By this time I was in a lot of pain, my stomach
was swelling, and I was retaining water. After
three and a half weeks, my stomach
was so swollen that I didn't eat and all I could do after class was lay down because of the pain. I started to drink excess amounts of water in an effort to move things along. Then, one night I woke up and almost passed out as I walked to the bathroom. I was rushed to the ER, vomiting and dizzy, and it turned out I had hyponatremia (dangerously low sodium).