To whom this may concern,
I am 48 year old women with many health issues. I am in the following medications: oroxine, digoxin, sotacor, dostinex, lyrica, endep, lipidil, Crestor and aldactone. In the past I have taken my medication with a shiur of water.
I don't have kidney failure . My creatinine level was 66 on august 27 th.
However, three weeks ago I commenced a diabetic medication known as metformin. My endocrinologist said that I need to drink 1 to 1.5 litres of water while I am fasting and should eat if I feel very unwell.
Can you please advise me on what I should do halachically.
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Dear Mrs. Waller,
We advise you to follow the recommendations of your Doctor. You may drink 1-1.5 litres during Yom Kippur by "Shiurim": you can drink 40 milliliters every 5-7 minutes. You may rest during the day and of course take your chronic medications. If you fill unwell you may measure your blood-glucose by glucometer as needed and eat if you have low sugar.
Gmar Chatima Tova
Rabbi Dr Meir Frankel
To the editor of Assia:Dear Editor,Regarding the responsum ("Attending a conference over the weekend") on page 70 of volume VIII, no. 2 of Assia (October