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I have been experiencing listlessness, low BP, imbalance,

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I have been experiencing listlessness, low BP, imbalance, cramping in hands and weakness recently. Also, continuing SOB. I do have controlled A-Fib (have had CHF) and Collagenous Colitis. I am a 73 year old female.
JA: When was last time you had a check up? Have you been feeling dizzy or lightheaded?
Customer: Had a visit with my GP 3 weeks ago. Yes, feel dizzy and light-headed. I have an appt. with cardiovascular surgeon and cardiologist in December but we are planning to drive to Florida tomorrow from Toronto. TIA 2006 and enardarectomy same year. Sleep apnea.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Substantial bleeding from bowel but bowel MD knows about that and going on for years. Do have hemorrhoids.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 8 months ago.

Hello !

I think it Best for you to play it safe and get checked today since you plan long long trip tomorrow ..

If ER they can check your blood pressure / pulse / follow up check as to CHF --- pulse oximetry reading / chest xray if needed / blood test for BNP ( helps to evaluate status of the work of the heart )

Electrolytes -- sodium / potassium / calcium / magnesium -- these could relate to you feeling dizzy ( low sodium can cause that ) low potassium could cause cramping

Medication adjustment may be needed ...

The ER may seem overkill but can give you quick results ...

I think it safer for this to be checked prior to your long trip

I hope that this is helpful for you

Let me know if you have further questions or concerns

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Thank you and Best Regards!

Dr. Bray