Managing anemia and general pain due to isotretinoin; how can I get more potassium?
Hi. I take iron gel capsules (over-the-counter) for the anemia, a multivitamin with zinc, iron, and (some) magnesium, 50 mg of sertraline (generic for Zoloft) and 30 mg of isotretinoin (generic for Accutane). I took Accutane for two years and the muscle/joint pain was pretty bad (the anemia had been undiagnosed). I dealt with it with ibuprofen (not very helpful).
Because the cystic acne came back, I've gone back on a low dose of the isotretinoin and would like to get more potassium in my diet. I went to my primary care physician recently who said everything "checked out," including my iron levels, but in general, I'm thinking about supplementing my diet with more zinc, vitamin C, B vitamins and potassium.
I know where to get the former; is there a potassium supplement I can take? I see drugstore supplements for potassium gluconate; one pill only supplies 3% of the daily requirement (so it lists on the bottle). What can I buy in the drugstore that won't negatively interact with zinc, iron, or anything else I'm taking?
I drink milk and eat vegetables (including "leafy greens"), so I know I'm probably some portion of my daily allotment, but does anyone know if there's a form of potassium I can take that'll meet my needs--potassium citrate? Potassium chloride?
Does anyone know if I can skip taking lots of C or B supplements by taking acai or reservatrol (sp?) instead?
Any help would be appreciated!