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Tips to reduce the outcome of migraine - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   hi
User :   i have a few questions for you,is this portal related to any hospital?
User :   please consider this as some questions for my satisfaction
Doctor :   No, we are a group of doctors who provide online consultations.
User :   can i ask your qualification?
Doctor :   I am a General Practitioner.
User :   working for any hospital?
User :   doctor i have problem of headache for quite sometime say a year or so
Doctor :   No, I am working full time for HealthcareMagic.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Please provide these details -Age: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height.
User :   doctor first of all i would ask if i get disconnected in between how do i contact u on chat,since again contactinga d different doctor everytime and giving full details is quite tough
User :   Age 24,Occupation Software Engg,Location XXXX,Single,70 kg,5 feet 9 inch
Doctor :   There is a botton called Chat history which will show the details of the chat that you have previously had and the next doctor can access that data from the chat history option.
Doctor :   You can get your chat history sent to your mail ID too.
User :   so even the doctor who chats with me everytimewill have all my previous information
User :   thats fine
Doctor :   Yes.
Doctor :   Did you get this headache previously evaluated?
User :   ya first of all i got this evaluated from my uncle who is a doctor
Doctor :   Ok
User :   and he told its a migraine headache and gave me sibelium 10 mg and betacap tr 40
Doctor :   What was the diagnosis and what medicines did he prescribe?
Doctor :   Ok
User :   then i consulted another doctor in my place and he told its a tension+migraine and gave eliwel
User :   but that was not very effective
User :   so i am still continuing that medicines given by my uncle
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   How are you able to cope with it now?
User :   i will say its not fully effective and i have headache still
User :   sometimes in more headache i just want to be alone
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   That is the outcome of Migraine.
Doctor :   What you can do is that
User :   but if is migraine then taking the medicine the headache should not come
User :   for past few weeks i feel some problem in breathing
Doctor :   The migraine medicines act slowly and they need to be coupled with certain life style measures.
User :   it feels that the passage is jammed
Doctor :   I suggest that you keep a diary of your headaches and identify possible triggers.
Doctor :   These should be removed.
Doctor :   Note when your headaches start, how long they last and what, if anything, provides relief.
Doctor :   Pay special attention to foods you ate in the 24 hours preceding attacks, any unusual stress.
User :   and the pain is in my jaws also
User :   can it be sinus?
Doctor :   Do you get frequent attacks of cold and nose block?
User :   nose blocks for last few weeks
User :   i also feel pressure in eyes
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I suggest that you try repeated steam inhalations with a few drops of Menthol oil or eucalyptus oil at least once every 2 hrs or so
User :   this is for what?
Doctor :   This is to reduce the nose block and if this
Doctor :   is relieving the headache then you may get an
Doctor :   check up by an ENT doctor for any CHronic Sinusitis and Deviated Nasal Septum.
Doctor :   Your sinuses need to be drained when you have a cold
Doctor :   as they produce a lot of mucus
Doctor :   Thats why the steaming helps
Doctor :   Are you with me XXXX?
User :   yes doctor
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   The jaw pain could be due to the SInusitis that you may be having now.
Doctor :   Once that is out of the way, to treat your migraine, you can try maintaining a diary along with
Doctor :   Muscle relaxation exercises
Doctor :   Adequate sleep
User :   yes doctor
Doctor :   Try to get not more than seven to nine hours of sleep a night.
User :   i will have a list of triggers
Doctor :   Try not to oversleep beyond that and dont try to get less sleep than before
User :   but on weekends i sleep for 10-12 hours
Doctor :   Then try to avoid those triggers, we often find that these triggers are
Doctor :   general common things that we can very easily avoid with some care.
Doctor :   Then it is better to reduce the sleep duration by 2 hrs
Doctor :   As oversleeping is also known to trigger an attack.
Doctor :   When you have the attack then sit in a dark, quiet room
Doctor :   Place an ice pack wrapped in a cloth on the back of your neck,
User :   but sometimes i feel that i desperately need a sleep when pain is thr
Doctor :   Apply gentle pressure to painful areas on your scalp.
Doctor :   Ok
User :   one question is thr doctor how did this pain started all of a sudden 1 year back
Doctor :   If you feel that sleep is not triggering an attack, you can continue with it but do try to restrict the duration and observe
Doctor :   if it is of any benefit.
User :   ok doctor
Doctor :   Stress is the main reason but actually some people are inherently prone to Migraine
User :   so i will have the test done whatever u told the sinus one and some nasal thing
Doctor :   Some say that there is a decrease in blood hormones called Serotonins that cause this
Doctor :   Try the steam inhalation first
User :   how do i do that?
Doctor :   If that clears the nose and the jaw pain subsides there is
Doctor :   nothing to worry about this
Doctor :   But if this happens again and again, then you can get an ENT check-up.
User :   i mean where do i get the steam from?
Doctor :   Boil water and add the drops of the Menthol oil
Doctor :   and then COver your head with a blanket while you inhale the steam from the container
Doctor :   Boil the water in a container and when the water is boiling put your face close to the opening of the container
Doctor :   and cover yourself and the container in all with a thick blanket
User :   after adding mentol drops
User :   how many drops?
Doctor :   and inhale the steam as it comes out from the container directly.
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   3-4 drops will do
User :   ok
Doctor :   You can also use Eucalyptus oil or just plain
Doctor :   Vicks
Doctor :   Plain steam can also be inhaled.
User :   and i feel bcoz of this recurring headache i feel body pain
Doctor :   If you find boiling in a container cumbersome, you can buy an electronic steam machine that
Doctor :   will let the steam through an opening if you add water to it.
Doctor :   Since when are you having the body pains?
User :   and feels less interest towards work
Doctor :   Ok
User :   last few months
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I suggest that you take Tab. SInarest when you have this cold and body pains thrice a day after food.
Doctor :   If the pain is subsiding then continue for 3 days
User :   i go for morning walk and doing yoga also for past 10 days
Doctor :   and that will reduce.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Avoid A/c rooms if possible.
User :   but my workplace is AC
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Try to take frequent breaks every 2-3 hrs or so, take a short walk outside and then come back
User :   ok doctor
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
User :   no doctor i will try out the things suggested by you and will revert back
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done
Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form which I have sent?
User :   ya done
Doctor :   Ok
User :   can i know ur name doctor?
Doctor :   Please do tell us the results of the suggestions I gave you.
Doctor :   Dr. XXXX.
User :   sure doctor
User :   thnks doctor
Doctor :   You are welcome
User :   for ur consulation
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Healthcaremagic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
User :   sure i will
User :   bbye
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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