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Nausea, throat irritation, dizziness and shortness of breath - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   I have been having problems the last few months with nausea of the stomach. Along with it came dizziness shortness of breath as well as sporadic stopping of breathing. I also occasionally feel my face burning sometimes when the nausea strikes. It is normally when i am laying down to go to sleep that it starts.
Doctor :   hi
User :   Hello
Doctor :  
please provide our age, gender, location, occupation, height and current weight
Doctor :  
what other symptoms are you having?
User :   21. Male. 5'8" 160lbs.
Doctor :  
is there chest or upper stomach discomfort?
User :   Those are the only symptoms i am aware of right now and its predominantly as i fall asleep
User :   Yes in the stomach region
Doctor :   is there burning sensation in chest?
User :   No
Doctor :   do you have belching/burping?
User :   No
Doctor :   is the nausea and the other symptoms worse after you have had a heavy dinner or a fatty/spicy meal?
User :   Not that i am aware of
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
are the symptoms worse when you lie down?
User :   Yes
Doctor :   do feel relief when you sit up?
User :   It seems so ease a bit. It becomes bearable but does not go away.
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
your symptoms are probably due to gastritis.
Doctor :  
i will suggest you steps to be followed to get relief
Doctor :  
1) take Prisolec OTC 20 mg tablet daily on empty stomach in the morning
Doctor :  
2) avoid spicy/fatty/heavy meals for dinner
Doctor :  
3) divide your entire days calories to 5-6 times a day and take them in divided times
Doctor :  
such that you avoid keeping stomach empty for more than 3-4 hours in your awake time
Doctor :  
4) take bland diet for a week, avoid citrus fruits.
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5) dring plenty of water about 10-12 glasses per day. avoid taking tea, coffee or caffeinated drinks
Doctor :   follow these precautions for a week, and see if they help you, if the symtoms still continue
Doctor :  
then you will require to be examined by a gastroenterologist and will require investigatins
Doctor :  
to take your treatment further.
User :   I see does this also explain the breathing issues?
Doctor :  
have you followed what i have said?
User :   Yes i understand
Doctor :   yes, sometimes when the gastritis is severe it is known to cause the 'stuck feeling' in throat and may cause breathing trouble too
Doctor :  
which goes off as the burp or the gas comes oit
Doctor :  
User :   I see thank you
Doctor :  
Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   No that is all thank you
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