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Diagnosis for limb weakness - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   I donot get sleep in the nite unless i massage my foot
User :   this is not pain, only gentle massage helps
Doctor :   Ok
User :   sometimes it gets so worse that i getup in the middle of the nite and stretch my feet
Doctor :   Ok
User :   wat could be the reason?
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   32
Doctor :   Since when are you having this problem?
User :   i am facing this problem for the past 12-15 yers
User :   almost everyday
User :   its wrose in summer
User :   ?
Doctor :   Do you wake up frequently during the night due to this problem?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Do you notice any other symptoms in your limbs such as
Doctor :   desire to frequently move your limb without and sensations while sleeping?
User :   yes very much
Doctor :   Do you have similar symptoms during the day time?
User :   yes but i often ignore it...its gets worse during the nite
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i get a feeling that the nerves inside my feet are all entangled and they need to be seperated...u know wat i mean
Doctor :   Do you have any other medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension. arthritis, varicose veins?
Doctor :   Do you smoke or consume alcohol?
User :   nothing from above
User :   i heard from one of cloeagues to checkSalt in the it required and how is tat linked
Doctor :   Do you use illicit drugs?
User :   i mean colleague
User :   no I dnt
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me brief you.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Electrolyte abnormalities (potassium and calcium deficiency are known to cause limb weakness) however, your symptoms do not match and more over
Doctor :   the duration of your symptoms are long to be caused by the electrolyte abnormalities.
Doctor :   Since, I cannot examine you, I am unable to pinpoint the exact diagnosis of the condition, however,
User :   i suffer for hair loss...and its very bad..incase this info helps
Doctor :   from the description of your symptoms, your symptoms may be due to
Doctor :   1. psychological factors (few individuals are habituated)
Doctor :   2. Condition called restless leg syndrome
Doctor :   3. Other endocrine and hormonal problems.
Doctor :   These are the 3 possibilities, I can think of from your description.
Doctor :   The first condition can be treated gradually by behavioural modifications alone.
Doctor :   You may need specific treatment, if its due to the later 2 conditions.
Doctor :   I would suggest you to consult your doctor for physical examination and evaluation.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   yes i have
User :   do i need to consult a podiologist or a general physician?
Doctor :   I would suggest you to consult a neurologist for the evaluation of your symptoms.
User :   ok..thanks a lot for your advice Doctor
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   yes I am
User :   No other query as of now
User :   Thanks a lot
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   have a good evening..bye
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