hello everybody. on Friday night my time I had a seizure. it was my first one since last August and it lasted more than 10 minutes, so my husband called an ambulance. testing showed that my blood sodium was very low, so they've been keeping me. I spoke to a very nice Dr this morning who said they want to keep me for one more day but that I will be on a fluid restriction of 1 liter of water a day. you said that juice and tea and so on aren't part of that restriction which is good, because I think I might go a little crazy I'm just a liter of water when I'm accustomed to consuming more than that, and seriously giving up tea or coffee (or both!?) is just not going to happen. weirder still for me. I'm encouraged to add salt to things or to eat salty stuff. contrary to the advice most people get, yes?I have not had another seizure, although I did have a very low blood sugar last night and I've been getting dilaudid for the pain which is honestly blissful, and I am expected to go home tomorrow which might be your today. time zones are weird. I have figured out how to see you all on my iPhone, so as long as I can stand to hold it still in among my friends.I'm in good spirits but not looking forward to being home with out any pain management. I have a appointment with my gp on Tuesday , and once I get home I will be switching my antidepressant to one thathas analgesic properties as well. please forgive any spelling and grammar problems here, I'm blaming it on the speech recognition software my phone. xxx - bats
PS the doctors are saying that the low sodium level is probably due to the methotrexate sulfa and HQ. I will have to talk to my Rheumatologist about how to cope with this mess and still giving the fluids to survive the RA meds.