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Can I ask what to do after two really bad night sleep which

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Hi can I ask what to do after two really bad night sleep which is unusual for I woke yesterday at 12.30 then did not fall back to sleep till 6am and tonight I woke up after an hour of sleep completely shivering and then had another of sleep between 2-3 am today
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 1 year ago.
Hello from JustAnswer.Did you check your temperature when you were shivering?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No I don't have a temperature just woke up after an hour in sheer panic shivering I'm not hot I do have a pain in my rib on the left side
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I also took 1 neurofen melter at 11.30 last night
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Do I get a reply back please I'm really worried and I'm a single mum of 1 thank you in advance
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for the additional information. The best over the counter medicine to help with sleep are one of the sedating antihistamines, such as diphenhydramine. The Nurofen does not directly help sleep. It can help to relieve certain symptoms that may be interfering with sleep, such as fever or musculoskeletal pain. Since you do not have a fever, that would not be a reason to take it, but if the pain in the rib is of such severity that it is interfering with sleep, then continuing the Nurofen would be fine and can be taken with the diphenhydramine. So, the best intervention would be the diphenhydramine, but the Nurofen can also be taken if the rib pain is significant. If I can provide any additional information, please let me know.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is that safe to take as I'm on my own with a three year old who wakes in the night
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Should I see a doctor first thing in the morning ?
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 1 year ago.
Yes, it would be OK to take the diphenhydramine when you are on your own with a three year old. It will not sedate you so strongly that you will not awaken to external stimuli. It would be fine to see your doctor in the morning.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sorry to ask so many questions as I've not slept all night and still in a panic what should I do ?
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 1 year ago.
The best thing to do would be to take the diphenhydramine.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I would not be able to purchase until later today there for no sleep in 48hours ??
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 1 year ago.
Most all-night convenience stores would carry the drug. If you are not able to leave the house because you do not want to wake your child, then your only options would be something that you already have at your house. What medicines do you already have in your house?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I only have neurofen but my baby will wake in two hours
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for the help I will telephone my doctor in the morning too
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 1 year ago.
The Nurofen will usually not directly help sleep, as I noted above. Your only other option would be to acquire the diphenhydramine after your baby wakes, but if your baby will be up for the day, you may need to find someone to babysit for a while while you get some sleep.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I was worried and know I now there is something I could take I will hopefully relax an calm down more thank you
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 1 year ago.
You are very welcome.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I was worried incase it was a panic attack or something more underlining
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 1 year ago.
It may be, but the sedating antihistamine is the best that can be taken over the counter.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is it tablets or liquid
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 1 year ago.
It comes in both forms.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank u