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Headache, shivering, dry eyes, precautionary measures while using computer - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Hi Doctor.
User :   I am suffering from severe headache since evening. Need help with the same
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   Sure
User :   The pain is more on the rear side of the head
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Is there anything else you wish to explain on headache
User :   Nothing as such
Doctor :   Ok Let me ask you a few relevant questions
Doctor :   Is it fine?
User :   Please go ahead Sir.
Doctor :   Do you have fever/ vomiting sensation?
User :   No vomitting sensation but I been shivering since evening
Doctor :   Do you have cold/cough
User :   Nope.
Doctor :   Where are you chatting from?
User :   From my Office.
Doctor :   Is this headache recurring to you or first time?
Doctor :   are you there
User :   Its not first time. But it happens once a fortnight maybe
Doctor :   Ok, Do you have problems with the eyes?
Doctor :   like itching, dryness or excessive tears
User :   I have been advised Specs since last few months
Doctor :   ok are you using the spectacles
User :   There aren't any tears but I do have redness in the Eye. But its been like this for long
User :   Yes but its only -0.25 for on eye
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I ask you to check the temperature
Doctor :   once you get back home
Doctor :   because shivering indicates running temp
User :   But I have none now
Doctor :   I advice you to take IMOL PLUS tablet immediately
Doctor :   which resolves the headache and shivering
Doctor :   DId you follow?
Doctor :   Coming to the recurring headache and redness of eye problem
Doctor :   Can I ask you few more questions?
User :   Yes. Plz go on
Doctor :   Do you work for long hours before the comp
User :   Yes. infact my specs also have an anti glare
Doctor :   Do you have neck pain/shoulder pain/back pain etc?
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   Back pain yes. Nothing gr8 though
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Ok, I think of few possibilities in your problem, one is Episodic type of tension headache and the other repetitive stress injury
Doctor :   Did you follow?
User :   Frankly I don't think I get enough sleep. I usually get up atleast 10 times during the sleep and have lots of dreams. Am i suffering from Insomnia?
User :   That basically sets up my day with red eyes and headache
Doctor :   Ok this forms part of the tension headache
Doctor :   I shall help you with some tips soon for a better night sleep
User :   Thanks Doc
Doctor :   In fact I can send you a document on the tips
Doctor :   to your email ID
Doctor :   Can you please confirm your email ID
User :   I think that would be great
User :   My email id is YYYY@YYYY
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   This is nothing to worry about
Doctor :   IF you take quite a few precautions you will get rid of it
Doctor :   I shall help you in that
User :   Thanks. Coz I have been going through this for a while. Never thought that this might be some problem
Doctor :   I also request you to use REFRESH eye drops
Doctor :   one drop in each eye once in 2 hours
User :   My Opthalmist did ask be to use Refresh Tears
User :   Do I have to use it for a long time?
Doctor :   Plz follow the same
Doctor :   for next 1 month
User :   Ok coz I stopped after a week.
Doctor :   You are right this might lead to a bigger problem in long run
Doctor :   so you have to take the precautions
User :   So I take IMOL Plus, use Refresh Tears and wait for your document on Wellness.
Doctor :   like removing the eye sight from the computer once in every 10 min
Doctor :   Go walk in the corridor once every 1 hour
Doctor :   Yes
User :   Ok
Doctor :   You follow the tablets I mentioned
Doctor :   and follow the tips that the document says
Doctor :   which I shall send you in 24 hours
Doctor :   Sleep is important for you
Doctor :   Do not have beverages in the night
Doctor :   Use bed room only for sleep
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   I do not have any beverages at night...oh u mean tea and coffe etc
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   They are cerebral stimulants
Doctor :   and increase the attentiveness
User :   we do use the bedroom only for sleeping now. Have moved the TV out of the bedroom. Guess that would have helped :))
User :   Attentiveness??
Doctor :   which should not happen before sleep
User :   Oh the beverages. Sorry
Doctor :   Do not read books, listen to music on bed
Doctor :   My document will explain in a greater detail
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   No Doctor. that shud be it. I think ur document should be of gr8 healp
User :   Thanks once again and Good Night.
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Doctor :   Thanks and Good night
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