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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   I have just gotten over some bad seasonal allergies. Now I have a horrible headache that varies between tension, cluster and just an overall pressure headache. Its hard to concentrate and hard to sleep. The worst though is that I am starving. I cant sleep because I have the worst hunger pains. I eat food and go back to lay down and am still so hungry. Its been hard to eat because I feel so unwell from not eating that eating makes me feel sick sometimes. Also Ive had some bad gastro problems today. Sometimes I feel full, bloated, but Im still starving! They tested me 2 or so months ago for hypoglycemia and it came back negative. Also Im not pregnant.
Doctor :   Hi
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Let me read it
User :   ok
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Doctor :   May I ask you few questions to know about you?

User :   sure
Doctor :   Please give your Age, Location, Occupation, Marital status, Height, Weight and Waist circumference.
User :   23, colorado, student, single, 5'2", 122, 27...May I ask why some of these are important?
Doctor :   Not some of these, but all of these are important to come to an approximate diagnosis as I am not able to see you
User :   ok
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Do you have any other medical problems
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other than the ones you have mentioned
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Are you on any medications?
User :   I had a very severe panic attack 3 months ago that I am recovering from, Also i was diagnosed with juvenile myclonic epilepsy and am taking lamictal for it, 150mg once a day, also ibprofein for the headaches
User :   this hunger thing happened to me 6 months ago as well
User :   but not as intense
Doctor :  
Do you get
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abdominal pains often?
User :   no very rarely if at all, just these hunger pains right now
Doctor :  
Do burp a lot?
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Or do you have nausea?
User :   i do burp quite a bit and had nausea from anxiety i think but now from being so hungry yes
Doctor :  
You said that they have tested you for
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Have they done any other tests?
User :   well they did a blood test but that was it, so hypo, thyroid, and wbc count. thats it though
Doctor :  
Since how many days do you have this hunger pains?
User :   they said i wasnt hypo and that the thyroid numbers, one came back off a bit but the other number was fine if that makes sense. also my family has a history of thyroid issues
User :   they started 3 days ago i think
Doctor :   For how long do they last? Is it associated with your menses?
User :   they last all day and all night and dont stop. its not associated with my menses though
Doctor :   OK, this pains could be due to gastritis,
Doctor :   or gastric ulcer
Doctor :  
you need to see a gastroenterologist
User :   ok i will, thank you
Doctor :  
You may need an endoscopy
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