Shock -- This truly CAN HAPPEN to those of us with #ChronicPain if our pain is severe uncontrolled. If you start having these symptoms. notify your family, primary care doctor, pain specialist... EVERYONE who is involved with your pain -- RIGHT AWAY!! And remember, God is there for you so call out and hold on to hope even when its chance seems small.
Be aware: Could It Be Sepsis? C.D.C. Wants More People to Ask - the C.D.C. is starting a major public awareness campaign to make sepsis a household word. The first step is to teach people to seek treatment quickly when a loved one begins to show symptoms of sepsis, which include chills or fever; extreme pain or discomfort; clammy or sweaty skin; confusion or disorientation; shortness of breath; and a high heart rate.
Elderly people with serious urinary tract infection don't exhibit the hallmark sign of fever. UTIs in the elderly are often mistaken as the early stages of dementia or Alzheimer's, according to NIH, because symptoms include: Confusion, or delirium-like state Agitation Hallucinations Other behavioral changes Poor motor skills or dizziness Falling