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Medicine For Syncope
What can cause trouble concentrating and memory loss? Drug and alcohol free my whole life. It's getting progressively worse. I have near-syncope
Important question: There are many possible causes. You may have a medical or neurological problem. Please see a primary care doctor who can do a good evaluation and guide your treatment. ...Read more
Dx'd with neurocardiogenic syncope! Is florinef (fludrocortisone) a safe long term drug? Should. I see an electro physiologist?
Florinef (fludrocortisone): Can be an effective long term treatment. ..See how it works...If ineffective an ep might be useful. ...Read more
At my grandma’s rehab center, i’d see that the aids did all the work and the lpns told them what to do, and the rns passed out drugs. Is that the way it’s done?
Different work: There are multiple kinds of "work" in a rehab center or hospital. Some of this you never see, or may not recognize as "work". Making sure the medications are correctly prepared, documented, and given is work also. Different training, different responsibilities and tasks. ...Read more
Stressed about public speaking was prescibed lorazapam, passed out and woke feeling drugged, never felt this way with w drug given for colinoscapy?
You took too much: It is all related to how much you take. ...Read more
What are sedation drugs commonly used in colonoscopy? My BP dropped from 113/70 to 70/40 and nurse said I passed out. Is it likely due to drug reaction?
I took prednisone And coricidin for cough, later in day passed out briefly, could these drugs cause this?
Was given 2 mgs lorazapam by mistake and I think I passed out and possibly hallucinated is that possible do not normally take any drugs but advil (ibuprofen).?
After taking pain killer called tramadol I was vomiting &dizzy fainting not feeling well am I allergic of this medicine? The dizziness very bad.
Side Effect: This sounds like an intolerable side effect. This may not be a true allergy, but nonetheless the drug should be avoided. ...Read more
Depends on cause: Syncope can be due to a simple faint (like having blood drawn) or it can be due to serious heart disease with dangerous arrhythmias. The causes are legion. Some don't involve the heart at all like low blood sugar or epilepsy. You should discuss your syncope with someone who knows your full medical history to see if additional testing is necessary. ...Read more
Limited: Due to the pregnancy, labs, 2 echo and holter would be first studies ordered. 30day event recorder may be needed if symptoms are intermittant. Really can't do stress testing or tilt table tests. She needs to stay hydrated, don't get up too quickly, eat regularly, get plenty of sleep, support socks. BP should be taken with pt lying then sitting then standing to see if BP drops severly or becomes symp. ...Read more
Depends: Passing out is common and common causes are emotion, dehydration, medications. Depending on age abnormalities of heart rhythm become more prevalent. Rare entities such as cardiomyopathy are possible in younger patients. If first episode and there is a clear precipitant it is probably not necessary to see doc. If this is recurrent or there is no clear explanation see doc soon. ...Read more
Syncope: Neurocardiogenic syncope is complex. Stand up-blood rushes to feet increase Adrenalin causes heart rate/pressure to increase to maintain bp. Brain misinterprets and sends signal to stop adrenalin. Heart rate slows and blood vessels dilate causing BP to fall and pass out. Can also be caused by pain/urinating/stress. Usually maintain hydration/salt and avoid triggering factors. See md. ...Read more
Absolutely not: The causes of syncope could be anywhere between something as benign as vasivagal syncope or postural orthostatic syncope to something as malignant and dangerous as ventricular tachyarrhythmias and sudden cardiac arrest. Please contact your doctor/ cardiologist and preferably a cardiac electrophysiologist to investigate further. ...Read more
No: There are too many possibilities. Syncope (loss of consciousness) may be due to a simple faint (vasodepressor reaction) or be due to serious, even life threatening conditions such as certain disorders of cardiac rhythm or valve disorders. Before any treatment is considered, evaluation and diagnosis are required to rule out the dangerous causes. ...Read more
Carbon dioxide: This is the main "driver" for us to breathe. Co2 levels in the brain cause the respiratory center to signal breathing. When you hyperventilate you blow off a lot of co2 and the brain senses no need to breathe. Another driver is oxygen but since your o2 levels be high, the brain senses you have enough o2. ...Read more
Syncope: Need thorough evaluation by a Neurologist.Get a more detailed answer ›