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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   I have been having some headaches lately but not sever but it kinda feels like a swoosh feeling and i have been having some chest pains also and i have taken ibprofin but i still feel blah
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :  
How can i help you
User :   well I have been having some headaches lately but not sever but it kinda feels like a swoosh feeling and i have been having some chest pains also and i have taken ibprofin but i still feel blah
Doctor :   May i know since when are you having these headaches?
User :   its been a few days off and on but not like severe headaches
Doctor :  
Ok.
Doctor :   How long do these headaches last per episode?
Doctor :  
Is the pain over one side of the head?
User :   could be an hour some all day and i also have epilpsy
User :   no its not in one side of the head
Doctor :  
Do you have nausea or vomiting?
User :   i had nausea one day but that was it and no vomiting
Doctor :   Is the pain throbbing/pricking/pulling type or just an ache?
Doctor :  
Do you have fever/running nose?
User :   it was throbbing twice but its been mostly just ache
User :   nope
Doctor :  
Did you similar headaches in the past?
Doctor :   Did the chest pain start after taking ibupropfen?
User :   no just regualr headaches now and then but i usually XXXXXXXX get them but where i live its been pretty cold so i thought it was just that but they havent gone away
User :   no before but i have heart palpatations
Doctor :   Do you have any other medical problems apart from epilepsy?

Doctor :  
And may i know your age and gender?
User :   nope
User :   female and im 24
Doctor :  
How frequent are the chest pain?
User :   its been going on for a few days
Doctor :  
do you have breathing difficulties?
User :   sometimes
Doctor :  
Is it associated with the chest pain?
User :   probably
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   May i know your occupation?
User :   i work at a dollar store but im acutally out one workers comp cuz i broke my hand
Doctor :  
When was this?
User :   middle of november
Doctor :   Are you on any treatment for this?
User :   no just ibprofin if im in any pain
Doctor :  
Ok.
Doctor :   It could be one of a non specific headache where the cause may not be known
Doctor :  
How ever you need an examination to determine
User :   ok so what should i do
Doctor :  
if there is any associated infection or vision disturbances that is causing the headache.
Doctor :  
I shall suggest you few measures.
Doctor :   Secondly gastritis can sometimes present as chest pains
Doctor :  
which can be worsened by ibuprofen
Doctor :  
Hence avoid ibuprofen for the time being
User :   ok
Doctor :  
I shall suggest you few measures.
Doctor :  
1. Take tab tylenol 500mg 2 tablets when ever there is pain instead of ibuprofen
Doctor :  
2. SYP Mucaine Gel 2 tsp thrice a day for the next 3 to 5 days
Doctor :  
3. Avoid spicy foods and coffee or tea
Doctor :  
4. You need adequate rest
Doctor :  
improper sleep will aggravate your symptoms
Doctor :  
4. Regular sleeping habits is good both for the present problem and for epilepsy
User :   ok now i take seziure medicaine will any of this have an effect with my mediciane
Doctor :  
Lastly be regular with your food habits
User :   i do have a regular sleep schedule.
Doctor :  
The medications that are given are safe with any seizure habits
Doctor :  
That is good
Doctor :  
follow the same with the present treatment plan
User :   i try and eat 3 meals a day but i usually end up eatting 1 or 2 sometimes
Doctor :  
FInally if the problems persists you may need examination
Doctor :  
That is one of the major problems why gastritis and headache start
Doctor :  
People who get regular headache can have an headache if they skip meals
Doctor :  
And gastritis can also worsen
Doctor :  
This has been medically proved
Doctor :  
Hence try be regular with your dietary habits
Doctor :  
This can also precipitate seizure which i hope you know it.
Doctor :  
Have you followed?
User :   i never really ate 3 meals i never eat breakfast casue i get sick when i eat in the morning and sometimes im just hungry enough to eat
User :   yes i do
Doctor :  
Try small breakfast morning if you are not able to eat full breakfast.
Doctor :  
Do not be fasting.
Doctor :  
And what ever the plan is keep it regular
User :   ok i will
Doctor :  
Improper eating timings is more the cause then skipping one meal.
Doctor :  
Have you followed?
User :   yes i have followed
Doctor :  
If the problems of chest pain or the headaches
Doctor :  
Get yourself examined to see by a local doctor.
Doctor :  
Do you have any other query?
User :   i will thank you
User :   no im good thank you
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