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Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?

Patient is in a small town hospital. Not being honest about excessive red wine drinking and depression. Diagnosed with esogeial spasm

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been feeling this way? Have you reached out to anyone about this yet?

It is not myself. But an out of town friend. Passed out 22 times within a short time period.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Not to my knowledge but apparently they have never been checked for GERD or Barrett's Esophagus

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Doctor: Dr. D. Love, Doctor replied 6 months ago

I have not heard back about my request for clarification. However, I am about to go to bed and wanted to make some comments before going to bed.

Passing out 22 times is a serious issue and warrants further evaluation. There are many possible underlying conditions for someone to pass out, but the usual first concern would be various heart or blood pressure problems.

Esophageal spasm typically would not cause someone to pass out, so the evaluation would likely be focusing on other potential problems.

If there is any further information that would be helpful, please let me know and I can address it when I am back online later.

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