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Sharp pains throughout the body and bad vision - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
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How can i help you?
User :   hello
User :   im very concerned for about 5 days now ive been experiencing sharp pains throught my body and my vision seems to have gotten worse
Doctor :   ok

User :   im very concerned
Doctor :   vision got worsened

Doctor :  
in which eye is it right or left or both?
User :   ati think mostly my left
Doctor :   from the previous records i can make out that you are reading from internet and assuming to be suffering from multiple sclerosis

Doctor :   you have been suggested to consult neurologist
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did you consult him?
User :   i havent read anything anymore but its really concerning me
User :   i have a appointment with neurologist in a couple of days but this is really concerning me
Doctor :   ok
User :   i keep having small spasms in my leg and arms all day long i wake up with chills every morning
Doctor :  
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what other symptoms you have?
Doctor :   are you there?

Doctor :   are you there?

User :   yes im sorry
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what other symptoms do you have?
User :   i have what i just said pretty much
User :   im sorry i take too long im just very upset right now
Doctor :   you need to relax

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take deep breath and hold it for 15 seconds and exhale slowly
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do this for two or three times
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you will feel better
User :   im doing it
User :   ive been very relaxed lately but my symptoms arent goin away
Doctor :   symptoms do not go away until your mind stops thinking that you have the symptoms
Doctor :   once your mind starts thinking that i dont have any disease and i am healthy and i dont have any symptoms
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you will notice that there will be no symptoms
User :   ive been out wit my friends trying to forget about everything
Doctor :   did this help you?
User :   everyone has been tellin me to relax and as much as i try to the symptoms are still there
User :   i cant hide from what im feeling
Doctor :   it is the mind which is playing the trick
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you need to come out of it
User :   for this long? what about my vision?
Doctor :   is the vision really down?
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did you check this with doctor?
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any ophthalmology examination was done to confirm that your vision is down?
User :   yes it defintaly last couple of days i been having trouble its hard for me to even read this
User :   i feel like my eyes are always out of focus
Doctor :   ok

User :   even in class today i was having a really hard time reading the board
Doctor :   which eye is better to read, is it the right or left?

User :   left is better to read than my right
User :   my whole left side of body feels weak and my face is a bit numb
Doctor :   what do you think this is?

User :   i dont know with all my symptoms the only conclusion i have is MS
Doctor :   i know you will tell this

Doctor :  
previously you were told that there will be visual disturbance in MS
User :   well with all these symptoms what else could it be
Doctor :   multiple sclerosis is an disorder which presents with neurological manifestation
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and the manifestation will be acute remissions and exceberations
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meaning once the symptom will come it will be there for some time and disappear completely
Doctor :   with a person with left half off the body numbness and vision loss which you claim to be can be an cerebral vascular iscemic disorder,
Doctor :   somato form disorder
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it need not be MS
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more so MS is not diagnosed by history
User :   can u explain what that is?
Doctor :   in the present context you are very much confused and preoccupied with the idea of you are suffering from MS
User :   i was given a ct scan in the head and everything was fine
Doctor :   so only i said
Doctor :   it is the mind which i playing the trick
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previously your mind thought that you have heart disease and you suffered chest pain
Doctor :  
letter it was proved you did not have heart disease
Doctor :  
like wise now you think that you have MS and read about it
User :   well but whats bothering me the most is my eye because aftfer a goodnight sleep i wake up and my vision is all weird
Doctor :   get it checked with the opthalmologist
User :   and when i take hot baths my face gets numb and i feel this tension on my traps
Doctor :  
presently if you are bothered with eye problem, get it examined by the ophthalmologist
Doctor :   do not worry about your synptoms
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you dont have any major illness
Doctor :   much of your symptoms are just related to anxiety
User :   I just dont think its anxiety at all i mean constant stabbing pains,spasms,vision problems, weakness of numbness of left side of body? thats anxiety
Doctor :  
yes its the way the anxiety presents
User :   what about the symptoms in shower?
User :   this all started with my left arm feeling weirf
User :   weird
Doctor :   the feeling of weird is typical of anxiety disorder
User :   my neck also felt weird at times too
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Doctor :   when is the appointment with neurologist?
User :   in two days
Doctor :  
what do you want to do now?
User :   nothing really
Doctor :   can you consult the ophthalmologist and get the eye examined?

User :   sure i can
Doctor :   before you see the neurologist it will be good if you can see the ophthalmologist.
Doctor :  
and with his report you can consult neurologist
User :   why do u recommend that?
Doctor :  
this will help the neurologist in making the diagnosis whether you are suffering from MS or not
User :   oh ok
Doctor :   neurologist will do physical examination as told in the previous chat and determine whether you have the neurological signs of MS or not,

Doctor :   based on the ophthalmologist report, and his findings he will make a working diagnosis and ask for appropriate tests for the confirmation
User :   well i definately wont be able to go to opthalmologist before neurologist
Doctor :   then neurologist will ask for ophthalmologist opinion,

User :   ok thank you
Doctor :   dont worry
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i personally believe you are fine
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and after visit with neurologist you will feel much better
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is there anything else i can help you with
Doctor :   are you there?

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