Insomnia

A type of sleep disturbance that can make it difficult for a person to fall asleep or if the person keeps getting up is called insomnia. If left untreated, insomnia can significantly affect your mental and physical health. Stress, traveling, poor sleep hygiene, psychiatric disorders, and certain medical conditions are some of the common causes of insomnia.

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I have short term memory loss with paresthesia on my face. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27 year old female, and I have severe short-term memory loss (8/30 MMSE). I have paresthesia bilaterally on my face, which has spread from the upper part to around my mouth. I also have startle myoclonus and muscle stiffness. My walking speed has slowed, and the muscles in my...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Copper deficiency is a known cause for non-compressive myelopathy, which can explain your muscle stiffness, slowed walking, and clonus in legs. But startle myoclonus is a different thing. It might be a flexor spasm in legs, which someone interpreted as startle myoclonu...  Read Full »

After stopping Arip, I suffer from insomnia during pregnancy. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor,Initially, I was diagnosed to have bipolar disorder before 10 years and was cured with Lithium. Then, it relapsed before five years. So, I started to have Arip 20 mg and by last month it was tapered to 5 mg. Now, I am 8 weeks pregnant. When I got to know that I am pregnant, I was advised b...  Read Full »


Dr. Padmapriya Chandran

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Pregnancy is a high-risk period. Hence, the risk of relapse is more during pregnancy. It is advisable to take a small dose of medications throughout the pregnancy to prevent relapse. I suggest tablet Serenace 1.5 mg (Haloperidol) at night along with tablet Pacitane (Trih...  Read Full »

I have recurring insomnia now and then. Kindly suggest medicine.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been having recurring insomnia now and then. In a month at least five to eight days I have no proper sleep and it is hampering my day to day activities. I lack interest. I am under stress and my mind feels foggy. I am on Escitalopram 10 mg. Please suggest me some good medicine whic...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. A lot of individuals have recurring insomnia and sometimes they suffer from nonrefreshing sleep. In some individuals depression also aggravates insomnia and thus worsens the symptoms. For depression with insomnia drugs like tablet Mirtazapin...  Read Full »

I suffer from PTSD, bipolar, and major depression. What is the treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 26 years old, female who has PTSD, bipolar and major depression. I also suffer from migraines, anxiety and insomnia. I am on topamax 100 mg twice a day, clonapin 0.5 thrice a day as needed, Paxil 10 mg in the morning (recently started) also for the insomnia I was started on elavil...  Read Full »


Dr. Ravi M Soni

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your concerns. I feel that Topamax 200mg which works well for migraine has a little role in bipolar disorders. Studies show that monotherapy with topamax is not recommended but instead of taking topamax, you can try sodium valproate (Depakote xr 750mg at night) ...  Read Full »

Why does a patient develop weight gain and insomnia after pacemaker implantation?

Query: Hi doctor, The patient is a 38 years old female. She has a medical history of congenital heart disease. Her heart rate usually ranges between 50 and 55 bpm. Before two months, she had a pacemaker implantation. After pacemaker implantation, her heart rate is 70 to 80 bpm. Now, the patient is sufferi...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Is it a single chamber pacemaker or double chamber? It is mostly a pacemaker syndrome if the patient did not exhibit similar kind of symptoms before pacemaker implantation. In treatment, you need to visit her cardiologist for changing the settings of the pacemaker. One...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest some ayurvedic measures to tackle insomnia and anxiety.

Query: Hi doctor, I have started on drugs to address insomnia and job related anxiety. When I experienced allergic reaction I was advised to discontinue Clonazepam a Benzodiazepine drug and I am experiencing withdrawal symptoms. They include sleeping problem and flu like symptoms. I am taking medication su...  Read Full »


Dr. Revathi Sundaramurthy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I cannot comment on your allopathic medicines. You should take those medicines according to your physician advice. But, I can suggest you few ayurveda remedies to overcome your issues. Boil 1 teaspoon of Ashwagandha churna in 1 glass of milk and 1/2 glass of water, till...  Read Full »

I have memory problems with worsening insomnia. How to rectify my issue?

Query: Hi doctor, For the past three months I have been suffering from worsening insomnia. I fall asleep with great difficulty. I used to get a light fragmented sleep, where I wake up several times and have many dreams. In fact do not even know if I have fallen asleep or not. I just know that time has pass...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your complaint. From what you have mentioned, it seems that you may be suffering from anxiety or stress related disorders. The symptoms that points towards anxiety or stress related disorders include tremors, twitching, sweating, insomnia, tiredness an...  Read Full »

Will Rhinocort cause sleep problems?

Query: Hi doctor, I am stress-free and moderately active person. I play sports two to three times a week and have no other major health problem such as hypertension, hyperthyroidism, high cholesterol, etc. I have been using Rhinocort Aqua once a day on each nostril for four years and recently I have exper...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Indeed it has low dose steroid, but the systemic absorption is very less. I would suggest reducing the dose to once daily and avoid using caffeinated beverage, exercise and stressful activities before nap time. If this does not work, then consider discontinuing it gradual...  Read Full »

How to overcome insomnia due to PTSD?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from extreme insomnia due to PTSD, which includes very intense nightmares. I also have depression. I need help and sleep. I am attaching my records. Kindly help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Kumarshri Shriniwas Saraswat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The image that you have attached is significantly cropped out (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), and I am unable to see any medicines that you are currently on. The drug most helpful for insomnia in PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder) is Prazos...  Read Full »

Will labyrinthitis trigger depression?

Query: Hi doctor, A week ago today, I suddenly experienced severe dizziness and some ringing in my ear, which a doctor diagnosed as labyrinthitis. On day two of this, completely out of the blue, I experienced a huge anxiety attack, derealization, terror, and a pit in my stomach or chest, extreme generaliz...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi doctor, I can understand your situation. you have a history of depression, and you just need any triggering factor for relapse. So infection plays a triggering factor for your anxiety, and now you have a relapse. You do not need to rule out anything, and you should do blood reports such as vit...  Read Full »

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