How does stress and lack of sleep make you overeat?

Complex biochem. Haven't figured out the details of biologic pathways (neural, hormonal) yet. Likely affects stress hormones, ghrelin, leptins, serotonin, dopamine, other brain and neurotransmitters. Nevertheless, lack of sleep assoc w/ simple sugar intake, xs calorie intake and weight gain. So is late-night shift work. Get rest, relax the mind (stress reduction techniques, meditation), exercise, mindful eating.

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What vitamins supplement needed for stress and lack of sleep?

No magic pill. Many people are looking for some "magic pill" to make up for bad habits that causes all sorts of stress on their body. The truth is that a healthy lifestyle with proper diet, proper sleep- wake cycles, healthy environment, proper exercise are the foundation of good health and prevention of disease supplements should be used to make up for a deficiency in your diet or imbalance in your system. Read more...

Wake up at night time fast heartbeat 120, 165/95 bp (normally 125/75)and feeling of panic. Gradually goes down, before episode stress and lack of sleep?

Panic attack? It's not uncommon to have panic attacks wake you in the night. Lack of sleep and ongoing anxiety can worsen them. However, this needs a full medical evaluation to make sure of what's going on, so you can get the best help possible. There are good treatments for panic attacks with both medications and psychotherapy. Please see your doctor. Read more...

Would it be normal for the ER to give lorazapam for stress and lack of sleep due to work stress - given 2 mgs by mistake (should have been. 25 max)?

Ativan (lorazepam) dose. If a doctor ordered .25mg Ativan (lorazepam) and 2 mg was given "by mistake, " it would not be "normal." still, 2 mg Ativan (lorazepam) might be prescribed & given in some instances. The person could become drowsy or even go to sleep. When dosed in an er where observation is available, this would not be dangerous. Longer term, the person needs comprehensive help for the "work stress" and sleep difficulty. Read more...
Lorazepam. This is an acceptable practice and dose, however it could have been lower. Less is always more. Sleeping issues may be a bigger part of your problem. Solve them and work may get less stressful. Try relaxing exercises, dawnbuse.Com has great resources for decreasing stress. Read more...
Ativan (lorazepam) This is not uncommon. At the emergency room they give medications based on their assessment. Read more...
Yes. But this is only a short term fix and you need to see your physician as soon as possible. With your history it appears that you have a lot of things going on. You need a complete and through evaluation and you need to be completely forthright with your doctor. 2 milligrams is not an unusual initial dosage bid. Read more...
2 mg ativan (lorazepam) 2 mg is acceptable dose on high side. If it felt too much don't take all. May be half. Also this should be only fow few day for what we call adjustment disorder after that you probably don't need it and other treatment strategy is needed. Read more...
1-2mg reasonable. For mild anxiety prevention 0.5mg lorazepam, Ativan appropriate. For significant anxiety 1-2mg appropriate every 4-6hr. Read more...

My fasting blood sugar was 104mg/dl. In a stress and lack of sleep laltely. Does a single reading diagnosis me as prediabetic? Is it certain I will dvlop dm?

Not certain. A single reading is not diagnostic for impaired fasting glucose (ifg) or "pre-diabetes." stress, infection, certain medications can cause elevated readings. Yu need consisitent reading between 100-126 fasting to diagnose you as a "pre-diabetic" with an a1c that can aide in the dx. But most importantly, you have the control over your own destiny! eat less carbs/sweets, maintain good bmi! g luck. Read more...
Not a problem yet. One should never diagnose diabetes or prediabetes based on a single test. The fasting reading of 104 was only mildly high and could have been related to stress, or lab error. Your should have it repeated at some point, and also do a hba1c to better assess your average blood sugar. Read more...

I was overwelmed at work and have been feeling dizzy and had muscle tension. The ER sent me home with lorazapam. Is it a good medication for stress and lack of sleep?

Sedative. Do you feel like you need a sedative? Lorazepam is a benzodiazepine and is a sedative. It is highly addictive. It is absolutely fine for a very infrequent use, but is not fine for daily use. If this is a long term problem it would best that you did not go to the er but went to your family doctor and got medicine to prevent anxiety rather than just a sedative. Always start with family doctor firs. Read more...
Short term. It's reasonable short term, but it is addictive. You should begin concurrent treatment with someone to provide a non pharmaceutical treatment avenue as well. Don't stay on the Lorazepam if you can help it. Read more...
Stress tx. Ativan is a benzo. Approved for tx. Of anxiety, short term insomnia, status epilepticus, or chemo related nausea. No mention of your weight but lowest starting dose for anxiety is 0.5mg every 6hr as needed as tolerance can develop. Should not operate machinery/drive as dui can result from even rx. Medications that are controlled taken as ordered. Consider talking to pcp to try low dose buspar (buspirone). Read more...

Misdiagnosed for anxiety/psycosis vs stress and lack of sleep inner ear infect and given lorazapam and then anti depressants could you cause l/t issue?

Lorazepam. Hoping your ears are feeling better now. No, being given Lorazepam in the er would not have caused a long term issue. It would also not be unusual for someone to have both depression/anxiety and an ear infection . . . With both needing treatment. Antidepressants combined with psychotherapy are helpful for the first, and generally an antibiotic for the second. If off Lorazepam now, no problem. Read more...