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how to control the fact that i can’t sleep ?

kingbob Asked: how to control the fact that i can’t sleep ?

okay, so 2 years ago i had troubles sleeping , but i got over it in some way(i don't know how actually).. however , yesterday i couldn't sleep till 2 maybe 3 AM & i took a medicine to be able to sleep… I don't have insomnia , but I'm just afraid of sleeping maybe cz it's summer and I'm bored! it's necessary to add that I have a normal life : i mean i love basketball , have some nice friends, watch movies , and most importantly a FAMILY that cares about me … For that simple reason I'm afraid to have troubles 2night as well , and return to those sad days of suffering from few hours of sleep2 years ago ! I don't want to disturb my family , and myself with such a SILLY problems considering the fact that people are dying and can't find something to eat in Africa 4 example , while I'm having a happy life overhear but i just bring troubles to it:S Any suggestions would help ! Thank You all

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Posted by Zelma Jefferson - June 23, 2012 at 3:40 pm

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How do I help my mom when she’s not eating enough?

Alex Asked: How do I help my mom when she’s not eating enough?

A couple of years ago my mom was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. She's always been kind of manic and has been hospitalized a couple of times over the years because of bipolar disorder and anorexia (through my parents divorce). It hasn't been easy. I'm in community college and am 17, we live together just the two of us. She was doing well for awhile, but the past couple of months she has started to get back to her old ways. She rarely eats and exercises late at night for hours. She will just leave to go on a walk at 11pm and not come back until 1. She stays up to the wee hours of the morning and only sleeps a few hours. She has always had a spending problem, and now she just got her divorce settlement. She has been shopping a lot, and even though she works, I worry that she will blow through the money she's been given for us to live. I honestly just want to keep her healthy, but with her constant need to be doing something (errands, redecorating, shopping, exercising), she is getting much too thin again. What do I say to her? I have tried to explain to her that her behavior has been strange and she is not eating enough. I don't want her to be hospitalized again, and I don't want to spend my time worrying about her. How can I help my mom?

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Posted by Zelma Jefferson - March 1, 2012 at 7:20 am

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My ADHD won’t let me sleep, help?

Trevor Asked: My ADHD won’t let me sleep, help?

Most nights I sleep very well, but sometimes my ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder) acts up. On these nights I can't sleep well to start with. My Attention Deficit problem won't let me clear my mind and I eventually get frustrated. Oh, and the more I try to calm down (Slow breathing, still thoughts, etc.) I only get more frustrated. I think my Hyperactiveness might fuel the frustration but I may be wrong..

Sleeping pills don't work, I can't get rid of my frustration in a way that won't wake anybody up, and I can't keep my mind clear of thoughts for more than 3 seconds.

I don't know what to do! Help?

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Posted by Zelma Jefferson - February 14, 2012 at 12:40 pm

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Hello… do I have insomnia?

Rachel Asked: Hello… do I have insomnia?

Ok I'm gonna tell you a little bit about myself. I'm 11, I'm homeschooled, I'm a girl, I live with my dad and brother. Okayyyyy.

I don't ever get enough sleep. I wake up around 9 AM, and I fall asleep around 4 AM. Even if I try to fall asleep before then, even if I'm tired, I can't fall asleep. And when I wake up, I can't fall back asleep. I took an insomnia test and the lowest I can get is 8 and the highest is 46. I answered honestly and got 8… The lower you are the more at risk of a sleeping disorder you are. I GOT 8. Do I have insomnia?

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Posted by Zelma Jefferson - January 23, 2012 at 5:20 am

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Leg pain…. Could it be a blood clot?

Sandra Asked: Leg pain…. Could it be a blood clot?

Saturday night when I awakened, had this dull achy pain in my lower calf (that was made worse when I would bend my foot or walk). I also had pain in my right chest, the area more up towards my shoulder though (this I thought may have just been the way I slept). Sunday the pain didn't get worse, but it didn't get better either and it was hard to sleep with the pain and continuous sweating. Today, Monday; It is still sore and tender to touch and I keep getting the sharp pain by my shoulder when I inhale. I also have some tingling off and on in my left foot. Also feeling kind of like I have anxiety and light headed. Now I'm not sure if this my nerves messing with me or if it's serious. I must also mention the reason I'm wondering if this may be a blood clot, is because "Factor 5" which is a clotting disorder runs in my family!! Any suggestions or advice would be great!!

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Posted by Zelma Jefferson - October 25, 2011 at 12:01 am

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