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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have been having giddiness for the past 30 years. This time it has been triggered by reducing he height of my pillows. I have dizzy, rotating feeling, exhausted, feeling weak in limbs. What is my cure please? I got diabetic 2 four years ago.
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi Doctor
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   63 years
Doctor :   Have you seen a doctor in the past for these symptoms?
User :   Yes several years ago. He gives Vertin. 1 mnth back I did take vertin, but of no avail
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you have hearing difficulties/ringing sensation of the ears?
User :   Problem has become sort of Chronic. I have multile health problems, that this one reduces to insignificance. But am harrassed by it. Please help
Doctor :   May I know if you have hearing problems associated with these symptoms?
User :   No hearing problems at all. 30 years ago was suspected of Mernier's Syndrome. But not really.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you have hypertension?
User :   I am fascinated by this chat. It is really feeling good. No hyper tension. Just diabetes.
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Doc what is your specialisation? Under waht speciality does giddiness come? Nurology?
Doctor :   Let me brief you.
User :   Waiting.
Doctor :   Dizziness can be triggered by ENT problems as well as neurological problems.
Doctor :   However based on your symptoms, it probably looks secondary to an ENT associated symptom.
Doctor :   I am a general physician.
User :   Okay. ENT Associated symptom. If it persists which doctor should I go to for intensive consultation
Doctor :   Since this symptom has been a chronic one, without a physical examination and investigation findings, its hard to pinpoint the exact cause.
Doctor :   It probably may be position vertigo.
User :   Understand. Should I therefore see which specialist, Doc?
Doctor :   You will need ENT evaluation, audiometry studies,
Doctor :   along with an Xray of your neck.
Doctor :   An ENT surgeon will be the best to assess these symptoms.
User :   I have a xray of the cervical taken just 3 months ago. Okay. I will go and see an ENT surgeon.
Doctor :   In the mean time, (while you look for the ENT Specialist), you can continue with the vertin tablets and
User :   How many vertins a day? After or before food ?
Doctor :   add physio exercises(exercises for vertigo)
User :   where will I get these exercises?
Doctor :   These exercises and the medications will gradually reduce the symptoms.
Doctor :   I shall explain the exercise to you over the chat,
Doctor :   However because of the time limiitation, I shall send you a mail describing the exercises.
Doctor :   Please confirm your email id?
User :   YYYY@YYYY . Thanks a great deal. Very helpful indeed.
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Keenly await receipt of the exercises.
Doctor :   I shall send you the details of the exercise in the next 24 hours.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query that you want me to discuss/assist you?
User :   Many thanks Doctor. Very relieved to hear of this service.
User :   No other query for the time being. Thanks. Bye
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   Bye.
Doctor :   Merry Christmas and Happy new year in advance.
User :   Same to you too Doc.
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