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What Should I Do If Cant Sleep
I am having hip pain, started boniva 3 days ago, I am not getting better. How long until it wears off? What should I do? I can't sleep. I need to know what to do.
Bone : Bone pain can happen with this class of medicine and you can take antiiflammatory medication such as advil or aleve to help with the pain (assuming those medications do not interact with your other meds and you do not have heart or stomach problems). However, you should make sure that your calcium level was checked before you started Boniva as a low calciium level can trigger bone pain. Additionally, if the bone pain persists or worsens you should see your doctor as a rare type of fragility fracture can occur with the bisphosphonate class of medication. ...Read more
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
My 16 year old daughter is experiencing severe shoulder pain. What should I do? She can't sleep and she doesn't want me to help her..
Insomnia: Don't lay in bed awake. Go to another room that is darkened and do a non-stimulating activity such as reading. Avoid electronic devices including tablet devices and tv. Use a journal to write your thoughts if you are feeling anxious. Don't drink any caffeine or smoke. Do your best to avoid looking at the clock. Only when your sleepy should you return to bed. A sound machine and eye mask may help. ...Read more
Sleep hygiene tips: Agree w dr. Ali. Here are highlights. 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, >. ...Read more
What should I do if I can't sleep at night. And I sometimes endure 3-5 days straight without sleep?
What should I do if I can't sleep because I feel itchy or uncomfortable and each day it feels worse?
Biofeedback: SLEEP:Avoid drugs for sleep, weight loss, nervousness, anxiety and wait gain. Usually try behavior modification, punctuality in sleeping, read a book and warm milk fi u like. Avoid caffeine, drinking, TV in room. Do regular exercise. Once on drugs for sleep u mau find it hard to regain ur self control.Use drugs only if a MD dx of symptomatic insomnia. ...Read more
Seek medical care : 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tips to address your: stress: Talk about feelings & address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine & alcohol (or moderate). Try Qi Gong, Tai Chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, Yoga, exercise program, deep breathing exercises or Progressive muscle relaxation. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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