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Chlorine causing lack of focus and memory loss - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Environmental and Occupational Hazards
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User :   hello
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   i am not feeling right lately
User :   i am feeling drained
User :   and finding it hard to focus and my memory isn't the best
Doctor :   What is your age and occupation?
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i wanted to chat to a doctor about it
Doctor :   I am Dr.
User :   i clean and seal surfaces
User :   last week i cleaned a surface with chlorine and since then i haven't felt great
User :   it may be the reason
Doctor :   Age and occupation please
User :   23
User :   cleaning and sealing of stone surfaces
User :   plus i own 2 other businesses (distributing skin care products)
Doctor :   Were you normal before that?
Doctor :   ok
User :   yes
Doctor :   Do you have fever or body pains?
User :   no just a little dizzy
User :   and it fluctuates
User :   i have been working really hard over the past couple of weeks, harder than usual...
User :   but last friday the chlorine really got to me i think...
User :   i can't seem to focus when people are talking to me
Doctor :   Then you should check with an examination from doctor with some tests if it poisoned with its fumes
User :   is there anything else it could be?
User :   are these symptoms normal for anything else?
Doctor :   The other things could be a lack of social interaction and support
Doctor :   where you need to be more interactive with family and friends
User :   dizziness, hard to focus, memory, tired
Doctor :   The general advice include, relaxation techniques, regular aerobic exercise
User :   or could it be due to the fact that i am not used to working this much?
Doctor :   which keep you mentally alert
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   Long working hours more than 45 hours a week
User :   i have been going to the gym every second day (which is more than usual)
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Can you give some time to yourself engaging yourself in activities that you love to do
Doctor :   like hobbies
Doctor :   It can tickle your grey matter and improve focus and concentrationa
Doctor :   and you can come back to work
User :   i think there is something wrong though
User :   i haven't felt this bad before
User :   but i have had alot on my mind lately
User :   can chlorine case any serious harm to my body>?
Doctor :   IF the concentration is more then yes it can
User :   have i caused perminent damage?
User :   is it possible?
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   It is not permanent damage
Doctor :   temporary affects for prolonged time
User :   how do i fix it
Doctor :   They take some time to wean off
Doctor :   I suggest to get examination by doctor who can prescribe you some medicine
Doctor :   which can give you good relief
User :   what sort of medicine would help do you think?
Doctor :   and help you come out of the problem immediately
Doctor :   Mood Enhancers
Doctor :   are available with prescriptions
User :   aren't anti depressants bad?
Doctor :   You do not require them
User :   what are mood enhancers then?
Doctor :   The mechanism of actions differs
Doctor :   They activate the brain cells with certain chemical substances like Nor Epinephrine
Doctor :   Pirocetam
Doctor :   Dopamine
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