This morning I received a link to a group who is writing a book about “harm in the Emergency Room” (ER). They are collecting as many stories as possible of people who have received mistreatment in the Emergency room. They hope to stop it. If anyone would like to share his or her story you may go to:
When to call an ambulance or go to the Emergency Room if you have Periodic Paralysis
I want to add here, that an important reason for going to the ER, if a person does not have a diagnosis, is to get the attacks documented, a "paper trail" is often needed. Proof of the episodes must be established.
The following is written about Periodic Paralysis in relationship to the need to call for an ambulance or to go to the emergency room:
However, it is best to be prepared with the emergency chart posted in:
It is imperative for one with Periodic Paralysis to know the above information and to have this important information written and handy in case an ambulance must be called. I keep this information in a plastic folder along with everything I know is important and that the paramedics and EMTs must know when coming to my aid in an emergency and for the doctors when I get to the hospital. I approach it as if I will have no one with me to explain my needs. I keep it near the door and take it with me when I leave home.