Continue to interview Mrs Browning by clicking on the questions below...
Do you get excessively thirsty at all?
Do you feel that you are less tolerant to heat these days?
Are you currently taking any prescription medications?
What about over-the-counter medications, vitamins or herbal remedies?
Do you drink much tea or coffee?
Do you drink alcohol?
Polydipsia is sometimes associated with diabetes and can contribute to insomnia.
No, Iíve always liked the warmer weather.
Intolerance to heat can be a sign of hyperthyroidism.
Well, I take paracetamol occasionally if I have pain from my arthritis or a headache. I also regularly take calcium, vitamin B12, ginko biloba, flaxseed oil and olive leaf extract.
It is important to make sure Mrs Browning has not suddenly changed, stopped or commenced any medications, including over the counter or herbal. See below is a table of common substances and their effects on the body.
I have a cup of tea if I wake up early in the morning and canít sleep. Then Iíll have a coffee with Denny when he wakes up, and another cup of tea mid-afternoon. I drink herbal tea at the other times.
Caffeine is a stimulant and can cause insomnia.
I occasionally have a nip of brandy or Irish Cream liquor after dinner. Probably only once or twice a week.
Mrs Browning appears to consume a total of 2-3 units of alcohol a week. This is within the current guidelines for safe consumption of alcohol. For further information see the link below.
For more information on the common side effects of over the counter medications, click here
And for more information on safe alcohol consumption, see the following link