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Does 1cm pineal gland cyst cause insomnia?

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Posted on Thu, 28 May 2015
Question: I have a 1cm cyst on my pineal gland floating in fluid. Recently I began suffering bad insomnia. Could the cyst be hindering melatonin? My neurologists say no and think insomnia due to stress. I am currently on seroquel for sleep for last 2 months
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Unlikely

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for posting your query.

I have noted your symptoms and the fact that you have 1 cm pineal gland cyst.

Insomnia is unlikely to be caused by the cyst, as it does not interfere with melatonin secretion.

So, I agree with your doctor that stress may be the cause of insomnia.

I hope my reply has helped you.

I would be pleased to answer, if you have any follow up queries or if you require any further information.
     
Best wishes,     
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, XXXXXXX
For DIRECT QUERY to me: http://bit.ly/Dr-Sudhir-kumar
My blog: http://bestneurodoctor.blogspot.com/

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Follow up: Dr. Sudhir Kumar (7 hours later)
My neuors say 1cm pineal cyst floating in fluidis nothing to worry about done need follow up?
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (38 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
I agree with your doctor.

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for getting back.

I agree with your neurologist. Pineal cysts are incidentally picked up on mRI, and they usually do not cause any symptoms. There is no need to worry about that. You may repeat an MRI brain after one year.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
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Follow up: Dr. Sudhir Kumar (11 hours later)
What are common causes of chronic insomnia
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (5 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Stress and depression

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for getting back.

Stress and depression are the most common causes of chronic insomnia.

In addition, poor sleep hygiene and night shift duties are other causes of chronic insomnia.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Sudhir Kumar (13 hours later)
Following bad marriage stress I developed chronic insomnia. MRI is normal. My dr put me on 100mg of seroquel every night for sleep and anxiety. It works but is seroquel dangerous to my brain?
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (24 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Seroquel is safe.

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for getting back.

Seroquel is safe and you can continue taking it if it works well.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Sudhir Kumar (47 minutes later)
Is it possible for chronic insomnia to never resolve?
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Usually resolves but may take a long time

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for getting back.

Chronic insomnia may resolve with treatment but may take several years for that.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
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Does 1cm pineal gland cyst cause insomnia?

Brief Answer: Unlikely Detailed Answer: Thank you for posting your query. I have noted your symptoms and the fact that you have 1 cm pineal gland cyst. Insomnia is unlikely to be caused by the cyst, as it does not interfere with melatonin secretion. So, I agree with your doctor that stress may be the cause of insomnia. I hope my reply has helped you. I would be pleased to answer, if you have any follow up queries or if you require any further information. Best wishes, Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist Apollo Hospitals, XXXXXXX For DIRECT QUERY to me: http://bit.ly/Dr-Sudhir-kumar My blog: http://bestneurodoctor.blogspot.com/