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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   my wife has a headache, is dizzy, fever of 102.2, cant eat and may be constipated still. what could it be?
Doctor :   hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   Dr XXXXXXXX here
Doctor :   does she have any other symptoms associated?
User :   she also has chills
Doctor :   does she have nausea, vomiting?
Doctor :   when was teh last time she passed stools? were they hard in consistency?
Doctor :   since when she is having fever?
User :   she feels nausious and feels like vommiting if she eats
User :   it is diareah
User :   she has had it for 2 days
Doctor :   you said earlier "cant eat and may be constipated still"
Doctor :   hence I asked about constipation
User :   yes. i gave her laxatives. and tht gave her diareah
Doctor :   ok.
User :   but her fever and migrane continues
Doctor :   if she is not having any ongoing abdominal pain and cramps, then she will need medications to control headache
Doctor :   does she have belching, burping, burning sensation in chest?
User :   no
Doctor :   does she have upper stomach discomfort?
User :   a little
Doctor :   ok. avoid giving her laxatives , control constipation with diet changes.
Doctor :   for now give her Tab TYlenol 2 times a day for fever and headache control
Doctor :   along with Tab Prilosec 2 times a day before food
Doctor :   the headache, dizzyness should get controlled
Doctor :   is the loose stools still continuing?
User :   no
User :   just poops a little
Doctor :   ok, if the loose stools have stopped, then start with diet changes for her with high fiber foods like whole grain items, green leafy vegetables and other veegatbles with high content of fibres
User :   she also just came over to yyy but hasnt ate any of the food
User :   ok
Doctor :   fruit servings to be increased to 3 times a day
User :   she took motrin 800 mg was that ok?
Doctor :   she should drink warm water about 2 glasses in morning on empty stomach and before going to sleep
Doctor :   taking it once a day is fine. else the dosage should be confirmed with a doctor based on her examination findings
User :   ok
User :   thank you
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