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  • Posted By: scoggin
  • September 22, 2011
  • 00:02 AM

My husband is 51 and was diagnosed havingCOPD a year or so ago he has a lung capacity of 45 he also started taking bloodpressure meds at the same time. About a month ago he was really sick run downno energy and could not even make it through a day at work. He had 1 seizurewhile at work so he went back to the doctor and she was horrified she said shehad overdosed him on B.P. meds his B.P. was like 89 over 69 she told him tostop taking meds immediatly, so now it been about a month and his legs and feetare sweeling 3 times the normal size and any type of sore on his leg is gettinginfected and oozing liquids from swelling so bad. So back to the doctor he wentnow she put him back on B.P. meds but a lower dose telling him his B.P. was tohigh and that is the reason for all the swelling. At this point I think heneeds to see another doctor please give me your thoughts. By the way it is justhis primary doctor that is treating him for his B.P and legs. He has a lung Drthat he see’s about every 3 or 4 months and I am concerned that his breathingmy be getting a little worse and the swelling may very well be because of hismedical problems. I would like to get a second opinon but from who? Do I find adifferent primary Dr or go to his lung Dr or now should we be exploring acardiovascular Dr?

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  • My husband is 51 and was diagnosed havingCOPD a year or so ago he has a lung capacity of 45 he also started taking bloodpressure meds at the same time. About a month ago he was really sick run downno energy and could not even make it through a day at work. He had 1 seizurewhile at work so he went back to the doctor and she was horrified she said shehad overdosed him on B.P. meds his B.P. was like 89 over 69 she told him tostop taking meds immediatly, so now it been about a month and his legs and feetare sweeling 3 times the normal size and any type of sore on his leg is gettinginfected and oozing liquids from swelling so bad. So back to the doctor he wentnow she put him back on B.P. meds but a lower dose telling him his B.P. was tohigh and that is the reason for all the swelling. At this point I think heneeds to see another doctor please give me your thoughts. By the way it is justhis primary doctor that is treating him for his B.P and legs. He has a lung Drthat he see’s about every 3 or 4 months and I am concerned that his breathingmy be getting a little worse and the swelling may very well be because of hismedical problems. I would like to get a second opinon but from who? Do I find adifferent primary Dr or go to his lung Dr or now should we be exploring acardiovascular Dr?When one is on BP meds, it is connected to pressure of blood and going through heart. These meds are mainly water reducers. which still haveto do with the retaining of fluids. PLEASE get him to go for a complete work up. "seizer"? still related to pressure of blood going through heart,lungs thought out body. The internet has a world of knowledge. Even more than most of these dr's. Example: my husband was for years, having mild chest and back pressure. Not too long ago, he was just plain tired. Went to pcp. She sent him to have a EKG. All was ok. He then went back and was sent to hospital. That one did same as she. I took it upon my self to advocate to doctor. He had not done anything but give anixety meds which he could not take, paradoxal effect. I took him out of that hospital, went to the Veterans hospital in Richmond. They did an eeg, saw that some blockages. He was swelling also. Did angioplastic and found 5 major blockages. If the body had no way of going through the life process, it backfires. Blood pressure meds are for 'pushing' the blood through body. If issuess are there that cause not getting thru, it will backfire, swell, all and many things that can't work because of other things. COPD is so over rated, If one coughs, COPD! I go into hospital for A-Fib. COPD! daaa. Keep getting him to a real doc that will do a Complete psysical ! You will have to pressure to get it done. (obomacare) is so bad. Always get ALL records at all visits. As his wife, you do have the right to get him good care. Don't just think that or any dr really knows what their doing. I was in the middle of a stroke last year. My doc just sent me for a spine scan. MEDSCAPE, ON internet, is a wonderful informational in language we all can understand. The more knowledge one learns about their own bodies the better we can make dicissions.
    virginiaj 7 Replies
    • December 7, 2011
    • 00:04 PM
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  • I think you should consult with a cardiovascular specialist.
    TAMallick 21 Replies Flag this Response
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