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Ocassional facial pain on the right side. - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Good Morning doctor.I get ocassional shootiong pain on the right side of my face.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since when are you suffering from this?
User :   It is not at aparticular place or associated with an action.It occured for the first time last year
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   have you taken any medications for this?
User :   The Doctor had prescribed Tegrital 100 TDS, so long I was taking it was not there but on stopping it has started reoccuring.
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details of the patient-Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
Doctor :   ok
User :   I am 59years,male,retired Army officer located at ,weight 67Kgs,Heigt 5ft 6inchs
Doctor :   have you undergone any tests?
Doctor :   blood tests?
User :   The location of pain is also not fixed ,it varies.I am not diabetic no other blood test undertaken
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   was there any past episode of viral fever?
User :   Some time it occurs while chewing or early morning while brushing.Probably I had sufferd from viral fever about two years back
Doctor :   ok
User :   In anger I had hit my self on the face about two years back
Doctor :   is there any facial weakness, difficulty in chewing?
User :   No difficulty in chewing but at times the uncomfortable feeling.Once been to Homeopathic Doctor who diagonised as injury to nerve and prescribed homeopathic medicine which did give some relief
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Do you smoke or chew tobacco/drink alcohol/Any illicit drugs/ betel nut chewing? If yes how much/how often and how long?
User :   At times the pain may be absent for quite some time and may appear again.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   any addictions you have?
Doctor :   are you there sir?
User :   I do not smoke, do not chew tabaccoo, no betel chewing, no drugs but do drink moderately i.e two drinks at the max
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i suggest that you take Calcium supplements like Calcium Sandoz
Doctor :   also take milk twice a day
User :   Onc eI take the tabs Tegrital 100 TDS I get full relief
Doctor :   ok
User :   Any other recommendations
Doctor :   calcium deficiency can also cause this problem
User :   Thanks a ton for the advice I will start with Calcium intakeand see the you keep a record of this chat converstaion
Doctor :   i suggest that you continue taking Tegrital
Doctor :   please confirm your details
User :   Confirmed
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done
User :   Done
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   you can apply cold compresses
Doctor :   on that side of the face to relieve pain
Doctor :   you can also get your blood sugars examined
Doctor :   every 6 months
User :   The pain disappears after afraction of second on it's own
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   i suggest you to follow these instructions
User :   The pain never lasts more than a few seconds or fraction of a second
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   if the problem persists after taking calcium
Doctor :   then you may need further evaluation
Doctor :   by a neurophysician
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
User :   Thanks a ton that's all .It's been nice interacting with you first experience.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service
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