22. Seeing the Doctor

1. Repeat

A: I have been having a lot of headaches lately.

B: Have you been having these headaches for a long time?

A: I have had headaches my whole life, but they have been getting worse lately.

B: Have you been under a lot of stress lately?

A: I've been under stress, but no more than usual.

B: Have you been getting enough sleep lately?

A: No, I only sleep a few hours a night.

B: Have you had any head injuries lately?

A: Yes, actually I fell skiing last week and hit my head.

B: I am going to send you for a CT scan, and I will see you again when we see the results.

2. Repeat

A: I have been getting headaches almost every day lately.

B: Have you just started getting a lot of headaches?

A: I never had very many headaches before, but the last few weeks I have been getting a lot of them.

B: Have you had any unusually stressful situations in your life lately?

A: My mother just passed away last Tuesday.

B: I'm sorry. How about sleep? Are you getting enough rest?

A: I have been working really hard, and sleep has not been a priority.

B: Have you bumped your head or fallen lately?

A: No, I haven't hit my head.

B: I am going to send you to a neurologist for a few tests.

3. Repeat

A: I have had some really horrible headaches lately.

B: How long have your headaches been going on?

A: I get headaches occasionally, but they have been really bad lately.

B: Any unusual amounts of stress in your life going on right now?

A: I am getting ready to take my GRE.

B: Have you been able to sleep regular hours?

A: It has been hard for me to sleep with a bad headache.

B: Has anything hit you in the head lately?

A: I hit my head on a cupboard door a week ago.

B: Let's have you come back in a few days and see how you feel.

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