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Date : 18-Apr-2014
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User:I've been having diarrhoea for 2 weeks straight and I'm always falling a sleep
Doctor:hi. I see you've been having diarrhea and fatigue.
Doctor:Have you eaten anything out of the ordinary over that last 2 weeks?
User:nothing just the same diet
Doctor:And I'm supposing you haven't traveled out of town recently, right?
User:5 minutes after i eat something i have to that normal
Doctor:No, it's not, at all.
User:yes travel to fiji
Doctor:Ohh, travel, ok.
Do you have any abdominal pain associated with the loose stools?
User:no pain
Doctor:Ok, by the sound of it. you picked up an intestinal infection in fiji
Doctor:islands are great places to get these kinds of infections.
Doctor:You're going to need to go to your primary doctor and get a prescription for an anitbiotic.
User:is that SERIOUS?
Doctor:Nope, lots of people get GI infections.
User:what should i tell my gp
Doctor:don't worry, a course of antibiotics and you'll be fine
Doctor:in my practice, i normally prescribe Ciprofloxacin and Tizanidine
Doctor:tell him you have bacterial gastroenteritis.
Doctor:Don't worry. It happens to lots of people when they travel
User:why am i always sleepy
Doctor:IN the meantime make sure you are drinking plenty of fluids and juices
Doctor:Because your stomach isn't absorbing any nutrients from solid food, hence i want you to drink juices and lots of fluids
User:ok thanks thats all for today
Doctor:Always Happy to help!
Doctor:Take Care!
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