Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.
Hi I'm Dr. Phil
Can I ask your first name?
nice to meet you
Do you take any meds or do any drugs Jacob?
nice to meet you too
no, nothing whatsoever
This is one of two things Jacob
well possibly three
did they check your thyroid?
okay that should be checked along with basic blood work
The other two are anxiety
like your GP said
or something in the brain
I would get a CAT scan of the brain
speaking of anxiety
I'm wondering how that could be possible
becuase I'm don't feel worried or anxious
I know but anxiety can present in physical symptoms
this is quite common
even if there is no apparent cause?
many people just suppress normal anxiety until it builds up and BOOM
that makes sense
and the possible brain problem?
that sounds a little bit strange given my age
It could be MS or something else very bad but I doubt it
1/million chance of that
could anxiety be causing the urinary problems too?
can cause any symptoms
so what do you think is most likely, a thyroid problem?
I think it is anxiety
I'm hoping it is, it sounds better than a brain problem
I think it is
many young people get unexplainable anxiety symptoms
what would you recommend that I can do to help myself before seeing my GP?
I would recommend exercising regularly
excellent anxiety relief
so do you think that worring about my health could actually be causing a positive feedback loop
in the sense that it worsens anxiety which is the probable cause of the symptoms
That is exactly what happens
because forgetting my friend's name really gave me a fright
yes, I think it is all related
I don't know how long i'm supposed to chat with you, is it time to end?
if you are satisfied
yes I am, thanks for your advice
would you mind rating positive before leaving?
I mean I wouldn't