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2 1 1 day ago
I took a Xanax .25 tablet around 7 pm and was able to sleep until 9 pm. Now am awake again. Trouble going to sleep. Took a melatonin but still can t get back to sleep. Anxiety pops me up. Should I take Xanax again? This med frightens me because it is said to be habit forming and I don t want to...
2 1 1 day ago
I am 83 years old and have had sleep problems for years. I ve been using zolpidem and diazepam for years (not together) which are effective. Now hearing that both could predispose brain to Alzheimers and want to stop using them. Any suggestions for replacement medications?
2 1 6 days ago
I have a sleep disorder something to do with the receptors in my brain. When I sleep I am in my dreams and not sleeping. I ve had a sleep study done & I have sleep apnea. I am using a machine at night. Clonazepam is the medication I am taking. Does it have any side effects with Zoloft?
2 1 Wed, 23 Jan 2019
I have sleep apnea and at this point I m not able to use a CPAP machine. Are there any safe medications that help with breathing during sleep? I m not looking for something to stimulate my alertness while I m awake but something to counteract the mechanism of sleep apnea?
2 1 Fri, 28 Dec 2018
I am an extreme night owl--not by choice-- according to what I just read here, and I have done and taken everything my doctors have prescribed or suggested. In addition, I have tried all the behavior modifications to help me change my sleep schedule. Are there any new medicines, supplements...
11 1 Wed, 26 Dec 2018
I have had a sleep disorder since 2002.It started after living in a severly mold infested apartment.I have no doubt I was traumatised by this.I spent 9 years with a phycologist.I have been on many of the well known anti depressants.Over the years,I relied on Ambian CR for my sleep accompanied by...
6 1 Wed, 26 Dec 2018
I have had hpylori in the past, I have asthma and menaires disease. I have just turned 40 and am still somewhat overweight. I also have had arthritis since I was 16. I have lost about 45lbs in the last year with a few lifestlye changes. I was told by my family doctor that I tested positive for...
3 2 Tue, 18 Dec 2018
Xanax was prescribed for me as a sleep aid. In fact, it does just the opposite I find that it makes me extremely nervous and keeps me awake with a high degree of tension . How do I get off the stuff and go to a sleep aid that pus me to sleep? Wha would be a good alternate/
11 1 Mon, 17 Dec 2018
I have long story of insomnia pain all over my body depression and severe constipation for ten years and tried all antidepressents, vitamins etc only responded to large doses of cocktail of laxatives later i experienced fever and sore throat some times high not responded to antibiotics and...
2 1 Mon, 17 Dec 2018
I was on citalopram hydrobromide and my doc at my annual exam said escitalopram oxalate was a newer med and gave me a script for it. I have been taking it abt 3 weeks and am having trouble sleeping....strange dreams, constant awakening, trouble falling asleep. Is it from this med. I noticed...
6 1 Fri, 14 Dec 2018
Hello Dr. Samuel. N. Grief, I have been having sleeping issues for a while now, but I m only 17. I go to bed every night very tired ( Im an endurance runner) but I wake up mutiple times during the night. Im worried this is a bigger problem- or if this is normal for a teenager. I ve always gotten...
13 1 Fri, 14 Dec 2018
I recently had an ECG after an abnormal EKG. The ECG showed vent. rate 108bpm Sinus tachycardia, PR interval 158 ms, possible left atrial enlargement, QRS duration 88 ms , nonspecific ST abnormality, QT/QTc 368/493 ms, abnormal ECG, P-R-T axes 70 48 58 and prolonged QT. The cardiologist didn t...
6 1 Mon, 3 Dec 2018
My husband is 5-1/2 yrs post op prostacystectomy with as neobladder. He had severe infections post op and 3 occurrences of intestinal blockage but other than a few things, his ct scans have been ok. End of April he had hematuria with clots, this occurred 4-5 times - he also has increased BP for...
21 1 Sat, 1 Dec 2018
I had a digestive stool analysis done because I have problems digesting sugar, starchy foods etc. I end up with loose stools and insomnia - The test showed overall low good bacteria, low SIGA, and a parasite named Endolimax nana - The test also showed low candida yeast levels - but a previous...
32 1 Fri, 30 Nov 2018
I m a 66 year old male with AFIB (using flecinide, metroprolol, pradaxa), sleep apnea (using a CPAP), and low HMG / RBC (using B12 injections). All of these were diagnosed three years ago after a fainting spell. For the most part I m in rhythm during the day, but in mid-night I wake to find I m...
11 1 Fri, 30 Nov 2018
Hi, for months now my bestfriend of 10 years and i is always on a constant fight over a childhood friend of her whom she met again online after almost 15 years. who is now separated but not divorce to his wife,and a father and who is presently in a relationship. I feel like she is startng to fall...
6 1 Fri, 30 Nov 2018
I have trouble sleeping like I usually watch a movie or TV show then I m waking up at 7 the next morning. But when I just go to bed with everything turned off I lie awake for hours and sometimes don t even fall asleep then I m falling asleep at like 3 in the morning and getting up at 7. Then in...
12 1 Fri, 30 Nov 2018
I experience the following : foggy memory , extreme hunger pangs while sleeping and this continues until morning followed by immediate excretion of all previous nights dinner .This happens after my first introduction of a piece of food or drink (water) before breakfast. I eat but do not get the...
14 1 Fri, 30 Nov 2018
I want to switch to Tirosant. I was on Levothroid and loved it but it was recalled. My last TSH was 4.560, I am gaining weight, cant remember nothing, cant sleep through the nite and my hair is thinning. I am 59yrs 302 lbs had thyroidectomy in 1980 was on Synthroid (hated it ) Levothyroxin (hated...
20 1 Thu, 29 Nov 2018
can you please explain to me the left ventricle and O.S.A.? Why is it crucial to treat the L.V. if only mildly dysfunctional? Why is the L.M.C.A. so important? Can you please tell me why O.S.A. so important to treat if L.M.C.A. has a stent blocks up and a person has O.S.A.? Thankyou for your...
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