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Waking suddenly during REM sleep. Have nightmares. Reason? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 12-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good Evening
User:Hi Doctor. My name is XXXX
Doctor:I am Dr. XXXXXXX
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:My problem is that I wake up at night suddenly in my REM sleep
User:I have terror nights
User:What is the reason for it sir?
Doctor:May I know your age?
User:It's happening for the last 3-4 years
User:23 years
User:and I am scared when i do get up in the middle of the night
Doctor:Are you taking medicines for any condition?
User:though i don;t remember getting up sometimes
User:no medicines as of yet
User:I often get up tired in the morning most of the times
User:Sir any solution to it?
Doctor:There can be various reasons for having sleep disturbances.
Doctor:The first way to treat is by removing the cause.
Doctor:The causes an be from a stressed work to personal issues.
User:I do listen to meditative music at night.
User:still I do sometimes get up at night scared
User:and blabber something which i don't have any idea about
Doctor:If there is any cause which is causing you stress, that needs to be addressed first.
User:Yes I do need admission froma good MBA college which is one reason for stress
Doctor:For that you may talk to a pychologist or a psychiatrist for counselling.
User:But other than that no serious issues
User:A pyschologist or a psychiatrist? which one of the two?
Doctor:Please understand that, being stressed about anything does not help in its solution.
Doctor:Psychologist does counseling, but they do not prescribe medication.
Doctor:And a psychiatrist does psychotherapy sessions, and may include medications,
Doctor:So the choice would be yours.
User:ok. can you guide you guide me as to which psychologist would solve my problem?
Doctor:If you require an psychologist counselling near to your location, surely i would be able to help you.
User:ok. I stay in vashi
Doctor:Vashi is Mumbai, right?
User:navi mumbai
Doctor:Can you please confirm your mobile number?
User:it is 0000
User:am i going to be charged for that call sir?
User:because i need to decide before i take advice
Doctor:Actually, one of our customer care executives will assist you further in finding a good doctor.
Doctor:That service is not charged.
User:Ok. Thanks a lot Mr . XXXXXXX
Doctor:Thank you for consulting me.
Doctor:Hope I was helpful.
User:Pleasure talking to you
Doctor:Is there anything else That I could help you on?
User:Nope. thats it
Doctor:Have a Nice Evening!!
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