I am sorry to hear about your sleep issues. I always suggest to anyone who doesn't feel the first doctor they consulted gave them the answers they needed, to get a second opinion. If you can find a sleep expert who is also a neurologist, that might be helpful since you mention all of these unusual feelings.
Since these symptoms have been going on for a year now, I agree with you that it's time you got some answers. I hope you'll update us when you get a chance.
Hello and I'm sorry to hear about your anxiety and sleep issues. Since you mention being anxious during the day, too, I suggest reposting over on the Anxiety and Panic Disorders community. They have a great Health Expert there, Dr. Farrell.
Unfortunately, this community no longer has a Health Expert. You may also want to talk to your college's health or counseling center about seeing a therapist. My daughter was diagnosed with anxiety in college, and seeing a therapist and pyschologist helped give her the tools to successfully graduate.
Welcome! Thank you for posting this question, but no one here is qualified to answer. Our community no longer has a sleep expert. However, your appointment on the 29th with the sleep specialist should get you those answers you need.
However, considering all of the other symptoms he has, I would think a neurologist should be consulted. Obviously, you know all of those symptoms are not normal, which is why you're here. Medicating without testing makes no sense to me, but I am not a doctor.
I hope you can encourage his parents to get a second opinion and keep seeing specialists until they find one that will evaluate the little guy from head to toe, and give some real answers.
Thanks so much for posting. A quick way to check and see if your medication could be the culprit, is to give your pharmacist a call. He or she can let you know if disrupted sleep could be a side effect.
First of all, I would suggest asking your mother to call the doctor and see if you can get in sooner. Sometimes they'll keep your name and if they have a cancellation, give you an opportunity to take the earlier date.
Based on what you've described, I'm going to link you to a couple of articles that may help.
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