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Heaviness in head despite sleeping well. CT scan normal. Reason? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 12-Jun-2013
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User:hi doc
Doctor:Good Evening
Doctor:I am Dr. XXXXXXX here.
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:i am XXXXXXX from bangalroe
User:i feel a lot of heaviness in my head
User:its a kind of strain ..
User:i usually take good sleep
User:but i dont know something is wring
Doctor:Ok. Let me ask you a few questions, so that I can guide you better.
Doctor:Do you have it at any particular time of the day?
Doctor:Is it continuous?
Doctor:Do you have ay other symptoms along with it?
User:it is not continuous but some days it is like today
Doctor:Is there any particular part of head where you feel more heaviness?
User:no other problems
Doctor:Where do you feel more heaviness?
User:sometimes right back side and sometimes left back side
User:back side only
Doctor:How many days in a week do you work?
Doctor:How many hours a day?
User:i even went for CT scan few months ago
Doctor:At what time do you go to sleep?
User:i work more than a normal person
Doctor:How many hours do you sleep?
Doctor:Please be specific.
User:i cannt say in hours but yes average 10-11 hours
Doctor:How many hours in a day you work?
Doctor:Sorry , I mean how many days in a week do you work?
User:sleep is also not regular some-days - 8-10 hours sleep and some days 6 only
User:5 days + 3-4 hours on sat sun
Doctor:At what time do you go to sleep normally?
User:no fixed time
User:it is after 12 midnight
User:sometimes 1 am and 2am
Doctor:Do you smoke cigarettes?
User:ok let me tell you routine is pretty messed up as you can see
Doctor:I understand the process you are going through.
User:no time to sleep , no time to work ..
Doctor:Let me guide you a bit on these topics.
User:but i usually try to have XXXXXXX 7 hrs of sleep which i feel is not enough ..
User:yes please
Doctor:One more question.
Doctor:Do you work continuously on computers?
Doctor:May I know your age? can say
Doctor:Ok Mr. XXXXXXX I have got a short history of your condition. Now let me explain.
Doctor:First, imagine any machine or computer which has to run continuously. Surely the hardware is going to take its toll. yes, we can run it continuously. but then, it is called abusing the machine.
Doctor:Our body is very very very hi-tech machine which could not be replicated in anyway till now, with science at so much of heights.
Doctor:Still, if it is abused, surely the hardware shows malfunctioning.
Doctor:Our body repairs our system automatically every day, while you sleep.
Doctor:And the most favourable time for that is after around 12 midnight.
Doctor:Now, let us see it this way.
Doctor:Why are we working?
Doctor:To live properly.
Doctor:But, work should not overtake your life.
Doctor:If it is crossing that limit, there are only two options.
Doctor:Either let the work abuse your body, mind and spirit to it's extremes, or change the work.
Doctor:If not changing the work, at least change the times of work.
Doctor:We cannot say, that our work is made in a irregular fashion.
Doctor:We are the one's responsible for taking it up that way in the first place.
Doctor:So, now, let me show you what all problems you are facing.
Doctor:1. Sleep timing and duration.
Doctor:2. Work timing and duration.
Doctor:3. Stress.
Doctor:4. No relaxation.
Doctor:If you can clear, these problems in a systematic way, surely, you will be 100% healthier than now.
Doctor:And you can be sure, you will prevent 90% of your health issues.
Doctor:and Prevent 90% of all lifestyle disorders.
Doctor:because, that is what is happening to maximum population of the world.
Doctor:The damage of our body system manifests in one or the other way.
Doctor:Hope you are following what I am saying.
User:yes i am
Doctor:Now, how can you correct the problems what I mentioned.
Doctor:1. Sleep timing and duration.
Doctor:It has to be a regular effort from your side.
User:see i try to sleep at 11 but cannt sleep what to do
Doctor:Either, you are taking work to home/ bed.
Doctor:or you are spending time on TV/ Movies/ Mobile after going to bed.
Doctor:If any of the above is done, the mind keeps itself awake.
Doctor:You will need to avoid them after, say around 9 pm
User:hmm are telling the truth
Doctor:Make sure you keep them away.
Doctor:I can promise you TV/ mobiles have taken 60% of our life's precious moments.
User:yes , agree with you ..i play games at night to make me sleep- temple run ,so addicted to it
Doctor:Finish your work, take a relaxing walk or exercise in the evening for around 30 minutes.
User:that if close my eyes i feel like playing and runing in
Doctor:Come home, take a refreshing shower.
Doctor:Have dinner.
Doctor:Finish your phone calls by 9 PM.
Doctor:Switch of the lights by 10 PM.
Doctor:Relax your mind and lie on the bed.
Doctor:Do not think of work or anything else in the bed.
Doctor:No body knows what happens next.
Doctor:So let the future take its course.
Doctor:You remain calm and then, go to sleep.
Doctor:Morning still, you can wake up at 6 or 7.
User:oh yes doctor you are right
Doctor:Just make a resolution that you are going to enjoy your life.
Doctor:So make it worth it.
Doctor:So enjoy the beautiful mornings daily.
Doctor:Take a walk or jog.
Doctor:be fresh.
Doctor:So you can be more attentive in your work.
Doctor:And do it enthusiastically.
Doctor:Keep your office in the office.
Doctor:Do not take it home.
User:i got it
Doctor:I can promise you that you would be doing much better in one to two weeks.
Doctor:And you will have no more heaviness in head.
User:i see
User:yes you are right
Doctor:You will realize the change you have made yourselves in your life.
Doctor:And every moment, say to yourself that 'Today is going to be a very good day for me'.
Doctor:And enjoy every breath you take in.
User:i dont enjoy life , i work more than required..that keeps my mind busy..continuously
Doctor:Let me tell you. No body makes our lives miserable. It is just us who makes it.
User:ok i need to follow whatever you said
Doctor:make a resolution, and change your life.
User:so i XXXXXXX have any health problem but i need to solve my daily routine problems
User:let me follow on it what you said
Doctor:Hope I have been able to address your concern to your satisfaction.
User:yes doctor
User:thank you very much..
Doctor:You are welcome.
Doctor:You are having a long life ahead.
User:i will let know you how i feel after 15 days
Doctor:save yourselves for that.
Doctor:Wish you a very happy future.
Doctor:have a Nice Weekend!!
User:same to you and thanks for precious advice
Doctor:bye for now.
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