The result of the STAT bloodwork is in…
I have a couple of choices here.
Double my magnesium doses to 1600 mg/day (orally).See if that causes dierrea. If it doesn’t, I might maintain the level over the weekend.
Do nothing, take what I have been taking + let it reach critical sometime late tomorrow night.
If it causes dierrea, that will invoke greater magnesium loss + I’ll be up the creek again. There has to be a better system then visiting the ER on a twice a week basis. My doctor is not being that helpful…there is a limit to how much I can take.(orally) I have an appointment with a nephrologist (Sep.23), that is a long time away. Husband flies in tonight.(going back Thursday) WHAT PART OF I CAN’T TAKE ALOT OF MAGNESIUM DOES SHE NOT UNDERSTAND?(doc) I’m really trying here. I feel the effects of low magnesium, at this level I’m shaky + have muscle spasms and at under 1 I’m dizzy + my heart starts racing. Recheck it next Thursday, yeah, that’ll happen. At the rate I’m losing, I’ll be minus 2.2 by then.
I’m going to Hopkins, there is something seriously screwed up with my kidneys + no one is getting it. I need a world class facility + the fact that there will be tons of medical students in the picture doesn’t really matter. If Hopkins doesn’t know what is going on then I really am screwed.