One wonders how many people actually use something to sleep at night. Whether it's a prescription, over the counter (OTC) or alcohol, nearly ALL of us will use something to help us sleep at some point. Each of us is likely to suffer from at least one bout of insomnia in our lifetime. We have become a society where even a little loss of sleep can cause panic which leads to more than a single bad night.
Take into account how the world's news, current family issues or personal struggles can leave us sitting up at night worried. I have worked with many people who complain of sleep deprivation from worries, chronic pain, or mood disorders and they ask for some quick fix.
Unfortunately, there are those of us who cannot get any sleep without some kind of sleep aid, and I have a number of patients who take Ambien or Lunesta , which are a vast improvement over the old benzodiazepines. At least these two "new" drugs aren't as addictive or problematic. Allegedly. A...
Our readers ask some great questions about Migraine disease and other headache disorders here on HealthCentral's Migraine community. Ellen and I both answer questions in our community question and answer section . Dr. Krusz and I answer other questions in our Ask the Clinician column .
Some of the questions apply to many of our readers, and are great topics for discussion. So, every week, I bring you our Question of the Week. I hope you'll take a few minutes to look at these questions and the answers, then join us in discussion. One of the best things about online communities is the opportunity to share information and experiences.
This week's Question of the Week:
How would a benedryl shot help a 16+ hour migraine?
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As any parent of a child with autism knows, safety is a big concern - everyday. Not only do children with autism often wander off, they can be impulsive and may have a higher risk of accidents and injuries. Because they often have trouble communicating, if they wander off or become lost, it is difficult or impossible for them to explain who they are and where they live. Lack of coordination and impulsivity can both lead to injury.
The following are 10 ways to help keep your child with autism safe:
Create a plan of action should your child wander off. Have the number for the police department in your phone. Keep a list of friends/family/neighbors that you can call who have agreed to be available immediately to help you locate your child. Set up a phone chain or put one person in charge of making phone calls so you don’t lose precious moments on the phone calling a list of people.
Have a rescue package made up ahead of time. Your package could include recent photos of your chi...
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