Hey Cara -

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Hey Cara -
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Sat, 11-24-2012 - 12:22pm

Didn't want this to get lost in one of the other threads -

 Just wondering if the last time your Mom fainted was also when she got out of bed for something.

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In reply to: sandyp2002
Sat, 11-24-2012 - 1:00pm

sandyp2002 wrote:
<p>Didn't want this to get lost in one of the other threads -</p><p> Just wondering if the last time your Mom fainted was also when she got out of bed for something.</p>

I believe so - she, of course, had not mentioned that to me when it happened, but the ways she was talking about it, it sounded like it. Not sure if she was having leg cramps at the time, though.

Thoughts?

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In reply to: sandyp2002
Sat, 11-24-2012 - 3:38pm

See if you can find out if the same thing happened last time.  Leg cramp, middle of the night etc.

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Sat, 11-24-2012 - 3:51pm

Also ask her if the last time she might have been dehydrated - she could have been this time even with all the food and drinks - wine can dehydrate a person.  I'm also getting to have her potassium level checked out.  Both dehydration and low potassium levels can cause leg cramps and both can cause someone to faint.

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