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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr. XXX here
Doctor :   How may i help you?
User :   I have had a severe problems a long time...I have visited several doctors....
Doctor :   tell me about it
User :   It started a year ago with sore throat, burning tongue, very tired, no rest via sleeping, psychological stress I could not take, the skin felt dry, the glands felt swollen, it fel like I had to swollow slime all the time, I had thicker saliva now lateron..and dry mouth when I wake up, and now I also hve some protein trace of it in the urine...and I have headache sometmes and feel dizzy.
Doctor :   have you noticed any foam in your urine ?
Doctor :   tell me about the medications you have been taking and what all tests you have undergone ?
User :   yes..and i forgot to say that I have a warm feeling on the skin at neck and upper shoulders
User :   I have just taken a lot of vitamins..minerals..some herbs and other things...a lot of it as i have felt ill...I come back about tests....what do you want to know
Doctor :   urine and blood tests ?
User : was as mentioned some protein in teh urine..they call it trace of protein.
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender please ?
User :   As I have had severe problems I have had a lot of examinations...blood tests and so on.
User :   I am 51 and man
Doctor :   tell me about your present symptoms so we deal with them right away
User :   All of the symtoms that I have described..I have them all the time..more or less
Doctor :   do you have any problem adjusting to the temperature ?
User :   Yes..I sometimes have chills too...I have asked doctors about what it can be....I have searched at the net..and when you do you always find a lot of things
Doctor :   i agree
Doctor :   have you had any test about your thyroid ?
User :   Yes..the tsh and it was ok....I can tell you that I have been worried for cancer, aids an other terrible things..
Doctor :   it does not look like you have any of those serious problems
User :   I have done bloodtests....and asked the doctors to do different tests.
Doctor :   as your test just show minor protein and that can be cause regarding your kidneys
User :   I have done tests and found out that I have 15 concering homocystein..a little high...and my crp was at the hemoglobin was 140....and my white blood cells was ok at the limit..and I asked for cd 4 as I have read at the net...and it was low..i think 27%..normal 35%...and cd4 and 8 ratio was 0,9...think normal 1,1...
User :   One doctor told me that he thought it could be cfs.....I also have high values on cmv...not acute ...also I had antibodies high versus ebv...
User :   Hello
Doctor :   sorry we just had a technical problem
User :   I have also tested other blod tests several times...and I cannot find anything strange there..more then mentioned....vitamin c was a little low....I took hormoines was not high testo and within the frame
Doctor :   how many vitamins do you take ?>
User :   I have been taken really a 20 a day..of different sorts...I have always taken vitamins and minerals..but after feeling ill i have been taken year ago
Doctor :   well taking so many have a lot of side effects
Doctor :   first of all stop taking them
User :   Yes..but i took maybe 3 a day before feeling ill one year ago
Doctor :   1 is the recommended dose
User :   I took maybe on vitamins and 2 fish like enzymes, vitamins, fish oil..herbs....minerals..all together...15-20
Doctor :   you honestly need to cut down on your vitamin intake and you need to just eat healthy
User :   I have thought a lot of what it can be and worry myself to the doctors just take some tests and then bye bye...
User :   What is healthy eating..I have tried diet now as I did a food allergy test ....and just eat fish and oatporridge..miso soup..and vegetables...and no milk..o cheese..not much wheat..and so on
Doctor :   i can understand your situation . you need to stop the worrying in your life i know its easy to say so
Doctor :   but i do want you to have a positive outlook in life and do exercise and eat healthy
Doctor :   and stop being so dependent on the vitamins
User :   I have looked at terrible illnesses as lymphonia, leukemi and hiv...I have thought about possible risks concerning hiv...I have had one realtionship for 23 years now and I have only two risk behaviour of the same type....massage and time with a nude masseuses that massaged her own genitals too and the I think about that vaginal fluids could come inte me...I stopped both time a year ago...the other 3 years ago..I stopped before ejaculating as I did not want it and it was thatmassageplaces...that looks normall...I was was no good thing...but it seemedlike ordinary soft massage..and I was not reavting the right way when I was teased...could it be from that...or why all my symptoms
User :   I also do wondering about all my symtpms...if I take a symtom checker it come up with the three dieases that I wrote..and when I saw that cd4 was low...I was chocked....and scared even more...
User :   leukemi or lymphonia is no risk? cfs? sjogrens syndrome?
Doctor :   dont worry
Doctor :   you dont have any of these said diseases
User :   Why do you type dont worry..on what base as I feel all this symptoms..why do ihave them
Doctor :   you need to first cut down on your vitamins
Doctor :   and since your tests have come all with normal reports
User :   But..what do you think have made all of these terrible symptoms that makes me not possible to work and I have a company and works normally as a manager..I cannnot and I am totally out..and tired and feels all of the mentioned
User :   And my homocystein was high, the cd4 low??
Doctor :   tell me the levels
User :   cd4 levels was 27% and should be 35%...cd4 ratio cd8 was 0,9...and homucystein was 15...
User :   I told you that levels before in my questions...
Doctor :   did you get a western blot test
Doctor :   ?
User :   yes...I believe was in XXX
Doctor :   which was negative ?
User :   What do you mean
Doctor :   the test for western blot ?
User :   What is western blut test
Doctor :   thats a confirmatory test for HIV
User :   No..I did not take no doctor have asked for it
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   you can get that done for the low CD count
User :   What can the low cd count be ??
Doctor :   it can be also from a infection
User :   Ca it be from long term stress??
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   that can cause it
Doctor :   you need to work on your stress
User :   What can I then do to get it higher as it is the immune system
Doctor :   exercise is your best option
Doctor :   with proper nutrition
Doctor :   from fruits and vegetables
User :   What can I eat..?I took some koffein lavemang to clean the stomach and after that I lost 4 normal weight is 70..and -i have trie to eat helthy and no meat or milk or bread..and I have problem to gain the kg..what to do
User :   Also I did a test for fructose and it was high....if it was an accurate test i do not know..but all these things make it hard for me to gain kilos...and i feel stressed with the you think that it can be hiv....because i must have received it at the massage i mentioned i had a little bit more than a year ago....or 26 years ago..
Doctor :   massage will NEVER cause an HIV]
Doctor :   you just need to work on a positive outlook and with proper diet
User :   OK...not the massage i mentioned...naked lady beside me masturbating herself and me....that is not a normal massage and not soemthing i am pride of....but it was not ment to be..i was fooled and I was fooled with an ok from me
Doctor :   you will be fine
Doctor :   still you cant get HIV that way
User :   Ok...then I think a lot ofit..and think about if she had a wound as she had....and i have something like that too...what can happen then
Doctor :   its only possible thru blood transfusion and unprotected intercourse
User :   And why did all of these come just after the massage incident?
Doctor :   because after that indecent you let the stress of it let it took over your life
Doctor :   now its time you took your life back and fight the stress
Doctor :   i will help you how to go about it
User :   so you mean that it can give the results of cd4 and all the symtoms i have physically as i cannot functionat all....and just laying and cannot function with kids and family or nothing...i feel swollen galnds..and all the symtpoms
Doctor :   follow my advice for 5 days
Doctor :   and you will see the changes
User :   ok..what is the advice..and what is your name
Doctor :   i am Dr XXX
Doctor :   \When we are tense or anxious, blood flow to our extremities (such as the toes and fingertips) is reduced. A hot bath can help to restore blood circulation, which helps to defeat the body's stress response and convince the body that it is safe. As a result, the body will begin to relax and reduce stress.
Doctor :   simple remedy to relax your breathing is the following: Roll your shoulders up and back, and inhale deeply.
Hold for one second.
Slowly exhale and relax your shoulders.
Repeat this sequence five times.
Doctor :   A simple way to relax muslces when you are feeling stressed out is to massage your temples for five minutes. This is a form of acupressure, which uses pressure points in one part of the body to relieve pain and treat ailments in other parts of your body. By massaging your temples, you can indirectly relax muscles elsewhere in your body, particularly your neck.
Doctor :   try the following: drop the jaw and roll it left and right for a few seconds. This helps to relax the muscles in your jaw, which helps to reduce overall tension in your body.
Doctor :   make sure you are getting proper sleep
Doctor :   Certain foods associated with stress and anxiety should be thoroughly avoided. These foods are caffeine in coffee and a lot of soft drinks, salt, sugar, cigarettes, and alcohol
Doctor :   Regular physical exercise plays a significant role in the fight against stress. It not only maintain the body physically and mentally fit, but also provides recreation and mental relaxation, Recreation and rest are also significant.
Doctor :   do these things and i am sure you will find relief
User :   I will..and you believe all the mentioned symtoms can go away then...and what about oil and so on..shall i continue
Doctor :   no just dont take them for now
User :   you think my symtoms will go away with this
Doctor :   trust me and you too have to motivate yourself you not to worry
Doctor :   i can only guide you
Doctor :   you have to take the actions
Doctor :   and i am sure these will really benefit you
User :   i try not to worry...but i need to have advice about the symtoms and what it can be from a doctor that cares...i must udnerstand that the symotoms is from soemthing..and that it it is not any serieous ilnesses....and that i need to get explained..
User :   ....
Doctor :   the tests are the only way we can find out
Doctor :   and they are normal in your case
User :   the tests?
Doctor :   all blood and urine tests that you have already taken
User :   what do you finally belive everything comes from
Doctor :   trust me this time just try to follow what all i have told you
User :   not all tests were completey normal
Doctor :   you will be fine
User :   i will try to you have some final words to say before ending today......
User :   ?
User :   Thanks for today
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