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Nausea, chest discomfort, heavy menstrual bleed - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   My symptoms started a year ago. I have severe nausea, loss of appetite, and sometimes an acidic feeling in my throat. I haven't vomited and I haven't been regular. I'll begin to eat a meal and then all of a sudden, after a few bites, I'll feel full and nauseated. I've tried to increase my water intake but that hasn't helped. I rarely drink water. Then a couple of days ago I started to feel really lightheaded and like I was going to vomit. As I was walking to the restroom I nearly passed out. That was also the same day I started my period.
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please provide your age, location, occupation, height and current weight
User :   I'm eighteen.I work in fast food. I'm 5'5 and the last time I weighed myself I was about 110 pounds.
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are your periods heavy?
User :   Usually they're quite heavy with alot of clotting.
Doctor :   do you feel tired and fatigued at end of the day?
User :   Sometimes but not quite often.
Doctor :   what are your eating habits? could you describe one days's diet that you take?
User :   Before all this happened I would eat like i had a bottomless stomach and wouldn't feel a thing. Now I'm doing really good if I can eat a meal and a half a day. I do SOME light snacking throughout the day. Usually my symptoms are stronger at night.
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i suggest you to take some antacids and also blood worup
User :   Blood worup?
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blood workup for checking
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complete hemogram
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and go for a physical examination and endoscopy
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take OTC tablets like TUMS two to three times a day before taking food
User :   Would a clinic be ok for all of this or would I have to go to a hospital? I'm very low on money and I'd be paying for it myself.
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avoid taking spicy/fried/oily/fatty foods
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you could go to a clinic for the check up
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avoid keepng stomach empty for longer than 3 hours at a stretch when you are awake
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it will slowly resolve the acidity problem
User :   And what about the nausea?
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continue to take 8-10 glasses of water per day
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avoid tea/coffee/caffeinated beverages
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the nausea is due to gastritis
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which will be resolved with the above suggestions
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on lifestyle and diet changes and acid suppresors
User :   Juices and such is ok, right?
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have you followed what i have said?
User :   Yes, I have.
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juice are fine, avoid citrus fruit juices like lemon, sweet lime , orange
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   And what about drinks like Vitamin Water? I love that stuff.
Doctor :   it is better to stick to natural sources
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User :   Ok. And what about me almost passing out?
Doctor :   that could be due to anemia due to your heavy periods and lack of proper diet
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for which i have suggested the blood work up
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to detect anemia
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and if you are found anemic, to treat it
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such that you dont have any further such episodes
User :   How would I treat it?
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with diet changes and medications
User :   Is there anything over the counter?
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OTC multvitamins can be taken which contain iron, but before that the gastritis has to be solved else again it will cause problems
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is there anything else you would like to ask?
User :   I believe that is everything.
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