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Negative effects of smoking, stress and anxiety - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   my heart feels tired. like its cloudy can it be from smoking too much?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   do you feel restless?
User :   i dont sleep well
User :   and i am always shifty
User :   i got like the ecg or whatever and all they told me i am fine that was a month ago not the same unconfortable feeling is back
Doctor :   do you have any other symptoms now?
User :   i get a wired pulse every now and then and i feel the blood rush horazontally accros my chest
User :   other than that my pulse seems fine
Doctor :  
User :   i have smoked more than usual this week
Doctor :  
any associated difficulties with breathing?
User :   and 2 months ago i smoked something it wasent weed but it had a similer effect. it was more like resin i was told
User :   not so much with the breathing no. i swimm so i think my lungs are good and doctors have always told me that
Doctor :  
since how long have you been smoking?
User :   i had a cloud on a lung exray a year ago
User :   but i think its fine now
User :   7 years
Doctor :  
when was the last a xray chest eas done ?
Doctor :  
User :   the one about a year ago
Doctor :  
User :   i was in the er 2 nights in a row last month
User :   they said i was ok took like the picture thing i thik it was the ekg or something they got a printout and said i was ok and followed up with my doctor they said it was related to my lifestyle and little sleep i get also i was perscribed a halter monitor and the nurse put be on a 24 hour pressure cuff measuing on the hour but i think thats not the same as the halter should i insist on the halter monitor or just sloww the smoking and see if that helps
User :   i only recently started feeling this way again maybe just this weekend i think i was fine for the last month
Doctor :  
have a ECG and stress echo been done at that time?
User :   no i dont think they did anything like a stress echo it was just wires on my chest at variouse places and i laied still for a bit. then they came back with the printout.
User :   i think it might go away but i saw online symthms for a heart attak and thought i should ask
Doctor :  
ok,that is fine.
Doctor :  
Please mention about the Sleep, Stools and Appetite, any specific problems with them.
User :   i just know something is different i shouldent feel like my heart is cloudy cold sore or tired and sometimes i feel like that
User :   ok sure
User :   well i will probably see my doctor in the states when i go home in a few days. i should be able to get my records from here right? like all the tests.
Doctor :   yeah, you will be able to do the tests as per his instructions.
Doctor :  
You may go for a stress echo to
Doctor :  
know how the heart muscles respond to stress
User :   ok
User :   ahh i see i am super stressed in my job so that will be good.
User :   could you tell me this
User :   like is there something there or iis this normal i dont mind you could tell me i am paranoid its ok i just want to know if i am just waisting everyones time with this
Doctor :   may i know you age and marital status ?
User :   25 single and i live in ireland at the moment and if you work here i am sorry but the healthcare here isent the best its all about the tests and if your not bleeding your ok well thats my impression
Doctor :  
see i can tell you one thing that the tests done are to evaluate functioning of your most vital organs.
User :   ok
Doctor :  
since the symptoms you are presenting may not be found relevant with the tests it is certainly difficult to confirm weather something really is wrong.
User :   ahh i see
Doctor :   so then it comes over to your brain
Doctor :  
pertaining that something might be irrelevant in what you may be thinking
User :   well your right it could very well be that i am an super stressed and anxiety and all that.
User :   true
Doctor :   since your organs are working fine,
Doctor :  
what you may need to do is stop worrying about that something MIGHT get wrong when it isint yet.
User :   yea your right
User :   well the family dose have a history of that well mentle illness and i do do that i get into my head sometimes and freek myself out a bit
User :   but your right i will relax and should be fine
Doctor :   Dont freak over something on which you might not have control over
User :   ok
Doctor :   Work it out gradually, in your own pace
User :   ok sure
Doctor :  
Have a more healthy lifestyle
Doctor :  
and not only in the form of food,
Doctor :  
but also some right kind of input for the brain too
Doctor :  
Try to quit your acquired habits such as smoking
Doctor :  
and alcohol if any
User :   ok sure i will try
Doctor :  
cause they might interfere with the normal mechanism
User :   your right thanks
Doctor :  
Indulge in exercises and
Doctor :  
give sometime to your hobbies
Doctor :  
try talking to your close ones about how you feel
Doctor :  
and work towards it with full belief in your ownself.
User :   yea i will work on that. to be honest i havent been talking about it cus i dont want to worry any one but i really appriciate you taking the time it really helps to know i have a doctor on call lol. but really thanks for all your help
Doctor :  
Not to mention, we are always here for your help.
Doctor :  
Have trust in another human kind, that is the best instant technique to de stress.
Doctor :  
besides work on it physically too.
User :   ok will do
Doctor :   is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   no thanks youve been great i will work on all those things. thanks again
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User :   for sure
User :   take care doc
Doctor :   You take care too AAAAAAA
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