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Mild chest pain, shortness of breath, anxiety - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Anxiety and Stress
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Am slightly working under pressure and have been experiencing some mild chest pain from the last 2 weeks
Doctor :   What is your age, occupation and weight?
Doctor :   Are you with me?
Doctor :   I have to close the window as you are not responding, if you are free please type back and I will be available for reply
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Are you free now?
User :   hello Doctor..sorry I was busy and cudnt comeback to you..
Doctor :   What is your weight?
Doctor :   Can you please elaborate on your chest pain
User :   Am 35yrsold; mother of 2;IT professional,
Doctor :   The location, timings, how long does it stay
Doctor :   and what increases the pain
User :   weight- 61kgs
User :   it is not really is very mild..
User :   i can say it is discomfort
User :   usually during working hrs..
Doctor :   What is it over a scale of 1 to 10?
User :   and it remains..
Doctor :   Do you have shortness of breath or body pains else where?
User :   i can feel somekind ofpressure and not exactly pain
Doctor :   Since how long you have this problem?
User :   may be 2
Doctor :   Do you have proper sleep at night?
User :   no..
User :   fromlast 2 weeks
User :   i do exp shortness of breath sometimes..and ive to take a deep sigh every 10mins or so
User :   4-5hrs ofsolid sleep;2-3interuupted sleep bcos ive a 2 yr old
Doctor :   Do you have regular meal timings or haphazard?
Doctor :   When was your last complete health check up with blood pressure, weight and other blood tests
Doctor :   I suggest you need a blood pressure, and blodod sugar check now
Doctor :   immediately
User :   2/15 is hapahzard..otherwise it is regular
Doctor :   Consider a complete health check when you find time on a weekedn
Doctor :   I consider yourself to be a stressful woman
Doctor :   with no time for yourself
User :   abt 2 years back
User :   ok..
Doctor :   You need a break for a week and join back to duties with better energy
User :   ok, fine
User :   s..
User :   exactly..
Doctor :   Meantime hydrate yourself with green tea / lemon tea, consider walking out during your office hours with your colleagues
Doctor :   You need breaks once every 3 hours
Doctor :   for 20 minutes
User :   will try..
User :   but,dont i need any medication for this symptom?
Doctor :   Right now I cannot suggest any pill, I would rather get your BP, Pulse, Temp and Blood sugar analyzed
Doctor :   on two different occasions
User :   ok..
Doctor :   If you have a doctor on campus
Doctor :   or health person ask him to measure BP on two different days before and after office hours
Doctor :   after sitting for 10 minutes
User :   2 diff occc?means?
User :   s..we have..
User :   ok..
Doctor :   That should be it for now
Doctor :   But relaxing techniques are important
User :   anything else, doctor?
Doctor :   Stress busting mechanism is essential
Doctor :   Muscle relaxing techniques
Doctor :   Breathing exercises
Doctor :   Hydrating
User :   ok..what are the relaxing techniques..?
Doctor :   you too
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   ok..
User :   thx a lot,doctor
User :   Nice day!!
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