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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
how can i help you?
User :   Hi
Doctor :  
please proceed with your health query
User :   My wife is facing some health problem from past 6 months i would say
User :   it happens once in a month or two
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
what symptoms does she have?
User :   but now it is happending frequently you can say fortnightly
Doctor :  
ok
User :   her fingers start stiffening
Doctor :  
ok
User :   legs and face (a little) also
Doctor :  
when does this happens?
User :   she feels that something is moving on her face, stomach and legs
User :   usually when she is tense
Doctor :  
ok
User :   she is unable to speak for around 30 seconds
Doctor :  
does she start breathing fast/heavy when she is tensed?
User :   no
Doctor :  
ok
User :   she start crying a little
User :   and say that she is afraid somebody is in the house
Doctor :  
could you explain in detail about what happens to her when she is faced with any tension
User :   i have to give her water, massage over hands and legs
User :   it happens whenever she is tense for something or have a fight
Doctor :  
please describe the sequence of symptoms she has
User :   her hands fingers start stiffening
Doctor :  
ok
User :   and face also. like the face is also stiffening and she is unable to talk for a moment
Doctor :  
ok
User :   her figers are stiff like iron rod that time
User :   i have to massage them and make her relax
User :   it goes for around 5 minutes
User :   but this is happening frequently
Doctor :  
does this happen each time she is tensed? or it happens only when a fight is happening or she thinks that she is at fault?
User :   today it happened when she was at work
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
what was the causative factor at work when this happened?
User :   not everytime when she is tensed or fighting
Doctor :   ok
User :   but when she is very aggressive during fight or while arguing in tension
User :   fight means argument only and not physical fight
Doctor :  
ok
User :   we went to a neurosurgeon
Doctor :  
ok
User :   and he told us that this is due to the tension and depression only and need not worry
Doctor :  
ok
User :   i was worrying as i feel it as a attack
Doctor :  
no you do not need to worry for it to be an attack
Doctor :  
i will explain
User :   i was afraid of paralysis or brain hamarage
User :   if it goes to an extent and crosses the limit
User :   the doctor just suggested us to not to get in any argument
User :   and keep her away from the tension
Doctor :  
when people are tensed. some people tend to get these kind of symptoms
Doctor :  
best way is indeed by keeping her away from tensions
Doctor :  
but it is not possible always
User :   he also suggested us a medicine that is for relaxation and asked us she should take only if there is no pregnancy
User :   but as we are already planning for a baby so we didn't start it
Doctor :  
so what she needs is a psychological counselling along with behavioral therapy
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along with medication to combat depression
User :   she is always normal
Doctor :  
caused due to tensions
User :   this happens only in one fortnight
User :   and she doesn't remember thereafter wht did she say or do
Doctor :  
also if you people tend to get into arguments too many times, a couple therapy is sugested for you both such that both of you can come to some common terms and avoid unnecessary arguments
User :   she gets a little unconscious that time
User :   with open eyes
User :   and keep on staring at one place
Doctor :  
ok
User :   today there was no argument or fight between us
User :   she was at work
Doctor :  
ok
User :   and suddenly she had this again
User :   actually we didn't want to start the treatment or medicine that doc suggested
User :   bcoz we are planning a baby
Doctor :  
what was the causative factor at work?
User :   and her follicle monitoring is going on these days
User :   and she is being given follimon 225 IO injections
User :   today was the 2nd dose
Doctor :  
ok
User :   she doesn't remember that.
Doctor :   what was the causative factor at work for that episode to occur?

User :   she has no idea about it. she didn't remember it.
Doctor :  
ok
User :   she found her fingers stiff when she got a little conscious
User :   the main problem is now she is in the middle of this folimon course
User :   and might get pregnant in another 2 weeks
User :   i am afraid if this will effect her during pregnancy and the baby also
Doctor :  
i suggest you to take her for a psychologic counselling
Doctor :  
along with behavioral therapy
User :   what do you say? wht would happen if it happens during pregnancy?
Doctor :  
and a couple therapy for both of you
User :   where is it available in india?
Doctor :  
you can go for a psycholigic counselling
Doctor :  
and then request the behavioural therapy
User :   are you from india or somewhere else?
Doctor :  
also the next time she gets such an episode
Doctor :  
it is better that she gets an EEG done
User :   what is the full form of EEG?
Doctor :  
I am from India
Doctor :  
electroencephalogram
User :   ok
User :   wht would happen if it happens during pregnancy?
Doctor :  
it wil show any brain activity that is not normal and giving rise to such symptoms
User :   ok
User :   tell me wht would happen if it happens during pregnancy?
Doctor :  
and it should be done within few hours of the episode
Doctor :  
it is not good to happen during pregnancy
Doctor :  
it will put the baby and mother both into danger
User :   can the treatment go along with the pregnancy follicle monitoring and medicines that she is already having at this moment of time?
Doctor :  
i suggest, you to postpone teh pregnancy a little
Doctor :  
get the current problem solved
User :   she has already had two dosages of follimon 225
User :   yesterday and today

Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
the current problem is greater than teh pregnancy that you are planning, so get this resolved first such that she has a safe pregnancy without complications to baby or herself
User :   is it something serious?
Doctor :  
if it is due to the chemical signals in brain it could be a seizure like activity happening that is precipitated due to tensions
Doctor :  
that is why i suggested to do an EEG
User :   can i discuss it with you over phone? I feel I can describe the problem and symptons better over the phone.
Doctor :  
you have only online access here
Doctor :  
if you want to consult over phone
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you can go for 'get a call from doctor' service
Doctor :  
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this is the link for 'get a call from doctor' service
User :   ok
Doctor :   have you followed what i have said?
User :   can you refer some hospital for eeg?
User :   and also how much does it costs
Doctor :  
where are you located?
User :   i am located in NCR
User :   Ghaziabad
Doctor :   please give me some time
Doctor :   WWW.WWWW.WW Doctor :   this will help you to calculate cost of procedure
Doctor :  
under the 'calculate cost of diagnostic test'
User :   thanks
Doctor :  
and this test can be done in any hospital/nursing home.
Doctor :  
WWW.WWWW.WW Doctor :   this link is for searching for neurology hospitals.
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   wat's ur name sir?
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done.
Doctor :   I am Dr AAAAAAA here
User :   i have one more query dr. XXXXXXXX
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
please proceed with your query
User :   i have been diagnose with stone couple of weeks back
User :   i have three kidney stones
Doctor :  
ok
User :   in one kidney i have one 5mm stone
Doctor :   ok
User :   and in another kidney i have one 5mm and one 4mm stone
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
how much water do to consume per day?
User :   i have got xray, ultrasound as well as various blood and urine normal and culture done
Doctor :  
when were these stones diagnosed?
User :   everything is ok
User :   stones are visible in xray and ultrasound
User :   2 weeks back
Doctor :   ok
User :   now i have started consuming 2.5+ litres daily
Doctor :  
ok
User :   before i think the consumption was 1-1.5 litres
Doctor :  
previous to this how much water did you use to consume?
User :   want to know your views over this stone problem
Doctor :   ok
User :   before i think the consumption was 1-1.5 litres
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
the increase in water intake will help to flush the stone out.
Doctor :  
continue to consume 2.5+ or 10-12 glasses of water per day apart from other beverages
Doctor :  
if there is pain, blood in urine, or fever that you develop, get a repeat examination done
User :   will it flush out the stones without any surgery?
Doctor :  
usually small stones get flushed with increase in water intake
Doctor :  
if the stones persist to be at same place after 15 days time, then surgery should be thought of a s an alternative for symptomatic stones.
Doctor :   have you followed what i have said?
User :   yeah
Doctor :   is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   shall i avoid taking some special type of food?
Doctor :  
avoid taking cabbage, and cauliflower
Doctor :  
take the banana stem/stump , it is known to dissolve kidney stones
Doctor :   it should be cleaned and boiled slightly
Doctor :  
and taken after frying in oil like any other vegetable
User :   where would it be available?
Doctor :  
you can get it in market place where you get vegetables, or ask your vegetable vendor to make it available for you
User :   wht is it called in hindi?
Doctor :  
i suppose it is called 'kele ka tana'
Doctor :  
i am not very sure on this
Doctor :  
is there anything else you would like to ask me?
User :   will it be available in local market with local vegetable wala?
Doctor :  
it should be.
User :   wat should be the frequency for taking banana stump
Doctor :  
atleast i have seen it with the local vegetable walas in my area of stay here in bangalore
Doctor :  
i dont know about north india
Doctor :  
it should be taken atleast 2-3 times a week for 4 weeks
Doctor :  
Please fill the feedback form once again, along with comment box, say done when done.
User :   done
User :   :-)
User :   thanks a lot dr. XXXXXXXX
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