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By July 22, 2013 - 10:20am
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Hi, There is something really important and personal I want to ask you if you don't mind me asking. I'm 29 years old and I have a medical problem called hypoglycemia. There is a holiday coming up called Yom Kippur and I know this year Yom Kippur is on September 13 Friday and every year because of this holiday I usually have to make sure I'm feeling okay few days before the holiday. I know Yom Kippur is early this year and it's at the beginning of September. The timing of this holiday the weather is usually cold though. Generally I'm a very dehydrated person and having hypoglycemia is worse for me throughout the summer weather. At night time I usually have to have a cup of water or juice before I go to sleep and my atmosphere should be cold or else I'd be sweating.

Throughout the hot weather dehydration is worse for me. My worry and concern is since Yom Kippur is early this year the weather would still be hot and since I can't have anything to drink because of the holiday I'm afraid something happen. I was told from my doctor that I should really becareful to stay cool and hydrated. When I'm dehydrated I start sweating, get heart palpitations and if I don't have anything to eat or drink I start shaking.
I was thinking to tell my doctor that I go to emergency room day before the holiday and ask that they can give me an IV and I just use it at night time during the night of the holiday before I go to sleep. I want to know would you think this is the right thing that I can do? I even mentioned this to my Rabbi about this and as a Rabbi I know he will tell me which is right. It depends on the response the Rabbi gives me if there is exception. I want to know do you think having an IV sounds reasonable? When they give IV they give it by inserting it in the arm so I'm not having it by drinking anything. I thought this would be more reasonable. I really appreciate your response about this matter.

Thank You,

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