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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help u ?
User :   Hi im a 23 year old male from ...
Doctor :   ok
User :   2 weeks ago i went to ER with dizziness and I was diagnosed with Labyrinthitis
Doctor :   ok
User :   I was put on Augmentin and Meclizine
Doctor :   so has it helped u in any way
User :   then last week I went to ER again as nothing seemed to be resolving much, now i get these bad headaches all around my head, at the ER they told me it was probably sinus infection and was give Azithromycin
Doctor :   ok
User :   so ive just finished a 5 day course of azithromycin
Doctor :   ok
User :   and my headaches are still there along with some dizziness as well as a heavy feeling
Doctor :   so how do u feel ?
User :   i keep getting a pins and needles feeling around my body and my left hand had gone a bit numb before
User :   I still feel my symptoms and my limbs feel heavy
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do these symptoms come and go or they persist for a long time ?
User :   mostly come and go, i was feeling very tired and my left hand had gotten a bit numb so i went to sleep for a bit then i got up and my body felt so heavy
User :   my neck too
User :   sometimes I'll feel pretty well then all the sudden i get head pains and all these other symptoms
Doctor :   then i guess there is no need to worry
Doctor :   as they are transiet and will wear off soon
User :   yea but why is this it has me a bit scared like something is going on in my brain
Doctor :   having a inner ear infection, u will ahve persistane dizziness
User :   I'm not totally convinced i have an inner ear infection this feels like much more than that
Doctor :   since u r young and the symptms are not that severe, though u may feel so, theres not much to worry
User :   yea but youth doesnt mean anything alot of young people suffer from certain illnesses that dont correlate to young ppl
User :   sometimes I'll be walking and what not and i get this tingly feeling in my head like behind my eyes and my eyes feel like they move side to side and I feel like im guunna have a seizure or something
Doctor :   thats vertigo
User :   it doesnt really feel like vertigo it feels like a tingly almost itchy feeling in my head and involuntary eye movements, also my neck and head feel heavy and pressurized
Doctor :   may i know what your BP is ?
User :   last time i went to ER it was measured at 140/71 but my BP is higher whenever i go to hospitals
Doctor :   ok thats fine
User :   I'm just very worried I've never felt this way
Doctor :   you need not worry
Doctor :   u will be fine
User :   but then what is all this? 2 different antibiotics and nothing changes
Doctor :   it depends as a deeper the infection, the more time it takes to clear
User :   and whats all this tingling then
Doctor :   this is due to persistant mild inflammation in the inner ear
User :   could this be diabetes?
Doctor :   f
no not at all
Doctor :   this is not diabetes
User :   symptoms match
Doctor :   Do u have a lot of urination ?
User :   I think ive always had alot of urination
Doctor :   high blood sugar levels ?
Doctor :   have u had hypoglycemic episodes ?
User :   hypoglycemic? those symptoms are similiar to what i feel, i suffer from anxiety,palpitations pins n needles
Doctor :   have u have ever had black outs ?
User :   no
Doctor :   MAY I know about all the blood tests that u have done before, including HBA1C if done
User :   Ive gone to hospital quite a bit last year and had blood tested alot when i had chest pains and what not
User :   i had extensive blood test done by my regular doctors last year and it came out fine I believe
Doctor :   then in that case u dont have diabetes
Doctor :   and since u r young, the chances are less
User :   one of the doctors at the ER last week said i have a heart murmur (Mitral valve prolapse) i had alot of heart work done and had alot of ppl listen to my heart last year how could this be
Doctor :   MVP is not a serious lesion and will not cause any immediate issue
Doctor :   most people with MVP, will have a normal life
Doctor :   it can cause occasional heart murmurs which are not symptomatic most of the time , unless it is associated with other heart lesions
User :   she told me that its what probably causes my anxiety
Doctor :   it can cause palpitations and this may seem like anziety , but its not that life threatening and does not need any treatment by the way
User :   i was just wondering if thats what could be causing these pins and needles feeling and this numbness on one side of the body
Doctor :   NO
Doctor :   MVP or Diabetes (that u dont have ) are not causing these things
User :   you have any idea what is causing this all my symptoms its very frustrating and scary
Doctor :   may i know all the medications that u are taking or have taken before ?
User :   i just fnished Azithromycin and also take Sudafed thats about it
Doctor :   as per your history, sleeping in abnormal postures with pressure on your limbs , can put pressure on the nerves and u may have numbness , pins and needles sensation and a heavy feeling in your limbs lasting for a long time
Doctor :   nothing in your history gives me any impression that you have major chronic illnesses
User :   could this be neck related too? everytime i sleep my mother says im very crooked and often wake up with either and arm or leg asleep
User :   i wake up with frequent neck muscle pain
User :   and everytime i sleep i always wake up with a numb arm or hand
Doctor :   thats as i said due to abnormal sleeping postures and nothing else
Doctor :   sleep in a bed and on your back and u will not have any issues
Doctor :   sleeping in a couch or a sofa can cause such issues too
Doctor :   as u may end up putting too much of pressure on your limbs
User :   I only sleep on my bed but always sleep on my right side i cant sleep facing up or down
User :   and i cant sleep on my left because i feel my heart
Doctor :   your neck pain is also due to your sleeping issues
Doctor :   thats fine
Doctor :   but make sure that u are leaning on a big pillow on your right side and your limbs are not under pressure from either your head or ur body
Doctor :   I hope i have answered your queries , effectively
User :   they always are and most of the timt my arm is inder a pillow and my head resting on that pillow
Doctor :   thats what is causing these issues
Doctor :   keep your hand above your head and not under it
User :   but its my right arm not my left
User :   my left goes numb
Doctor :   so where is your left hand positioned ?
User :   ususally just hangs over my chest
Doctor :   usually ?
Doctor :   i would advice you to sleep for a week or to in a position that i have adviced earlier
Doctor :   and u will not have any issues as such
Doctor :   sleep on ur back with your arms at ur side
User :   its so hard though i feel like i wont be able to sleep
Doctor :   In case you are still anxious, you can see your physician, who will help u accordingly via face to face psychoanalysis and counseling
User :   I dont have insurance thats why i talk to you gys
Doctor :   ok, i understand
Doctor :   In that case, try to follow my advice and u will find it effective
Doctor :   i guess u have moved out of the page, please log back in if u have any other query,

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