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Treatment for head heaviness and cervical spondylitis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello Doctor, I am telling you the symptoms of my problem. I feel heaviness in my head, in the centre from above. I feel drowsy and lazy all the day and tired and fatigue at the end of the day. If I speak more for some time then I feel that my head is heavy, restless and confused. And there is stiffness in my right arm, especially in my fingers. In morning when i get up, my hand is stiff and when I feel pain when I make shape of punch with my hand. So please kindly help me in diagonosing my problem. Thank you.
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello doctor
Doctor :   iam.Dr,xxxx
Doctor :   May i read your post?
User :   yes sure sir
Doctor :   May i know your age and gender?
Doctor :   Did you have this symptoms before?
User :   i am 42 years old and m female, my name is xxxxx
Doctor :   Are you on any medicines?
User :   these symptoms are from last 1 year
Doctor :   did you get good sleep these days?
User :   and i have tried many medicines and tests, bt nothing worked
Doctor :   Are you working?
User :   no... i have restless sleep at night bt m lazy and sleepy in day time
Doctor :   Did you get your bp,eye , checked up?
User :   m a house wife
Doctor :   do you have any thyroid disease?
User :   yes... my bp is 130/90
Doctor :   ok it is normal
User :   my eyesite is normal and i have no thyroid dieses
Doctor :   so you get good sleep right?
Doctor :   ok good
Doctor :   Are you having any mental stress?
Doctor :   DId you have any sudden change of lifestyles?
User :   well no i don't have any stress but i usually think of my falling health.
User :   no.. no lyfestyle changes
Doctor :   so no precipitating factor right?
Doctor :   Fatigue is a common health complaint. It is, however, one of the hardest terms to define, and a symptom of many different conditions.
User :   well sir, fatigue is not a major problem
User :   problem is that i feel heaviness and laziness in my head all the day
Doctor :   do you have headache?
Doctor :   do you have nausea?
User :   no headache and nausea
Doctor :   one of the cause can be muscle tension
Doctor :   in the head region
Doctor :   that causes tightness and numbness
Doctor :   it is usually assctd with tension and eye defects
User :   i feel strech behind my eyes bt my eyesite is normal
Doctor :   is your menstrual cycles regular?
User :   yes sir
Doctor :   but i would recommend an examination of eye
User :   i have done all tests of my eyes
Doctor :   Blood tests - Gives clues to if you have an infection, if you are anemic, or if you have other problems with your blood or nutrition
Doctor :   Urinalysis - Gives clues that point to diabetes, liver disease, or infection
Doctor :   Chem-7 - Looks at 7 common substances circulating in your blood. It consists of 4 electrolytes (sodium, potassium, chloride, and bicarbonate), 2 waste products of metabolism cleared by normally functioning kidneys (BUN and creatinine) and the source of energy for your body's cells (glucose).
Doctor :   Thyroid function tests - Looks at function of thyroid gland, too high or too low
Doctor :   CT scan of head - A 3-dimensional x-ray of the brain to look for strokes, tumors, or other abnormalities
User :   i hav done ct scan of head, it is normal
User :   xray for cervical, its also normal
User :   bt in lipid profile my trigleserides are 330
Doctor :   so it might be psychological
Doctor :   you might need some counseling and psychotherapy
Doctor :   since all your investigations are correct
User :   actually sir, my ldl are 48 and hdl is 30
Doctor :   do you have pain radiating from your neck down to your arms and hand?
User :   yes sir. i have
Doctor :   that is ok
User :   in my right arm and hand.
Doctor :   so get an xray done of your neck
Doctor :   it can be due to disc complaints in the neck
User :   i have done cervical xray of neck
Doctor :   and even cervical spondylosis
Doctor :   do you feel dizzy?
Doctor :   is it normal?
User :   yes sir, it is normal
User :   yes i do feel dizzy
Doctor :   so it can be related to the neck vertebra
Doctor :   disease
User :   wht is tht?
Doctor :   i would advise an physical examination from an orthopaedician?
Doctor :   cervical spondylosis
User :   sir v have consulted an orthopedician for cervical, and he said i have no such thing. he had taken x-ray of my neck and the report was normal
User :   sir, wht is neck vertebra, and wht r its symptoms
User :   ?
Doctor :   it causes pain in neck and arms along with dizziness
Doctor :   since all your other investigations are normal
User :   is it different from cervical?
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   it i s the same
Doctor :   but get your bp,eye checked once more
User :   sir can it be something related to my brain...? like weakness in brain or anxiety?
Doctor :   but then you will have headache ,vomiting etc also
Doctor :   but i cannot fully rule it out
Doctor :   with out an physical examination
User :   actually i feel drowsiness, weakness, anxiety, lack in concentration, heaviness in my head, laziness and sometime i feel very sad.
User :   at end of the day, my problem get severe
Doctor :   so do get an consultation from an counsellor
User :   i just feel tht i should lie down at once and get sleep bt when i sleep, m not able to get proper sleep.
User :   i don't have any kind of tension, or niether anything have happened with me for which i should b sad, so m a litle bit confuse that should i go to councellor or not?
Doctor :   i will help you to get an expert opinion from dr
Doctor :   either via email
Doctor :   or via phone
Doctor :   if you prefer so
User :   k sir i will via phone
Doctor :   ok
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User :   k thankyou sir.
Doctor :   you can get help from him
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