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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi, i have lost my appetite about a week ago, been having some weird headaches, and i can real nervous about it.. what could it be? i suffer from acid reflux often, i had my blood work done and all seems normal. but my headache is sometimes in the back of the head and back of my eyes.
Doctor :   Hi
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User :   i also have slight bad breath
Doctor :   May I know your age, gender, & occupation?
User :   i have never felt like this before, i think that when it starts i get nervous about it and feel bad
User :   i am 26 male i work in a XXX
User :   i am about 230lbs
User :   6'0
Doctor :   Since when do you have the current problem?
User :   i am currently in XXX, i have access to any medication at the pharm without prescription
User :   about a week ago,
Doctor :   Do you smoke or chew tobacco/drink alcohol/Any illicit drugs. If yes how much/how often and how long you have?
User :   last saturday, after dinner i felt bad shaky, and threw up a little... since then i have lost my appetite..
User :   yes i smoke cannabis everyday for at least 10 years
User :   but i dont beleive it has anything to do with that. i dont smoke tobacco
User :   no alcohol
Doctor :   Your belief is wrong
Doctor :   You are having gastritis
User :   ok, but it cant be caused by marijuana
User :   i do eat bad...
Doctor :   acid reflux & Nervous system problems
User :   alot at night right before sleeping.... i used to anyway before last week
Doctor :   which are clearly attributed to Cannabis
User :   ok what else could it be? i mean can my weird headaches be because of gastritis?
Doctor :   Do nt sleep immediately after dinner
Doctor :   No headache may not have any association with the gastritis
User :   i eat dinner, but then like at 10pm- 12mn i usually eat another big meal before sleep.
User :   so what can my headache be caused by?
Doctor :   Prolonged use of Cannabis must be the cause
Doctor :   for both

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