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Insomnia (or wikt:sleeplessness) is most often defined by an individual's report of sleeping difficulties. While the term is sometimes used in sleep literature to describe a sleep disorder demonstrated by polysomnographic evidence of disturbed sleep, insomnia is often defined as a positi... Read more on Wikipedia

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By Healthy Jack
July 30, 2014
Healthy Jack wrote
acupuncture and back pain
I've been a chronic back pain sufferer with episodes so severe I'm knocked to the floor - and out of commission for 3-4 weeks. BUT I have discovered that a combination of naproxen, a muscle relaxant (Western medicine) and 2-3 acupuncture sessions (Eastern / complimentary medicine) cut my recovery time to one week.
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By Jade W
May 4, 2014
Jade W wrote
Insomnia and Sodium Benzoate (Hypokalemia, Imminoglycinuria, Hyperglycinuria, Glycine Enceph)
I had insomnia prior to taking Benzoate, usually treated with Doxymine 25mg and Diazepam 5mg. Have been taking 12g of Benzoate for 5 days and get 0 hours sleep on Doxymine 50mg and Diazepam 10mg. I have been instructed to take Benzoate 4g, 3 x per day, but I'm wondering whether altering how the 12g is taken during the day may be able to alleviate the increased insomnia at all. Would 8mg at night with lots of hydration (and 4mg during the day) help cleanse the kidneys of glycine while sleeping? Or could 8mg in morning and 4mg at lunch, help moderate the increased insomnia? It is possible that 12g of Benzoate may increase insomnia regardless of any changes in administering. I have a very low protein diet to help not exaccerbate excessive glycine levels due to renal tubular issues.
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By Nancy246
April 20, 2014
Nancy246 wrote
Insomnia
I have been on loxapine for three weeks and am having insomnia and feel as if getting manic.
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By Joe
January 26, 2014
Joe wrote
Complera vs Atripla
I took atripla for almost 2 years had the worst dreams and couldn't sleep and depression, switched to complera now all the same a little less depression but increase in noise sensitivity an racing heart beat in my dreams like I am running a marathon
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By janet rowland
January 13, 2014
janet rowland wrote
bactrim and prednisone
i am taking both drugs and i think they are both causing anxity and insomnia , i am on my fourth day, the dosage prednisone is 20mg twice a day and the bactrim is 800mg every 12 hours. should i notify my dr?
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Yesterday I was prescribed Prednisone & SMZ/TMP Generic for Bactrim. The SMZ/TMP is making my stomach feel queezy, strange dreams, slight fever. The first day on the combo I felt better, now I feel like I'm back to square 1... Not a good feeling
Mike M.  |  October 9, 2014
While both drugs can potentially cause these side effects, prednisone in particular can commonly cause anxiety reactions, including insomnia.
Definitely contact your doctor to get their opinion; if it's severe enough to bother you that much, your doctor may change you to something else or alter your dosage.
Acerbic  |  January 23, 2014
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By alan
December 20, 2013
alan wrote
Insomnia and spider bite
Very sleepy...turned over and suddenly felt wide awake. In morning found tiny spider in that pillow. Saw blood when I crushed it. Reckon it's bite was responsible for my insomniac episode.
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By Judtih Watson
December 2, 2013
Judtih Watson wrote
Warfarin
I am a 64 years old female. I have high blood pressure, mitro-valve prolapse, irregular heart beat, high cholesterol, all of which I take medications for. I am also a border line diabetic. I also take medication for acute anxiety, PTS, and Depression. I have had insomnia since I was a child and take medication for that. It was under control. In October of 2013 I developed a blood clot in the calf of my left leg. Warfarin was prescribed to treat it. I was down most of that month with my leg elevated. Two weeks after being on Warfarin I developed the worst UTI that I have ever had. It hit me overnight. I could not hold my urine at all. I either had to stay in the bathroom or keep a bath towel between my legs for three days, even after starting on an antibiotic. The first antibiotic was not strong enough, so my Dr. had to call in one that was stronger and I had to stay on it for a longer period of time. The only time I left the house was to go to a lab that was literally 4 minutes from my house on Mondays to have blood work done and I could not do that until the UTI got under control. Then I started not being able to go to sleep. I upped my medication to help me sleep and it still did not help. I would go to bed around 11:30 to midnight and read a bit, which is my usual routine, as my husband works the early night shift. But it would be 3 or 4 AM before I would finally get to sleep from sheer exhaustion. Then I would sleep until between 10 and 11 AM. My sleep pattern is totally messed up and I am feeling extremely tired and am keeping a headache. I am taking the Warfarin at night, as when I started it, that is when I got the first prescription. Today, I am changing and starting to take it in the morning. I am hoping that will help the insomnia some. I do not now if it will, but am hoping that it will. I cannot go on this way, for sure. Plus, I am starting to have some bladder issues again. I have a refill on the antibiotic, so am going to get it refilled to have it ready, in case I need it. I will be so glad when I can stop taking this Warfarin, which may be in another two to three months.
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I was having chronic bladder problems for four years until a friend told my about D-mannose. I have not needed antibiotics once since. However, i also cut way back on all acid foods and beverages.
Mimi  |  October 24, 2014
Judith, I am 69 and only got this irregular heartbeat after a prolonged chest infection and collaped lung last October which was not diagnosed early enough. Since then I have had a phlegmy cough after I have eaten, mostly in the evening, and shortness of breath and chest infections for several months. I find it difficult to get to sleep and don't go to bed until about 1 a.m. Taking about 10mg of Warfarin every evening, but having trouble getting my INR to 2.5 that they want it to be. Have be
Aretha  |  July 21, 2014
Hi Judith
I seem to be having the same issues as you are but didnt think it was due to taking the warfarin! i 2 have issues with UTI,s shortness of breath and regular bladder and lung infections l am at present taking 2 kinds of antibiotics for these infections unfortunately it seems to be every 2 weeks l need another prescription. My sleep pattern is awful i didnt sleep at all last night therefore feel really unwell today. I do have some sleeping tablets buy my doctor is reluctant to prescrib
lesley mcinulty  |  February 6, 2014
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By Lee
November 1, 2013
Lee wrote
Levaquin. Insomnia
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By lee sedwick md
October 2, 2013
lee sedwick md wrote
tendonitis and insomnia after taking levoquin
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By Can't sleep on bactrim!
September 18, 2013
Can't sleep on bactrim! wrote
Insomnia on bactrim...
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By juniper7
September 16, 2013
juniper7 wrote
Augmentin/amoxicillin- severe insomnia
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By Sheila
September 9, 2013
Sheila wrote
side effects Z-pack
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