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Sleep disturbances due to depression, excessive hair fall - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
User :   i have a problem of sleep, dont get sleep most of the nights
Doctor :   ok
User :   is it safe to take sleeing pills some times
Doctor :   May i ask you few questions to guide you better
User :   yes sure
Doctor :   May i know your age and gender ?
User :   yes i am 29 female
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
Since how many days are you facing the problem ?
User :   its almost a year, only some times i get good sleep
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   How frequent does it happen ?
User :   i end up sleeping at 2.30 or 3 every 5 days a week
User :   and wake up late in the morning at around 7.30
Doctor :   May I know your occupation?
Doctor :   Is it stressful?
User :   yes i am a into the software industry
User :   its nt very stressfull
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you have any family or any other problems?
User :   yes i have a family here
User :   i had lot of personal problems a year back with some close friend
User :   and most of the time all these thoughts keep pondering in mymind
Doctor :   OK
User :   it leads to depression a lo
Doctor :   May I know your personal problems?
User :   ya i had a breakup with my friend after a 8 years long relationship
Doctor :   Ok
User :   the past keeps disturbing me a lot
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   Is the person troubling you or you yourself remember the past?
User :   i myself remember the past, sometimes the person comes in contact with me and he speaks good but since we have broken up it disturbs a lot
Doctor :   Ok
User :   sory doctor but i dont know if this is the right forum to discuss about this
User :   i just though of telling my problem
Doctor :   Ok
User :   would you suggest me to visit a psychiatrist maybe
Doctor :   I am always here to help you.
Doctor :   After going through the description provided by you, I feel this is due depression.
User :   i have one more problem
Doctor :   I feel you need to get over the problem and not think about the past.
Doctor :   Please proceed.
User :   a heavy hair fall
Doctor :   Ok
User :   dont know why,
Doctor :   May I know the regions of the hair fall?
User :   irrespective not any particular region
User :   the hair falls from the root, it does not break in between
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Did you see a doctor for this?
User :   yes long back a dermatologist
User :   he just gave some iron tablets but that didnt help
User :   i never use oild fo my hair since years but recently when i used almond oil wice i had a lot hair fall
Doctor :   OK
User :   it was really bad, i felt as if i was a cancer patient having such hair fall :(
Doctor :   I feel you hair fall could be due to stress and also due to low thyroid hormones.
User :   ok
User :   what should i do than
Doctor :   It would be better to get your thyroid hormones checked as it is one of the most common cause
Doctor :   consider visiting a dermatologist regarding this.
User :   ok
User :   should i ask for a thyroid check with the dermatologist
Doctor :   Yes you can see him and discuss with him about thyroid abnormality.
User :   ok
Doctor :   After examination he might ask you get few tests done.
User :   ok
User :   thank you for the consultaion
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Take care
User :   yes same toyou
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   bye
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