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Old 08-18-2011, 06:05 PM   #1
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Potassium issues

I fainted. Apparently everything was normal except my blood potassium was very low (2.7). It was retested in several days and was normal (4.4); however, I do take OTC potassium supplements. Since they are so low on potassium (3% DV a pill) I have to take 10-12 pills a day. This gets expensive and annoying. The doctor would not prescribe potassium supplements, and says that I need to get it from food. But I am scared to death that this will happen again, and so I keep taking the OTC supplements.
I am wondering if anyone knows of potassium OTC supplements that have higher % DV; or else, how do I ensure that I get enought from food? I hate bananas, can't stand orange juice and milk and cannot eat nuts or hard raw fruits/vegs due to braces. Thanks in advance!

P.S. I also take magnesium supplements, but this is so much easier due to one pill containing 63% DV so I really need only one a day.