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I think I have a sleep disorder, but I am unable to see my doctor until the end of the month and I am looking for a way to manage my sleep until then.
Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 4 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 4 months ago

what did you have in mind?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I would like some advice on how to get through until I can get properly diagnosed. I need help, falling asleep as well as waking up. Waking up is the hardest because I have alarms set every 5 minutes for 2 hours and I don't wake up to them. I have slept through fire alarms and tornadoes before. I change up my alarm sound every week to keep from getting used to it.
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 4 months ago

Do you have apnea?

are you obese?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I don’t think I have apnea I have yet to be diagnosed. No I’m not overweight
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 4 months ago

how long have you been like this?

do you snore?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Years probably, I can’t remember the last time I felt rested after a sleep. I could sleep all day and sometimes I just fall asleep during the day no matter how hard I try to stay awake. I often wake up with headaches or feeling sick.
I don’t snore.
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 4 months ago

ever had blood work?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
just routinely and it always looks good
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 4 months ago

what labs?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Just regular testing, for anemia, thyroid, liver function. Things like that
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 4 months ago

Ok thank you

vitamins?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I take a probiotic as well as medication (paroxetine), I’m also on magnesium
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 4 months ago

it could be the med

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Unfortunately I have been suffering from this problem before I started on the med. and in the past I’ve been taken off the med to see if it helped and it didn’t
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 4 months ago

Ok thank you

has your iron been checked?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
it is a little low but apparently not a big concern
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 4 months ago
That is a huge concern and directly related to sleep! You need to supplement it! That will help. I strive for 5 star service for all customers. If you have more questions just reply.
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Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 4 months ago

I sincerely ***** ***** I have helped you, and that I have earned my 5 star rating today.

Please remember to rate my service by selecting the 5 stars at the top of the screen ( rating me now does not close your question).

We can continue here until you are satisfied, simply use the reply box and let me know. Thank you!

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Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 3 months ago

Thanks for this question

I strive for 5 star service for all customers.

If you have more questions, just reply :)

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