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What Are Remedies For Fatal Familial Insomnia?

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Posted on Wed, 22 May 2024
Question: Four nights ago on Sunday, I started to had trouble sleeping after seeing something exciting on my iPhone. I couldn’t sleep until around 12 AM. It happened again on Monday night that I couldn’t sleep until around 12:30 AM, even after clearing my head on thoughts of urine on my body and on Tuesday night at around 12:00 AM. But last night, I couldn’t sleep at all. Is it the sign that my Thalamus is completely affected on what I saw on my phone on Sunday night or that I am starting to be diagnosed with a Fatal Familial Insomnia?
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Answered by Dr. Olgeta Xhufka (13 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Can be related to anxiety

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I read your query and here is my advice .
I think this can be related to anxiety, stress and depression more than fatal familial insomnia.
You may take diazepam to help you with sleep and depression.
Let me know if I can assist you further.
Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Olgeta Xhufka (9 hours later)
Hello. I understood all that. It’s just that every time I grew tired and went to sleep, I have a hard time trying to fall asleep. I took another 5 mg melatonin, equaling to 10 mg, and it sometimes help me too. But one time, I almost swallowed two of the 5 mg pills accidentally, but managed to spit one of them out. Anyway, I think my thalamus inside my brain must be preventing me from trying to fall asleep even when I’m tired. What causes the thalamus from preventing me from trying to fall asleep in minutes?
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Answered by Dr. Olgeta Xhufka (13 hours later)
Brief Answer:
See advice below

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear thank you for asking again.
Taking melatonin is a good option.
I case that it isn't working or occasionally you find it harder to sleep use diazepam.
Let me know if I can assist you further.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Dr.Raju.A.T
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Follow up: Dr. Olgeta Xhufka (4 hours later)
Hi. Taking melatonin at night before sleep helps me a lot. But how does something bad can affect the Thalamus inside my brain?
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Answered by Dr. Olgeta Xhufka (35 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Can be anxiety

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear fatal familial insomnia is a very rare disorder. Occasional lack of sleep or anxiety are more common causes of insomnia.
Let me know if I can assist you further.
Thanks.
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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. LAKSHMI
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Dr. Olgeta Xhufka

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What Are Remedies For Fatal Familial Insomnia?

Brief Answer: Can be related to anxiety Detailed Answer: Hello, I read your query and here is my advice . I think this can be related to anxiety, stress and depression more than fatal familial insomnia. You may take diazepam to help you with sleep and depression. Let me know if I can assist you further. Thanks.