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Chronic headache after skipping meals - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Headache and Migraines
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   hello doctor
User :   hello doctor

Doctor :   hi
User :   i first would like to know which doctor am i speaking to?
User :   as in what is your qualification?
Doctor :   i'm a general physician
User :   ok

User :   i have a typical problem
Doctor :   ok
User :   whenever i skip a meal.. i get a terrible headache within 2 hours of skipping the meal
Doctor :   ok

User :   my nature of work is such tht i happen to skip meals often
Doctor :   how old are you?
Doctor :   do you work?
User :   i am 25
Doctor :   ok
User :   yea
Doctor :   what work do you do?
User :   i normally tak a disprin or a crocin
Doctor :   what is your ht/wt?
User :   when i have the headache
User :   ht: 5 ft 3 inches
Doctor :   ok
User :   wt is 60 Kgs
Doctor :   do you feel any giddiness/
User :   when i have the headache.. yes
Doctor :   Is your headache relived with the medicine

Doctor :   or do you have to eat something before it is relieved?
User :   normally yes

Doctor :   Do you have any other health problems?

User :   no
Doctor :   It is because of low blood sugar that you get the headaches/ giddiness
especially if it is getting relieved after you take food
Doctor :   what you can do is keep a packet of glucose/ sugar with you/ and have a spoon in between if your meal times are going to be delayed
Doctor :   considerably
User :   ohh ok
Doctor :   the other option is to stick to a regular routine when it comes to your meal times.
User :   does it mean tht i have low blood sugar levels
Doctor :   no-

Doctor :   It means your blood sugar levels drop when you dont eat a meal on time
Doctor :   it happens to a lot of people
User :   ok ok
Doctor :   especially if you have a large time gap b/w meals

User :   alright
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with?

User :   no thanks
User :   thnks for the guidance
Doctor :   ok
User :   good night

Doctor :   you are welocme
Doctor :   good night
Doctor :   and thanks for consulting us
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