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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
how can i help you
User :   hello
User :   i have been feeling tired for 5 days now.
Doctor :  
ok
User :   should i establish the background
Doctor :  
provide your age, gender, occuaption
User :   37, male, graphic designer
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
do you have any fever, cold , cough?
User :   no
User :   i have been working out
Doctor :   ok

User :   but the last 5 days i have not
Doctor :  
since when you are working out
User :   3 weeks prior to last friday
User :   but before that off and on
Doctor :   ok

User :   last thursday i went to a coffee shop with some work peers and left feeling abnormally tired, like i wanted to nap, and it hasn't let up but just a little
Doctor :   do you have any medical disorders like thyroid , diabtes, high BP
User :   nothing, i am in perfect health
Doctor :  
ok
User :   i felt a little nauseus on that thursday when i first became tired
Doctor :  
do you have any vomiting, loose motions?
User :   no vomiting
User :   no loose "motions" or i assume you mean stool
Doctor :  
yes
Doctor :  
any chest pain, breathing difficulty, sweating?
User :   no
User :   i feel as though i can take a nap anytime i want to
Doctor :  
do you get sleep well in the night?
User :   last night, not so much, but prior yes
Doctor :   any stress, tension at office or home?
User :   i may feel MORE lethargic today than i have in the days prior due to bad sleep last night
Doctor :   9ok
User :   stress...i think i am ok, but things bother me
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
after considering your history i feel you are extremely exhausted and you have lack of rest
Doctor :  
and also i suggest some investigations
Doctor :   how is your appetitie
User :   how often does exhaustion last?
Doctor :  
are you able to take food properly
User :   i eat very well
Doctor :  
ok
User :   since i have been tired i have been eating more than i do
Doctor :  
i suggest you some investigations
Doctor :  
firstly get your BP checked once
Doctor :  
I also advice you to under go Complete blood check up including Hemoglobin
Doctor :  
some times anemia also presents like this
User :   ok
User :   could this be diet related? like i am not eating enough food?
Doctor :  
could be
Doctor :  
take lot of fruits, vegetables, salads and greens which is healthy for you
Doctor :  
i also suggst you yo under go Blood sugar tests
User :   ok
User :   so i should see a doctor soon
Doctor :  
Drink plenty of fluids in the form of water or fruit juices which help to relieve of dehydration
Doctor :  
Yes, also see a physician to get physical exaamintion
Doctor :  
to see if any thing abnormal is there?
User :   ok
User :   i will see the doctor tomorrow
Doctor :  
get all these investigations done
Doctor :  
and i suggest you to take a multivitamin tablet like Tab Neurobion forte one tablet per day for 20 days
Doctor :  
Get enough of sleep
User :   ok
User :   i have a feeling its exhaustion
Doctor :  
Involve in some kind of relaxation techniques like yoga meditation
Doctor :  
and involve in some exercises like walking, swimming
Doctor :  
this helps you to get relive of stress
Doctor :  
makes you feel better and get good sleep
User :   thats why i was working out, but i work out pretty hard
User :   i was getting up early to workout and then go to bed late
User :   not getting enough sleep
Doctor :  
that could be the reason for your exhaustion
Doctor :  
donot over exert your self
Doctor :  
take enough of rest
User :   how long does exhaustion usually last?
Doctor :  
it will be fine, you just need a good food, proper rest and adequate sleep
Doctor :  
you can take a break from work and can visit some place and have rest properly this will help you alot
User :   yes i will thank you
User :   i think this helps me a lot
User :   i am going to go to sleep now
User :   thank you for your help
Doctor :   ok

Doctor :  
is ther eany thing i can help you
User :   no thanks, goodnight
Doctor :  
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User :   i did
User :   bye
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