email@example.com Posted July 9, 2006 Report Share Posted July 9, 2006 Hi everyone I just got out of the hospital yesterday and I am totally confused with what to do.....First : I take 50 mg Atenolol, 10 mg Altace and (was) taking hydroclorothiazide..... My blood pressure goes through the roof sometimes (along with severe tachy and resting heart rate of 120 bpm ) and this combination after many trials is the only combination that works. Second: I have a history of electrolyte imbalance..mainly sodium and cloride.Third: developed right sided pain (again...we discussed this on another thread)Had ANOTHER ultrasound done with this showing changes in the right kidney and ureter......Booked for CT scan.Thursday, I felt just rotten, pain worse in side, migraine, tachy with irregular heartbeats and vomited.By evening I had to go to the ER because BP started to rise too making me feel really ill.Had blood work done stat.....results: elevated white count: Red blood count down: low sodium: low cloride: and a potassium level of 2.7 The Doc in ER was great....ordered a the CT scan right away....he thought is was an inflammation of the kidney/adrenal gland which was forcing BP up and dropping the electrolytes down (also would account for the elevated white count) I was started on IV electrolytes right away, admitted to the hospital and the internalist-on-call was callled in.....this is where it gets really weird.....The CT scan showed quite a bit of inflammation in my right kidney and ureter....The internalist thought told me I had passed kidney stones. He also said that my electrolytes dropped because of the hydroclorothiazide and stopped it. (I know this can happen) He told me I drank TOO much liquids and cut back because this was lowing my electrolytes (never minded I have a history of dehydration)He also told me to cut down on salt because it was raising my blood pressure....... Does any of this make sense??? I still don't feel good, have quite a bit of diarrhea and still have the pain in my side......My BP has now dropped to 96/62 and I feel crappy Any ideas/advice??? I am open to anything right about now!!!You guys have been great with info and advice in the past and now I really need some help with understanding this and trying to help myself. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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