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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am
User :   Hi
User :   I've been having transient dizziness for alomst 3 weeks now. It started with an episode of near syncope. I was sitting with friends and talking at the time. Since then I keep feeling dizzy; sitting, standing, even while lying in bed.
Doctor :   I am reading it

Doctor :   Was it caused after a sudden turn after head?
User :   No, it wasn't
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   What is your age
User :   I am 44
Doctor :   Do you have cold, cough or sorethroat
User :   No, I don't.
User :   I haven't done anything about it because I don't have insurance right now.
Doctor :   Do you take any medications?

Doctor :   Ok
User :   No, just calcium/magnesium, a fish oil pill, and a B-complex vitamin.
Doctor :   Actually you can contain the symptoms with some symptomatic medicines
Doctor :   which are not over the counter
Doctor :   These should be taken for a week
User :   So I would have to see a doctor to get a perscription?
Doctor :   and the symptoms will subside
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   After taking the pill the symptom you have subside within minutes
User :   what kind of pill are you suggesting?
Doctor :   The prescription pill
Doctor :   from doctor
Doctor :   It is an antihistaminics
User :   oh, ok. For allergies or something?
Doctor :   Not allergies

User :   oh.
Doctor :   There are certain antihistamines which are helpful in such symptoms
User :   ok, great.
Doctor :   Did you check your blood pressure
Doctor :   Blood sugar
Doctor :   which is most important
User :   yes to both. My BP was 134/82 (which is high for me) and my BG was 80 (after fasting for 12 hours)
Doctor :   I think your symptoms are more when are changing your position, Is it right?

Doctor :   Did you lose consciousness anytime?
User :   I'm not sure. I am mostly sitting all day, and I don't move around fast. I mean I don't notice it happening when I stand up quickly. I have not lost consciousness so far.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Are you able to sleep good these days?
Doctor :   What is your occupation?
User :   mostly, though I do wake up during the night once a night to go to the restroom. I am a full time student these days.
Doctor :   Ok does the symptom aggravate towards the end of the day
Doctor :   and do you feel good after you wakeup in the morning
User :   Not today (more dizzy this morning). The first time was in the middle of the day.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Keep monitoring your BP, Pulse and blood sugar
User :   I usually feel fine when I wake up. sometimes I seem still tired when I wake up.
User :   ok
Doctor :   and see a doctor for prescription

User :   ok, I will. Thank you.
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with?
Doctor :   Thank you for cosnulting
Doctor :   Bye for now
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