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Family Physician
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Experience:  GP with over 27 years experience including emergency medicine
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I've been experiencing palpitations during the night since

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I've been experiencing palpitations during the night since coming back from the carribean after I got bitten there
Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: Then I get genital sores swelling and leisions the Dr treated thinking herpes virus they went but are now returning
Assistant: Any recent injuries? How long have you been dealing with the swelling?
Customer: No
Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I'm having terrible nights waking up really hot n restless heart racing my big toe now is also hurting under the nail bed all this is since coming back from carribean on 12 september this year
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It burns me to pee when these sores appeared t
Now my big toe hurts under the nail bed very tender it's during the night early hours it feels as if my body is trying to fight an infection could it be f parasite my heart beats harder my temperature rises could it be lymphatic filariasis when I got bitten around the 7th September
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm scared
Expert:  DrVasavada replied 1 year ago.

Hi, thanks, ***** ***** your query, will be replying in few seconds please. DrVasavada

Expert:  DrVasavada replied 1 year ago.

Please get CRP, microfilaria test done as there may be bacterial sepsis treatable by antibiotic. Please take low dose velium 2 mg and see. Or else, prescription drug like propranolol may be needed.

Please also get Urine sample tested for any urinary infection.

Good luck.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Do i request this with my Dr this test
I do have propranolol for palpitations but feel this just masks over the problem but I will take it if your recommening that I do
Expert:  DrVasavada replied 1 year ago.

Yes try a tablet of propranolol. Please talk with your physician about lab tests.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
OK thank y
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Just one last question is the test to be carried out at a certain time of the day
Expert:  DrVasavada replied 1 year ago.

You are welome. Morning time is best.