are you still there
any recent travel or sick contacts
how long have you been sick/
you have had sore throat for 10 years?
yes, i've been able to cope so far
have you been checked for allergies?
I have rhinitis
but that doesn't explain the other symptoms?
have you taken any medication like zyrtec?
have you have the other symptoms for 10 years?
but they've got worse recently
well, it is not likely to be a viral illness
I went travelling by train 10 years ago & suddenly tasted this burnt toast sensation in my nose & throat & got ill after that
also included in the symptoms is cognitive problems
Have you seen a neurologist?
yes, nothing neurologically wrong, had CT EEG & ECG scans which were all clear
have you seen a psychologist
it sounds like you may have health axiety
health anxiety? what's that?
I have seen a psychologist years ago
health anxiety is when you feel that you have multiple medication problems and the results are normal
this is some kind of anxiety, but is there any treatment?
yes, you need to see a psychologist, but it may include cognitive behavioral therapy and/or medication
ok, I'll tell my local mental health team your opinion, what kind of medication?
is it one of the benzodiazepines
usually buspar, sometimes trazadone works
no, they are not
Ok, I'll tell my GP about that, thank you!
because you may end up taking them for while and benzos are less active over time
did I provide you with excellent service?
yes :) :)
great! happy holidays!
ta, same to you! :)