I was diagnosed yesterday with respiratory acidosis. I suspect I have had this for a very long time, having attempted repeatedly to find answers about why I was feeling unwell for the past year. For the past year, I've suffered numerous bouts of staring into space, freezing mentally with a burning sensation in the top of my head, heart palpitations, a sensation of a rush going through my body for hours at a time – among other things.
This were my blood test results from yesterday.
O2 Sat%: 53.2
Base Excess 9.0
I'll be performing some pulmonary function tests next week. But considering how I've felt, I'm surprised I wasn't given anything to treat the acidosis. In other words, how much is too much?
Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks,