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Very Low Sodium Level

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 24, 2007
  • 03:25 PM

My mother who is 75 years old suddenly began experiencing severe mental confusion and memory problems, difficulty keeping her balance along with intense headaches, weakness and nausea. After taking her to the ER it was discovered that she had very low sodium levels. The ER doctor advised it was low enought to put her at a risk of seizures. After three days in the hospital her personality had re-emerged and she seems to be able to focus for periods of time but the mental confusion and memory problems continue. She can now recognize people and seems to know where she is but she thinks it is just befor New Year's even though it is summertime. She mentions people and events that occurred many years ago but can't remember yesterday. Has anyone else experienced this? Can anyone advised how long it might be before we can determine if she will return to her normal mental state?

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