Sunday, February 28, 2010


I started having heart palpitations about a month ago. Just every now and then.

About a week and a half ago, I started getting them a lot.

I figured it was stress. I have a lot of that going on right now too since we're looking for a new house.

Early last week, they started really getting worse.

So, when I was sick Wednesday and went to the doctor, I had her check on that too. She did an EKG which turned out normal, drew lots of blood, and sent my workup to the cardiologist.

Yesterday, I got the results from my bloodwork and as it turns out, I have hyponatremia.

I've never heard of it but it simply means, I have low blood sodium.

I know, I'm an outkast. Probably the first person my doctor has ever had to tell to eat MORE salt.

Next step is to increase the salt in my diet which will be hard to do since I don't eat a low sodium diet to begin with. Then we have to determine what's causing it.

That last step is the one I'm afraid of. It's times like this I wish I didn't have google to find out answers because some of the causes are a little scary.

For now, I'll continue with my salt shaker friend and not worry about the rest.

1 comment:

The Housewife said...

Daym, no fair! :P (but glad to hear you're ok lol)