Saturday morning 1 AM, I had a brutal porphyria attach. Normally 1 Donnatal and 1 ibuprofen do the trick; but, after more than an hour I took another round of pills. Around 4 AM, my wife found me and convinced me to take a Percocet. That finally stopped the pain. I slept most of Saturday. Sunday my urine was orange; but, it gradually lightened up. Sunday it was still a bit darker than normal. My hydration level has been normal to above normal. My urine is normally almost colorless.
Cause? Probably a number of factors. I’d been dealing with a bit of congestion Thursday & Friday. Friday night, we had a couple over to watch the Olympics ceremony & I had a glass and a half of red wine, over a 5 hour period. And, over that same period, I had a couple meringue cookies and a couple York Peppermint Patties. Plus I was given a bite of mango pie (we suspect mango may cause me problems). Of course, during that period I had a bowl of chicken vegetable soup (thick enough to be called stew), Triscuits (low fat version), and a bunch of water.
To complicate things, we both had raging colds on Saturday & Sunday.
Whatever bug we had/have may have been the tipping point that caused the attack to be so severe. The last time my urine turned colors was after rotator cuff surgery when it was not known that porphyria was an issue. Normally, when I am having porphyria problems, my urine is not a clear.