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Why is my Mum's breathing deep rapid & noisy whilst she

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Why is my Mum's breathing deep rapid & noisy whilst she sitting up

Hello Vanessa I'm Dr Chip

How long has this been going on?

Does she have any other medical conditions?

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
It's happened the past few days, but worse tonight.
She has inoperable Vulva Cancer, has a syringe driver with anti sickness, just completed a 6 weeks course of chemotherapy & Radiotherapy

Is she wheezing and does she have any problem with her heart?

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
No wheezing, I understand she has a heart murmur, she used to take blood pressure tablet, for high blood pressure, but since having bowel cancer & had surgery on December 2016 she has a stoma bag, & that tablet would be whole in her stoma bag,so her medical team have taken her off of her blood pressure medication.

Any cough or fever?

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
No neither


Two possibilities here--pneumonia even without the cough or the fever--or more likely she's in congestive heart failure

She needs to see her doctor right away for and exam, EKG, and a chest x-ray

Please let me know if you need any more information

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
What is EKG?

Also called an ECG--where they put leads on your chest and use a machine to check out your heart rate and rhythm

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Ok, she seemed to have settled for now. Thank you for your advice.

My pleasure but her doctor still should check this out

Please click on the 5 star excellent rating icon so I can get credit for my time with you Vanessa

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
I'm a 43 yr old female looking after my Mum 24/7.
I've not felt well especially this weekend.
My Blood pressure when resting on Saturday was 146/105.
Today whilst resting it was 150/101 should I be concerned?

That's really a new question and we can discuss it once you've rated my service to you

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
How do I do that please?

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Do you have a high blood pressure problem?

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Not that I'm aware of.

And what did you mean by not feeling well?

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Nausea all the time, very thirsty, passing a lot of clear urine & extremely tired.


I can only give you my thoughts here but that blood pressure is dangerously high and needs to be treated

But it also sounds like you may have untreated diabetes with a high blood sugar level

So you really need to see a doctor as soon as possible

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
I have a random blood sugar test on Saturday which was 5.4

You mean yesterday? Was your blood pressure that high then?

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
I had only drank water, eat 3 spoons of cornflakes & eaten mint sweets to help with the nausea.
Do you think the mint sweets could have given a false reading?
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
my blood pressure was 146/105 on Saturday

Then we're not talking diabetes here but your blood pressure definitely will require medication

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Ok, thank you.

My pleasure

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I've had 4 loads of bright yellow diarrhea over night & my blood pressure at 8am was 157/107.
What does this all mean?

Vanessa we need a new question page if we're going to discuss the diarrhea