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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I am not feeling well and haven't for quite sometime, not sure what I need to do
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr ... here
User :   Hi
Doctor :   Can you please explain your symptoms. What way are you not feeling well?
User :   I am run down, low energy, throwing up a lot, feel like I am going to faint, cold, some embrassing symptoms as well
Doctor :   May i know your age?
User :   27
Doctor :   Since when are you having these symptoms? Do you have fever or sore throat or cough?
User :   I might have a fever, have a cough I have felt like this for a long time
Doctor :   Is the cough dry or productive?If productive what is the colour of flem?Are you on any medications?
User :   Dry, just some anxiety medication
Doctor :   Do you regularly take anti anxiety medications, If yes since how long?
User :   Yes, since two years ago
Doctor :   Are these anti anxiety medications prescribed?
User :   Yes
Doctor :   Have these medications been changed recently or are the same ones which you had been taking?
User :   Same ones I have been taking
Doctor :   1)Take Advil cold 3 times a day.
Doctor :   2)Do steam inhalation 3 to 4 times a day.
User :   Could I have some sort of infection?
Doctor :   3)For cough take Benadryl 1 tbsp 2 times a day
Doctor :   It can be some viral or bacterial. infection
Doctor :   If all these things do not help you then get yourself examined and also get your BP checked.
Doctor :   Sometimes antianxiety medications if taken for long cause changes in BP
Doctor :   If some viral infection would be there it would be cured in about 5 days.
User :   Ok, I will try this, I think I probably need to get checked out, this feels like a never ending cycle
Doctor :   Also you may require some investigations like Complete Blood Count.
Doctor :   If its since very long then get yourself examined
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