Alternative Names Muscle pain; Myalgia; Pain - muscles Home Care For muscle pain from overuse or injury, rest that body part and take acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Apply ice for the first 24 - 72 hours of an injury to reduce pain and inflammation. After that, heat often feels more soothing. Muscle aches from overuse and fibromyalgia often respond well to massage. Gentle stretching exercises after a long rest period are also helpful. Regular exercise can help restore proper muscle tone. Walking, cycling, and swimming are good aerobic activities to try. A physical therapist can teach you stretching, toning, and aerobic exercises to feel better and stay pain-free. Begin slowly and increase workouts gradually. Avoid high-impact aerobic activities and weight lifting when injured or while in pain. Be sure to get plenty of sleep and try to reduce stress. Yoga and meditation are excellent ways to help you sleep and relax. If home measures aren't working, call your doctor, who will consider prescriptio...
Full Question: Are leg aches a normal after-effect of a migraine? My so's legs ache after a long migraine (3 days or more). It hurts so bad that I have to rub Aspercreme on them, give him an Advil and an ice pack. Two neurologists have told me that they have never heard of this. He has been on three different preventive type medications - Neurotin, Torodal and Inderal when the leg cramps happened. Therefore, I don't think it's the medicine causing the leg pain. Even though his legs hurt, he is glad when it happens because he says it means that the migraine episode is ending. To me, that is proof enough that the leg aches are related to the migraines since a 10 year old could come up with that conclusion. He has been diagnosed with hemiplegic migraines by one doctor and another says it is post-traumatic, complicated, chronic migraines. We are in the process of finding another doctor to confirm which type of migraine he has. We are also in the process of havin...
I wanted to get back to your sleep questions. Please see my disclaimer on last blog. These questions and answers are meant to be
educational and not to be used to replace your own physician.
REM Behavior disorder (RBD) sounds
interesting. What if the person, in this case a nine year old child
is somewhat awake or walking about and talking, is that related to
I'm 29 years old and married. I have always been a deep sleeper and am
more of a night owl. My spouse on
the other hand tends to be more of a lark.
On occasion, especially when I am woken up in the morning I have
conversations which I don't remember, can be verbally abusive, have
physically lashed out at people, and have had participated in sex with my
husband and don't remember it. Is
there a name for this or am I just a good sleeper with a nasty temper?
Parasomnias are unusu...
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