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MY MOTHER IS 85 AND HAS BEEN EXPERIENCING SYMTOMS OF SLIGHT

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MY MOTHER IS 85 AND HAS BEEN EXPERIENCING SYMTOMS OF SLIGHT DIZZYNESS, FUZZY HEAD, LOSS OF APPETITE. SHE IS ON NUMEROUS MEDICATIONS BUT HAS BEEN WELL UP TO THE PAST 2 WEEKS. SHE HAS RECENTLY BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH HYPERTENSION AND ATRIAL FIBRILLATION.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
what new meds if any is she on?
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
LIPITOR {ATORVASTATIN} 20MGS
BISOPROLOL 2.5 MGS
AMLOPIDINE 5 MGS
WARFARIN 4/3MGSMEDICATIONS SHE HAS TAKEN FOR SOME TIME
GABAPENTIN 300MGS X 3 TIMES DAILY
CARBAMAZAPINE {TEGRATOL 100 MG X 3 TIMES DAILY THESES ARE BOTH TAKEN FOR TRI GEMINAL NEURALGIAAMITRIPYYLINE 10 MGS NOCTE FOR MIGRAINES.SHE WAS ALSO RECENTLY STARTED ON DOXASOSIN BUT THIS WAS DISCONTINUED 3 DAYS AGO AS SHE BECAME VERY BREATHLESS.THANK YOU.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
I'm sure it is related to the new meds.Her BP is probably lowCan you check it?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I HAVE CHECKED IT AS I AM A NURSE. IT IS NOT READING LOW IT WAS 140/80 TODAY PULSE 80 IRREGULAR. THANK YOU.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
It could just be a reaction to the meds thenprobably the lipitor
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
DO YOU NOT THINK IT IS DUE TO THE HIGH DOSE OF GABAPENTIN?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
Yes, I do. Too many meds overall if you ask me
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What do you suggest we do then, which medication should we stop. Thank you.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
which medications should we stop or reduce. Thank you.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
ask to stop atorva and wean off gabapentin

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