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Have pain in the legs and bad neck ache with dizzy feeling. What can be done? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 26-Jul-2013
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User:Hi Doctor,
User:I am XXXXX
Doctor:How can I help you today?
User:I am feeling cramps in the legs for the past 2-3 days or more
User:since today morning I am having a bad neck ache and also feeling dizzy at times ...
User:could this be a blood pressure related symptom
Doctor:It can be due to low BP
Doctor:Where exactly are the cramps happening?
User:in the region behind the knees ...
Doctor:Calf muscles?
Doctor:Do you have any other symptoms?
User:not really ... although I am feeling a bit stressed out due to work
Doctor:Actually if you provide the details I will be able to narrow down the diagnosis
Doctor:Do yo have issues with blood pressure?
Doctor:Do you take any medicines?
Doctor:My advise is as follows:
Doctor:Get tested for blood pressure and some blood tests
Doctor:Blood tests should include serum electrolytes ans serum calcium
Doctor:Take calcium tablets
Doctor:Should try stretching exercises for legs
Doctor:Try breathing techniques to control breathing patterns especially during times of stress
Doctor:Heavy breathing due to stress can also cause similar problems
Doctor:Take lemonade with salts to prevent dizzyness
User:Ok Doctor. Thanks. I shall check my BP - I have a digital BP machine at home.
Doctor:Do you have any question here?
User:and implement your advices... if the aches and dizziness continue over the next couple of days, should visit a physician
User:Thanks again doctor. Goodbye.
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me
Doctor:Bye for now
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