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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i have not felt well for months! Im always tired,no energy, my hair has been falling out & is not heathy. i am always swollen even though i take a water pill & drink tons of water. sometimes i get like flu symtoms or feel like i have a hangover. it has been painful to excersie i can't even walk 3/4th a mile without horrible pain from my ankles all the way up past my knees. i keep getting sores in my mouth & tongue. i've gain alot of weight and cant seem to get it off.
Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   i am Dr here
Doctor :   let me read your query
Doctor :   give me a min
Doctor :   so can you tell me precisely since when did you first start having this problem?
User :   i really became aware of it in march
Doctor :   can i have your age and gender please?
User :   female &36
Doctor :   are you taking any medications ?
User :   i do for migaies thyroid and depression
Doctor :   since when are you on these medications ?
User :   ive been taking all my meds for at least a year
Doctor :   i see you have posted different questions about your health and lets go thru your problems one by one
Doctor :   do you feel tired all thru the day ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   or it increases as the day progresses?
Doctor :   are you having any problem in getting sleep ?
Doctor :   Do you make grunting sounds while breathing?
Do you have to work hard to breathe?
User :   no i can sleep all the time & some times i have a hard time breathing
Doctor :   Is there a sequence of separate occurrences (episodes)? How long does each last, and does each episode have a similar pattern?
Doctor :   Does breathing difficulty occur at rest?
User :   sometimes
Doctor :   do you have allergies ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   to what you have allergies?
User :   almost everthing plants mold
Doctor :   from the health history that you have told me i would advice you to have a physical examination done
Doctor :   The physical examination will include a thorough check of your lungs, heart, and upper airway passages
Doctor :   also you would have to undergo few tests which will help us to pinpoint the problem .. these tests will be
Doctor :   Blood tests,Measurement of blood oxygen saturation, ECG ECG X-ray of the chestX-ray of the chest Pulmonary function testsPulmonary function tests, Exercise testing ,CT scan of the chest CT scan of the chest and
Doctor :   till then i will advise you to take a pillow at night when you sleep to aid you in breathing
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