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Having back pain and cough, feeling tired and depressed. What is it? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 04-Jun-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:my problem is i am feeling tired for a long time now
User:there is cough which is not going for a long time now
User:though it has decreased
User:a bit of back pain too
User:and accompained by depression
User:i dont feel like doing anyhting
User:no intrest in anyhting
User:so is there any serious problem or just need some rest
Doctor:The symptoms you reported are most likely independent of each other and not related to a single condition.
Doctor:So can you elaborate a bit about your symptoms?
Doctor:May I know since when do you have this cough/
User:ohh, i smoke often a aorund 2 -3 cigreets per day, and is doing for a year nor, does that has anything to do with this
User:since 3 week around
User:it started with fever , cough with pain
User:now its only cough
User:but has decresed
User:in numbers
Doctor:Has the back pain reduced too now?
User:that i feeling from yesterday
User:just a bit
Doctor:Have you had similar cough in the past?
User:but suppose even if i take rest when i come back to work i agin start feelling like tired
User:but i am travelling a lot
User:like 22 km
User:from my house to office
Doctor:Let us take one problem after another.
Doctor:Could you explain about this cough - have you had similar cough in the past?
Doctor:Do you suffer from asthma?
User:ealier means many in life i had cough, but not accompained by pain in back of throat
Doctor:Which part of the back aches?
Doctor:Is it upper back or lower back or on the sides of the chest?
User:this time i had pain, and becouse i have also started smoking so i was more concerned about this
User:at the back of the throat , pain also was felt at the back of the head
Doctor:Let me explain to you.
Doctor:Cough with fever and throat pain are signs of infection
User:so it has gone now
Doctor:Upper respiratory infection with bronchitis could be the cause.
Doctor:This type of infection can be associated with body aches, back pain and tiredness.
Doctor:So if all of these symptoms are reducing, then you need not be worried.
Doctor:They will spontaneously go away in a while.
User:what i can do to recover quickly
User:do i continue with cough medicine
User:i have already taken them a lot
Doctor:You can take some pain reliever such as Tab. Dolo 650mg or crocin pain reliever for back pain.
User:and i was thinking to take revitalize
Doctor:Add salt water gargles for throat pain.
Doctor:and continue the cough syrup along with deep steam inhalation.
Doctor:they will aid in faster recovery of cough.
User:now there is no pain in throat only dry cough
Doctor:Excessive coughing can prevent recovery of throat pain, so treat the cough with cough syrups which you have and deep steam inhalation.
Doctor:If throat pain recur, salt water gargles will help.
User:ok thanks
User:anything else
Doctor:As far as tiredness is concerned,
Doctor:it can be associated with lack of sleep and depression.
Doctor:In addition other causes such as anemia, chronic disease and reduced nutrition can be the cause.
Doctor:Therefore my suggestion to you are
Doctor:1. Get a complete blood count with ESR to rule out anemia / infection.
Doctor:2. Sleep for 6-8 hours regularly.
Doctor:3. Take professional counseling for depression.
Doctor:4. Reduce smoking.
Doctor:5. Drink plenty of water and eat plenty of fruits and vegetables.
User:Is ESR a check up that i have to go at any clinic?
Doctor:You can get a complete blood count and ESR done at any reputed laboratory.
Doctor:If they are significantly abnormal, we can treat it accordingly.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:is there anyhting to be serously to be concerned about like infection?
Doctor:You seem to have had infection and you are recovering from it.
Doctor:It doesn't look serious, so do not worry.
User:may i know the couses for these infection , y it happened to me
User:i mean y it happened
Doctor:Usually respiratory infections are associated with viruses (influenza or others).
Doctor:Rarely other bacteria's can cause.
User:ohh thanks docteor
Doctor:Bronchus gets involved in the infection occasionally
Doctor:and when that happens recovery is generally prolonged, therefore you
Doctor:the cough is persisting in your case.
Doctor:You should be soon fine.
Doctor:X-ray and other investigations are needed if cough continue to persist for more than 3 months.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
Doctor:Are you there?
User:just one more
User:i feel little pain in my foot palm
User:while running one day i got this
User:but though it is in decresed state , and i dont feel pain unless i run or twist it
User:in rapid spped
User:can u help me in this its more then 2 months now
Doctor:May I know for since how long is this problem been?
Doctor:Is it located to one side or both sides?
User:one side of one foot
User:since 2 months
Doctor:Is it located to the whole of the sole or particular points on the sole?
User:particular point
Doctor:May I know your current height and weight?
User:5.4 and around 66-69 weight
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:What you seem to have is connective tissue problem affecting the foot.
Doctor:The cause could have been some injury from the running most likely or due to pressure changes.
User:how can it be cured
Doctor:Pressure changes are more commonly seen in those who are over weight or those who have structural abnormality of feet like flat feet.
User:or it will go automaticaly
User:neither of these is there?
User:but anyhow it has happned
User:so what can be done
Doctor:Though it will go away, it can recur whenever there is strenuous physical activity.
Doctor:You need to change certain of your life style inorder to prevent this in the future.
Doctor:Some of those are as follows:
Doctor:1. keep your weight in ideal limits.
Doctor:For your height, your weight should be under 66 kgs.
Doctor:Ideal would be 55 to 60 kgs.
Doctor:2. Avoid any foot wear with big heals.
Doctor:3. Consult a physiotherapist. They will teach you some basic foot exercise, perform some therapy that will take care of the pain.
Doctor:In addition if required, they will also suggest you specific foot wear to suit your requirements.
User:ok let it be this much
User:is there any charge frm my side for this
Doctor:All these measures with pain killers should take care of this problem.
Doctor:You can chat with us if there is any medical problem.
Doctor:It is for free.
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:thanks doctor the chat with you is realy helpfull.
Doctor:You are welcome.
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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