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Heaviness in one of the eye and headache - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Over the last 2 months i have noticed that my left eye is slightly more closed than my right. It is worse when i am tired. but it has been worse the past 2 weeks. people have started asking me about it. i dont know if i should go to my GP or if i would be wasting their time. I also got glasses in August so i have tried wearing them and seeing if it changes and also not wearing them. but there has been no change at all.
Doctor :   hello
User :   hello
Doctor :   how can i help you ?
Doctor :   give me min
Doctor :   let me read your query
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender please >?
User :   18 and female
Doctor :   do you have anyother symptoms ?
User :   my left eye seems more tired and heavy
User :   sometimes i have headaches but not often
Doctor :   do you have another symptoms ?
Doctor :   i mean any other medical conditions?
User :   i had depression about a year ago but nothing else no.
Doctor :   and what all medications are you on ?
User :   i was on fluoxitine but came off it in april.
Doctor :   is the tiredness just confined to one eye or anyother part of your body ?
User :   no just the eye i think.
Doctor :   do you wear glasses all the time?
User :   no just for watching tv and computer.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   well i will suggest that you do need to see a physician regarding that
Doctor :   there are few conditions that can cause your symptoms . resulting in the weakening of eye muscles
User :   what could be done about it?
Doctor :   you need to get a blood test done
Doctor :   for antibodies
Doctor :   also you need to get a thyroid level tested
Doctor :   these tests will help us to pinpoint the exact cause of your condition and then once its diagnosed you can be treated accordingly
User :   ok.
User :   what could it be?
Doctor :   it can be anything from myasthenia gravis, to thyroid imbalance
Doctor :   to a weak eye muscle
Doctor :   thats why we have these tests to rule out
User :   ok perfect thank you.
Doctor :   your most welcome
Doctor :   take care
Doctor :   have a good day
Doctor :   bye bye
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