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On Friday of last week I had a ten minute episode of vertigo

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On Friday of last week I had a ten minute episode of vertigo that gradually ended and during which I throw-up. I am on a significant number of medications for coronary heart disease, I am pre-diabetic, and am in remission from follicular lymphoma. The emergency room doctor ran a number of test on me but noted he thought I had an episode of vertigo and he was not sure why. Here are some of the blood results. Do they help clarify at all. I am a 69 year old male who was exposed to agent orange during Vietnam. I have minor dizzy spells when standing up or bending down before this.

POC Sodium Wb 134 - 143 MMOL/L 137
POC Potassium Wb 3.5 - 4.9 MMOL/L 4.0
POC Chloride Wb 98 - 109 MMOL/L 98
POC CO2 (Meas) Venous 24 - 29 MMOL/L 26
POC Glucose Wb Istat 70 - 99 MG/DL 107
POC Bun Wb 8 - 26 MG/DL 13
POC Creatinine Wb 0.6 - 1.3 MG/DL 1.3
POC Ionized Calcium Wb 1.12 - 1.32 MMOL/L 1.13

Thanks,

Dave
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 6 months ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing Internal Medicine Physician. Excellent service is my goal.

Thanks for this question

I think the coreg reduction could be related.

What do you think?
Customer: replied 6 months ago.

Dr. Phil,


 


Can you tell me why you think the reduction in coreg might have caused it please.


 


Thanks,


 


Dave

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 6 months ago.
Thanks David

Beta blockers like coreg suppress release of stress hormones like adrenaline.

Stopping or reducing dosage of these can result in a surge of these hormones with a variety of symptoms

I suspect the reduction in dosage caused a surge of adrenaline that triggered the attack


I hope this helps.

If you have more questions, just reply. :)
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