Lack Of Sleep

Not getting sleep for the recommended 7 to 9 hours makes you feel moody and tired. Lack of sleep over a long period has severe effects on your physical and mental health. The signs of lack of sleep are feeling sleepy, yawning, tiredness, and irritability.

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For uncontrolled diabetes, is Glycomet-GP2 better than Glycomet-GP3?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a medical student doing my internship. My father has been suffering from fever since seven days up to 101 F. I have given him Ofloxacin 200 mg 2 times a day. But, the cause of the fever is unknown. All the blood reports are negative. He is a known diabetic since 20 years and his bloo...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If your father is having continuous fever for seven days with negative blood reports then probably a detailed evaluation is required. Tablet Ofloxacin is a broad spectrum antibiotic against most bacterial infections and if his fever is not improving and bl...  Read Full »

I have sleep issues during menstruation. Are there any medications to improve sleep during period?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old, and I have no other illness. However, I always have sleep issues during my menstrual cycle. Why do I experience sleep problems during my periods? Are there any best sleeping positions during menstruation? Also, I would like to know about a few medications I can take to ...  Read Full »


Dr. Usha Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. PMS (premenstrual syndrome) often causes sleeping problems. Women with PMS are at least twice likely to experience insomnia before and during their period. There are no tablets to help you sleep, and I would not suggest taking them. A good night's sleep is just as impor...  Read Full »

Despite taking Restoril there is difficulty in falling asleep. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 76-year-old male. I have difficulty to fall asleep for more than two years. I started to take 0.25 mg of Restoril and 1 mg of Melatonin. As the days progressed, I increased my Restoril dosage gradually to 1.25 mg and Melatonin to 3 mg. Last night, I found it was not enough. In d...  Read Full »


Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems that you have tolerance for Restoril (Temazepam). We can increase the dose up to 30 mg before sleep. Kindly do not stop the medication abruptly. It should be stopped gradually over at least a period of two weeks. Also Valium (Diazepam) 10 mg before sleep c...  Read Full »

How to treat dark circles?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 23 year old female. My BP and sugar are normal. How to treat dark circles?  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This condition is very much related to lifestyle. In females it is mostly due to stress, poor sleep, poor nutrition and excessive blood loss due to menstruation and excessive work load. Other condition like fever, typhoid, malaria, thyroid and long-term chronic disease c...  Read Full »

Can sinus infection cause seizures?

Query: Hello doctor, I am writing to get a second opinion for my relative. He is a 19 year old male. He had a seizure last year and the second seizure was on last week. His EEG was normal and also had an MRI. The doctors said that he has chronic sinusitis with thickened mucosa and they started giving him...  Read Full »


Dr. Lalit Bansal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We usually recommend antiepileptic if someone has two seizures within 24 hours. In approximately 70% cases, we may not be able to identify any specific cause for seizures, for example - infection, stroke, focal cortical dysplasia (FCD) and tumor, as in your case. Sinus...  Read Full »

What medication can be taken for my long-term migraine?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 54 years old, and I have had migraines for the last 32 years. They are increasing day by day and always shifting from the right to the left side. I have had an MRI, CT scan, EEG, and echo, and all are normal. I have tried Ciplar, Sibelium, Betacap, and Zoly Plus, etc., for migraine...  Read Full »


Dr. Nene Devavrat Harihar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The chronic migraines respond well to Topiramate 50 mg once a day for seven days and then 50 mg twice a day for a month. See if this works for you. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and take the medicines with their consent. There are many ti...  Read Full »

Why is my mind restless after having an emergency birth control pill?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been on birth control for the past five to six months. I have switched pills twice because my periods have been highly irregular and unpredictable. However, my period just got over. Anyways, I had unprotected sex last week. And within four hours, I took Plan B because I was unsure ...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. Since you have already taken Plan B (Levonorgestrel), there is no chance of pregnancy as the pill will take care of it. Headache and sleeplessness could be because of stress and strain, anxiety, work pressure, chan...  Read Full »

I lack sleep and have gained weight. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is 60 years old. She recently got her tests done. She is not able to sleep properly. She is unable to regain her sleep if she wakes up during the night. Can you please go through the reports and let me know what the actual problem is? I am attaching a copy of the test resul...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through the attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). She has a urine infection that can be well treated by the antibiotics mentioned in the culture report. Her problem of sleeplessness is unrelated to any of these test reports. Sh...  Read Full »

Can I use Calamine lotion for hyperpigmentation?

Query: Hi doctor, The forehead portion above my eyes and the portion of face around eyes became black around four years ago. Please find the photo of my face attached here. I never took any medicine. For the last four months, I am taking some natural remedies such as turmeric, aloevera, etc. Please sugge...  Read Full »


Dr. Sudhir Kumar. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and have seen your photographs (attachment removed to protect patient identity). What I have seen is a blackish pigmentation over your forehead and around your eye along with ice pick, rolling and pock-like scars over your cheeks. The bla...  Read Full »

How do I overcome financial stress and sleep well?

Query: Hi doctor,I am in financial distress, so I am not able to concentrate on work or family. I am not able to sleep well. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Udey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your description, though it is difficult to conclude, it seems that you might be having a depressive episode secondary to your financial stress, as you reported difficulty in concentrating along with a reduced sleep. Depressive episodes can be either endogenous ...  Read Full »

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