Basically is there a professional doctor in the house? right basically ive got a relative overseas in pakistan who is in bad shape...i mean she's had all the cold symptoms and this has been going on for about a year now...im not joking...a very bad cough, cold, headaches, she's beginning to lose breath, pain in her back and she has been to several doctors and they all take these tests including urine test...each doctor has not able to come up with the answer to what is actually wrong with her! they can't seem to put a name to her condition!! i mean i just don't understand they've given her all these medicines and she is still worse for wear. i would really need some advice on how she can get better (she has had this for literally over a year since last time i saw her). i have her urine report that was taken literally a week ago. If any doctor out there can help??? please reply back
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- 25-06-2005 16:03
- 25-06-2005 16:29
has she gone to hospital????
- 25-06-2005 16:31
Do you live in Britain? If so, I would take it to your local GP, rather than hoping there's a doctor here.
- 25-06-2005 16:34
I'm not a Doc, but I don't think any professional would be prepared to diagnose by this medium, without actually seeing your relative. Have faith in the Doc's in Pakistan, if they've struggled to put a label on this then it just ain't gonna be possible to work out what it is using vague symptoms on an internet forum. I'm not trying to put you down here, but just trust the Doc's who are looking after her. Yeah it must be tough not knowing whats wrong but some uncertain decision isn't going to help, infact it could just make you feel a lot worse. Also unfortunately even if someone feels they are 100% sure about what this is (which I doubt) they will not be able to manage her treatment via the internet. Doc's in Pakistan are just as well trained as over here. I'm sorry I cannot be of more help. I wish you and your relative the very best.
- 25-06-2005 16:46
unfortunately i don't think this forum can be of much help to you.. as it says in the description - Remember all advice is unprofessional.
& there's very little even a "professional" doctor could do in terms of diagnosis or help in the way of treatment via the internet!
I don't know how the healthcare system works in Pakistan - but presumably some of the several doctors have been specialist consultants/hospital doctors rather than just general practitioners? try & make sure she's been properly referred? & perhaps as well as urine tests - had blood tests for any infections? or scans to see whether there are lung/heart problems?
although it sounds like she has various symptoms that don't seem obviously related to each other (cardiovascular, neurological & localised pain.. ) so understandably it might be hard for them to give a diagnosis...
in terms of getting better - while still trying to find a diagnosis if you think there's an overall 'condition' perhaps recommend she focusses on helping alleviate each symptom? i.e. see a chiropractor equivalent for back pain / try some alternative remedies for pain, try some different ones for the cough/colds, try & work out whether the headaches are caused by anything & eliminate all possible triggers etc.
hope this may help somewhat.
- 25-06-2005 18:31
this is not a doctors surgery and we cannot give out professional help. i'm closing this thread