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Query about general weakness, dizziness and sweating - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Hello
Doctor :   Please proceed with the query.
User :   I am concerned about my health and do not want to go to the doctor office.
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   I have recently traveled out of the country and I started to get sick two days after I got here.
User :   I was throwing up two days after I got here and then I got a little bit better and stopped throwing up but I have been extremely tired since then to the point where I can sleep all day and not get any sleep at all.
Doctor :   Ok,Amy could you give let me know which country you travelled to ?
User :   I also have started sweating in my sleep. I am to the point where I can no longer sleep because the minute I get in bed no matter how hot or cold it is I sweat and I wake up drenched in sweat and freezing cold.
Doctor :   Ok,Amy could you let me know which country you travelled to ?
User :   I traveled to Bahrain.
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   I have been here for 10 days now and I have gotten worse. I am throwing up again really bad and can no longer hold anything in my stomach.
Doctor :   What is your age?
User :   My throat is extremely raw to where I am throwing up blood now also.
User :   I cant swallow hardly anymore and I am too weak to do anything.
User :   I am 29.
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   I cant eat and I am starving. I dont know what to do.
Doctor :   As I understand from your history, I can say that you are really in a bad shape.
User :   I am in extreme bad shape. I have never been this sick.
Doctor :   Since the last 10 days.
User :   Yes
User :   My head also feels weird. Like I am dizzy and it is going to fall off. Like the muscles are too weak.
Doctor :   Now let me quickly repeat the symptoms so that I can put some differential diagnosis.
User :   Okay
Doctor :   You have fever ?
Doctor :   Muscle fatigue ?
User :   I do not know. I am really hot most of the time when usually I am cold. But my temperature is constantly changing.
Doctor :   Vomitings , sometimes you vomit blood too ?
User :   Yes, muscle fatigue.
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   I just started to vomit blood yesterday from my throat being so raw.
User :   My throat feels like somebody tried to strangle me and it hurts to swallow.
Doctor :   You also have loose motions..
User :   yes
Doctor :   Cramps in your stomach?
User :   Not so much cramps in my stomach. Just keep throwing up. My stomach has been pretty much empty because I can't hold anything in it.
Doctor :   Headache & Dizziness ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Now I think you have to understand the seriousness of the situation.
Doctor :   I dont want to scare you but you have to understand the real picture of your symptoms.
Doctor :   It can be anything from Malaria to Typhoid to Dengue fever which are common in the places you visited but not in U.S.
User :   okay
User :   My husband is from here and has never heard about any of these.
Doctor :   So you need to go to an Infectious disease specialist to get your blood screened and rule out these possibilities.
Doctor :   Ok. But there is a possibility of these and some more infectious stomach or intestinal conditions like giardiasis or shigella.
Doctor :   Apart from this how is your Blood Pressure ?
User :   Fine from what I feel I suppose.
Doctor :   Did you also have any spicy or undercooked food in these places?
User :   No
Doctor :   I would advise you to take Tylenol tab. thrice daily for two days.
Doctor :   I cannot prescribe you any other drugs as I have not physically examined you,
User :   thanks
Doctor :   And hence recommend to go to a primary or an Infectious Disease Specialist.
Doctor :   Finally how much bllod have you vomitted ?
Doctor :   *blood?
User :   not very much
Doctor :   As you have not vomitted out too much things are not out of hand and you may get well very soon if the blood screening is done , Will help you better.
Doctor :   Hope you have followed.
Doctor :   Is there anything else you would like to ask ?
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me.
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