Tiredness. An unwavering, incessant feeling of "I just want to lay down and do nothing". In fact, doing nothing and thinking nothing sounds like the PERFECT idea and you want to start right now -- even if you're at work in the middle of a board meeting. Any task, be it big or small, is just too much work for you to handle and you want nothing more than to just sit or lay somewhere peacefully. You are quite literally sapped of energy.
Socially Inept. This isn't being "shy", this interacting with a wall who has recently been reincarnated into a human being. The things you say to people are incomprehensible and things said to you might as well be in a whole different language. Unlike the irritability symptoms of sleep deprivation, you're fine with everyone around you and you don't even mind talking to people -- you just can't understand what they are saying nor can you communicate effectively with them.
Note: If you're not real big talker or a "social butterfly" as its called, then this is one of those symptoms of sleep deprivation that you're bound to miss.
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Stress Cracker. Just as it says, this sign of sleep deprivation causes you to crack, fold, and just topple-over from any amount of stress or pressure. You feel like the whole world is on your shoulders and you can't solve any problem you are faced with. You feel, in a word, helpless.
Memory Loss. You aren't brain damaged or anything, but the lack of sleep and severe sleep deprivation has definitely impaired your cognition. Seconds, minutes, or hours ago, it doesn't matter -- you just can't recollect anything specifically in your mind. Its more of a "hazy" memory rather than an all together non-existent one.
Bad Concentration. One of the many signs of sleep deprivation that can seriously interfere in the work place. You just can't seem to focus on anything you're doing, no matter how inconsequential it may seem. Not only do you have poor focus and mental concentration, but your reaction time is slowed significantly as well. This is one of the more serious effects of insomnia as it literally has an affect on EVERYTHING you do.
Strange Appetite Changes. This symptom of sleep deprivation will cause you to either be super hungry all the time or it'll make you not want to eat anything at all, ever. Whatever the case may be, it's definitely not a normal thing and you may wind up losing weight or even gaining weight depending on how long this period of sleep deprivation lasts.
So, are these symptoms of sleep deprivation affecting you? If they are, then it's time to do something about it and treat your sleeplessness before it gets worse. These signs of sleep deprivation might not like seem like a big deal when they first appear, but don't be fooled, they can and WILL interfere with how you live your life.
Lexapro withdrawal symptoms can, and will, appear if you stop taking the medication abruptly, even if you have only been taking it for a few weeks. Most doctors recommend and with prescribe a weaning or tapering dosage to decrease the likelihood of increased side effects. The Lexapro withdrawal symptoms can be quite unpleasant and harmful, especially if you have been taking a larger daily dose, and it is important to fully discuss the best course of action with your physician. Make sure that your family and/or friends are aware of the Lexapro withdrawal symptoms as well, so that they can keep an eye on you if you happen to be suffering them without your knowledge.
Lexapro is a medication that is used to treat anxiety and various forms of depression. It is formally classified as one of the widely accepted and used serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Lexapro is effective by altering the levels of serotonin in the brain, which can balance the levels in most people. It is important to know that they don’t work for everyone and you can still have the Lexapro withdrawal symptoms if it has not worked but you have been taking it for more than a couple weeks. Doctors can prescribe Lexapro for other disorders outside of anxiety and depression, but it is not approved for use besides these two conditions.
Almost 1 in 3 people that stop taking an SSRI, such as Lexapro, suffer one or more of the following withdrawal symptoms. By tapering off the dose with your physician you can minimize the likelihood of this happening. Common Lexapro withdrawal symptoms include: flu-like symptoms, fatigue, nausea, sleep interruption, dizziness, uncontrollable shaking, sensory alterations, increased anxiety, and headaches. One of the more rare, but more intense, Lexapro withdrawal symptoms is a sensation that is often referred to as a “brain shock”- a feeling that the head is being electrocuted. Most withdrawal symptoms disappear after a few days, but there have been cases where they have lasted over a month.
Discussing the discontinuation or change in dosage with your physician is the most effective way to reduce and even prevent the withdrawal symptoms. They will usually prescribe a gradual dosing down that will stretch over a few months, allowing your brain to adjust slowly to this change. The slower that you can let your brain adjust the less Lexapro withdrawal symptoms that you will have to experience.
I have been on Lexapro for 4 years. only 10mg. I have been taking about 4 or 5 pills a week. or every other day. but I feel weak and bad like flue symptons. Dr. said I could cut back on these I am 70 years old in Farley good shape, I also take a blood pressure pill. so am I messing up not taking them every day?
There are three types of influenza virus - A, B and C. Influenza A and B cause most of the cases of flu. Each winter a different type of influenza virus causes an outbreak of flu which affects many people. This is called seasonal flu. If you get a flu-like illness during an outbreak of seasonal flu, it is likely to be caused by the prevailing influenza virus. Most cases of flu usually occur in a period of six to eight weeks during the winter.
Swine flu is caused by a particular strain of influenza A virus which is called H1N1v. It seems to affect children and young adults more commonly than those over the age of 60 years. Most people with this type of flu have a mild flu-like illness. You are more likely to have sickness and/or diarrhoea with this type of flu.
Note: bird flu (avian influenza) is different and is more serious.
Common flu symptoms in adults and older children include:
- High temperature (fever).
- Aches and pains in muscles and joints.
- A dry cough.
- Sore throat.
- Feeling sick (nausea).
The illness caused by the influenza virus tends to be worse than illnesses caused by other viruses which cause a flu-like illness. Even if you are young and fit, flu can make you ill enough to need to go to bed.
Common flu symptoms in babies and young children include fever, sweats, a cough, sore throat, sneezing, difficulty in breathing, lack of energy (lethargy) and poor feeding. Some young children with flu may have a febrile convulsion. A febrile convulsion is a fit that occurs in some children with a fever.
Typically, symptoms are at their worst after 1-2 days. Then they usually gradually ease over several days. An irritating cough may persist for a week or so after other symptoms have gone. Most people recover completely within 2-7 days.
Flu is passed from person to person by droplets created when someone with the infection sneezes or coughs. You can also catch it by touching a surface where the virus has been deposited. Flu can spread quickly in these ways.
Even if you have never had a day’s illness in your life, your chance of catching flu increases as you get older.
Other serious illnesses can have similar symptoms to flu (influenza) when they first develop - for example, meningitis, malaria, or pneumonia. If you have a more serious illness, other symptoms usually develop in addition to those mentioned above.
Symptoms to look out for which may mean that you have a different and more severe illness include:
- Rash - in particular if dark red spots develop that do not fade when pressed.
- Stiff neck - particularly if you cannot bend your neck forward.
- A headache that becomes worse and worse.
- Dislike of bright lights - if you need to shut your eyes and turn away from the light.
- Drowsiness and/or confusion.
- Repeatedly being sick (vomiting).
- Chest pains.
- Coughing up blood or blood-stained phlegm (sputum).
Note: it is important to tell a doctor if you have flu-like symptoms and you have been to a country within the previous year where malaria is present. Initial symptoms of malaria can be similar to flu.
Your immune system will usually clear viruses that cause flu (influenza) and flu-like illnesses. Treatment aims to ease symptoms until the infection goes, and to prevent complications. There are several treatment options as outlined below.
How should I know?
Because that's what I did for about a year before going to the doctor about my herpes symptoms.
A good Herpes test answered my questions.
Herpes is contagious. You owe it to yourself and your partner(s) to get tested and tell them the truth if you see that you have herpes symptoms of any kind.
How Did You Get These Symptoms of Male Genital Herpes?
Herpes is quickly transmitted to and from a partner. In fact, the word herpes in Greek means "Creeping", as even the Greeks knew how quickly this virus could be passed.
Many women don't realize they have any symptoms of herpes. It is something like over 50% of women who have female genital herpes aren't aware of any of their female herpes symptoms.
So you could be having sex with a woman who doesn't even know she has herpes. I think this is what happened to me. Because they certainly didn't tell me.
Although you might be using a condom, the herpes virus can be passed through general skin contact in the genital area. It is highly contagious. Even when there are no obvious symptoms, through asymptomatic viral shedding the virus can be passed through the skin.
That's why a good blood test is essential for you and your partner. You might have herpes, they might have herpes. You don't know unless you get tested.
It only costs about $90 for a blood test for Herpes.
The first signs of male genital herpes will occur within 2-20 days of getting the herpes virus from your sexual partner. Yes, you will see herpes male symptoms that quickly.
The first genital herpes symptoms will be generalized, in other words, you will feel them through large parts of your body as the virus attacks many of your cells. This first outbreak of male genital herpes is called the Primary Outbreak.
Here's some symptoms of male genital herpes you'll likely experience during the p rimary outbreak :
- Flu or fever (very vommon)
- High temperatures
- Decreased appetite
- Muscle aches (especially in legs, groin, or lower back)
- Swollen lymph glands
- Swelling of the penis
So during these first signs of male herpes symptoms it will feel like your whole body is sick. It sucks. For me, I felt like I had the flu!
Male Herpes Symptoms and Lesions during Primary Outbreak
(Picture of male genital herpes on penis)
After feeling flu, fever, or muscle aches, you'll start to feel an intense itching under the skin. This is the virus moving to the surface of your skin.
The next herpes hale symptom you'll experience is small little blisters appearing on the skin surface. They will appear in clusters, many of them together.
- Internal Exposure: Prompt vomiting, burning sensation in stomach, diarrhea, muscle twitching
- External Exposure: Moderately irritating to eyes, skin, and lungs
- Chronic Exposure: Do not remain in body; passed out within hours or days
Type of Pesticide: Herbicides
Action on Human System: Injure skin, nails, cornea, liver, kidney, linings of stomach and intestine, and respiratory system
- Internal Exposure: Burning pain, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
- External Exposure: Irritates and injures skin and nails
- Chronic Exposure:
Chemical Family: Thiocarbamates and Dithiocarbamates - Zineb(T)
Type of Pesticide: Fungicides
Action on Human System: Low human toxicity
- Internal Exposure: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, weak-ness, and nasal stuffiness
- External Exposure: Irritating to skin, eyes, nose, and throat
- Chronic Exposure:
Chemical Family: Pyrethrins and Pyrethroids - Prentox(T), Ectiban(T)
Action on Human System: Very low human toxicity
- Internal Exposure: Slight toxic reaction
- External Exposure:
- Chronic Exposure:
Type of Pesticide: Rodenticides, insecticides, acaricides, marine antifouling compounds, desiccants, herbicides, fungicides
Action on Human System: Toxic to liver, kidney, brain, bone marrow, and nervous system
- Internal Exposure: Headache, burning stomach pain, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness. Garlic odor on breath and feces
- External Exposure: Swelling of mouth and throat, irritating to nose, throat, and eyes
- Chronic Exposure: Accumulates in body. Chronic headaches, dizziness, stomachaches, salivation, low fever, garlic breath
Late HIV can also cause numbness and tingling in the hands and feet. This is called peripheral neuropathy, which also occurs in people with uncontrolled diabetes.
"This is when the nerves are actually damaged," Dr. Malvestutto says. These symptoms can be treated with over-the-counter pain relievers and antiseizure medicines such as Neurontin (gabapentin).
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Advanced HIV disease appears to increase the risk of having menstrual irregularities, such as fewer and lighter periods.
These changes, however, probably have more to do with the weight loss and poor health of women with late-stage infection rather than the infection itself.
Infection with HIV also has been associated with earlier age of menopause (47 to 48 years for infected women compared to 49 to 51 years for uninfected women).
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Flu shot reduces risk of rare Guillain-Barré Syndrome in most cases, study finds
Fear of developing Guillain-Barré Syndrome is often cited by health-care workers as a reason not to get a flu shot.
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Fear of developing Guillain-Barré Syndrome is often cited by health-care workers as a reason not to get a flu shot.
But new research suggests that in most cases the flu vaccine actually reduces the risk of the rare disorder by cutting the risk of influenza.
Two Ottawa researchers — Kumanan Wilson, physician and senior scientist at The Ottawa Hospital and professor of medicine at the University of Ottawa, and Steven Hawken, a scientist at The Ottawa Hospital — were involved in the study published Wednesday in the U.S. Centre for Disease Control’s journal Emerging Infectious Diseases that assessed the effect of seasonal influenza vaccine on the risk of acquiring Guillain-Barré Syndrome (or GBS).
Guillain-Barré is a rare, but serious, autoimmune disorder that causes muscle weakness and sometimes paralysis. Most patients require hospitalization and about one-quarter require intensive care. Four per cent of patients will die within one year of developing the condition.
About 20 people out of every million will develop GBS. In most cases, GBS is preceded by a respiratory or gastrointestinal infection. Studies have shown it is associated with influenza.
Seasonal flu vaccines can slightly increase a person’s risk of developing GBS – from about 20 cases in a million people to about 21 cases in a million people, said Hawken. But flu presents a greater risk of a person developing the syndrome — about 10 times as much as the flu shot, he said.