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Thursday, March 14, 2013

We Have A Drug For That

We were toned out for a woman not feeling well. This seems to be a catch all from dispatch. If they can't figure out what's wrong they must just not be feeling well.

On scene we found an 75 year old woman that, surprisingly enough, wasn't feeling well.

She was fairly typical as far as her medical history. Some hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, low thyroid....the usual. She had been taking 8 medications for her ailments and hadn't been having any issues.

The old lady (yes mom and dad, 75 is old) had gone to her primary care physician a couple of days earlier for her annual physical. She was unclear as to what new medical problems her doctor had discovered but she left his office his office with 6 new medications.

Like a good patient she went and got all of her new scripts filled. Unfortunately she either had a bad reaction to one of her new medications or the combination of one or more of  them. Now she has to go through the process of trying to find out what drug is screwing things up.

Another reason to try and live more healthy now. But in case you don't want to or it's too late for that don't worry, they probably have a drug for that too.
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