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Frequent neck and shoulder pains followed by headaches - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help?
User :   hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help?
User :   get terrible neck and shoulder pains
User :   accompanied by headaches
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   sinse how long has this been?
User :   happens for the past year or so
User :   the frequency is incresing now
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   To get a better picture I need this information--Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status:
User :   30:female:IT::Mmarried
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   children?
User :   got up with a terrible headache today
Doctor :   ok
User :   yes.. a 4 year old
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   in which part of the day is the headache more?
User :   evenings it starts
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is this on all days?
User :   most days .. yes
Doctor :   ok
User :   the shoulders and neck also theres alot of pain
User :   massge helps
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is the pain on one side or both sides?
User :   both sides
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how will the headache be releived?
User :   have a disprin.. if its just a headache that helps
Doctor :   ok
User :   if the neck and shoulders are also gone then no impact
Doctor :   is there any vommiting or vommiting like sensation?
User :   yes there is
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is there any one in your family who have similar complaints?
User :   my dad suffers from cervical spondilysis
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Have you seen a doctor/Taken any medication?
User :   in the past yes
User :   off late not
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Have you had any similar problems in the past?
Doctor :   that means prior to one year
User :   yes it comes off and on
User :   yeah... even before the past year
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what are the things that trigger the headache?
User :   i frankly cant pin point
Doctor :   ok
User :   as i said today (for the first time though) i went to sleep very fine
User :   but sometime during the nightit came really bad
User :   it is associated with the neck pain though
Doctor :   do you get irritated with light or sound or tension?
User :   less light ... most definitely
User :   tension too effects me
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   when was the last time you got your bp tested?
User :   some months back
User :   was absolutely normal
User :   and have no family history of BP as well
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   from the hisstory that you are presenting
Doctor :   i can think of
Doctor :   few possible conditions
User :   pls go on
Doctor :   you might have errors of refraction that is sight
Doctor :   migraine
User :   got the eyes tested some time ago as well.. no problems there
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   it might be migraine or tension headache
User :   could migraines impact the shoulders.. neck etc as well?
User :   to me that is more worrysome
Doctor :   it might
User :   i see
Doctor :   bit usually not
User :   alrite
User :   so what do u suggest?
Doctor :   to get the diagnosis conformed
Doctor :   and then start the treatmenr accordingly
User :   go on
Doctor :   i would suggest you consult a neuro logist
Doctor :   fill this and say when done
User :   thanks for ur advice
User :   any drug to keep me going thru the day?
Doctor :   is there any thing else that i can help?
Doctor :   paracetomol 500 mg
User :   i am at work.. any med to help me get thru the day
Doctor :   three times a day
User :   alrite... thanks alot
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