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Pain in the left knee, not swollen due to a fall, no oral pills taken, feels sleepy and lethargic, dark circles around the eyes - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :Hi
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query
Doctor :   Hello
User :   Hi Dr
Doctor :   please go ahead
User :   i have 2 queries
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Did you get an X-ray done?
User :   1. One week i fell in a house, i am getting pain in my left knee, its not swollen, but sometimes it pains and sometimes it doesn't
User :   what could be the reason? what can be done to get rid off pain? any Xrays you recommend?
Doctor :   It seems like a simple knee sprain as there was no swelling
Doctor :   It can be ligament injury also
User :   no i dint go, i thought it will get cure on its own
Doctor :   Did you apply Ice packs locally?
Doctor :   Have you taken any pain killer for the pain to subside?
Doctor :   ok
User :   no, i have apply volini ointment
Doctor :   Applying Volini ointment locally helps, but you need to take some oral tablets also
User :   no
Doctor :   Ice packs are really good for knee sprain
Doctor :   It is better to get the X-ray done
User :   Which one do you suggest? shall go for a x-ray also?
Doctor :   You can take simple analgesics like Tab. Combiflam three times a day after food
Doctor :   for 3 days
User :   ok, please suggest me some pain killers also
Doctor :   X-ray will rule out any possible pathology
Doctor :   Yes, go ahead
User :   one more thing,
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   May be your quality of sleep is not good
User :   Even if i sleep for 8 hours, I feel sleepy entire day, its happening regularly
Doctor :   You can even sleep for 6 hours, but it should be quality sleep
User :   i get good sound sleep, i dont drink hard drinks, no coffee, no tea
Doctor :   Sometimes when you sleep more also, you tend to feel more sleepy during the day
Doctor :   May be it is because of Exhaustion
User :   generaly i follow 6 hours sleep pattern, but entire day i feel sleepy, doesnt feel like doing anything
Doctor :   Try doing meditation before and after waking up from sleep
User :   is there any vitamin deficiency? what can be done? generaly i get very anxious abt things, i can get stressed very easily
Doctor :   I think so this is the reason for sleepiness in the day
Doctor :   Vitamin deficiency does not cause sleepiness
Doctor :   May be you have lack of interest in the activities that you do in the day, that is why you are feeling sleepy
Doctor :   Is that so?
Doctor :   ok
User :   i have dark circles also, ya kind of, because i tend to loose interest every easily, but even if i enjoy doing something, i still feel lazyness
Doctor :   You need to motivate yourself in doing things
Doctor :   And actually you need to enjoy what you do
Doctor :   May be you can play your favorite sport for half an hour in a day
Doctor :   You will feel better
Doctor :   Do things at home which make you feel lively and enthusiastic
Doctor :   Dark circles are due to stress
Doctor :   Use a good sunscreen around your eyes
User :   ok,
Doctor :   You can rub carrot juice around your eyes to decrease the dark circles
Doctor :   Yes, sunscreen will help
User :   will sunscreen help?
Doctor :   you can also use cucumber around your eyes
Doctor :   Are you following what I said?
User :   ok
Doctor :   Is there anything else I may help you with?
User :   ya
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   I will be available for your follow up queries if any
User :   that all for now
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   thanks
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