I went to see a friend in Minnesota at the begining of September, I was to stay 7 days. On the 10th my friend Katie had to call 9-1-1. I was delerious, didn't know who I was, where I was, etc...
The paramedics once they got me in ambulance popped me twice with narcan. A drug for ODers of street drugs to counter act the effects. It made me worse. It took them 3 hours to stablize me. At one point I remember being dropped flat and glancing up at the monitor, my bp had dropped to 70/30, and my sugars were around 40. I was xrayed ct'ed ultrasounded, dyed, poked, proded, stabbed, etc... Turns out I had gone into renal failure, my kidneys had shut down in the last day or so and the lithium plus the actoplusmet was killing me, my creatin levels were 14-18 and they are supposed to be 4 or less.
I remember bits and pieces of the day, finally ending up in a bed somewhere in Regions Hospital. I don't remember waking up, I don't remember catheter getting put in my neck, and I have no clue that I went through dialysis times in three days. When I was finally lucid again the endo that saw me in hospital said that with my kidney history that actosplusmet or metformin in any form should NEVER have been given to me.
They changed me over to glipizide, its working wonders, I'm on a strickt renal/diabetic diet and was finally able to fly home (from minn back tto ariz) now I have to convence my PA that he needs to ;pass me off to a Renal and Endocrinologist out here in medicinesucksville.
I am doing better, my sugar is staying between 100-150.