Hello and welcome to JustAnswer,
if you took the test again in an hour or two and depending on when your last salt intake or water intake or alcohol intake was the sodium could be 129 or 143.
this particular lab value changes quite a bit throughout the day.
you have nothing to be concerned about
especially regarding your kidneys
because this sodium lab is a measure of sodium in the blood
and does not give us any indication of kidney function
that value is called the 'creatinine level'
but the doc said its a level of salt in my kidneys :S
and at age 23, unless you have some congenital kidney problem, there is no need to worry
i do not understand your last sentence
you said the value was 133
when i got my blood test results back...
the lasdy had told me that the level of salt in my kidneys were slightly low
yeah around that
there is no salt 'in your kidneys'
it's in the blood and the urine
and this value, 133, is nothing to be concerned about.... nothing at all
oh i see....so why did she say that lol
probably thought she was making things 'easy to understand' but she confused you instead
don't the kidneys have some sort of role regarding sodium
and it is quite complicated
do you mind if i ask u something else...
i have one more concern which has been worrying me
but kidney function is not followed by checking sodium levels
in for a penny in for a pound
oh i see
what i mean is, go ahead.
okay soo...i have had random chest pains
it's not your heart
it is your anxiety
is that your question?
but its jus i know im feeling something
its not a 'phantom pain'
its this dull striking pain
'phantom pain' is after amputation
i mean i know im not imagining it lol
and at age 23 99999 chances out of 100000 it's not your heart
and since it is not your heart
the question of WHAT it is is less important
ah i see
because almost all other causes of chest pain in a woman of your age are not dangerous
though you might want to get an EKG and echocardiogram
thats the thing....
i have done
as you could well have mitral valve prolapse, which is also benign, but would explain some of your symptoms
i collapsed two weeks ago in the underground...
n the ambulance came
n they did an ECG
they said my heart was fine
an EKG can't tell you that
but this chest pain is still annoying
but it can indicate that it is likely fine
I'm sure it is
can it also tell if you have like a pulmonary embolisim (out of curiosity)
so you should see a cardiologist and get an echocardiogram and exam.
sometimes it can tell
but if you had collapsed from PE you would be dead and we wouldn't be having this chat
and pain from a PE does not come and go
u see the reason y i have so many concerns...
it simply comes on and stays if it does not kill you first
is bcos a couple friends of mine passed away last year
but how would that relate to you?
a good rfiend passed away after having a c-section
same question from my side, how does that relate to you except for it being a tragedy?
and she had a blood clott travel to her heart
its jus a fear
a mental thing
that's correct, it is just a fear and a mental thing.
similary i have become really scared of going to sleep...
and that's probably where i would suggest you invest some time... counselling
as someone i know of died in his sleep :(
that will not make your symptoms better.
again, how does this relate to you?
because this kind of thiking never ends
well i think...if he cna jus fall asleep and pass away (due to nothing)
then the same could happen to me
someone i know died while crossing the street, while flying on an airplane, while tying shoelaces, while swimming, while watching TV etc....
as an Emergency Doctor I have seen most of these things.
his post mortem revealed that he died of 'natural causes'
we all die
that is a fact
does that mean he died of literally 'nothing'
you have a psychological problem, not a physical one, though checking with a cardiologist would be reasonable
it does not
how old was he
very young....he played basketball
but i do know he had sleeping problems
apparently he would sleep from 8am-12pm each day and stay up for the rest of the hours
then all the autopsy means is that they couldn't find the cause.
there is always a cause.
it was really sad for me to hear :(
and as u can imagin it affected my anxiety really badly
i am waiting to have CBT
that sounds like a fantastic answer for you.
can i ask where you are from?
are u a uk doc?
it's 110 degrees outside right now!
where in the states?
i have a couple friends from NYC and chatanooga
I'm not too far from Chattanooga
my name is XXXXX XXXXX
call me john
i am from London...south East London
in a place called Elephant and Castle :)
never heard of that one!
yeah! ..its not posh or anything
little bit of a rough area...
london has allt hese strange names for areas
or Horse guard parade
can i ask u something else
u see i wish i could tlk to my doc about all these things but i feel shy to ask them...
okay so another problem i have has to do with my eyes...
i see alot of 'floaters'
and is it normal to stare at the tv and then when u look away u see like patterns or or faint colours sometimes :S
you should see an eye doctor
is that bad
the last question's answer is 'yes', it's called 'ghosting' by most folks
or should i say somethng to worry about
bcos i know i stare too hard sometimes
and i dnt wear my glasses as much as i should do lol
that's no problem for your eyes especially at age 23
so all these worries and issues...there jus all own to my anxiety? : /
i experience shallow breathing alot with anxiety :(
which is quite common
it scares me
i really must go
i have other customers waiting
oh okay im so sorry
u were most helpful tho john!
can we tlk again some time?
I'm very glad to hear that
simply start your question with 'for 911 doc'
once again thankyou so much..much appreciated
have a great evening
u too xxxxx
and i always appreciate good feedback