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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I had a day-long gastrointestinal problem. I had an episode in which i believe the virus played a role in. I started getting light headed and felt a numbness in my hands. This eventually moved up to my arms, then face, then abdomens, and the legs. I was having uncontrollable contractions in my arms, face, and abdomens and couldn't pronounce words as my tongue wasn't functional. I barely avoided passing out as my friend calmed me down. Could you help me understand what happened?
User :   I had a day-long gastrointestinal problem. I had an episode in which i believe the virus played a role in. I started getting light headed and felt a numbness in my hands. This eventually moved up to my arms, then face, then abdomens, and the legs. I was having uncontrollable contractions in my arms, face, and abdomens and couldn't pronounce words as my tongue wasn't functional. I barely avoided passing out as my friend calmed me down. Could you help me understand what happened?
Doctor :   hi
User :   Hello
Doctor :   let me read what you have typed
Doctor :   the symptoms that you have felt could be realted
User :   I just want to know what this episode is diagnosed as?
Doctor :   to electrolyte imbalance in your body due to the gastrointestinal symptoms
Doctor :   what gastrointestinal symptoms were you having?
User :   Yes I drank a gatorade and this numbness went away.
User :   Does this have anything to do with seizures or shock or vabal nerve
Doctor :   yes, Gatorade would provide the art of lost electrolytes which made you feel better
Doctor :   having ORS or electrolytes with boiled and cooled water would be better
User :   Did this have anything to do with the Vagal Nerve?
User :   ?
Doctor :   no, not vagal nerve but as I said earlier
User :   Ok well thank you!
Doctor :   due to to electrolyte imbalance in your body
Doctor :   is there anything else you would like to ask me?
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