My Mother and her family need to know whats going on with her. I’ll try to keep this short. Since July of this year for four months, she’s had a pacemaker put in, colonoscopy, endoscopy, and a CT scan of the abdomen. Her hemoglobin was low, while her kidney level was high (Aurora Kidney Failure). Both of those are now where they should be for an 81-year-old woman. Now her primary found out her thyroid is underactive.
Taking the following medication…
Acetaminophen (Tylenol) 325 mg
ALPRAZolam or Clorazepate (Anxiety) 0.5 mg
Bayer Aspirin (replace Coumadin) 81mg Daily
BuPROPion (Depression) 150 mg Once A Day
Darbepoetin alfa (Anemia Caused by Kidney Failure) 60 mcg (Injection)
Docusate or (Colace - Stool Softener) 100 mg Twice Daily
Levothyroxine (Thyroid) 50mg
Metoclopramide (Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)) 5mg
Metoprolol (Blood Pressure) 25 mg. Twice Daily
Omeprazole / Prilosec (Stomach Ulcers) Twice Day
Pantoprazole (Acid Reflux) 40mg Daily
Rosuvastatin or (Crestor / Cholesterol) 10 mg
What she’s suffering with on a daily base is she’s tired, pain in her lower back, an upset stomach - feels like vomiting (sometimes she does), lightheaded and a sometimes a pain sensation back of her neck.
Her primary says the meds will make her feel like that, but she thinks something is going on and it’s being overlooked. Can you help her and suggest what else may be going on?
1. Aneurysm (AAA) 3.5cm/New MRI - Diagnose Approx 2000
NOT found in 2011
4. Acid Reflux
5. Osteoporosis: Degenerative Disease & Scoliosis
6. Hiatal Hernia
7. Atrial Fibrillation - AFIB - Nov 2011
8. High Blood Pressure
Thank you for your time.