I’m a 24 yr old female. For the past 12 yrs. I have had these hallucinations at night while sleeping. They range from a strange figure standing in my room to things falling on me. They are very real and scary to me. I literally run through my house screaming during these. I average about [...]Continue reading
I was hoping you could give me advice with regards to a series of symptoms that nobody has been able to explain, despite my seeing many doctors and having many tests.
It all started when I was 12 when I woke up randomly with back pain. I’m pretty active, so I wrote it off as overdoing [...]
I am a 32 year old female who has suffered from Insomnia most of my life (on and off). I’ve had doctors prescribe Ambien as well as other RX sleep meds over the years. They worked, but I hated the groggy feeling in the morning and didn’t want to get addicted. About [...]Continue reading
My 19 year old son has been running a fever for over 7 days now. Six days ago he went to the clinic with a fever of over 105. That evening he was admitted into ER when he passed out after having his blood drawn twice. He was very pale with very swollen [...]Continue reading
For a few months now I though I had heart palpitation, I’m not exactly sure though. I don’t have any chest pain, but it feels like there is pounding in my chest. I usually feel pounding when I exercise (push-ups and bicycle sets 4 times a week), when trying to sleep, and when fasting (I [...]Continue reading
Why does my family doctor not want to prescibe sleep medications to me to help me sleep, when I use the sleep breathing machine? She told me that was dangerous? I don’t understand why? I wake up often because of the apperatus, as it is uncomfortable and noisy. I have tried different masks, but [...]Continue reading
Sleep paralysis is a surprisingly common sleep disorder. In a typical sleep paralysis episode, the person is generally thought to be awake, but the body is still in sleep, therefore paralysed. The person can see, and hear, but cannot move. This type of sleep disorder causes a lot of distress and anxiety. Frequently, there [...]
Every night, my hands fall asleep and go numb. Both of them. What causes this?
Dr. Joshua’s Answer:
One possibility is carpal tunnel syndrome, which commonly causes pain and numbness in hands and fingers (thumb to ring finger) at night. The median nerve is compressed at wrist level, causing the symptoms. Computer work, and also [...]
Dear Dr. Joshua My problem is hard to expain but I’ll give it a try. Just as I am about to doze off sometimes I have seizures, my head jerks to the side very hard I feel a weird feeling in my brain, like a warning it is coming. I can remember some of it [...]Continue reading