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3 2 1 day ago
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 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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...
13 1 Thu, 29 Nov 2018
If I am trying to take a nap, or while I m lying down before actually falling asleep, once in a while I will hear this quick buzzing in my ears, see this rush of white light zoom into view (with eyes closed (like in a dream state) ) and then feel an electrical impulse or shock and it brings me...
11 1 Wed, 28 Nov 2018
Hello, Back in late December last year I noticed was feeling generally weak and aching all over with muscle pains – esp. in my joints. Then in the first week of January I had really bad flu and the pains got worse but at least they were explained. The flu was the worst I have ever had - very bad...
11 1 Wed, 28 Nov 2018
Yes, I had polio at age 5 in 1954-1955(6months on crutches and in braces). I seemed to recover well. I played sports, educated, etc. I am just wondering if the following symptoms reflect progression of post polio. I am exhausted and tire easily( I used to run marathons). I have low bone density...
6 1 Wed, 28 Nov 2018
Im 26 years old. When I sleep straight looking up easy to breath and when I sleep turn left or right its difficult to breath.Slight portion of my left side of my chest feel numbness. What kind of treatment do I need?? Currently I was prescribed by doctor garlic capsules and painkiller tablets.
14 1 Wed, 28 Nov 2018
Hi, over the past three weeks i have had flu like symptoms including ching body, tiredness, loss of appetite, sleep disturbance, minor cough, blocked nose, sinusitis and a feeling of lightsness in the body. most of these have gone away but for the the aching body (which is better then before) and...
2 1 Wed, 28 Nov 2018
for the last fifty years have trouble sleeping. I have been under tremendous stress with family problems. taking care of parents and my sisters and brothers children. My job is very demanding. I know that I need help because it has become overwhelming, I don t know where to turn too.
11 1 Wed, 28 Nov 2018
The last 2 nights I have been gagging in my sleep. What causes this condition? I had just had my Lap Band adjusted the other day; do you think that this could have caused it? I was prescribed muscle relaxers for my back do to a car accident. Help me!
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