• question-icon

    Having lack of sleep due to work and stress. How to overcome this?

default
Posted on Mon, 29 Apr 2013 in Sleep Disorders
Question: Iit may not be worth mentioning, but due to work & family, my partner does not have a regular sleep pattern; with less than 3 hours per night a few times per week with usually a solid 10 hours+ on one of the weekend days. Note this is not a new thing at all.
Also, he had been complaining of sore back for couple days beforehand. Today, an hour or so before the cramps returned, I lightly massaged his back.. The most tender part was left side where you can gip your fingers under ribcage (trapezius?)

He's had bursitis and a torn rotator cuff (both shoulders at various points in time) & so has very tender back and shoulder muscles that seem to have a positive correlation with lack of sleep.

Cheers.
doctor
Answered by Dr. Hari Charan Perigela 4 hours later
Hi
You have mentioned that your partner has lot of work.
Please help your partner and finish all the work by 10pm.
Ask your partner to do yoga and meditation.
Your partner will have good sleep.
Nothing to worry
Regards

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Hari Charan Perigela 5 minutes later
My 28 year old partner (male) has just experienced for the 3rd time in as many days:
Severe upper abdominal pain (cramping)
Sweats (light/moderate) brought on by cramping pain
Unable to relieve pain other than to stand up as crouching over is worse.
His pain lasts for approx 15min. I gave him Neo (sodium bicarbonate and sodium carb) which instantly brought on huge burps.. Seemed to relief for 30 seconds.. Then cramps returned.
Stools are normal: no blood, not running, not sharp or dry, & normal gas.
In the past few weeks he appears to have been burrping a lot more than usual.
He has irregular sleep patterns: under 5 hours a night several times weekly - usually with a long "catchup" sleep at some stage on weekend.
The last couple of days he has complained of headaches. However during the most cent cramping episode I asked if he had any head pain, to which he rep,IRD, "No".
Any suggestions here- noting in particular that his bowel movements are normal?
Thanks


doctor
Answered by Dr. Hari Charan Perigela 3 hours later
Hi
Pain in upper abdomen is mostly due to acid peptic disease.
There will be severe pain in ulcer with cramps.
Please give him Rabeprazole with Domperidone capsules.
Ask him to stop alcohol,smoking,caffeine products,spicy foods if at he takes.
Stress to be reduced
Please investigate him with Upper GI endoscopy,Ultrasound abdomen.
Pain killers should not be used regularly
If you come back with above test results,I will clarify further.
Wish you good health
Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Hari Charan Perigela

General Surgeon

Practicing since :1995

Answered : 2540 Questions

premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on

Recent questions on  Domperidone

doctor1 MD

Hi, I would like to know whether i can give domperidone suppository 10 mg for my 3.5 year old daughter to make her pass motion.she has not passed...

doctor1 MD

I have a combination of upper GI problems. After severe stress last year, I had a flare up of oesophagitis and antum gastritis, for which I have...

doctor1 MD

doc, my problem is my stomach, it keeps on growling even though I ve already eaten. The thing i hate the most is I usually fart just to get rid of...

doctor1 MD

This is to inform you that my relative Miss Tina Das Roy (age 29) is suffering from IBS problem since 2006.Every year she has been admitted in...

doctor1 MD

Hi Sir, My name is XXXX. last two weeks on words i am suffering from itching in hole body . after the itching the skin came full reddish .. Three...

doctor1 MD

I am suffering from pemphigus vulgaris . Currently taking mmf 500mg and steriod 2.5 alternate days. My lesions are not healing up if my doctor puts...

doctor1 MD

Hi I have chest pain after I eat or when I lay down and it's so painful them my neck starts throbbing and I went to the er the other night and they...

Get personalised answers from verified doctor in minutes across 80+ specialties

196 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM Blog Questions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction
Questions Answered By Dr. Hari Charan Perigela
  • Q - Having watery mucus in stools. Taking probiotic for gas and bloating....

  • Q - Had enlarged lymph node on thigh. Reason for pain in middle back and...

  • Q - Hernia surgery done. Having pain in leg while walking. How long will it...

  • Q - Itching, burning sensation and pain in anal area. Related to stomach...

  • Q - Got hit on head. Big lump appeared. No dizziness or memory loss. Worried...

  • Q - Feeling nauseous and abdominal pain after gall bladder removal. What...

  • Q - Having cough and sore throat. Can I consume herbalife f1 shake, tea and...

  • Q - Diarrhea and weight loss after operation. Not cured by medicine. How to...

  • Q - Having chest pain. Taking pan-d. ECG normal. What is causing this and cure?

  • Q - Had stent put in leg. Having discomfort in calf, pain and swelling in...

backtotop2