86 yo male, baffeling recurring symptoms

Asked July 6, 2013, 7:46 PM EDT

86 year old male, with recurring; weakness in shoulders, sensitivity to light, pronounced shaking of one or both hands, clammy skin, ashen complexion, with loss of consciousness. Most noticeable to him is "the light sure is bright". Then all other symptoms follow. He does not specifically remember the event afterwards. Doctors testing brain, veins/arteries, bloodwork, EKG, EEG, etc. He likes to treat himself with herbs and supplements. History of Pulmonary Embolism (taking Coumadin) and pneumonia. No noticeable connections related to heat, eating, or tiredness. He exercises a lot and drinks good amounts of water. He eats a lot of fish and "oils". He works in garden a lot. Blood pressure 130/80 3 hours after last "episode". Researched: fish oil overdose, chemical (pesticide) poisoning, lead poisoning, Vit E deficiency, Coumadin overdose, Parkinson's disease... Any ideas?

Arizona

1 Response

This sounds potentially serious, i would strongly encourage further medical tests. It is possible that it could be a combination of supplements, but further testing is needed to know that.

i wish this gentleman the best.