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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   ive been feeling really tired and dizzy all the time.
Doctor :   Hi,
Doctor :   DrXXX here
Doctor :   please proceed
User :   i just feel really tired and dizzy, i dont know why i keep feeling like this. i feel likeim not all there.
Doctor :   Ok,
Doctor :   May i know your are and gender ?
Doctor :   Ahe*
Doctor :   age*
User :   im 24 and female
Doctor :   OK, Do you have any other illnesses ?
User :   ive been also feeling like i need to vomit alot
Doctor :   What times of the day you have such problem ?
User :   mostly in the morning and then later in the evening
Doctor :   Ok, are you stressed out?
User :   i dont think so
Doctor :   May i know your profession ?
User :   i work inXXX, in the office
Doctor :   Ok, are your food habits regular ?
User :   yeah i eat regularly
User :   can being tired cause dizziness?
Doctor :   do you run high temperature ?
User :   no not really.
User :   i do get really anxious all the time though
Doctor :   May i know your weight ?
User :   64kgs
Doctor :   Height?
User :   5ft
Doctor :   are you gaining weight fast?
User :   no, ive gradually put on about 7kgs in the last year
Doctor :   Ok, according to your weight your BMI is 28 which indicates of overweight
Doctor :   hence i would suggest you to go for a brisk walk every day
Doctor :   and a glass of lemon juice or warm water with a teaspoon of honey everyday
Doctor :   based on your history i conclude that you have no major illness
Doctor :   to be on safer side i would suggest you to get Thyroid function tests
User :   so what would be the cause of the dizziness?
Doctor :   some of the thyroid abnormalities can cause such problems
Doctor :   is your appetite good ?
User :   yes i find that im hungry alot
Doctor :   yes, that is one of the symptoms in decreased thyroid levels
User :   ok. is it a serious problem?
Doctor :   no, not at al
Doctor :   even if there is some abnormality there is surely treatment available
User :   ok. thank you.
User :   i get really worried that i am going to faint
Doctor :   do not worry , on the safer side get your BP also checked for at least 3 to 4 times on diff days
User :   i forgot to tell you that i also have a pituitary tumor
Doctor :   when was it diagnosed ?
User :   about 4 years ago
Doctor :   What is the status now?
User :   i am on medication and my prolactinoma levels are still being monitored
Doctor :   What medication are you on?
User :   cabergoline
Doctor :   may i know dosage ?
User :   500g once a week
Doctor :   ok, now clearly
Doctor :   the problems you have may be due to the side effects of the medicine also
User :   but ive never felt any side effects before
Doctor :   It takes time for the side effects to appear or even other abnormalities like thyroid malfunctioning can also trigger these symptoms
User :   ok i might go to the doctor
Doctor :   Better to an endocrinologist
User :   ok
Doctor :   Is there anything i can help you with
User :   no that is all
User :   thank you
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting
Doctor :   bye for now
User :   thanks for you help
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