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What Can Ne Done For Tinnitus
Tinnitus: There is no cure for tinnitus--a sense of ringing or pulsing in the ear, which is often most bothersome at night. The standard approach to management has been to use a sound "masking" device, which basically just makes a low level kind of "white noise" that distracts you from the sound in your ear. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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See ENT: Tinnitus in one ear, or that pulsates needs further work up. A hearing test is important to evaluate. Hearing aids, masking noise, and sometimes medication can help. Listening to mild music might help to relieve serious tinnitus. There are some new treatments that may be expensive, but may help if you are seriously irritated by tinnitus. ...Read more
Correct Diagnosis: Correct diagnosis with appropriate treatment. Treatment is directed to reduction of pain and disability acutely with abortive meds if headaches are infrequent, say 2 or less times per week. Preventive treatment should used if the headaches are more frequent than that. There are multiple drugs of both varieties that have to be tried and adjusted to find the best result of you. ...Read more
Many things: Some things you can do on your own: limit caffeine and other stimulants; get regular rest & exercise; eat healthily -- whole foods, limit artificial sweeteners, etc. Breathing; meditation, yoga, tai chi, etc. Medical eval (including thyroid panel). Psychotherapy can help a great deal -- learning your triggers and dealing with them. Psychiatric consultation for possible meds: ssri's & others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dental appliance: Snoring is a vibration of soft tissues at the back of the throat including the soft palate. There is usually a partial obstruction of the airway. One needs to see a dentist who is trained in dental sleep medicine. Snoring is a symptom of sleep apnea and this must be checked for. A trained dentist can then make either a snoring appliance or a sleep apnea appliance after a sleep study is done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A lot: There are powerful medications available to make to symptoms of narcolepsy tolerable. A sleep specialist can help you. We hope in the near future to have hypocretin modifying medications available. Trials are currently underway. Ultimately, stem cell therapy may be the cure for the disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depression: Psychotherapy is very effective in treating the symptoms of depression. Consult with a mental health professional in your area who can help you uncover causes and help you learn to cope more effectively with what has and is troubling you in your life. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Talk therapy + meds: Depression is serious and requires treatment. First consult with a doctor to identify if that is the proper diagnosis for you and then begin the process of healing. Depression is highly treatable with psychotherapy and medications but does not resolve easily without treatment. Healthy habits that include regular exercise, good sleep hygiene, and supportive social interaction will help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Therapy or med: Psychotherapy can help identify the underlying cause of the nightmares and help improve the problem. Imagery rehearsal therapy is a treatment that specifically is used to help bad dreams/nightmares. Prazosin is an older blood pressure medication that is used off-label to help with bad dreams and nightmares, especially in those with ptsd. See your doctor for more assistance. ...Read more
Several things!: Mainstay of treatment is low salt diet. If this is ineffective, salt-flushing diuretics are prescribed. For acute episodes, Meclizine (antivert) and benzos such as valium are helpful, along with anti-nausea meds. For severe, refractory cases, surgery may be indicated. Menieres can be complicated and should be worked up by a good ENT doctor. Google "timothy hain meniere's" for excellent info. ...Read more
A LOT!!!: So very much can be done for insomnia but first have to find out the cause. Like look at your eating and drinking habits. Caffeine, alcohol, eating too late in the day, not exercising, exercising too late, medical problems. The list is very long. Then there are multiple solutions once you find the cause.Discuss this with your physician and they can lead you through all the questions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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