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Excessive sleepiness during the day - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   Hi doctor, yes nice to be able to talk to a doc.
Doctor :   thanks you can tell your medical query
User :   I have this problem since the last two three days -I have been sleeping a ot - I generally don't sleep more than 7-8 hrs.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependants: Yes/No
User :   I'm around 59 years of age though I never think so - I have been going through a lot of stress of late, could that be the reason
Doctor :   Do you smoke or chew tobacco/drink alcohol/Any illicit drugs/ betel nut chewing
User :   Female, homemaker, married, two grown up children - daughter married, son not married. I have thyroid and spondilytus - no I do not smoke nor drink, nor chew betel nut. I ave no BP no diabetes so far.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is the excessive sleepiness in the day time or night?
User :   It's during the day
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   have you had similar complaints in the past?
User :   I practice pranayam and I walk about 30-45 min a day -
Doctor :   ok
User :   I have not had this problem before except just before I was diagnosed for thyroid
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Feelings of daytime sleepiness are often associated with the use of common substances such as caffeine, alcohol, and many medications.
User :   Recently a couple of friends had recommended "oil puling" and this I have been doing for almost ten days, could this be the reason
User :   Or could it be stress related
Doctor :   stress generally causes lack of sleep
User :   ok, so what is the reason I really can't undertand
User :   R u there doc.
Doctor :   do you have adequate sleep in the night?
User :   Yes i sleep very well at night too.
Doctor :   ok
User :   Has it got anything to do with anemia ! or the thyroid
Doctor :   is there any weight gain?
User :   No !
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   are you aneamic?
User :   How do I know that !
Doctor :   your Hb%
User :   I'll have to check that!
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   because anemic individuals
User :   Does this happen when one is anaemic
Doctor :   because anemic individuals
get easily tired
User :   what do you recommend
User :   Yes i do tire easily
Doctor :   i would suggest you to get a comp[lete body check-up
User :   I am off to Singapore next week so I don't know whether I want to do that now. I'm back in August
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   you can always come back and chat with us
Doctor :   Please fill this form I send, While I type the necessary information, and do inform me when done.
Doctor :   is there any thing ewlse that i can help you woith?
User :   Meanwhile can I just check my blood levels and get some prescription for now
Doctor :   prescription from?
User :   Prescription for anemia from you
Doctor :   there are few general that io can suggest
Doctor :   like to find out if there are any bleeding
Doctor :   use green leafy vegetables
User :   Yes doc. I could try that I'm sure it will help - I also suffer from hair loss a lot of late
Doctor :   ok
User :   No bleeding
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   when did you acheive your menopause?
User :   When I get back - do I get to speak with you again - or are there other doc.s too.
User :   Menopause almost ten years ago
Doctor :   we are set of doctors you can talk to
Doctor :   are yopu on hormone replacement therapy?
User :   i hope, by then, my condition would have got better
User :   No I'm not on HRT.
Doctor :   ok
User :   My doc. had recommended that i should not opt for it - said it had side effects
Doctor :   yes it has
User :   I feel it is anemia
Doctor :   that could be
User :   So could I try some general drug for anaemia
Doctor :   before starting any medication get the diagnosis confirmed?
User :   Ok, so i will get back to you after that - thanks so much!
Doctor :   Have you filled up the feedback form I sent?
User :   I haven't sen it as yet - I will do that shortly
Doctor :   have you got that feed back form?
User :   No ! I guess its gone to my mail inbox - I will check it out
Doctor :   i'm sending it once aghain
User :   ok i have send it
Doctor :   is there any thing else that i can help you?
User :   Thanks ! doc.
Doctor :   Have you filled up the feedback form I sent?
Doctor :   thank you , bye
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