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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   im 16 and im having horrible issues with sleep i cant fall asleep at night no matter what i try, and i come from a XXXXXXXX family so believe my ive tryed some weird things, but my question is im seeing my doctor today, is it worth even going? becuase of my age will they even be able to help me and if she can what could she do? ive never had sleep problems so much in the past and im not depressed, this is so odd to me but what are my options? -- thank you !
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   let me read
User :   hi
Doctor :   from when you had this problem ?
User :   the last two weeks
Doctor :   in the past two weeks to month did you face a very embarrassing situation ?
User :   no
Doctor :   what other symptom due you have apart from the symptoms mentioned above ?
User :   neck aches at night and when i wake up, but staying asleep and falling asleep are the biggest ones
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did you try any medications to fall asleep ?
User :   oh and ive been realy dizzie and have fainted once
User :   just the normal pms
Doctor :   may i know your blood hemoglobin levels ?
User :   i dont know exactly wat they are but last week i went to my doctor and she did a full blood test and she said every thing came back clear
Doctor :   ok
User :   our time is almost up do u have an anwser, wat are my opions
Doctor :   for the sleep issues you have the following options
Doctor :   initially you will be put on medications
Doctor :   than you will be put on the counseling sessions
User :   even though im only 16
Doctor :   and CBT
User :   wats a cbt?
Doctor :   also some life style modifications will be suggested
Doctor :   and finally the medications will be withdrawn
Doctor :   Cognitive behavior therapy
Doctor :   is the CBT
User :   okay thank you so much
User :   wat kind of medications will i be put on?
User :   or could be
Doctor :   there are variety of medications and each group has its own effects
Doctor :   initially you may be put on antihistamines
Doctor :   if your sleep is induced and well maintained than no problem
Doctor :   otherwise this group will be substituted and or another group of medication will added
User :   so do you suggest i keep my apiontment?
Doctor :   yes you should keep the appointment
Doctor :   it takes little time for the results to appear
User :   oh and another thing is i havnt had a period since last year some time is that somthin that i should be concerned about?
Doctor :   yes you should be concerned, did you check this with a gynecologist ?
User :   no ive never been to one before, and my periods only last maybe two days and there verrey light but one thing i do remeber about my last period is it was VERREY heavy for the fist time
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   you need to have a physical examination from gynecologist and blood tests to know the menstruation hormone levels
Doctor :   once the cause for the absent periods is detected
Doctor :   then the treatment will be decided
User :   ok thank you so much you have realy givin me a peace of mind, i will see my doctor and make an appiontment with a gynecologist
Doctor :   thanks for consulting health care magic
User :   and thanks for putting up with my crazy teen talk, you know how we are we never are direct.
Doctor :   we are available 24/7, if you have any medical query please do login
Doctor :   bye for now
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