I'm new here, so hello to all!
I was recently hospitalized due to headaches, sleepiness, dizziness, being off balance, being very emotional, having vivid and terrifying nightmares, etc. My O2 sats were in the 70s. It was discovered that my blood CO2 was 57% and my oxygen was only in the 40s. The low sats resolved after prednisone and nebulizer treatments, and I was discharged. My headaches are killer, and I'm very, very confused . . . I was convinced I had Alzheimer's. I have bouts of being very angry, and I've apparently said ugly and untrue things to, and about, family members that I have no recollection of at all. This is very, very uncharacteristic of me. 9/10 of my family is not speaking to me and I'm brokenhearted.
Why would I suddenly be retaining CO2? Why do I experience these symptoms with the high CO2?
I look forward to hearing from you,