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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..

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..

See doctor: Your daughter likely has injury which may or may not be serious. Her symptoms of severe pain presenting sleep warrants evaluation by a doctor.

Dr. Joseph Boland
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I am having hip pain, started boniva (ibandronate) 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 (ibandronate) 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.

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What should I do if I can't sleep because I feel itchy or uncomfortable and each day it feels worse?

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.

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What should I do when we can't sleep during jet lag? Thanks. :)

What should I do when we can't sleep during jet lag? Thanks. :)

Hydration: with melatonin and progresive meditation and relaxation. I would refer you to a book : The Relaxation Response, by Herbert Benson, M.D.- also, the use of a mild antihistamine like benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Dramamine would be helpful.

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What should I do if i can't sleep since i stopped taking champix?

What should I do if i can't sleep since i stopped taking champix?

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, >.

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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 at night. And I sometimes endure 3-5 days straight without sleep?

See your MD: Wow, that's a long time without sleep. Get a ride (don't drive) to your md to try to determine why this is happening. Also, have good sleep hygiene, such as establishing a bedtime schedule, avoiding alchohol, excess food or exercise prior to bed, etc.

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What should I do when i can't sleep at night?

What should I do when i can't sleep at night?

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.

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What should I do if I can't sleep well because i'm depressed?

What should I do if I can't sleep well because i'm depressed?

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.

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Cant sleep when it is fullmoon?

Cant sleep when it is fullmoon?

Melatonin may help.: 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 along w light reading, warm bath or lavender scent.

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I cant sleep regulary ..!! Why .??

I cant sleep regulary ..!! Why .??

Sleep: Try meditation. We seldomly take time to relax. Meditation has no scientific data showing benefits on insomnia, cholesterol, blood pressure control and more.

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I cant sleep 8hrs a day only 6 or 7 why?

Sleep needs: Amount of sleep needed per day varies between individuals and stages of life. If you feel rested with 6 or 7 hours per night, that's all you need.

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Cant sleep at night, I even take medication, what else might work?

Cant sleep at night, I even take medication, what else might work?

Insomnia: Primary cause of insomnia is psychiatric, other causes of insomnia could be secondary to medical causes, sleep apnea, work schedule, psychosocial stressors.

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Cant sleep, feeling too anxious about exam coming up. Any tips for me?

Cant sleep, feeling too anxious about exam coming up. Any tips for me?

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.

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I cant sleep before 3 a.m and i wake up after 11:00 am what should i do ? tnx

I cant sleep before 3 a.m and i wake up after 11:00 am  what should i do ?
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Take a slow approach: sounds like a sleep-phase disorder. You can do several things to make gradual change-#1. Bright light in am, dim after 6pm and no electronics. #2Bed is only for sleep and sex #3.Try increasing melatonin at suppertime.#4no exercise after supper.#5short period of sleep medication if the above doesn't help to reset your schedule

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I cant sleep at night what should i do?? Is this be harmful in my life or its a only temporary disease?

I cant sleep at night what should i do?? Is this be harmful in my life or its a only temporary disease?

Optimize: Work on your sleep hygiene first,like avoiding stimulant food or drinks too close to bedtime. Turn off computer,tv,etc at least 30 min before bedtime. Make room as dark,quiet as you can and make sure room temp down to around 70 if possible. If self help measures don't work talk to your doctor about other possible reasons. Lack of sleep can be dangerous!

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I watched a scene from the movie "Saw" and this man was punished because he tried to save everyone im really scared not a joke please help cant sleep?

Let your parents: know. Consider drinking a glass of warm milk or chamomile tea. Some people keep melatonin in the house to help with sleep - it can be quite effective.* Breath in slowly & deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. Try not

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Cant sleep even when i'm tired. What can I do?

Cant sleep even when i'm tired. What can I do?

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.

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Cant sleep whatever i try. Shall I use sleeping pils?

First try good sleep: Hygiene. Melatonin or warm milk can be tried if sleep hygiene is not sufficient. 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.

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Cant sleep, iam taking anapsique, is it a side effect?

Cant sleep, iam taking anapsique, is it a side effect?

Anapsique: This is a derivative of the antidepressant Amitriptyline (elavil) found in mexico. Side-effects are dose-related & can include drowsiness, dizziness, dry mouth, wt. Gain, muscle stiffness, blurred vision, constipation, urinary retention.

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

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