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Lightheaded/near fainting?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 1, 2008
  • 06:28 AM

Starting 2 years ago I had bronchitis almost every month. I would get a cold and two days later it would go to my chest and I would develop bronchitis. After seeing an ENT for a year+ and finally going to a pulmonologist who ran many tests he said that I have asthma as well a small hernia. I also am very susceptible to any illness in the air, and I seem to get sick at the drop of a hat. He put me on a few different medications to try and treat the asthma. Starting last August I began having nausea after eating. It would come whether I ate a plain piece of toast or a large salad. I have been on Protonix for this and it has been helping for the most part. I am currently taking 250 MG Azithromycin 3x a week per my pulmonologist's orders. He said that some people need a low dose so that every cold that they get does not go to their lungs. I was on a few different asthma medications but I am now back to Advair 100/50.

I started on Advair a week ago as well as a new allergy medication, Xyzal. Last Friday I developed very bad stomach cramps which went away and came back on Saturday. The only common link I could think of was milk/dairy. I stopped dairy on Monday and the stomach pains have gone away. I have been feeling very run down and tired this whole week, with no energy to go out at night after work. Today I was at work and I ate lunch and began to get nauseous. An hour later I started to get very lightheaded. I went to pick something up and felt like I was going to pass out. I called my PCP and she had me come in to see her. She took blood and wants to see me back in a week. She said it could be a reaction to my new medication, it could be vertigo, or it could be an electrolyte imbalance. I am following up with her in 1 week and if I am not better she wants me to go to a Neurologist.

I have had many times in the past when I do not eat breakfast/lunch and then feel like I am going to pass out but nothing has ever showed up on my blood tests. I have not had a fasting blood test in 6 months so I am going to ask my dr about getting one when I see her next week. I am usually able to tell when I am getting lightheaded and I can eat something and then will be ok. My last fasting blood test was normal, but I have never had a glucose tolerance test to see how my body processes the glucose.

Any advice would be much appreciated!!

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