Dec 24, 2012 6:10 PM GMT
Hey folks, how you doing?! Thanx for opening this forum to read and see what I'm writing about Epilepsy. I was diagnosed about 3yrs ago, after the 3rd or 4th seizure I had. After so many years, we were able to catch my triggers and "slow" down my seizures, but they continued. After so many medication failures and tweaks here and there, I've finally been on some medications that have some what stopped the seizures. Currently at 22yrs old, I'm without a license because of an accident I had because of a seizure. (I was allowed to drive at the time, so dont make any rash comments) Recently, my blood tests have been coming up perfect besides my sodium levels. My sodium levels are too LOW, not too high, too LOW. One of the medications has a history of dropping patients sodium levels to the floor, but for some reason mine is becoming too extreme that I might have to tweak the meds again (which i dont wanna do). The doctor was simple and said eat some chips. I havent drank alcohol since July 23rd, 2011. I Googled how too much water intake clears out your system and can lower sodium levels. Do any of you know something else I can do besides "eating potatoe chips"? I've been trying to stop drinking so much water and mixing it with gatorade or juice, but with me not drinking alochol or sodas anymore, all i ever wanna drink is water. Also, if anybody has experience with Epilepsy, I'd enjoy your thoughts and comments as well.