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Lethargic and feeling sleepy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   i feel very lethargic and sleep everyday around 12
User :   specially whn i go to gym in the mornings everytime after coming from th r i go ot sleep and wake up by 3 pm thn i a, fine
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   i need to be more active as am not able to do any other work due to sleep
Doctor :  
May I ask you few questions ?
User :   i sleep by1 2 and wake up by 3
Doctor :   Ok
User :   yes ask
Doctor :  
Do you have lunch before 12?
User :   no i have at 1
Doctor :  
Please give you age, gender, Occupation, Height and weight?
User :   36 female Computers 5'5'' 77 kgs
Doctor :  
So you do you sleep after lunch?
User :   yes
Doctor :   So do you work in the office and still feel sleepy?
User :   and wake up by 3
User :   sometimes after gym i get sleep by 12 and wake up by 3
User :   i wrk frm home only
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Did you choose to work from home?
User :   yes
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Were you diagnosed with any medical condition like Thyroid ?
User :   i did thyroid test recently it came negative
Doctor :   Are you on weight loss program?
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and still not able to lose weight?
User :   kind of
User :   yes rite
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Did you complete your family with kids?
User :   no am single
Doctor :  
Ok since there is no medical condition in your case
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diagnosed yet
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One thing that I see for all these problems in behavioural problems
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You have to modify your behaviour
User :   like
User :   how
Doctor :  
One should not be alone at home and work from home
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while the job includes sedentary life style
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sitting and working infront of computers
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Moreover you are overweight and have fat deposits in the body
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Which tends to induce sleep
User :   ok
Doctor :  
Good that you hit the gym and working out
Doctor :   I suggest you to design a calender and timetable for yourself
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and stick to it
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Stick to the calender for 5 days a week
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and the other two days change the schedule
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instead of gym try to get into social life
User :   but after gym i feel so sleepy after gym
Doctor :   You better choose to work in the office
Doctor :  
That is because of lack of proper stimulants
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be it in the form of colleagues or partner in the hoiuse where you can keep discussing matter
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or household work to cook for someone else
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like kids and husband
User :   stimulatos meana
Doctor :   Social life is very important for Weight loss

User :   ok
Doctor :  
It is as important as Diet and Exericse
User :   oh
Doctor :   After you early morning gym, bathe and change
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and head towards your office
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and work have the lunch at proper timings
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and at 3.30 Tea and snack
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and chat with your colleagues
User :   wat if i feel sleepy in office after lunch
Doctor :  
In the initial days you shall feel but over period of time you tend to skip it
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In that case you can take a 'power nap' of 15 minutes
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You feel rejuvenated again
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and work
User :   ok
Doctor :  
Anyway afternoon snack mingles you with other people
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and by 5.00 PM head home
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have dinner by 7.00 PM
User :   i dont like to wrk
Doctor :  
and a light fruit or skimmed milk
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at 8.30 PM
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9.30 PM lights out
Doctor :  
This could be a better schedule for you
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to start with
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are you not satisfied with your work?
User :   no
Doctor :  
Why cant you consider speaking with your immediate manager / colleagues to make it more interesting. If you work from home you will not enjoy the work
Doctor :  
You should keep exchanging the ideas
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at more personal level
User :   rite now the wrk requires to be done frm home only
User :   i feel so sleep y tat if i wrk somewhr else i will ahve a proble m after lunch
Doctor :   Do one thing , take the POWER NAP in the afternoon in the chair at your house
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Do not see the bed room
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Do not get into bed room until night
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Munch on something or take a coffee break whenever you feel sleepy
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Munch on non fatty foods like aerated popcorn
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or Fruit
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Other tips are
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1) Strolling in the corridor
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2) Go for light shopping, everyday grocery
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3) Watching a comedy series
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4) Preparing a favourite snack for the evening
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You can employ one of these or all of these in the afternoon
User :   ok
Doctor :  
The best is soon to have somebody around
User :   okay
Doctor :  
who can interfere in your boring session
User :   rite
Doctor :  
Try these and get back to me, certainly these work out
User :   specially after gymmng i fel very sleepy like today i didnt goto gym so am ok till now
Doctor :  
Yes when you work out this happens
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Do one thing split your work out
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in two or if possible three sessions
Doctor :   Sort out certain exercises that can be done at home
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like Floor exercises
User :   ok
Doctor :  
If you are doing tread mill, Floor exercises and some weights
User :   yes
Doctor :  
You can split them this way
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Tread mill in the morning for 20 minutes
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and get back home
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In the afternoon 2 hours after lunch you can start the floor exercises
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and in the evening you can go back to gym / home with weight training
Doctor :   Are you following?

Doctor :  
Are you with me?
User :   yes doc
Doctor :   Try these
User :   ok
Doctor :  
You can chat with one of your good friends over chat
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or speak to dear ones over phone
Doctor :   for brief period
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I hope I am clear
User :   yes will do tat
Doctor :  
and these things should help you in all aspects be it on yur weight loss and yur sleep problme
Doctor :  
Please fill the feedback form say done when done
User :   okk
Doctor :  
Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now.
User :   bye
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