It really depends on what you were in the ER for, whether it is something that needs follow up or not. If you were there for some sort of gastric problem or cold/flu then it was likely corrected by IV fluids. If not, then if you just add some salt to your diet you probably dont need any follow up. But your primary physician would be the best start. Might just need some lab follow up.
I had a seizure and have had them all my life,going to a neurologist
has never been able to stop them,I still have them monthly.My
neurologist just made a joke about it and told me that I maybe have
too much water in me,then he laughed.I guess he figures if I stop
these seizures from another cause like this I won't need him anymore.
It does say that Hyponatremia can cause seizures.What a doctor,it
also says if untreated it can become acute and cause death.Maybe since
it says that it can also be cause by a hormonal imbalance and my seizures
do come around my period,I should see an endcoronolgist.What do you
It wouldn't be a bad idea to see an endocrinologist, or another neurologist for that matter since this one has not really helped you. I also am shocked at his sense of humor at your expense. (and it is strange to joke about hypontremia which is not something to joke about- hope it doesn't show his ignorance) You need a second opinion from a competent doctor, a fresh look at your situation. I wouldn't get the recommendation for a second doctor from this one. You might want to go to a medical center if there is one in your area. You might need to see an excellent internist first who could evaluate your entire medical condition and then could guide you to the appropriate sub-specialty. Keep in touch. All the best.
Thanks so much for your concern.I will call my local hospital(they have
a referral ph. number)and ask them for a good endoc.Really I never knew
how serious hyponatremia was, and when my doctor said that I thought it
must not be a big deal.But,I guess God made me pull by report from the
em.room back out,and decided to research it myself.You're right,it is
absolutely nothing to joke about.I will keep for informed.Again,Thanks!!
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