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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hello
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   all right...
User :   ive had pretty BAD heartburn and esophagus pain lately
Doctor :   ya, tel me you concern
Doctor :   ok
User :   ive tryed a medications such as
User :   rolaids zantacs
Doctor :  
User :   but they only provide temporary relief
Doctor :  
tel me the dose
Doctor :  
age, sex
User :   i dont have health insurance at the moment bcause i just moved to the states about 2 years ago
User :   24
User :   male
Doctor :   ok
User :   i used to smoke cigarettes
User :   quitted last year
User :   because of the heartburn
Doctor :  
are you taking any other medication
Doctor :  
smoke, alcohol
User :   i still smoke weed tho and drink ocasionally
Doctor :  
User :   i havent touched any in a few days tho
User :   as my condition has worsened
Doctor :  
does your diet has lot of oily, spicy, fried food
User :   i would want to get it checked but i dont know where to go since i dont have insurance
User :   and low income
User :   ive also expierienced a weird feeling in my left leg lately...
Doctor :   ok, you should go for endscopy

User :   in the mornings..
Doctor :   like
User :   endscopy?
Doctor :  
for gastrits

Doctor :   tel me in detail about leg problem
User :   are you still there?
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
tel me
User :   is this the same person
User :   ?
Doctor :  
User :   all right
Doctor :  
tel me about the leg prob
Doctor :  
hello, are you there
User :   in the mornings Ive been having this sort of like Its hard to describeâ?¦.like a stingâ?¦in my toes of my left footâ?¦I donâ??t know if its paranoiaâ?¦.but I think that made me more cautios about my health which has lead to a few panic attacs in the last couple of days
User :   in the mornings Ive been having this sort of like Its hard to describeâ?¦.like a stingâ?¦in my toes of my left footâ?¦I donâ??t know if its paranoiaâ?¦.but I think that made me more cautios about my health which has lead to a few panic attacs in the last couple of days
User :   my window keeps refreshing...
Doctor :  
ok,dont worry
Doctor :  
is it burning type of sensation
Doctor :  
on the toe
Doctor :  
since how many days you have this kind of symptoms
User :   it started about a month ago..
User :   the foot thing
Doctor :   you said you quite smoking, how many you used to smoke per day
User :   i used to smoke about half a pack a day
Doctor :   tel me about oyur marital status
User :   but i quitted last summer
Doctor :  
ok. fine
User :   ive been smoking joints tho...
User :   about 4 - 5 a day
Doctor :  
User :   sometimes less sometimes more..
User :   and i drink 1 or 2 beers about 4 times a week
Doctor :  
thats ok
User :   ocasionally hard liquer..
User :   my window keeps refreshing which is really annoying
Doctor :  
ok, can you explain in detial about this
User :   it keeps refreshing and delets what i type
User :   and makes it hard to follow up on the conversation
Doctor :   ok,,,
Doctor :  
but it comming clear this side
User :   it happens about every 10 seconds..
User :   with about a 3 second frame to read ur responses
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
i ll type in short sentences
Doctor :   any other quires
User :   i think it has stopped
Doctor :   regarding health
Doctor :  
User :   it stopped
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
so, for your acidity you can also take suralfil
Doctor :   avoid spicy food
User :   ive been takin prilosec
Doctor :  
and oily one , especially in the dinner
Doctor :  
User :   after nothing else has helped...
User :   im supposed to take it 14 days
Doctor :  
was it prescribed by doc
User :   but ive been getting my panic attacs after taking the medication...
User :   dizziness..
User :   weird feeling in my esophagus..
Doctor :  
right, are you taking it before food
User :   almost like it being injured..
Doctor :  
ok, may be a side effect
Doctor :  
if it too much,
Doctor :  
go for a substitute
User :   everything else is provides only temporary relief
User :   they pharmacist told me thats the only 1 thats not prescripion
Doctor :  
User :   ever since i dont have insurance...
Doctor :  
ok, i nderstand
User :   but i would really want to get my esophagus and heart checked...
Doctor :  
right, thats very important
Doctor :   go for endoscopy and ecg, echo for heart
User :   the esophagus has been hurting all day...
User :   even after taking the medication since like 10 days...
User :   i had a panic attac at work...
Doctor :  
so it can help you for fast aND PERMANENT relif
Doctor :  
User :   and my sophagus kept feeling really weird...thats why i left work today
Doctor :  
whats you nature of job
User :   i work at a clothing store...
User :   no hard work really...
Doctor :  
User :   but i earn less than 1000
User :   and my job doesnt provide health insurance...
Doctor :  
you can take medications , and dont take any beverages
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
its not a problem, you can go for evaluation as soon as you get the insurance
Doctor :  
earliar the better
User :   yes i know that....but i cant afford no 200 dollar plan right now...
User :   im barely surviving...
User :   till i get a better job...
Doctor :  
ok, health is very important
User :   i know that
Doctor :  
ok,how much you got shell out for a specalist consultation
Doctor :  
and for investigation
User :   what do you mean?
Doctor :  
for insurance ?? for medical services
User :   how much i have?
User :   nothing really.....but if then it would have to be under a hundret for sure..
Doctor :  
no, how much is the plan?
User :   what plan??
User :   i dont have no plan?
Doctor :  
ok, you said heart evaluation? do you have any symptoms
Doctor :  
ok,m fine , you mentioned 200 plan?
User :   i was just saying...
User :   that i cannot afford any expensive private insurance plans...
Doctor :  
ok, tell me do you get pain in the chest
User :   yes my esophagus hurts..
Doctor :  
is it continious
User :   yes
Doctor :  
ok, take some soft diet,
User :   what about free clinics
User :   do you think they perform those type of check ups?
Doctor :   ok, tats a good idea
User :   you said an ecg and a endoscopy
Doctor :  
i think, if you have specalist, they may go for investigation
Doctor :   ecg for heart and endo for esophagus
Doctor :  
that will definity help you for permanent solutions
User : do you think a free clinic performs those tests?
Doctor :  
i am not sure,
User :   ok...
User :   do you know about insurance plans...
Doctor :  
wher do you stay?
User :   i live in hollywood
Doctor :  
no, insuransce i am sorry
Doctor :  
ok, fine
Doctor :  
you said toe problem, is there any redness
User :   no....
User :   its just
User :   its hard to describe
User :   its not stinging...
Doctor :  
User :   its kind of electric...
User :   its just weird and irritating...
User :   but it has gotten a bit better..
User :   but i think it triggered my panic attacs again..
User :   i have had panic attacs in the past...about 4 years ago...
User :   racing heart, sweaty palms...
User :   dizziness..
User :   short breath...
Doctor :  
take some multi vitamins
User :   thats why i know its panic attacs...
User :   and thats why i havent touched weed in a few days...
User :   because it worsens those attacs...
Doctor :  
ok is your sleep disturbed
User :   not really...
User :   ive been twitching though
Doctor :  
due to panic attacks
User :   before falling asleep
User :   the transition from being up to going to sleep
Doctor :   have consulted a doctor for this problem
User :   the panic attacs are mostly in the mornings..
Doctor :  
ok, i understand
User :   ive had like 4 of em in the past week
User :   they just started again...
Doctor :  
so what do take (medication)
User :   and i think its because of the feeling in my foot...that i kind of got worried....again
User :   medication...
Doctor :   you shoul nt worry, because it aggrevates the attack
User :   i know
Doctor :  
see all the conditions you have are treatable
Doctor :  
so no need to panic
User :   yes...i understand that...
Doctor :  
any other quries
User :   but the attacs still come
User :   thats the weird thing...
User :   and i tell myself that its just in my head..
User :   and that i need to breathe
User :   but they are still there...
User :   i have been diagnosed with the reflux desease about 5 years ago...
User :   and since i stopped smoking cigarretes
Doctor :  
ok, you have learnt to manage
User :   i tryed rolaids, tumbs
User :   zantac...
User :   all that..
User :   bananas kind of help too...
User :   but they only provide temporary , little relief...
User :   my esophagus still hurts and i still get heartburn..
Doctor :   yes fruits are helpful

Doctor :   but avoid citrus fruits
User :   ok..
User :   its almost like
User :   since i first had
User :   k
Doctor :  
you have increase in heart burn after consuming adairy products
User :   i cant write anymore
User :   i mean it doesnt appear on my window..
User :   hello?
Doctor :   ok, you can log on anytime
Doctor :  
wonderful chating with you
Doctor :  
i have send a feed back form, plz do reply for that5
User :   are u still there?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :  
any quries
User :   u are the same person right?
Doctor :  
yes , same doctor
User :   so
User :   you think everything is not that serious
User :   ?
Doctor :  
yes, but go for the chech up
User :   i soon as i figure this insurance thing out...
Doctor :   fine
User :   do you think smoking weed is the main cause for my heartburn?
Doctor :  
yes, you should avoid it
User :   all right....
User :   so endoscopy and ecg?
Doctor :   yes, minimum
User :   minimum?
Doctor :   ok
User :   what do you mean minimum?
User :   ?
Doctor :  
you can go for Endoscopy
Doctor :  
and ECG this will help u more
User :   all right...any other suggestions?
Doctor :  
diet is concern
User :   ok...
Doctor :   neeed to avoid spicy and oily food
Doctor :   reduce fatty foods
Doctor :  
like cheese, butter and others
Doctor :  
junk and carbonated drinks like pepsi and coke to be avoided
Doctor :  
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