So my diagnosis is for Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (also known as PNES). This morning I did a lot of reading, and it appears that pretty much anything that’s a non-epileptic seizure can and will land you this diagnosis.
Yesterday, evening in particular, was one of the worst since getting out of the hospital. After taking my evening dose I had the shakes and dizziness really bad. Sleep was a blessing since I lasted hours and I don’t think I could stand too much more of the bobbing head and shaking hands.
My investigation this morning as well as an off hand comment by my friend Carol got me to thinking about diuretics, hydration and my long list of symptoms. This cold has had me trying like mad to dry out my sinuses. I have been mixing these diuretics with others like caffeine and the Keppra while not trying to compensate for the loss of fluid. My leading theory is that I’m chronically dehydrated and this may be resulting in Hypotension.
The hypothesis is that if I avoid diuretics and push fluids I’ll be able to manage some of the more profound PNES symptoms. Today I’m going on two and a half gallons of H2O and feeling more or less like my old self. This evening I had a short bout of the dizzy, and I’ve had a couple moments of forgetfulness, but nothing like last night.
I’m going to try this regimine for a week and record my symptoms and their intensity to see if this might help. I know what I want to avoid and what I need to test in an attempt avoid it. Let’s see what happens.
In other news, today I made my bike rideable once more. Once again I have some mobility. Still some minor things I need to take care of, but it’s quite rideable and will only get better from here. Maybe an overnighter is in order?