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My father is 91 has fatigue , weakness, dizziness ,

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Posted on Wed, 13 Feb 2019
Question: My father is 91 has fatigue, weakness, dizziness, has fallen a few times and according to all the doctors all his test are normal. Normal blood pressure, normal levels in his blood. Trying to figure out what might be wrong with him.
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Answered by Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
some of the drugs and his age may be contributing factors

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Welcome to the 'Ask a Doctor' service.
The symptoms you've mentioned can be caused by some of the drugs he's taking (ticagrelor and lorazepam for example). His age is another potentially contributing factor. Fatigue and weakness are common symptoms in the elderly. If all the tests are normal (like vitamin B12, hematocrit, electrolytes, etc) then perhaps you (and his doctor) should consider the drugs as potential causes. Changing the regimen (one drug at a time) may reveal the offender.

I hope my comments have helped you to understand his situation better. Please let me know if you need further assistance.

Kind Regards!
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Brief Answer: some of the drugs and his age may be contributing factors Detailed Answer: Hello, Welcome to the 'Ask a Doctor' service. The symptoms you've mentioned can be caused by some of the drugs he's taking (ticagrelor and lorazepam for example). His age is another potentially contributing factor. Fatigue and weakness are common symptoms in the elderly. If all the tests are normal (like vitamin B12, hematocrit, electrolytes, etc) then perhaps you (and his doctor) should consider the drugs as potential causes. Changing the regimen (one drug at a time) may reveal the offender. I hope my comments have helped you to understand his situation better. Please let me know if you need further assistance. Kind Regards!