Sleep deprivation

What is Sleep deprivation?

Sleep deprivation is the condition of not having enough sleep; it can be either chronic or acute.

Questions and answers on "Sleep deprivation"

I have sleep deprivation and I am worried about how this will affect my brain and organs. I have never had a problem with sleeping in my life. I have anxiety and I am trying to break the anxiety cycle. I find myself unable to relax. When I lay down to sleep, I get a worry feeling in my stomach and I tend to toss and turn. My leg muscles are tense. I would rather use natural supplements, exercise and healthy eating over taking medication. Any suggestions for repairing my body from the sleep deprivation and catching up on sleep! Thank You!

doctor1 MD

Hello,
Let me begin with a simple response to your question: The best remedy to overcome sleep deprivation is, to sleep!

Going by the restlessness and constant physical and mental tension that you have been experiencing, i feel that you might be stressed out beyond your physical/mental capacity....

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My right eye has been twitching from the past 5 days and it gets irritating, normally it is associated with a bad omen, but what can be done to stop this disturbing eye twitching?

doctor1 MD

Hi XXXXXXX

Thanks for the query.

Usually eye twitching can be a sign of many health conditions. This eye twitching is called “Myokymia”.

Causes include sleep deprivation, excess caffeine, colas, stressful period, anxiety, etc. Medical problems can include low calcium or magnesium levels,...

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My psychiatrist put me on wellbutrin SR generic 50 mg. first day i got very dizzy, reported it to him. second day I suddenly fell into a deep depression which lasted the 3 weeks I was on it. I got more depressed every day, had a lot of anxiety, no appetite, lost 15 pounds in 3 weeks, felt helpless and hopeless. All the while reporting these symptoms to him in person and by phone. In the 2nd week, I developed phobias, eventually had panic attacks. he told me to go to the ER and called the ER doctor there to ask me to voluntarily commit to a mental hospital. He thought I was mildly depressed before taking wellbutrin, I probably was. But before taking it I was fixing meals, up and around, exercising, etc. I followed his advice, self committed because the panic attacks scared me, stayed in 3 days. Psych. there took me off wellbutrin, and 24 hours later I had no more symptoms as described. I am very sensitive to psychotropic drugs, get side effects from all of them which this Dr. knew as he was going to send me to a specialist to see if that Dr. could determine what the interaction there was with my body chemistry and the chemistry of anti depressants and try to find one that worked. He took me off Lexapro after 3 weeks as I developed side effects and I went through withdrawal. the above described side effects to Wellbutrin are well documented on the FDA drug reporting website of toxic effects of drugs, and Wellbutrin had boxed warnings in 2003-2004. This Dr. told me he prescribed drugs that seemed to work for his patients and he was not that knowledgeable about the side effects of many psychotropic drugs. I was emotionally and mentally drained due to sleep deprivation for 2 years, which I told this Dr. about, and the cause of it, but he never said a thing about the sleep deprivation and how much stress it causes or did anything to recognize that sleep deprivation is a problem and did nothing to help me find a solution. The sleep deprivation was caused by a sick dog at home (Yes, I know), that had extreme reflux and retched and gagged and threw up bile 24/7 - but it came on gradually and I kept thinking she would get better when my vet and I tried many treatments, none of which worked. So it was hard to recognize the sleep deprivation and stress in my life. I went to this Dr. 16 months before this wellbutrin fiasco, because I had a couple of mild anxiety-related asthma attacks and I wanted to find out why. I had gone to this Dr. before and he was okay, so I trusted him. Little did I know how incompetent he is. He also never gave me HIPAA forms, or ethical disclosure statements to read and sign during the time I saw him. I never would have followed his advice or the ER doc's request to ask me to voluntarily commit, if I hadn't been emotionally drained and suffering from severe side effects to wellbutrin. This Dr. also at the time developed kidney stones, did not see me the third week I was on wellbutrin, talked to me by phone for 20 minutes twice. He closed his practice during that time, and told me he was in a lot of pain and on medication. So he was not physically and not mentally, in my opinion, fit to practice. He was fully aware that I was much worse after going on wellbutrin than before and unfortunately I live alone and did not have anyone to recognize the harm he was causing me or see the side effects of that drug. As I said, before taking it, I was mildly depressed. But nothing like what I describe above after being on it for 2-3 weeks.
My question is --- what recourse do I have? I have talked with him and left phone messages and he admitted that he should have paid more attention to the sleep deprivation and that he "never meant to hurt me."
I am so upset at all that happened that never should have if I had been under the care of a competent Dr., I really did not need to go see him, I would have been better off discussing my life situation with the dog and sleep deprivation with friends and gotten much better advice, and this trauma never would have happened to me. What recourse do I have? This Dr. is vindictive and threatened to testify against me if I sued my employer for having a XXXXXXX workplace - I got my foot caught in a tangle of cords under someone else's desk, fell, hit my head and had mild head trauma and broke my left elbow. Stayed home for 5 weeks, the last 3 weeks are the ones I describe above.
What will happen if I take this to the state board or his professional association? He is 74 years old, 73 last year, and has said for 5 years previously, that he planned to retire "soon."

doctor1 MD

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Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Welcome to Healthcare Magic!

I understand you have been through a very bad time and I agree that your doctor had not done all that he should have done. He probably was involved in his own problems and failed to pay adequate attention...

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my son has had a fever, for last 2.5 days. he is freezing too touch, then he is boiling to touch but still cold. Then also cold icy to touch but burning up inside. he complaing mouth is re
aly hurting, was itching last nite now it hurt and makes him feel sick if tounge touches top of mouth. alos he as bin complaing off knee's aching, now underneath feeling really hurt he say stabbing
loss off appitate...plenty of fluids, lack of sleep

doctor1 MD

Dear user,

These symptoms are typical of a viral fever. The rapid evolution of problems in many different areas of the body and the fact that he is miserable points, most likely, to a virus as being the cause of his misery. Please give him paracetamol round the clock, and keep sponging him with...

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my left eye has just gone blurry in the last 5 mins, I heven t slept very much could this be combination of lack of sleep using laptop also ? I am male 24 average build not overweight

doctor1 MD

welcome to healthcaremagic portal
this is likely to be over strain.lifestyle management is needed to prevent recurrences.

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A couple years ago I fainted w/o cause and hit my head. I had catscans, mri's and sleep deprivation tests and all came back normal. Every now and then I have moments where I feel like I am going to faint. I am a diabetic and usually my sugar is ok but what do you think this might be?

doctor1 MD

I don't think it has any relation with hitting your head. Regarding the fainting episodes, there could be many causes to be excluded one by one, but I think a cardiac evualuation would be more appropriate to start with to search for heart issues or orthostatic hypotension (hypotension when...

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Dear siri manish kumar rajepilepsy patient a patient of yours treated by you since 8years back buT getting repetative attack on interval of day or monthi am taking medicine naming zenoxa 6001 1 and levipil 5001 during attack my body get stretched but i come to know and ask for help after become senseless and get severe headache .sometime teeth over teeth and dry blood comes through cough. Patient name - manish kumar raj Mobile no - 09717956547 Email id - manishkumarraj89@sify.com Address- f.no - 515/b , lotus appt.,new patliputra colony patna - 13 ;bihar

doctor1 MD

hello manish kumar
welcome to HealthcareMagic Forum’.
if you are getting repeated attacks of epilepsy even after medication then first of all consult your doctor and get yourself examined..
along with the allopathic medicines that you are taking i will advice you to also take homeoapthic...

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Can vomiting be a symptom of lack of sleep / insomnia ?

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I am a 29 year old female with 17 year history of loss of consciousness, de ja vu & dreamy states preceeded by auditory hallucinations. EEG is normal and MRI showed generalized brain atrophy. Recently I am experiencing difficulties in memory and choosing the right words. What do I have?

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Thanks for writing in.

I have gone through the history provided by you as above. We need to look for partial complex seizure disorder in your case.

1. I would suggest that a Repeat EEG study, long record EEG and sleep (after sleep deprivation for 8-10 hours) EEG may be prescribed by your...

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How to get rid of dark circles ?

How to get rid of Dark circles below the eyes ?

doctor1 MD

Hi XXXXXXX,

Thanks for the query.

Dark circles is a problem related to stress, sleep deprivation, junk food, bad dietary habits etc.

There are home-remedies to remove dark circles as follows -

(1) Get 6-8 hours of refreshing sleep daily.
(2) Drink plenty of water.
(3) Avoid excess salt in diet....

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