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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I don't drink alcohol frequently at all (perhaps twice per month). Yesterday, I had two drinks and felt an incredible tightening in my chest, tingling in both hands, nausea, began feeling sweaty, clammy, and had all color leave my face. This lasted approximately ten minutes, two different times. Should I be worried?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr.
User :   Hello
Doctor :   Let me read your query first
Doctor :   What is your age?
User :   41
Doctor :   Since what age are you having the alcohol
User :   Since 21 years of age
Doctor :   Did you have food before the alcohol?
Doctor :   or empty stomach?
User :   no
User :   empty stomach
Doctor :   Did you ever have similar episodes earlier with alcohol?
Doctor :   Did you ever had similar episodes without alcohol?
User :   yes. In my early 20's I had similar occurrences
User :   about 3 years ago, as well, and was hospitalized
User :   had a stress test
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   The above symptoms warrants an examination by a PCP and then few tests
Doctor :   Do you smoke?
User :   only socially
User :   not regularly
Doctor :   Ok, I suggest you to see a PCP and get few tests like HbA1C, Hemogram, Lipids, ECG, Ultrasound abdomen, Cardiac risk markers
Doctor :   This is in the best interests of you
User :   ok thank you
Doctor :   Do you have further questions?
User :   no, but thank you very much
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