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What Causes Insomnia And What Can I Do To Stop It
Sleep hygiene: Dr suchecki provided a number of possible reasons for insomnia. Here is important information on sleep hygiene. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sleep disorder in which there is inability to fall asleep &/or stay asleep, followed by daytime functional impairment. It accompanies several sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorders. It can occur at any age, but more common in elderly. It can be short-term (up to 3 weeks) or long-term. It can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, & increase risk of ...Read more
Anxiety?: Ruling out any physical causes, I hear anxiety in your question. Anxiety can come from chemical imbalances, a side effect of medications, external stressors, too much change in too short a period of time, and other areas. I would say go to a reputable psychotherapist immediately and talk about what anxiety means to YOU. ...Read more
I have been taking Xanax 0.5mg at bedtime only for 10 years. Could this cause insomnia? How can I stop taking this?
Dependence: It's possible that you have developed tolerence to xanax 0.5 mg because you have been taking it for so long. You can reduce the dose to three quarters of the tab for one week, then half a tab for one week and stop and see what happens. Ofcourse, it's always better to consult with the doctor who is prescribing your medication. ...Read more
I've read that its very common for fish oil to cause insomnia in many people, and I am sensitive to everything, its causing insomnia, so should I stop?
Fish oil ; sleep: Not much data on fish oil and sleep, but if you believe your sleep got worse after starting it stop it for 14 days since fish oil can be safely discontinued. If your sleep improves you have your answer. If not, look for other causes of your sleep difficulty and consider restarting fish oil for beneficial effects on heart and mood. ...Read more
Can extreme anxiety cause vomiting? My anxiety has been non-stop & high intensity. Not sleeping well, frozen, and random vomiting. Getting meds adj.
See doctor: See your pcp without delay for proper diagnosis of vomiting and disturbed sleep. Anxiety may be a factor but medical causes must be ruled out or treated first. Bring list of meds you take, any alcohol/drug/tobacco/caffeine use and current stresses. If all points to anxiety, ask for referral to a mental health professional for guidance. Take care. ...Read more
I have to wake in 5 hours but I can't stop thinking about anything and everything, is there any help to this? It's causing insomnia for me.
See below: Anxiety may be causing insomnia. At bed time write down a list of things that are on your mind or worrying you. Pick out 1 or 2 of them that you can actually take a few steps tomorrow to resolve. See:http://bit.ly/1H64Naf and http://bit.ly/1BBVVRw also learn how to stop worrying: go to the Checklist "overcoming anxiety and stress" that mentions Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.....http://bit.ly/1hKZ4y ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am on Adderall for hypersomnia and take it as soon as i wake up, but it is causing insomnia. Will it eventually stop causing insomnia?
Dr told me to stop wellbutrin for a few days after just a week to see if it was causing insomnia, today ik had slight nausea, could it be withdrawal?
My sciatica is only acting up during sleep, causing me restlessness and insomnia. Are there any ways to stop the pain?
Sciatica: can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. Prevention treatment is always recommended. This condition must be professionally managed. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. It is the same as a pinched nerve. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
INSOMNIA: INSOMNIA DESERVES A THROUGH EVALUATION. EXAM&LABS. Sleep can be assisted by maintaining a good sleep schedule. A dark room with cool temperature and music therapy. You should also have labs checked for CBC/CMP/Vit d /B12/thyroid. If it persists and there is snoring or difficulty breathing a sleep study may be needed. To evaluate Sleep Apnea &RLS ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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