Hi Dan, Was just reading up on some of my blood test results, My serum sodium is slightly out.
Anyway, when you get your blood results back, check that one?
If you have high serum sodium, it can cause dizziness on getting up and is called hypernatremia :
This can be from :
Not drinking enough water and therefore - Dehydration
Eating too much salt
Hyperventilation (breathing too fast)
or a loss of body fluids from prolonged vomiting, diarrhea, sweating or high fevers.
You may not have any symptoms, unless your blood sodium levels are significantly elevated, but you could get :
Dizziness when you stand up or change positions (you may be dehydrated).
Severe sweating or fever; vomiting and diarrhea with markedly elevated sodium levels, if your hypernatremia is due to a loss of body fluids.
Sodium levels must be corrected carefully. If you have a very high sodium level, your healthcare provider will cautiously correct the levels, to a "safe level."
It is important that you stay well hydrated if blood test results show that you have Hypernatremia. Drink two to three quarts of fluid every 24 hours, unless you are instructed otherwise.
Avoid caffeine and alcohol, as these can cause you to have electrolyte disturbances.
You may not have Sodium out of balance, but it's generally handy info anyway I feel .
GT1a Dec14 F2/8.7 VL 900000-2.5M
Jan16 Hepcivir-L MonkMed/Redemption
Baseline: VL 913575 Alt 76 Platelets low
Wk2 VL1157 Alt 23
DET Wk 8 VL 32 Alt19 'In the slow lane'
June16 Fibro 5.7 F0/1 LIF 1.5
Wk 11 VL<12 Alt 13 Det/Unq
Extending tx 12 wks Mylan Sofo/Dac MonkMed
Wk 14 VL <12 Det/Unq
Wk 16 VL UNDETECTED
Wk 22 + 4 Wks Sunprevir FixHepC
Wk 24 UNDETECTED Alt 13
Wk 12 post tx SVR12 Wk 26 SVR24
Thank-you Tim, Dr Debasis @ MonkMed & Dr Freeman @ Fix HepC