxiety: I feel empathy for your Ponding heart and dizziness in the middle of night .and headache and abdominal pain. At age 34, unresolved emotional conflicts, stressors of relationships,. Marriage, Separation, divorce, parenting, work, finances and children leaving home can cause emotional turmoil affecting sleep, cause physical symptoms and anxiety. See a Psychiatrist. for Therapy and medication. ...Read more
Why can I do to prevent balding? Losing hair not in the middle but to the left and right of the widows peak.
Medical management: There a few proven options to stop the hair loss. These include medications such as Minoxidil and finasteride. The two other options are laser light and protein rich plasma. A combination of all would be most effective. See a hair loss specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could you tell me what's the best way to prevent waking up with sinus headaches in the mid of the night?
Saline rinses: Saline nasal rinses before bed and sleeping with your head of bed elevated can help reduce nasal swelling which may cause sinus headaches. ...Read more
Manage panic: With e-a-s-e. 1)eliminate the stressor from your life (stay away from the people) 2)alter the impact of the stressor (talk to the people about what stresses you); 3)shift your outlook (change your beliefs & negative self-talk about the people); & 4) ease your response (learn relaxation skills & be healthy -- exercise & good nutrition). Counseling can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night and I'm in the middle of eating. How can I stop this?
Sleep: Try to establish and maintain a consistent sleep pattern, ddays and weekends. Avoid caffeine after lunch, take a shower before going to bed to relax. Turn off television and computers 1 hour before going to bed, to prevent the light from the screen from lowering you melatonin. Depending on what ime you get up, try a small dose of melatonin - available at pharmacies, to see if it helps get you b. ...Read more
I often have inflamation in my ears. What are the causes of that. What can I do to avoid this in the future. Thanks?
It depends: I'm not certain what you are referring to. I am assuming you are referring to otitis externa which is infection in the external ear canal (also called swimmers ear). Excess moisture in the canal or devices that occlude the ear like ear phones can cause infection. The following two websites have excellent patient information: http://bit.ly/1C3SC5Q and http://bit.ly/1HhTGb4 ...Read more
See below: Improving sleep hygiene can help. Regularize your sleep. Avoid migraine triggers. Sleep 7.5 to 8 hours a night. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, large meals, vigorous exercise, and bright lights near bedtime. Minimize stressors. If you have migraines which are new, impact your daily routine or have them frequently, it is recommended you have them evaluated by a neurologist. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Psychotherapy option: As a psychologist, i recommend a structured cognitive behavioral therapy program that will teach you how to better understand and control your emotional feelings. These skills can help you decrease or eliminate anxiety/panic feelings as well as help you be more confident and in control. ...Read more
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