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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   had heat exhaustion 3 months ago,,, light headed fatigue continued for weeks wentto the er twice had blood work,, both times everything was fine,,, now 3 months later im still having headaches, a little off balance,, tension in head
Doctor :   hello
User :   hi
Doctor :   i am Dr
User :   hello
Doctor :   may i know your age gender please
User :   29/m
Doctor :   so right now your main problem is headache ?
User :   well headache and a little off balance feeling,,, everyday,, jsut not right feeling in my head
User :   kindof squeezing in the back of head
Doctor :   so is this pain constant or does it comes and go?
User :   kind of come and go
User :   not real sever pain just enough to know its not right
Doctor :   do you any stress in your life ?
User :   side note.. two day s before i played golf in 105 degrees and dint drink much water,, i also recived a pretty significant blow to the head around my mouth
User :   just normal stress of work
User :   nothing major
Doctor :   ok you need to make sure that you keep your body hydrated
Doctor :   i see
Doctor :   well i am going to tell you few things that you can do to help you relieve the pain
User :   yea thats what doc told me and i really poured the water on,, its all i drink everyday ,, no cokes just water
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Eat a ripe apple with little salt in morning on an empty stomach continuously for a week
Doctor :   Boiling fresh ginger or dried ginger powder in water. Inhale it to relieve from the headache
Doctor :   Lemon is a very beneficial natural remedy for headache caused by heat. Lemon crusts should be pounded into a fine paste in a mortar and applied as plaster on the forehead.
User :   my main concern is the lightheaded off balance feeling,, do i need to get a mri or cat scan,,, ?? and how long will it last?
Doctor :   do you have any visual changes ?
User :   no,, vision is ok
Doctor :   see there is nothing wrong at all to get an ct scan done
Doctor :   it will surely help to pinpoint the cause
Doctor :   also you need to
Doctor :   Take proper rest in a quiet room with dim light
Doctor :   and most important Take enough sleep at night
Doctor :   do you smoke or consume alcohol ?
User :   i did before all this smoked lightly and drank,,, but since this happend i havent had a drop of either,, been to scared to
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   well yes thats a good thing you have stopped
Doctor :   also please do Avoid red meat, nuts, and chocolate
User :   im just scared of somthing bad wrong in my head,,,, and it wont go away
Doctor :   as they can aggravate the headache
Doctor :   well from what you have told me i dont see any major issue
Doctor :   but like i said you can always get a CT scan done
User :   yea i think thats my next move
Doctor :   look like more of a stress related headache
Doctor :   than anything serious
User :   ok
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