Low Carbon Dioxide?

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judy3
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   Posted 2/12/2009 6:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Just got my blood work back from my LLMD and it showed my Carbon dioxide was low, it was 18 and range was 21-33, can anyone think what may cause this,I am feeling pretty good only problem when blood work was done was I had low blood pressure

Razzle
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   Posted 2/12/2009 9:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Could be an indication of dehydration (esp. w/ low bp). Also could be from hyperventilation - were you nervous when you went in for the labwork, or had you just been exercising/climbing stairs/long walk to the lab/etc.?
-Razzle
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hezzer926
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   Posted 2/12/2009 10:50 PM (GMT -6)   
i also had this .. i think my last one was 19.. ive had it a bunch of times , not sure what it is..curious if others know...

Razzle
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   Posted 2/13/2009 4:43 AM (GMT -6)   
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Chronic Lyme Disease, Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, Anemia, Lymphopenia, intermittant Pancytopenia, chronic malabsorption/malnutrition, etc.; G Tube; Currently TPN-dependent.
Meds:  Zofran, Pulmicort, Heparin (to flush PICC line), IV Cipro (for G-tube site infection).

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