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Drowsy and no energy feeling - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 37 Questions
User :   Hi
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   For a few weeks now I have been falling asleep at work. It started off just once a day now I find myself dreading to go to work. It comes on instantly and all of a sudden I feel really tired and my eyes go heavy. I get 8 hours sleep a night? Ive found that when I drink something fixxy it helps a little.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: User :   Im female, 28, administrator, Single
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Do you smoke or chew tobacco/drink alcohol/Any illicit drugs/ betel nut chewing?

User :   No none of the above
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Do you have any other health problems? Diabetes, Hypertension, Asthma, Allergies?
User :   I have dermatitis and Hay Fever
Doctor :   since when are you having these?
User :   I have had dermatitis for a few years now, mainly to my hands although now all over and hay fever since i was a child
Doctor :   ok
User :   For your information im 5ft 4 inches tall and weigh 7st 4pounds

Doctor :   since when are you having these ?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is there any one in your family with similar complaints?
User :   No
Doctor :   ok
User :   Im worried as it may cost me my job if I dont find out what it is
Doctor :   since when are you having these ?
User :   Its been getting worse the past 2 weeks
User :   I have had it for a few months
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   had you had any infections in the recent?
User :   Yeah I was at the doctors two nights ago
Doctor :   what was the reason?
User :   I have an infection around my chest
Doctor :   ok
User :   on the ouside
Doctor :   do yoiu expereince any sudden loss of muscle tone?
User :   I just get really drowsy and no energy and i cant stop my eyes from closing
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   this could probably be a conditions called narcolepsy
User :   bearing in mind I am also at the female time of the month as well
User :   So what does this mean is it serious
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Narcolepsy is a chronic sleep disorder characterized by overwhelming daytime drowsiness and sudden attacks of sleep
Doctor :   and this my provisional diagnosis
Doctor :   you need to get this confirmed by seeking the help of health care provider near you
Doctor :   Narcolepsy can cause serious disruptions in your daily routine.
User :   Thanks for your help I will get this checked out before it gets me into trouble
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form while I type the information you needed.
Doctor :   is there any thing that i can help you with?
User :   no not at all you have been of great help

Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form which I have sent?
User :   yes
Doctor :   have i answered your query?
User :   yes thanks I am just going to call the doctors
Doctor :   ok
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