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Sodium Levels Reduce Seizures?

Sodium Levels Reduce Seizures?

Over a month and a half ago on-top of my meds, it clued into me that I should drink more fluids that help increase my electrolytes. ( Especially sodium) Whenever I get blood tests done my electrolyte levels appear to be in the "normal range", however when looking at things it looks like I could have had minor symptoms of electrolyte imbalance. since making this change and drinking atleast one water bottle of fluids with electrolytes ( on-top of the normal water intake ) I had noticed huge… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Every Bloodwork post-incident result I receive my sodium levels are dangerously high. Due to heavy muscle fatigue from Grand Mal Seizures and Status.

posted about 1 year ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I’ve never had a problem with my sodium x x

posted about 1 year ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Sodium is a good thing. Your body needs electrolytes. I was on a medication years ago and my doc said we had to keep a close eye on sodium because the med reduces sodium level. After a year , hey the med was helping me but my sodium dropped to dangerous levels. Yes, low sodium can cause seizures. How's that for a kicker. Talk to your doctor . I take 3 grams of sodium cloride a day , 64ozs water with electrolytes and when I feel lightheaded or tired I test with some salt on my tongue. If symptoms go away in minutes I know it's my sodium . Yes I get my blood tested often to stay normal. Sweating and drinking too much fluids flushes sodium right out.
Yes I had to go off the medicine e that started it . My low sodium is considered chronic, but I know how to deal with it. Always make sure they test magnesium, potassium and sodium when dealing with low sodium. And don't try and fix it by eating more salt. People think salt is bad , but if you have high blood pressure it's cause by other things and too much salt only makes it worst.

posted about 1 year ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Sodium isn’t good for your blood pressure. It retains fluid in the body.

posted about 1 year ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

as a hippie guy... i do vitamins (including sodium and magnesium). sodium helps with blood pressure and blood volume.

posted about 1 year ago
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