Patient Comments: Hypoxia and Hypoxemia - Symptoms


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Comment from: NightOwl, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 27

Hypoxia happened to me and was brought on by two medications where one enhances the other’s potency. I had excessive sleepiness, and tingling in my arms, hands and lips. Oxygen saturation was 90 percent. I sat up in a chair and just waited for the 1/2 of muscle relaxer to wear off. I am also a caregiver.

Comment from: [email protected], 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: August 17

I was going for chemotherapy treatment, when I started to get sick to my stomach. Eventually I had trouble breathing, and thought I might pass out or suffer a heart attack. Then the nurses called an ambulance and I was brought to the hospital. I ended up in the emergency room, from there to the CC unit, then on to a medical floor for a total of 6 days. They discovered some other medical problems brought on by the chemotherapy but I was diagnosed with hypoxia caused by the former.

Comment from: Bobby, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: July 10

I was diagnosed with pneumonia and had just taken two 12 hour antibiotic tablets. I had heavy cough resulting twice in weakness and shakiness. Oxygen level was 90 at office yesterday and I am concerned about further episodes of weakness due to hypoxia.

Comment from: [email protected], 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: April 24

Shortness of breath and stinging in the chest and shoulders were my symptoms of hypoxia.


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