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Hi, I'm online now and would be happy to help you with your problem. Just reply and we'll get started. Dr. Tom
Hello Gabriela. I am a specialist in ophthalmology and I will be glad to help you with your concerns. There's a little bit more information I would like to ask. So I'll wait to you come back online to get iChat started
Gabriela, I see that you just rated my response to you as bad service. I hope you didn't really mean that because we haven't had a chance to give you any service at all. I wonder if you could possibly come back online so that I can answer your questions to your satisfaction. Thank you
So would you like to chat with me a little bit about your condition?
Right, I understand. If you've ever done much in the way of chat room conversations you know how awkward it can be and how we can frequently type over each other. I hope you will uncheck your poor rating of me so we can get started working on your problem. I'll stay with you until you are satisfied then you can write me
Sorry I miss typed the word write instead of the correct word rate.
Yes, I read it. I'm sorry you're having these problems. I gather you have just traveled internationally. First tell me about the degree of blurred vision that you have right now and also tell me if you've had any previous problems with her eyes. I'd also like to know if your headaches have improved since you posted your question
You mentioned migraine headache. Do you have a history of migraine?
You mentioned that you missed your dailyEffexor-X. Did you take it today?
Okay, I'll give you some thoughts based on what you posted and what we have chatted about so far. This is beginning to sound like you might have picked up a virus. Waking with a severe headache, blurred vision, feeling dizzy and having facial paleness certainly fit the pattern. Do you have a family doctor available locally?
Right, I understand, but as you know viruses affect people differently. The other thing that I want to point out is that complaints of headache, blurred vision and dizziness can also represent some more serious problems. Are you with friends or family who can watch over here?
One of the things that you should be on the lookout for his dehydration. That happens fairly commonly after a long flight. At a minimum you should increase the amount of water intake and consider getting a couple of bottles of Gatorade for electrolyte replacement. However keep in mind that headache, blurred vision and dizziness can also represent the first signs of not only viral infections but more serious problems. While it doesn't sound like you're at a level of concern to necessitate a visit to a hospital emergency department, you should certainly consider going in for a checkup if you have any worsening of those three symptoms. This is by no means to alarm you, but without doing a complete physical assessment, the most prudent thing for any physician who advised is the most cautious approach. So if any of your symptoms get worse instead of slowly getting better please seek an evaluation. If you tell me where you are, generally speaking, I look up the name of a nearby certified facility should you need it. I'll be happy to do that for you
Okay, you're in a great place. I live a long way from there but I do enjoy visiting that part of the city I know it pretty well. But it will take me just a few minutes to find the thought of facility I would like you to have just in case you need something. Before I get that information for you, let me give you a little bit of reassurance. It doesn't sound like you're having anything serious or life-threatening. I gave you those recommendations because all we can do in this forum is to chat about your symptoms and try to provide prudent advice and information. There so give me a minute to look up a name and address for you and I'll be right back.
Gabriela, given your location, I think an excellent choice for you would be to go to the emergency department at Lenox Hill, if you feel like you are getting back to normal pretty quickly. Here is the address and telephone number if you need it. Please let me know if you have any other questions. My objective is to satisfactorily take care of your inquiry.( And though I don't usually ask, since you initially rated by service poorly by accident, would you kindly please re-rate my service to you?) Thank you and best wishes for a speedy recovery. I hope your time in the Big Apple is a great success.