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Stress causing weakness, indigestion and sleep disorders - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   i have returned from U S after 3 monts on feb 10
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Ok
User :   after 10 days on words i am feeling very weak and some times i feel that i am about to fall while walking
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Ok
User :   starting from the evning i am not able to sit or do any thing not able to concenrate on any thing ..
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Ok
User :   not able to sleep at nights ..
Doctor :   May I know your age and gender?
User :   29/m
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Did you have these symptoms in the past or is it only since 3 days?
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* i mean only since the last 10 days?
User :   this is the first time i am facing this prob
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Do you have any other symptoms apart from the weakness and inability to sleep?
User :   indigestion
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Ok
User :   mainly having this prob at evening times
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Ok.
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Do you have any body ache?
User :   no
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Do you have fever?
User :   no
Doctor :   May I know the purpose of your visit to US?
User :   it was official
Doctor :   Ok
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What is your occupation?
User :   software engg
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Do you have any other medical problems/
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Such as diabetes/hypertension?
User :   such as ?
User :   diabetes i have under gone blood sugar test in sep last year it was normal
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Are you married?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
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I shall explain it to you.
User :   ok
Doctor :  
According to the brief history provided, I can think these may be causing the problems.
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1. It is most probably psychogenic, related to the stress.
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2. May be related to organic dysfunctions such as anemia or salt water dysfunctions.
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3. Very rarely it may be related to the infectious source.
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Out of these 3 possibilities I would feel the cause is most probably related to psychological causes.
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Have you followed?
User :   yep
User :   shall i under go blood sugar test ? i have a dout that i am have diabetes
Doctor :   Apart from the sugar test, I would also suggest you to undergo a complete blood count.
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If these symptoms persists.
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Have you followed?
User :   blood count ?
Doctor :   It is one of the hematological test that will look for the presence of anemia or infection.
Doctor :   Have you followed?
User :   yes
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If these reports are normal, you may have to assess the stress that may be causing these symptoms.
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I would suggest few measures for proper stress management.
User :   ok
Doctor :  
1. Adequate and timely rest, a minimum of 8 hours rest is needed.
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2. Regular and timely meal patern.
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3. Avoid spicy food and restrict caffeine consumption.
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4. Syp Mucaine gel 2 tsp twice daily for 10 days.
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5. Regular physical exercises along with meditation and yoga.
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6. If the sugar and Complete blood count reports are normal and if these reports are not giving good results,
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you may have to consider taking professional help for a face to face consultation with a specialist.
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The specialist you may have to consider consulting are clinical psychologist.
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This is to find the psychological cause that is affecting you and then to find solution for the cause.
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Have you followed?
User :   yes
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Do you have any further queries?
User :   have one i am feeling this at evening times only is there any specific reason ? and if i eat the night every thing is normal
Doctor :   I have sorted the possible reasons for your symptoms.
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However the specific reasons can only be known by the tests.
Doctor :   So you may get the tests and if these reports of the tests are normal then it is probably related to psychogenic causes.
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Have you followed?
User :   ok
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Do you have any other queries?
User :   what are the tests should i ask for ?
User :   just give the technical names
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You may have to get a complete blood count ( a hematological test) and blood sugar levels.
User :   ok
Doctor :  
There are few other tests that can be done after consultation with a doctor too.
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Hence if these tests are normal and if the problems persist, a doctor can also ask for few other tests such as
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serum creatinine, liver function tests, thyroid profile too.
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Hence these tests may also be required following a physical examination by a doctor, ( if the problems persists).
User :   ok
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Do you have any other query?
User :   no
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