My grandmother has heart failure stage two and CKD stage 3. Her last blood test showed that her uric acid is too high (9mg/dl). She was prescribed 300 mg allopurinol once a day. She took one tablet per day for about one week but my gma got really bad heachaches and got really tired, we stopped it until we got an appointment with her doctor.
The doctor told us to give her only one half of a tablet once a day for now. He examined her and couldn't find anything else wrong with her (no water in her lungs etc.). He says it could be simply age related decline.
Her headaches are mostly gone now, but she still sleeps so much. Around 20 hours a day. And this has been going on for a month. She always tells us that she feels so weak. She still can get up by herself and use the toilet, dress and open/close the windows. We have to remind her to eat and to drink though, otherwise she wouldn't. Her depression got worse too. We are at a loss. She went through a lot last year (heart attack and intestinal obstruction) but seemed to be doing good despite that. It took her long to recover from her intestinal obstruction surgery, but she was doing better every day until she was given the allopurinol.
For us this doesn't look like age related decline to be honest. Could it be the allopurinol? Should I take her to the ER?