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  1. I had to take my mom to the emergency room again....
    ... They did find her electrolytes (mainly sodium and potassium ) were low and unfortunately I had to get a bit stern...
    ... problems. From my own and my m-i-l experience, low potassium does cause weakness. I suffer from low potassium ... symptoms at 3.8. My m-i-l's potassium dropped down to 2 while in the hospital and her doctor ... did not believe in giving potassium . She was weak as weak could be and after being released ... from the hospital she took a dose of potassium at home and bounced back. Too much potassium can ... with the electrical system of the heart. To little potassium causes many other problems. Ask doctors what your ... mom's potassium level is. Anything below 3 is way too low. A 4.5 to ... range by many labs. Bananas are a good source of potassium and also low sodium V-8 Juice....

  2. 18 year old with chest pain
    ... shouldn't they be at least testing me to see if my potassium levels and stuff are ok? I dont know what other vitamins...

  3. ***please Help***
    ... My dad has a creatinine level of 460 umo1/l and potassium level of 6.2. He is 64 yrs old and i would like to...

  4. Need help for mom (and me)
    ... She's gotten test results back that show elevated potassium and ANA along with low T4 and low vitamin D levels ... become irregular and we've found out about the elevated potassium and ANA, etc. I just don't know what to ask any...

  5. 18th bday on friday and got extremly painful blisters on the back of my throat.
    ... swollen. i am currently taking phenoxymethylpenicillin potassium tablets (250mg BP) and im wondering how long would...

  6. why do my legs feel weak and ache
    ... on back of legs while sitting, crossing legs, low potassium , arthritis, rheumatism and many other causes. Best...

  7. Muscle twitching
    ... cause of muscle twitches is dehydration or lack of potassium , calcium or magnesium. Could this be an issue for...
    ... cause of muscle twitches is dehydration or lack of potassium , calcium or magnesium. Could this be an issue for...

  8. charlie horse
    ... Low calcium, magnesium and potassium . Dehydration makes it worse. Low vit D can cause them...

  9. I don't know what is wrong with me?????
    ... hypertension it would be interesting to here what your potassium , creatinine, blood glucose have been while at the...

  10. Confused about ER doctors diagnosis
    ... sure he keeps his electrolytes good...have him have potassium like in bananas, sodium in something like chicken...

  11. What is Wrong With Me??
    ... an electrolyte imbalance. Try to eat bananas for potassium and drink soup/broth for the salt and some nutrients...

  12. chronic watery diarrhea while on 'total' liquid diet, almost 6 mos.
    ... far have not given a good solution. She does take potassium tablets and also has blood tests periodically. Any...

  13. Right leg muscle spasm...need help
    ... worse when they upped my glucophage. I was dropping potassium too fast and now they have me on a potassium supplement ... it has helped. DO NOT just go out and stop popping potassium though as it may aslo e too MUCH potassium especially...
    ... of nuts and red meat. As previously stated, low potassium is known to cause muscle cramps, especially in the ... Bananas and orange juice are good, natural sources of potassium . There is a book that you might find interesting...

  14. Undiagnosed! What could this possibly be?
    ... my blood test came back normal. All I had was low potassium , but this was not anything major. I kept having the...

  15. Annoying Nerve Twitch?
    ... thought the problem would be. Many have asked about my potassium intake (I eat at least 1 banana every day). Some have...

  16. Not sure wether to contact a doctor or not, need advice!
    ... home with an anti-emetic. They said that my serum potassium levels were raised, indicating a kidney issue. ...

  17. Slightly Elevated C02 Level
    ... great, Glucose 84, Triglycerites 92, Cholesterol 157, Potassium 4.0, LDL 110, HDL 29 a tad low, but my CO2 was slightly...

  18. POTS Syndrome
    ... in the ER about 1 month ago becasue i had very low potassium levels..... anyway while I was there I kept asking...
    ... 3. Eat salt. Seriously, a high salt diet and high potassium diet helps. 4. Expect the effect- if you anticipate...

  19. Unexplained Hypokalemia
    ... healthy kidneys but they are putting out too much potassium , BUT DOESN"T KNOW WHY. I have to take 4 KlorCon a...
    ... out too much Aldosterone -- you will lose too much potassium in your urine and it has to be replaced. A rear condition ... may know Aldosterone controls the balance of both potassium and sodium in your body. I have a condition named...

  20. Palpitations, dizziness, but not at the same time
    ... overweight, on Wellbutrin XL. I have been taking potassium and a B12 complex once a day since Monday (can't remember...
    ... issue for a while. I was wondering if it was the potassium , since I know that's got something to do with heart...

  21. Blood Pressure
    ... normal. It is a matter of eating a low sodium and high potassium diet that will make the difference in control or not...

  22. You'll think I'm crazy, but please read.
    ... thought.you could just be low with your magnesium or potassium too,these,when low can both cause some really strange...

  23. Wondering
    ... Does Anyone Know? I Really Need To Know Is Potassium Something To Really Worry About?...
    ... low potassium can affect many different body system functions from ... problems to heart rhythem.my son went thru a bout of low potassium before.if it is too low it can trigger a host of problems ... a bannana every day helps alot in maintaining good potassium in your system.there are also suppliments or enough...
    ... Yes very low potassium is dangerous. My has dropped just a litle and my ... doctor put me on potassium pills. Bananas are good for potassium build up and ... are baked potatoes. The other poster was correct. Potassium affects the heart....

  24. Numb and tingling hands and legs
    ... swell. I went to the doctor and he gave me Lasix and Potassium and told me it was caused by the weather. (I've never...

  25. Lightheaded but healthy
    ... it messes with your intestines. Have you had your potassium levels checked? Also, I recommend trying to see a...
    ... it messes with your intestines. Have you had your potassium levels checked? Also, I recommend trying to see a...

  26. Shakey, weak feeling
    ... that for a while now...I never passed out, but my potassium levels were very low. They put me on a supplement...
    ... Hi, Low Potassium Levels can cause the symptoms you described. If your ... these symptoms when you was diagnosed as having Low Potassium then speak to your Doctor and make a appointment incase ... you need a extra or stronger supplement containing Potassium . :)...

  27. Need help for my best mate...ASAP
    ... lungs, since she is on diuretics she could need some potassium . Those are all symptoms of a potassium deficiency ... not take care of it. She needs something rich in potassium like a banana, some orange juice or some green veggies...

  28. Twitches, and Trembles very often.
    ... be beneficial if your diet is poor, magnesium and potassium I know are important ones. Also try and steer clear...

  29. Family exp severe cramping in shins & top of feet
    ... left her in tears. She took a flexeril & began taking potassium tabs. 2 hours later they had abated, but her legs...

  30. Severe leg cramps
    ... metabolic deficiency that can cause leg cramping is low potassium . Potassium is one of the two primary molecules that ... control how our muscles work. Also, in addition to potassium , sodium works to initiate muscle contraction and an...

  31. Low Potassium - Meds don't help
    ... My husband has had a lot of problems with low potassium as well-he is on several diuretics. What we have ... learned form several trips to the ER for low potassium is that you also have to be aware of magnesium levels ... Once the magenisum is at the right level then the potassium levels out. My husband takes magnesium daily (3x ... a day) as well as his potassium -since we have been keeping watch on both levels he ... has not had any low potassium problems. It was an ER doc that pointed this out...
    ... It is possible to out-salt the potassium . Watch the sodium intake....
    ... Hi Anna. I am also magnesium and potassium deficient and have to take prescriptions for both...
    ... Bannanas are full of potassium ! I had low potasium couple times which made my heart...

  32. Need opinions & help badly!
    ... attack (sounds like symptoms, huh?) ER doc gave me 4 potassium tablets told me it was WPW from dehydration (after...

  33. Charlie Horse In Legs
    ... muscle cramps that love to get those calfs? I take Potassium on a daily basis but that isnt helping!...
    ... Try adding magnesium to the potassium you are already taking.my son went thru horrid almost ... just found out like a few days before this that his potassium had been low but didn't know about how really really ... just try ading the mag and see what happens.if your potassium has been low,for some reason,your mag can also be...

  34. What is wrong with my husband?
    ... ) and on routine blood tests they found I had low potassium . Nancy...

  35. Leg Cramps
    ... jd- You might want to try and increase your potassium intake. Eat a banana a day or drink V8 juice. ...

  36. Intense itch whenever I start sweating
    ... you might be sensitive to the sweat. It is full of potassium and salt. This can make you itch till you bathe....

  37. hand tremors/shaking!!!!!
    ... discovered during routine blood tests that I had a potassium deficiency. A glass of OJ every morning has really...

  38. Medication Nightmare
    ... cousin is on. She takes furosemide 120mgs a day plus a potassium pill. I was wondering, is your cousin on any type ... of potassium supplement? Low potassium levels can cause muscle cramps. Potassium levels ... and others) it is important to have supplemental potassium prescribed by a doctor. Especially if she is taking ... would suggest she get a blood test to see what her potassium levels are. Take Care Fae...

  39. Seizure research help
    ... They kept me for evaluation b/c I had extremely low potassium and were afraid I'd have a heart attack. Now I'm wondering...

  40. Potassium extremely low, what means? and what does it cause if you have it
    ... Some of the side effects from too low potassium are: hypertension, congestive heart failure, cardiac ... and fatigue. Taking iron will not correct low potassium . The doctor needs to find out what caused the low ... potassium and treat accordingly. Low potassium is something we should not treat ourselves, because ... , getting too much potassium will also cause problems with the electrical system ... some doctors out there that do not believe ingiving potassium . If your physician is like that, be sure you get a...
    ... I too very recently found out i had low potassium i ended up in the e.r. with super high BP and other ... things I was hospitalized because sometimes low potassium can indicate kidney trouble. Make sure she gets treated ... second opinion to rule out conditions that cause low potassium . Good luck and...
    ... done, and the doctor tried to give her two bags of potassium . She has had this low potassium before, but NO Doctor ... ended with asthma attack in ER, where we found out low potassium . She is TERRIBLY depressed, and when I just called ... to pregant friendly, and hopefully address this low potassium and swelling..... She has a swelling problem and...
    ... at the time, but the sulpha medication depleted my potassium so severely I had to go to the hospital. In the hospital ... drink vegetable juices, soups, etc. that are high in potassium . The doc should check her adrenal glands and also ... if she is on any medication if its affecting her potassium levels....
    ... Hi happyhome. Congratulations on the baby!! Low potassium needs to be taken seriously. Potassium is important ... for heart regulation. I have very low potassium for reasons unknown, and I take serveral prescription...

  41. Okay, is this all in my head?
    ... walk from the weakness sometimes.) I did have low potassium once at the ER several months ago. (A doctor sent ... merely diagnosed with a bladder infection) Could low potassium levels has this effect on me? I have no idea what...
    ... Although low Potassium is rare those are some of the signs of low levels ... .Try increasing your Potassium foods like Avacados, Bananas,and low sodium V-8 Vegetable...
    ... copied. The charge is rather steep too. Yes, low potassium will cause weakness and mess up the electrical system ... of the heart. If potassium is below "3" it is way too low, if potassium is higher ... and will cause problems. Frist, find out what your potassium count is before adding high potassium foods. I suspect...

  42. edema in the feet
    ... from building up. Be sure he is getting plenty of potassium , orange juice is good. Too little potassium is bad ... is bad, tread lightly until you find out what his potassium level is, however, a glass of orange juice for breakfast...

  43. Do all of these things mean anything?
    ... you had blood work to see if you are low in calcium, potassium or others? Do you get plenty of exercise or do you...

  44. random muscle spasms?
    ... labs run recently that included the magnesium and potassium levels??These are really the two biggest culprits ... bizarre.he HAD ,just three days prior,been Dxed with low potassium and was on meds to increase that but they had not...

  45. unusual post workout symptoms. help.
    ... nausea and vomiting are signs of both hypokalemia (low potassium ) and hyponatremia (low sodium.) Palpitations/ fast...

  46. need help with body odor
    ... For whatever reason, it stops this from happening. Potassium deficiency? I don't know but it worked and I just...

  47. just got out of the hospital.
    ... demonstrating the classical science experiment of mixing potassium with water. If you know chemistry, you know what...
    ... sense of myself like I did when my teacher dropped the potassium into the water. It's like my fear and the size of...

  48. Leg pain brings tears. No answers found - Any suggestions?
    ... problems, questionable. Do you take lasix? How is your potassium level? A low potassium can cause the very symptoms...

  49. clues from blood results??
    ... riased 3. monocytes raised 4. glucose raised 5. potassium low 6. ebv positive 7. growth hormone hit secreatry...

  50. Please help me!
    ... and they couldn't find anything wrong with him. His potassium was low, but they said that shouldn't have caused...
    ... a CT of his kidneys and pancreas? How low was his potassium ? Low potassium levels can be very dangerous. They...
    ... finding out what his problem really is. If his potassium level is at 2 it is definitely too low. He would need ... to be treated for low potassium. Too little potassium or too much potassium is bad, need just the right...

  51. leg just frezzes
    ... Sounds like a cramp. You may be low on potassium ....

  52. Please help! desperate for some answers
    ... Test Done Which Showed My Sugar Really Low And My Potassium Was High, So I Was Send To An Endocrinologist To Get...

  53. severe undiagnosed illness
    ... showing up on the bloods. positive ebv virus/ low potassium / excess protein in urine/esr 2 and 6 on diff occasions...

  54. How much of this is too much?
    ... I was diagnosed with low potassium (just slightly lower than normal) about a month ago ... muscle weakness and skipped beats and so the low potassium explained the symptoms. Well, she told me to start ... taking an OTC potassium supplement which I did. I take one every morning ... experiencing limb weakness and I know its from the low potassium . Would it be too much if I took one each evening...

  55. Involuntary Muscle Spasm
    ... some of them said that minerals can treat it such as potassium and calcium. If anyone knows how to treat it somehow...

  56. Long history of symptoms/No Resolution
    ... unremarkable either is what they kept telling me. Low potassium positive ebv virus esr level six and then two. Excess...

  57. Kidney Stones? Back Pain, Possible Hematuria
    ... levels have been normal though I have been prescribed potassium for the diarrhea this month. (Hypokalemia diagnosis...

  58. question-
    ... My boyfriend has to take potassium , and as everyone knows, that stuff tastes AWFUL! He...
    ... I am not sure it is wise to dissolve the potassium pills in water. Have your boyfriend ask his doctor ... for a prescription for "liquid potassium ", it comes in flavors (grape & cherry) . Still a rough...

  59. Internal shaking
    ... and mineral levels? I was recently found to have a potassium deficiency when they did some routine lab work. A...
    ... Have they checked your potassium ? I am assuming they have, but if not ask them to ... very serious could be wrong but just learned it was potassium . They checked it because they had just put me on...

  60. inhalers and leg cramps
    ... no i am not a tobacco user and they said my potassium level was fine. thxs for the info...
    ... illness.I am assuming that if they thought to check your potassium that they also did your mag level?If not, they really...

  61. Deodorant Stones, Have You Heard???
    ... occurring "Aluminum" salts (properly referred to as potassium alum, ammonium alum, and a few others) are huge, heavy...

  62. Numbness in pinkie and ring fingers???
    ... happens to me from time to time, said it could be do potassium . i have beem drinking a lot of OJ. :)...

  63. Question RE Charlie Horse
    ... trying to sleep. Someone told me to take calcium & potassium . I did, and they went away....
    ... Extra potassium and magnesium are the way to go here.My son used to...

  64. wheezing, fever, fluid retention? just had surgery
    ... what my internist is checking friday...along with my potassium level....i have had problems with my potassium being ... wouldn't think the bloating has anything to do with potassium levels....could it have anything to do with possible...

  65. surgery questions
    ... surgery next Wed. I have been having problems with my potassium level being low....trying to get this worked out before ... surgery. Why would they not do surgery if my potassium level is a little low? What type of complications...
    ... problems. This lowers possibillity of complications . Low potassium can cause muscular spasms. If doctors don't allow ... don't wont to risk. It is possible to reach normal potassium level in few days with potassium drugs if doctor ... bananas, baked potatoes...which are all rich with potassium . I personally don't believe that anasthesia or...
    ... muscle spasms or there any other complications low potassium levels could cause? i am curious and always eager ... much as i possibly can. I have been on prescription potassium pills for over a month now. My internist has been...
    ... Severe lowered potassium can also cause arrythmia (derranged heart rhytm) and ... also contribute to depression. I once had my level of potassium assigned as critically low, (from fasting deliberately...

  66. Anyone ever get this?
    ... could be wrestless legg syndrome. Try upping your potassium levels, the magnesium doesn't work for me so my doctor ... prescribed potassium when I have serious problems intermittently, when ... subsides I eat lots of banana's and foods rich in potassium ....
    ... could be wrestless legg syndrome. Try upping your potassium levels, the magnesium doesn't work for me so my doctor ... prescribed potassium when I have serious problems intermittently, when ... subsides I eat lots of banana's and foods rich in potassium . maybe your just not using you leg enought when...

  67. What does it feel like to be in a cast? - patella realignment procedure
    ... getting leg / foot cramps try eating banana's, the potassium in them will help with the leg cramps and charlie...

  68. please help my mom
    ... is on another BP med, a diuretic, that will cause potassium deleption, and eating bananas helps that. I experienced...
    ... emendously during this time. Like others mentioned, "low potassium " can cause weakness, unsteadiness, memory loss, fuzzy ... thinking and many other symptoms. Potassium 3 or less is too low. Many doctors do not believe ... in giving potassium to patients, so, be aware of this. I had a problem ... weak upon dismissal from hospital from heart attack ( potassium level 2). As soon as we got her home she headed straight ... for the bottle of potassium and bailed out. Her doctor did not believe in giving ... potassium . I took her to my doctor in another city and he gave ... her potassium . Malfunctioning thyroid can cause problems also...

  69. Muscle pain in left calf
    ... can cause a problem. Also, is there enough iron and potassium in your blood? Sometimes with a lack of certain vitamins...
    ... teacher, and he also mentioned the same thing about potassium , but the thing is i tend to eat quite a bit of rice...

  70. passing out cold and dizzy spells after standing
    ... memory loss, dizziness, etc. Some will deplete the potassium if its a beta blocker, and you need to stay very hydrated...

  71. Trileptal Side Effects
    ... blood test to evaluate your electrolytes (sodium, potassium , etc). zuzu xxx...

  72. Eyes Twitching
    ... that sometimes you will get this when you are lacking potassium . So eat a few bananas and see what happens. :)...
    ... that sometimes you will get this when you are lacking potassium . So eat a few bananas and see what happens. :) i ... see. we'll maybe its the potassium . i take a multi vitamen though daily which has 40mg...

  73. Whey protein
    ... cocoa, artificial flavor, lecithin, salt, acesulfame potassium , cellulose gum, xanthan gum. I am not allergic...

  74. Not getting better...
    ... outside the cell, is usually a function of dehydration ~ Potassium . Low potassium levels occasionally cause muscle cramps ... . More often, low potassium is associated with muscle weakness. ~Vitamins:Several...

  75. Chest Pains
    ... guilty genius! It would not hurt to have your Potassium level checked.If it's too low it will mimic a heart...
    ... It would not hurt to have your Potassium level checked.If it's too low it will mimic a heart ... .. How would I go about asking her to check my potassium level? And in what ways would it mimic a heart attack...