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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi I am Dr AAAAAAA
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Hi doctor XXXXXXXX My ame is AAAAAAA
Doctor :   Hi XXXXXXXX , Please proceed with your query.
User :   I just wanted a diagnosis... I have a whole heap of symptoms and ive been told by certain people that it could be one thing, and ive also been told that it could be another thing by other people so I wanted a diagnosis as accurate as possible please
Doctor :   Ok
User :   My symptoms are: neck, back, shoulder, chest, arm, and leg pain, I get relly bad headaches, I get blurry vision, memory loss, fatigue, ive had depression but im over that now
Doctor :   I shall try my level best , but you need to understand that I cannot physically examine you .
User :   I also have had two back injuries which may have caused the pain one through horse riding, nd one through working at a child care centre
Doctor :   Ok,
User :   I also get cramps in my legs and arms, morning stiffness, um sometimes numbness in arms and legs
User :   umm weight gain, and cravings for sweet fatty foods
Doctor :   Ok,
Doctor :   Could you give me few more details?
User :   I have abnormal sleep patterns and cant sleep at the "norml hours" that i should be sleeping
User :   and really bad dysmenorrhoea... I also get dizziness, loss of balance, light headedness
Doctor :   What is your age?
User :   I also get mental blank outs
User :   im 23
Doctor :   What is your weight ?
User :   im around 100 kikos
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   What is your height ?
User :   175 cm
User :   i think around there
Doctor :   Ok, So did you get your blood pressure checked anytime recently ?
User :   no, i have been to a doctor and she thinks its from depression and she wants me to see a psychologist but i dont agree with that, so im after another opinion, i have been for blood tests, and she requested four diffeent ones
User :   one was a full blood count, but im not sure what the others were
Doctor :   Ok. Please do not worry about them.
User :   ok
Doctor :   I shall recommend to you a few blood check ups to see for any somatic illness : Doctor :   1. Blood Pressure
Doctor :   2. Blood Sugar : Fasting blood sugar, Post-prandial blood sugar, HbA1c
Doctor :   3. Lipid profile
Doctor :   These tests will rule out any underlying cause for your body pains, cramps in arms, legs.
User :   ok thank you
Doctor :   Hope you have followed?
User :   yes i have thank you
User :   im writing them down lol
Doctor :   These tests are very important as to treat the underlying cause.
User :   ok
Doctor :   As you know very well that you are a bit overweight and you need to loose some weight, but the real problem is not psychological as I see.
Doctor :   You just need to be more confident about yourself.
User :   ok thank you, thats what i needed to hear its not psychological lol
Doctor :   And please meet a primary after you run through these tests or you can come back to me .
Doctor :   I shall advise for three more tests to rule out ant infection.
User :   ok
Doctor :   4. Liver function tests
Doctor :   5.CBC/ Blood profile
Doctor :   6.CRP
User :   ok ive had the CRP test in the last blood test that i had done, what actually is it?
Doctor :   It is for finding any inflammation in the system.
User :   ok
Doctor :   So , hope you have followed the advise.Please have lots of fruits, fresh veggies & juices this week. Please get the tests done and lets take it forward from there.
User :   ok thank you i have followed so far lol
User :   are they all blood tests?
Doctor :   Yes, all of them.
User :   ok thank you
Doctor :   Ok, AAAAAAA bye for now. take care.
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me.
Doctor :   Come back with the test results.
User :   thank you for your help
User :   I will definitely
Doctor :   bye for now. take care.
User :   sorry doctor just one more question is there anything you suspect it is at the moment?
Doctor :   Yes please.
Doctor :   As the symptoms show it might be due to a varied reasons like hypertension or hyperglycemia.
User :   ok so you dont think its anything like fybromyalgia, or MS, or lupus?
Doctor :   Yes it can be but they are not as common as those I mentioned to you.
User :   ok thank you so much for your help, ill get the tests done and come back to you.
Doctor :   Sure, take care, bye.
User :   bye thank you you too.
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