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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Good Morning Doctor
User :   I am XXXXXXXX Male 24 years old. Working for a software company
User :   I need your suggestions.
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Yes.
Doctor :   What is the problem?

User :   on 18th of this month i slept late at around 2 O clock

User :   preparing for my MBA examinations
Doctor :   Yes
User :   and i slept at 2 O clock and at around 2:45 i have some jerks on my body
User :   for every 30 seconds
Doctor :   Ok, what type of jerks
User :   i went to rest room and fall down
User :   i am getting some type of jerk for the entire body
Doctor :   Do you smoke or drink ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   How often do you drink? And how much?
User :   i do smoke 3-4 cigars per day and drinking couple of thrice in a month
Doctor :   Have you had any similar problems in the past?

Do you have any other health problems?

High Blood sugar/ high blood pressure/ Asthma/allergies etc?
User :   nothing sir

Doctor :   Was it only one day that it happened?
User :   as i fell down i had a leg fracture
Doctor :   Ok
User :   ya thats the only day i got that
User :   but because of that i am not gettng sleep on the other days also
Doctor :   Did you fall unconscious after that
User :   no sir
User :   i was completely conscious
Doctor :   There are various reasons for seizures like high/ low blood sugars, brain tumors etc
User :   i was taken to the hospital immediately in a ambulance
Doctor :   Did you get a CAT scan done
User :   and the doctors are saying that it is not a seizure
Doctor :   Ok
User :   they told that you were thinking on a lot of things and thats why it happened
User :   because if its a seizure you would be unconscious

Doctor :   Are you on any medicine

User :   no sir
Doctor :   There are various types of seizures
User :   i will use Rotohaler
User :   ok
Doctor :   How long since you have been diagnosed with asthma
User :   almost from my child hood
Doctor :   Any other medicines did you take during those days that you had this incident. Did you drink that night or the previous night
User :   no sir...
User :   i have nt used any other medicines also
Doctor :   You probably had lack of oxygen that day which may have caused it
User :   i will use that Rotohaler during the night times thats it...
User :   ok ok
Doctor :   Or you may have had something called a panic attack
Doctor :   Which happens during extreme stress
User :   ok
User :   So its not related to seizure
Doctor :   Where you feel breathless, tremors ( jerking of body)
User :   yes
Doctor :   This condition disappears after the factors causing it are removed
User :   not exactly breathless ness
User :   my lips are completely dried
Doctor :   I guess since you had an exam, it is most likely you had a panic attack
Doctor :   Yes those are exact symptoms of a panic attack
User :   ok doctor
Doctor :   dryness of mouth and lips
User :   yes exactly
Doctor :   If you want to rule out if any other problem is there you had better consult a Gen Physician or Neurologist who can do a CT scan
Doctor :   Just for you to be sure and not leave anything to chance
Doctor :   Is there anything else
User :   So you suggest that if i meet a Neurologist who can do a CT scan i think hat would give me correct information ??
User :   If you dont mind, what does this CT scan information gives //
Doctor :   Yes, he can also examine you
Doctor :   It gives information of any part of the body
Doctor :   But you will probably need a CT brain/ head
User :   What i want is doctor.... i want to make sure that it doesnt repeat again...
User :   i am ready to go for treatment if they say any
Doctor :   That's why I suggest you visit a
User :   but it that CT scanso costly ??
Doctor :   Ok, if you want we can fix an appointment for you
User :   sure doctor
Doctor :   It varies
Doctor :   Around 2500 onwards
User :   ok
User :   so which hospital are you related to ??
Doctor :   If you confirm your number one of our doctors will call u to fix an appointment near your place

User :   0000
Doctor :   Which area do you live in
User :  
Doctor :   Ok, bye for now, one of our doctors will call you
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