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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   i have a loss of appetite haven't eaten in 4 days with nausea
Doctor :   hi
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ok
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what other symptoms are you having?
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what is the reason for your loss of appetite?
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since how many days are you feeling this loss of appetite?
User :   i sleep for a long period of time
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please provide your age, gender, location, height and current weight.
User :   since about sunday
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ok
User :   22,female, NY,5'7 201
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ok
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have recently gained weight and having problems with losing it?
User :   I'm always tired i wake up full not hungry at all
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or have you lost weight and that is what is concerning you?
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ok
User :   no not really
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please describe your eating habits..
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i mean to ask please tell me the timings of when you eat what on a normal regular day
User :   9am, 1pm, 6pm breakfast lunch and dinner i have a good appetite it just since recently that i haven't been eating
Doctor :  
you need to have a well balanced diet with the entire day's calorie requirement spread over the day with regular spacing of time..if your stomach is left empty for a longer period of time of more than 3 hours, there is acid formation which damages the stomach mucosa and leads to acid reflux that gives the feeling of nausea.
Doctor :   i would suggest you to spread out your daily food intake into small meals spread over the day in 5-6 helpings or servings
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for eg..what time do you usually get up and go to sleep at night?
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sleeping and waking up at a similar time daily helps you to train your body into a rhythm or a cycle and follow the rest of the day well.
Doctor :   so sleep at around 10PM, wake up at 6AM.
User :   i get up a 7am for work come home at 3 take a nap till 7 eat dinner and stay up the rest of the night i can sleep
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after waking up take a small drink, which can be a juice or herbal tea with two XXXXXXXX biscuits
User :   no late than that i take naps
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or just take warm water with two spoons of honey.
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then take breakfast at around 7 am
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so with your work timings
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take breakfast before you leave for work
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then take a mid morming snack at around 10 Am
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Lunch at 1PM
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evening snack at 4-4:30PM,
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dinner at 7-7:30PM
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and before you sleep
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take a small fruit helping or a milk shake half hour before sleeping
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have you followed what i have said?
User :   yes
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for your recent problem of nausea
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take TUMS tablet two times a day before food
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or take Prilosec OTC two times a day before food
User :   so i don
User :   have to go to the ER
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no not necessary if these problems can be solved by the medications i suggested
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also if the nausea does not subside
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and you hae vomiting, then you will need to go to ER
User :   i haven't vomit just the nausea
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ok
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then jsut follow what i have suggested
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*just
User :   could it be the medication that i took a week ago for a uti?
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It could be possible
User :   I will
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but it will not carry on for more than a week
User :   ok
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Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   no doctor thank you for your time
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