Re: Pain Therapy Cause Low Potassium & Anemic ?
THANK YOU ALL , Thanks for your help opinions and thoughtfulness to jump in on this. This has fooled me for some time and when I came across this board, I knew I found a good place to get some answers. Many times its the patient or people going threw what you are have more answers or help to you than the Dr. does.
My Doctor did try to come up with something but it fell short. I take Blood Pressure Meds and it lowers it, but I wasnt taking it at the time, so that didnt work as a solid true answer. I wasnt eating to well at the time of the blood test, but all the health care people said that, poor eating shouldnt have lowered it as low as mine was. It has since come up and I have a slip to get my blood tested on potassium levels. It usually will lower over time. This has happened a few times since I have been on the PM medication.
I have a feeling that the pain meds have something to do with the potassium levels being below norm. I dont know how it would attack that but it surely seems so.
I am going to try two (2) different things here in the next few months. I am going to just eat normal, take all my meds as normal and go get tested. The second one I am going to try to cut down as low as I can on PM meds and get tested and see if any change in the levels.
I wouldnt think it was the pain meds but I seen a home video on *****REMOVED**** where a young teen was explaining how he ended up in the hospital for leg cramps etc.... After having his blood drawn his potassium was in the dirt, dangerously low. A dear friend of mine that was in a motorcycle crass leaving him paralyized from the waist down, he went threw the same thing with his potassium levels going extrememly low.
This is what rang the bell for me that something seems to be connected with low levels of Potassium and PM meds. Very strange. If anyone finds something let me know.
May you all be blessed with a great day
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