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Acute lumbar backache - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi
Doctor :   hello
User :   hi Sir
User :   I am in bangalore
Doctor :   how can i help you ?
User :   how are you?
Doctor :   i am doing good
User :   I am wondering if I met the right guy :)
User :   as Allopathy has been quite disappointing to treat my recurrent disease in last 4-5 years
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender please ?
User :   I have recurrent acute pharyngitis .....
User :   Male 30 years
User :   along with myalgia
User :   acute lumbar backache
User :   I have to take off from office every month
User :   this is affecting my work and family
Doctor :   since when you have been having this problem ?
User :   for last 5 years
User :   I have got many throat swabs done
User :   negative for any bacteria
User :   some docs suspected streptococcus
User :   but it has been absent
Doctor :   ok
User :   while consulting many allopathic docs, I started homeopathy in parallel
User :   one of homeo docs confirmed that it's HSV category 1
User :   latent in nerve endings
Doctor :   what was the test done for confirmation ?
User :   after taking his medicines, I have started to have small cluster of watery blister along my lips, fingers some time , which is a typical symtom of Herpes Simplex Virus category 1
Doctor :   was the confirmatory test done for HSV ?
User :   they dont have any confirmation, but according to the open sores around my pharynx and the cluster of watery blisters, he concluded this ..... can I have some tests in Allopathic labs to find out what's happening with me .... I feel helpless :(
User :   Allopathic docs have given me myriads of Antibiotics which do not help in my case
User :   I have stopped taking antibiotics
User :   the pharyngitis and associated fever goes away typicall in 3-6 days
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   i suggest that what we need to do is that to make sure
User :   sir, it's playing havoc ....
Doctor :   that you undergo a complete physical examination
Doctor :   we need to first pinpoint the caus e
Doctor :   cause **
Doctor :   then only you should be treated accordingly
User :   any tests you can suggest sir
Doctor :   HSV cannot be diagnosed just like that
Doctor :   sure i will guide you
User :   thanks you sir
User :   one important thing i have noticed in last 5 years
Doctor :   go ahead tell me
User :   in differential, my Lymphocytes count is always a bit higher than normal
User :   last was 49.6
Doctor :   i see
User :   I am lethargic in general
User :   have been an active sportsman before this thing started though
Doctor :   ok now to begin with The primary methods of testing for the virus are the herpes culture and HSV DNA testing.
User :   my BMI is 22.6 ... i think that is okay
Doctor :   thats in normal range
User :   ok sir
Doctor :   It seems you have moved out of the chat window. Please log in back if you have medical queries
User :   hi
Doctor :   hello
User :   got disconnected
Doctor :   no problem
Doctor :   ok so i was saying
Doctor :   that first its very CRUCIAL that you get the tests done
User :   I will ....
User :   are these labs available in Bangalore
Doctor :   and its not advisable at all for you to take any medications WITHOUT a confirmation of a disease, as medications have side effects
Doctor :   sure i will give you all the details where you can get the tests in Bangalore
User :   Unfortunately, most of the docs I have met have brushed my concerns off by saying "Eat well, drink well, there is no problem" .. how can they say that ... I have been sufferring
Doctor :   also NEVER combine allopathy and homeopathy together as drugs can interact and cause ill effects
User :   thanks sir
Doctor :   i can understand your concern
User :   sure ....I will take care
User :   Sir, are you in India or UK?
Doctor :   we are based in Bangalore itself
Doctor :   so i will guide you properly
User :   great!!
Doctor :   i suggest you should go to this diagnostic lab here ...
Doctor :   Clumax Diagnostics
User :   ok
Doctor :   68/150/3, Srilakshmi towers. 9th main 3rd block jayanagar
Doctor :   080-0000
Doctor :   you can call and set up and appointment
User :   do I have to show any referral or directly say I have to rule out Herpes ... something like that
Doctor :   you can go and say you need a complete BLOOD check up and you have been suspecting Herpes and you need a test for that too
User :   my 2 year daughter is getting treatment from Dr Devi Shetti's Narayana Hrudayala , I need to take good care of her .... I really need to be fit for that first
Doctor :   dont worry
Doctor :   the key lies in to finding out the cause
User :   I agree sir
Doctor :   and once its done you can be treated well
User :   do u think of anything else
User :   as lots of allergic theories have been given to me
User :   in this span of 5 years
User :   just in case, it's not HSV 1
Doctor :   that is the only reason i wanted you to get a complete health check up, as there is no point in gusseing anymore, we want concrete results
Doctor :   thats crucial
User :   got it straight .... COMPLETE HEALTH CHECKUP
User :   I will go to Manipal ... that's nearest
Doctor :   yes thats correct
User :   or can u suggest someting more reliable
Doctor :   that will include antibody analysis too
Doctor :   MANIPAL is good too
Doctor :   sure you can go there
Doctor :   they too will do the checkup for you
User :   on some health sites .. not bogus ,.... I have found that HSV evades the immune system
User :   and Acyclovir is the only recommended med
Doctor :   not when we do DNA testing
User :   is it correct sir?
User :   ahh.. got it
Doctor :   dont worry first lets be sure
Doctor :   you will be fine
User :   that's a good direction sir
Doctor :   your most welcome
Doctor :   and i wish you a speedy recovery
Doctor :   take care of your self
User :   next time I chat, how can I get you again
User :   or it's kinda Round Robin>
Doctor :   you can always ask for me
Doctor :   if i am not busy with other patients i will gladly help you
User :   thanks can I get ur details
User :   ok
Doctor :   have a good one
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