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Mon 08 Sep 2008

Recent Appearance on ABC-TV Primetime in a show on "Sleep-Eating"

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On August 19, 2008 I appeared with two patients suffering from sleep-eating. The show focused on the various problems (including weight gain) associated with persistent, nightly, out-of-control eating, but happily the therapy buy 30mg phentermine of the bedtime use of the medication Topiramate (brand name Phentermine no prescription needed : Topamax) was quite beneficial in controlling the nocturnal eating in both patients. Topiramate Phentermine prescription price, is an anticonvulsant medication that phentermine no prescription needed been demonstrated to suppress abnormal eating urges both during the day and at night, and studies from our sleep center and from another sleep center in Boston have found that two-thirds of sleep-eating patients respond very well to this medication. Of interest in the ABC-Primetime program is that my patient Phentermine prescription price : Amy also had Restless Legs syndrome (RLS) besides sleep-eating, and both conditions have afflicted her throughout her life--beginning amazingly during her prenatal life. Phentermine no prescription needed, As explained in my book, RLS is often a familial disorder in which the legs feel uncomfortable and start jumping around when a person feels drowsy and is preparing to fall asleep in the evening. The usual way to relieve the discomfort is to get out of bed and move around, but this is incompatible with falling asleep. I call this "Sleepless Walking." RLS is a common cause of insomnia and it is not uncommonly associated with sleep-eating. RLS usually is controlled with dopamine-enhancing medication taken at bedtime. Dopamine is a chemical neuro-transmitter that appears to buy 30mg phentermine be diminished in the brain in RLS sufferers. Sometimes other medications, even opiates, need to be used to achieve satisfactory control of the symptoms.

My book Paradox Lost has a chapter with Amy's story, as told by Amy and her mother Shirley. It buy 30mg phentermine a fascinating and unique story, as the RLS phentermine no prescription needed with Amy kicking her mother like the dickens for several months buy 30mg phentermine she was born! (Shirley worried what her daughter phentermine no prescription needed be like after entering the world). Phentermine no prescription needed - Then besides her RLS kicking up its heels every evening, making it phentermine no prescription needed for Amy to fall asleep, she had the urge to eat every night, and both these problems wreaked havoc on Amy and her sleep, but also on her mother's evening and nighttime life. She presented to see me at our sleep disorders center during the buy 30mg phentermine before she was to leave for her college studies in Wisconsin, and she was concerned about what her roommate would think about her strange sleep behaviors. (This is not an uncommon scenario for high school graduates to come for help at our sleep center before leaving for college). Amy is doing quite well with a combination of two medications taken at bedtime: topiramate for her sleep-eating, and the dopamine-enhancer pramipexole for her RLS.

Paradox Lost has a number of different sleep-eating stories (variations on a theme), phentermine no prescription needed and I have a chapter describing the various therapies available to alleviate this condition. These stories, along with the buy 30mg phentermine other Parasomnia stories in my book, are truly timeless, since people have had these sleep-related problems for centuries and probably for millenia, without any formal recognition and without any scientific knowledge about how to evaluate and alleviate these conditions. It is very likely that sufferers of sleep-eating and phentermine no prescription needed restless legs syndrome felt great shame and also were considered to have psychological (or spiritual-religious) problems (or even farther back in time, demon-posssession) as the basis for the sleep ailments.

The available beneficial therapies of the Parasomnias have not changed since Paradox Lost was published, and so with the universal buy 30mg phentermine contained within its covers, Paradox Lost remains a current book.

The ABC-Primetime show featured video segments from our sleep lab phentermine no prescription needed sleep-eating that came from Deluxe Academic Edition of our DVD documentary film, "Sleep Phentermine no prescription needed - Runners: The Stories Behind Everyday Parasomnias", which is available from the website linked to this website phentermine no prescription needed There is a 5 minute trailer on the website. So check it out!

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