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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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User :   i wake up with muscle burning and pulsating, aching all over, very tired. i have hot flashes during a day and putting on weight. what is wrong with me
Doctor :   Hi I am Dr. Jagdish
Doctor :   so hot flashes weight gain muscle aches
User :   Hi can you tell me what could be the problem
Doctor :   How old are you?
User :   54
Doctor :   May I know your gender?
User :   female
Doctor :   What is height and weight?
User :   160cm 75kg
User :   I had test done everything is ok apart from low estrogen level, low vit d and sugar on the border line with diabetes.
Doctor :   Are you menopausal
User :   I also have been diagnosed with mild sleep apnea 4 years ago, have been wearing the gum shield but stopped two years ago. I started to have somethibg like hot flashes few weeks ago, but the heat sensation on the back and in arms is associated with muscle burning and aching
User :   My period stopped in summer, I had one more period in December.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   When you are reaching menoupasuse it is these hot flashes are problem
Doctor :   Regarding bodyaches , it looks like there is some fibromylaigia and psychosomatic problem
User :   how serious is that?
Doctor :   It is bothersome
Doctor :   Because u have pain and flases
Doctor :   But it is not dangerous to life
Doctor :   But it is bother some
Doctor :   I recommend few things
Doctor :   Estrogen are good options for few months
Doctor :   You can try them
User :   I was against hormons because my Mother died of breast cancer
Doctor :   So stay away
Doctor :   You ca try few things
Doctor :   1. you ca try antidepressants medications
Doctor :   1. Do exercise
Doctor :   3. Low fat diet
Doctor :   4 regular wlking
Doctor :   all these are imp
User :   who can prescribe anti-depressants and what tests should I have to make sure that this is the problem?
Doctor :   You need just basic tests : Doctor :   CBC -bllod test to look at youremoglobin
Doctor :   BUN/cr to llok at your kidney
Doctor :   Bllod sugar -to look for diabetes
Doctor :   TSH-to look for thyroid
Doctor :   Consuklt General MD
User :   if this could be fibroamalgia should I see a rheumatologist or neurologist?
Doctor :   rheumatologis
User :   is this related to menopause more or to sleep apnea. I am so tired from not sleeping well at night. what is the best thing to do for sleep apnea?
Doctor :   could be sleep apnea
Doctor :   get sleep studies
User :   where would be the best place in london to do that?
Doctor :   i dont know I am from ...
User :   what are the natural ways of dealing with that
Doctor :   Natural ways: reduce weight
Doctor :   for sleep Apnea, u need diagnosis
Doctor :   after diagnosis there 2 causes
Doctor :   1. from brain -nervous system causes
Doctor :   2. ENT causes
User :   what is ent cause
Doctor :   Obstruction in Throat
Doctor :   First confirm whether u have sleep apnea
User :   do i need to check this in the hospital. what doctor treats sleep apnea
Doctor :   u r taking my opinion
Doctor :   If u want another MD opinion that is fine
User :   yes
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