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04 Aug 2007

Bad dizzy spell last night
Last night around 4:30, I was in teh van with my dad after working one shift and having to go in for another, when I turned the AC vents facing me off (I don't like air blowing on me), but then I got extremely dizzy. I am taking Elavil again, as I called my doctor from Mayo, and he told me that if I was ahving problems sleeping and with worsening depression I need to be on it, at least until I go back, which is August 27th. Well, the dizziness got worse, and I was really confused, and I felt nauseaus (but not in my stomach, it was more like my head felt like I had to throw up). I was lightheaded to. It started all of a sudden, and at 10:30 I called the doctor at Mayo back, and he told me to go to ER, as my pulse was 130 at the time I called him, and he said that after 6 hours it should be better than that. I had eatten saltines to try and raise my blood pressure (as my healthcoach told me to do so), and drank a ton of water. Nothing helped. So, I told my mom, and she pretty much ignored me wand went to sleep, but then 1/2 an hour later came in teh room and watched me for a bit, and then left, after asking if I felt better, and I told her no. I don't know what is going on. I still have a pulse of 120, and my head is killing me, although not dizzy anymore, just a little lightheaded. Also, I had a pretty bad cold that started a week ago, that came with horrible body aches. I don't feel sick anymore, but this morning I am coughing up brown phlegm (not even yellow anymore, which is what it was yesterday). I don't feel sick though, except for my head, but even that doesn't feel like a cold. Just wondering what I should do. Thanks.
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cyberdoc

01 Jan 0001

Hi Daisy
The cold could have caused middle ear fluid build up that can cause vertigo and nausea. The flu virus can also cause inflammation of the muscles ( which can include the heart muscle) causing sore muscles and miocarditis ( heart muscle inflammation) that can give you a fast pulse. You should stay in bed while you have a fast pulse and aching muscles and if you haven't seen a doctor at the ER, I think you should see at least a General Practitioner to monitor your heart.
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