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Broken heart - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Mental Health
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Doctor :   Hi
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How can I help you?
User :   i was wanting to know if you can help me to understand the medical reasons why we feel actual physical pain when we experience a "broken heart" from someone that we "love"
Doctor :   Ok

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I shall explain you
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May I know if this complaint relevant to you?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok

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May I know your age and gender before proceeding?
User :   i am 28 years old and male
Doctor :   Ok

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What are the symptoms you are facing?
Doctor :   Are you there?

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User :   im sorry
User :   im still here
Doctor :   Its ok
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Could you continue with your symptoms?
User :   im in so there is occasionally a delay in my internet traffic
User :   sure, i have extreme difficulty in sleeping
User :   not hungry at all...i force myself to eat, and periodically when i find myself "thinking too much" about the idea of the woman that i am "in love" with with being with someone else, i have a pain in my chest
Doctor :   Ok
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when one is affected psychologically
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there shall be a disturbance in many chemicals in the brain
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called as neurotransmitters
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and that shall have an impact on pain, appetite, mood
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and every function of the body
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if left untreated or ignored, it shall go into depression
Doctor :   So you should not leave it unchecked

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Now you should think of better things
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Do activities which you enjoy
User :   can it be fatal? sometimes, it feels more than i can bare
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and that shall take you off such bad thoughts
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no it is not fatal
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and you can easily come out of it
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do not have any myths
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and do not think that this is the end of life
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it is just a passing stone
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and you should keep your confidence up
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May I know your profession?
User :   i am a soldier
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Good
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You should be more daring
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and should not get affected by such activities
User :   i know....i usually don't
User :   this is very strange to me
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I can understand the feeling you are undergoing right now
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but you can overcome it
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firstly exert yourself more physically
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and involve in your favorite pass time
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next take the help of a counsellor
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talk to him/her about your feelings, give them a Vent
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and he/she shall counsel you about the dos and donts
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how to change those thought patterns
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and if you do not feel improvement with the above methods
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take the help of a Psychiatrist
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there are many good medications there to help you
User :   alcohol?
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Are you getting it? I hope I am not fast
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Alcohol is not a solution
User :   ok
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there are good psychiatric drugs available
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Do not indulge in increased alcohol intake
User :   im sure it won't come to that
Doctor :   Even I am

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that is just the last option
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but should not be avoided if required
User :   i usually focus on my physical training when under a lot of stress....i will do that and hopefully feel better soon
Doctor :   ok

User :   i just wanted to make sure i wasn't going to die.....sometimes it feels like im dying on the inside
User :   if that makes any sense at all
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it is just an internal feeling
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come out of it
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believe in yourself that you are fine
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and can live happily
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you have the whole world to explore
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and should not be upset with one mistake(not a failure)
User :   ok, thank you
User :   i have to go now
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?

User :   you have been very helpful
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
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