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  1. Low in EVERYTHING--what came first?
    ... 60 range: 40-59 LDL: 56 range: 0-99 Sodium, Potassium , Chloride: all close to the bttm of the range ...

  2. potassium& sodium levels in secondary hypo???
    ... sodium level is 139 nmo1/1 ( range 134-146) and my potassium level is 5.0 nmo1/1 ( range 3.6-5.0). These levels...
    ... REALLY bad prior to treating my hypoadrenalism. Low potassium and sodium are strongly tied to your aldosterone. ... involving the reabsorption of sodium and the release of potassium by epithelial cells in the kidneys, intestine, and...
    ... aldosterone levels can cause low blood pressure and high potassium levels. This can be common in patients with cortisol...
    ... levels. Sodium-serum low normal range. Had some low potassium serum off and on, but usually mid- normal. Just...
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  3. Any suggestions on what may be wrong?
    ... on the low side Hypoglycemic Low iron stores low potassium Ana screen-positive My gyno put me on progesterone...
    ... look like you may be low in aldosterone given your potassium issues. You need testing to confirm PCOS and IR....
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  4. Anyone just pray for a diagnosis either way?
    ... to stay normal. My B vits are this way. My iron, potassium , and magnesium I just have to supplement 3 fold. ...
    ... to stay normal. My B vits are this way. My iron, potassium , and magnesium I just have to supplement 3 fold. ...
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  5. Tapazole and canker sores?
    ... course because they are high in the vit. C I need, potassium , and are supposed to be good for your intestinal tract...
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  6. Random questions, can you help? #'s questions..
    ... need to get your Ca up. How is your Magnesium and potassium . When Ca is off these can be off as well and cause...
    ... have only had these labs checked once since the TT, POTASSIUM WAS 3.7 (3.4-5.0) , VITAMIN B12 202 (180-900), MAGNESIUM...
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  7. Help - Panic attacks- High Anti TPO 4628
    ... 5 mg Iodine as Potassium salt 7.5 I took 3 supplements daily for three...
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  8. allergic to iodine and have graves and hasimoto's antibodies.
    ... iodine. This is normally ingested in the form of KI. Potassium iodized salt. NOW you can be allergic to the iodine...

  9. crazy question
    ... imbalances. Off the top of my head, I woudl think that Potassium and sodium might be out of balance (typical adrenal...

  10. Feel worse with meds
    ... hormone. However low vit D, ferritin, magnesium, potassium , and vit B12 can also have similar side effects. ... haven't had your: vit D, B12, Ferritin, Magnesium and potassium tested recently you should get them done. Also if...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Synthroid

  11. heart palpitations - thyroid related?????
    ... wall (atleast thats what it felt like). I knew that potassium and magnesium play a role in muscle/heart function ... the doc at the hospital that I was probably low on potassium and mag. He looked at me like I was an idiot, so ... enough, I was right. Both were low. They gave me a potassium pill and started me on an IV of magnesium. Soon my...

  12. Hypothyroid and PCOS - Do they go together??
    ... aches have almost stopped. I thought it was just low potassium . NOPE, my muscles have been operating and being tortured...
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  13. Joint pain and popping. Dont know what is wrong!
    ... was the last time you had your vit D, ferritin, B12, potassium , and magnesium levels checked. I strongly recommend...
    Medications also discussed in this post: ogen

  14. 150mcg of iodine in the multivitamins
    ... VERY controversial subject. Iodine in the form of potassium iodine does not trigger an allergic response. We...

  15. Just a quick Question??? LEVELS?????
    ... with some of the aching. You need your magnesium, potassium , and B12 levels checked. This Endo is dropping the...

  16. hypothyroid, with muscle spasms,svt- anyone else have this too??
    ... electrolyte panel done? Where are your Sodium and Potassium levels? If they are out of balance, it indicates...
    ... Have you had your potassium checked? When my potassium gets on the low end of normal, I have tachycardia ... fascilitation symdrome. I started to take calcium, mag, potassium , and a vit. b complex everyday. Also, I increased...
    ... protect you from something. How are your electrolytes ( potassium , and sodium, especially)? What stresses are there...
    ... sodium- 138 135- 146 potassium - 4.3 3.5-5.3 I have had ... low potassium levels at times so I eat lots of bananas, raisins...
    ... Same symptoms. Also had my thyroid removed. Your potassium is low. I had tests done by several dr.'s and they ... just said eat more bananas and high potassium foods and it didn't help I just got worse. Finally ... dr. did a 24 hour unrine test which showed massive potassium wasting. A person should only lose 25 to 125(don ... t got the results back yet to see if my levels of potassium have gone up. He said it could take six months for ... tachycardia events and that is due to the lack of potassium . Do you get tingling around the mouth? I get that ... kidneys not working properly and letting out too much potassium in the urine instead of the blood getting what it...
    ... I have had every test, but not sure if a 24 hour potassium test??. I have had occassional low potassium levels...
    ... I am going to check if I ever had a 24 urine for potassium done.... I am not sure if they will order it. I think ... sodium levels are always in low normal area and my potassium has only been below normal a few times- others it ... is in normal/low normal. Were your blood potassium levels low so they checked your urine... or why did ... they decide to do that particular test for 24 hour potassium urine?? I read you too have intolerance to heat...
    ... on with me is similar to Gitelman's syndrome. My potassium levels over the last several months have been right ... muscle weakness and pain I really believed it was a potassium issue. Luckily the last person I saw was an endocrinologis ... perked his curiosity but he decided to check the urine potassium along with alot of other stuff. It was the loss of ... potassium in the urine that was so dramatic so the kidney dr ... pain. The test I had done on monday showed that my potassium levels are the highest they have been in five months...
    ... will call kidney Dr. tomorrow and ask if a 24 hour potassium was ever done. I was researching the low potassium ... issue and saw high aldosterone is a sign of potassium /kidney issues. I have had high aldosterone- 21 was...
    ... through back pain in the past. I really think with the potassium being really low along with the calcium and sodium...
    ... office. They checked my chart and said I had 24 hour potassium , protein, creatinne, but all were within normal limits...
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  17. help with labs please (docs appt tomorrow to discuss them)
    ... 51)L T3 TOTAL 88( 80-200) SODIUM 136 (136-147) POTASSIUM 4.3 (3.5-5.0) GLucose 50 (70-99) L bun 7 (9-22...
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  18. Results in from Holistic MD...thoughts? Pls Hlp
    ... I also have to supplement my iron, B6, magnesium, potassium , calcium, vit D... I take a beta-blocker pindolol...
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  19. Need Input so upset!
    ... legs hurt? That could be so many things.......your potassium and calcium could be low. Are you on any BP Meds?Some ... Janumet and it turned out my bp med had lowered my potassium . A few natural potassium pills and I was great .. ... stop when you are off your feet? Mine ached when my potassium was low.....if you do not already take a potassium ... supplement you might want to try some Natural Potassium 99mg...take 2 for 3 days and then 1 a day each day ... will run a chem panel on you and it will tell your potassium /Calcium and all of that......they will probably do...
    ... the med. I do take herbs/vits & magnisium but not potassium which I will now. I am in my 60's & heard they are...
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  20. Anyone else had the "I'm at the end of my rope!" Feeling?
    ... levels are mid range.. at least above 70. Check your potassium and magnesium levels. Hypothyroidism often causes...
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  21. hyperthyroidism treatment options
    ... was in the hospital I had round the clock IVs with potassium and who knows what else. I also had 2 units of blood...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Synthroid Tapazole

  22. Hi all... can a low thyroid affect the digestive system?
    ... luck with bananas. I eat two a day to get my vit. c, potassium etc....

  23. overmedicated
    ... Another change this dr. made was take me off 20 meq potassium supplements, as I was always low on potassium, but...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Synthroid

  24. Hi y'all...........
    ... billirubin high.. um my magnesium is at 50% again and potassium is finally at 5% of normal range. Fasting glucose...
    ... some bad leg cramps. It seems the shot might lower potassium levels and can cause leg cramps. The endo thought...
    ... pernecious(sp) anemia [B12 deficiency], low ferritin, low potassium , and low magnesium. Actually I do not supplement...
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  25. Lab results..How can I possibly Normal? I cant live like this anymore..
    ... 96 > or=90 ml/min/1.73m2 Sodium 140 (135-147) Potassium 4.5 (3.5-5.2) Total Bilirubin 4 (UP TO 22) ...
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  26. Back here after a long period of silence
    ... family. and you've ruled out your adrenals. your potassium levels? your sodium levels? calcium? any testing on...

  27. New and saying hi and so confused re goiter, nodules, TSH levels
    ... to check your ferritin, B12, magnesium, vit D, and potassium levels yet? These are some of the first things that...
    ... this stage. No idea regarding the ferratin or potassium , unless it's something that is normally tested for...
    ... go there. ;) No idea regarding the ferratin or potassium , unless it's something that is normally tested for ... numbers of the results. Ferritin is non-standard. Potassium should be on any report that tests Calcium. Low normal ... potassium can cause the joint pain and muscle cramps and more...
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  28. In so much pain..in need of support and a place to vent..
    ... tested your ferritin, vit D, vit B12, magnesium, and potassium levels. Low levels in either of these can cause chronic...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Synthroid

  29. Parathyroid gland function ?s & kidney stones Related or not?
    ... ), I'm not sure what all that involves but I know Potassium is one thing they are concerned about with him being...
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  30. Your thyroid story
    ... electrolyte balance. My greatest pains occur when my potassium , magnesium, and B12 levels decide to eat dirt. You...

  31. POST-OP Day 2- 7....Hell...wouldn't wish this on anyone.
    ... Magnesium - 300 mg., Vitamin D (calciferol) - 100 IU and Potassium Bicarbonate - 25 mg. HHA liquid Calcium. Not sure...

  32. Blood results - need help with interpretation please
    ... Your MD may put you on a vit D script. I need the potassium and Ca as well so the viactives work out well. You...
    ... supplements. Your Iron and vit D if it is accompanied with potassium and calcium or magnesium needs to be taken 8 hours...

  33. Thyroid antibodies and symptoms
    ... s. Several times over the years, she has had "low potassium " levels. All Doctors have never been able to explain ... why her potassium is sometimes low. She has practically lost hope in...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Armour

  34. Alternative medicine
    ... following: 1) Amiodarone or 2) Iodinated glycerol or 3) Potassium iodide (e.g., Pima)—The use of these medicines...
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  35. Lab results...now I'm confused
    ... Metabolic Panel: SODIUM 142 HIGH END OF NORM POTASSIUM 4.1 CHLORIDE 108 HIGH END OF NORM CARBON DIOXIDE...
    Medications also discussed in this post: ogen thyroxine

  36. Need a new Dr. in Tampa
    ... gave me a prescription for another water pill that is potassium sparing. I can't get a follow-up appt and I am getting...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Armour

  37. Request Help On Adrenal Fatigue/thryoid - Mg/midwest/others
    ... mineral electrolyte balance game.. right now I am low in potassium .. that SUCKS big time. But I am almost there with...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Synthroid ogen

  38. Little update bemusing......
    ... My only issue at present is getting my vit D and potassium levels up. I have to accept no one wants to remove...

  39. new please help me figure out thyroid
    ... so she wants to do a salt loading urine test but my potassium is low so I need to get that up before the salt loading ... its dangerous to have too much salt and not enough potassium . Your symptoms sound alot like what I was experiencing...
    ... you doing? I have been told your electrolytes salt potassium always need to be in balance from docs when I have ... been dehydrated from this dirreah. I am currently on potassium chloride for low potassium to help. I had this test...

  40. Cytomel - anyone get sick on this?
    ... chronic pain, kidney probems, seizure disorder, primary potassium syndrome, HBP, GERD, malignant migraines, asthma,...
    ... keep up with stressors. By the way, what is "primary potassium syndrome"?...
    ... keep up with stressors. By the way, what is "primary potassium syndrome"? Primary potassium syndrome is when you ... cannot keep enough potassium in your body. I have had this all my life....
    Medications also discussed in this post: Cytomel levothyroxine

  41. I knew it was too good to be true.......
    ... really sick and then i finally went to the ER and my potassium was really low and they checked my levels and said...
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  42. Still no luck
    ... blood work was out of range as well low iron low potassium and sodium was on the lower side aswell.... and i...

  43. I'm still around
    ... levels were fine. Only thing out of whack was my potassium . He refused to check my FT3... so I do not know if ... 40 BasicMetab Sodium Blood: 142 (135-145) Potassium Blood: 3.4* (3.5-5.1) Chloride Blood: 108* ... Keep up the good work. He didn't address the low Potassium or any of the non-ranged values. He did confirm I...
    ... MG, How are you functioning a such a low potassium ? I'm on HCTZ (diuretic) when my potassium gets that ... diet. I wrote up a list of my favorite foods & their potassium content. I make sure I get the required amount of ... potassium everyday. Fam...
    ... Famnd, I am eating ALOT of potassium loaded foods. I am eating so many bananas I am surprised ... in a tree. I am also taking a vit D, Calcium and potassium supplement. I am functioning because I am stubborn ... going to go in and see my IM next week and see about potassium supplementation for a brief period. I think that ... Endos. What foods helped you best to recharge your potassium levels? MG...
    ... mg, nix the bananas. They haven't got as much potassium as rumour has it. They're just good and easy to eat...
    ... look into those added food items as well. Actual OTC potassium supplements only have 3% the daily potassium in...
    ... Hi famnd & MG i saw you said MGs potassium is low i dont know what you think of mine but i have ... been told its normal my serum potassium is 3.8 (3.8-5.2) My other results are as follows...
    ... just get my boy to sleep his required amount and my potassium levels up a bit all would be perfect. We can dream...
    ... when i do i end up in more pain, i read about your potassium level did you see i put mine down it just made me...
    ... about exercising right now is the cramps due to low potassium . It is hard to work out when you are curled up with...
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  44. My labs after changing my dose of Synthroid
    ... test has been cancelled** Sodium: 141 (135-146) Potassium : 4.1 (3.5-5.3)...
    ... Hi, lulu, why did you test for Testosterone Sodium Potassium and Prolactin:)...

  45. ? on T3, & THYRIOD OR HEART
    ... enough sleep. But other than the raging hormones, low potassium , and sleep deprivation.. I am good. I can only hope...
    ... finish my walk, crawl, and whimper routine.. but LOW potassium sucks. Apricots, bananas, potato skins.. added potassium...
    ... the Endos results and my old lows and highs. Vit D, Potassium , and Magnesium. I am also doing some more exploration...
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  46. HELP! - So fed up of being normal
    ... Serum creatinine = 66 umol/L 27/04/2007 Serum potassium = 4.1 mmol/L 27/04/2007 Serum sodium = 146 mmol...
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  47. Confused, what is the difference between Hashi and Hypothyroid?
    ... b-12, testosterone, estrogen, fsh, prolactin, and potassium . I will post my results below, but basically he just ... week 3 of my cycle) estrogen: 18 (week 3 of my cycle) potassium : 4.2 b-12: 656 prolactin: 10.9 testosterone: 24 tsh...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Synthroid ogen

  48. menopause???
    ... work done and not only is my calcium low so is my potassium , iron, sodium and magnisium. Looked up what symptoms ... perimenopausal. Started tracking my nutrient intake of potassium and found that food was the best way for your body...
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  49. High TSH Low Estrodial Low FSH, what does this mean?
    ... week 3 of my cycle) Prolactin: 10.9 Testosterone: 24 Potassium : 4.4 B-12: 656 What does all of this mean? I already...
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  50. Well I am sharing my latest Labs and such.. :D
    ... B12 did help with my migraines. 4) Selenium and potassium iodide multivitamin 5) Ferrous Fumorate - iron supplement...
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  51. why does cytomel make my vision blurry
    ... quite a while yesterday, have magnesium, selenium, potassium and others, about which I can't remember exactly what...

  52. I hate hormones
    ... something!!! How are your electrolytes---sodium and potassium ? Do they bounce up and down together, opposite of...
    ... months are ER April 24 Sodium 144 135-147 potassium 3.8 3.5-5.0 Chloride 106 97-106 co2...
    ... 2.5 May 2 Sodium 141 135-150 potassium 4 3.5-5.3 ALK 52 50-136 ALT...
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  53. What kind of doctor?
    ... by the kidneys---and so it also indirectly affects potassium . The plasma Metanephrine test is used to help diagnose...
    ... by the kidneys---and so it also indirectly affects potassium . The plasma Metanephrine test is used to help...

  54. What Now?
    ... disorder, hypokalamia, so I thought I just needed potassium , so I increased my dosage of KCl and stopped my diuretic ... BP, which scared me, so I went to the ER. Well, the potassium labs came back and the levels are (seem) fine. They...
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  55. Do I Have Low Thyroid?
    ... 130-199 HDL Cholesterol 67 range 40-60, I had low potassium Ser 3.4 range 3.6-5-2 I have almost all the symtoms...

  56. where do i start ??? kat here hixxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    ... are going to run through your minerals.. Sodium and Potassium in particular. You need salt and salty things if...
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  57. New here - need some advice please
    ... hair, serious hair loss, weird leg cramps not due to potassium , very poor memory, brain fog, and more) and about...

  58. Confused about labs and meds
    ... slightly were: Creatinine: .7 range of .5-1.5 Potassium : 3.6 range 3.5-5.5 Calcium Serum: 10.5 range...

  59. Monkey update, not good!
    ... level was low then why didn't i stay sicK? I mean my potassium dropped i got real dizzy, i wonder if it just took ... out of me and then once they gave me fluids and the potassium crap then i was kinda okay? I am hoping i haven't...
    ... it. You didn't stay sick cause they brought your potassium level back up. I've had mine drop out on me when...
    ... hope to feel better soon! I really wondered about the potassium thing as noone medical could ever clarify that one...

  60. low PTH
    ... megadoses of magnesium to keep levels subnormal, extra potassium to keep level up. ANYONE out there have a similar...

  61. Lab Results would like input mg, midwest
    ... prednisonne as well. Had the blood draw to re-test the potassium this morning. Eye, feels better, opthomologist said...

  62. Doctors said google all you want, you are not a doctor !
    ... RDW was high, and my BUN/Creat ratio was 28.6 w/low potassium . The hospital was more concerned with my heart and...
    ... Anion gap 7 (dont know what this is ) its low range Potassium 3.3 ultra sound of thyroid (L) 3.8cm x 1.4 (R) 4...

  63. New thyroid patient !
    ... drop!! 8 more to go!!! not sure if its the amino, or potassium pill or cutting my thyroid pill back down to 50? ...

  64. PLEASE READ! What does hydrocortisone do?
    ... GLUCOSE 92 60-99 MG/DL SODIUM 141 133-145 MEQ/L POTASSIUM 3.8 3.5-5.3 MEQ/L CHLORIDE 106 98-108 MEQ/L CO2...
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  65. Adding L-carnitine is it ok?
    ... reading it helps in the weight issues? I also got some potassium and taking small amount of that along with the carnitine...
    ... yesterday will see what happens today? Also added potassium will see if more bloating goes away? I'll let you...

  66. HELP!!! Thyroid disease and addisons disease....my recent blood work
    ... GLUCOSE 92 60-99 MG/DL SODIUM 141 133-145 MEQ/L POTASSIUM 3.8 3.5-5.3 MEQ/L CHLORIDE 106 98-108 MEQ/L CO2...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Armour Florinef Hydrocortisone Synthroid thyroxine

  67. Does this sound familiar?
    ... this and that and then i landed in the ER with low Potassium and then said my thyroid med was too low so they said...

  68. Had left thyroidectomy last week....
    ... some steroid (DexaDron?) and the bags of fluid were potassium because they claimed my potassium was low on my pre ... -op testing (I have never had low potassium so I am not sure about that). Today is a week out...
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  69. I think I need to whine.
    ... repeated along with new levels for renin, sodium, and potassium along with all the thyroid panels, so they can decide...
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  70. Thyroidectomy Coming Up Input Please
    ... I am not taking it. Thanks- Kerri SSKI is potassium iodine. From what I have read it is to help make the...

  71. low calicum ?? parathyroid problems
    ... ablation, continued weight loss, repeated low magnesium, potassium levels. Thought is was malabsorption... all GI tests...

  72. Red Eyes
    ... hmmmmmm'ed and never did answer... as they pumped potassium into my veins and down my throat. I'm convinced that...

  73. Critically low potassium and blood pressure drop…
    ... Yes. I was in the ER last week and my potassium level was 3.3 (3.5-5.2). Not sure why. They told ... already eat bananas daily as well as a lot of other potassium rich foods. I take Synthroid 50mcg and Cytomel 5mcg...
    ... pass out it could have been a coinsidense that your potassium is low at the same time of this happening, i cant ... help with the potassium side of things but i lost both my mum and dad within ... the stress. what has the hospital done about your potassium level what advise have they given you keep your chin...
    ... It's a very frightening experience, isn't it? My potassium level was down to 2.3. They told me to eat more potassium ... hopalong_too;3532904]Yes. I was in the ER last week and my potassium level was 3.3 (3.5-5.2). Not sure why. They told ... already eat bananas daily as well as a lot of other potassium rich foods. I take Synthroid 50mcg and Cytomel 5mcg...
    ... pass out it could have been a coinsidense that your potassium is low at the same time of this happening, i cant ... help with the potassium side of things but i lost both my mum and dad within ... the stress. what has the hospital done about your potassium level what advise have they given you keep your chin ... wonder you passed out! I passed out because the low potassium caused my heart to slow down and my blood pressure...
    ... I'm going for another potassium test in the morning. I just read some intersting ... as well as the problem I had with the criticaly low potassium level that they don't know what caused it. Apparently ... much insulin secretion can cause hypokalemia ( low potassium ) because insulin promotes potassium to enter skeletal ... cells. I'm begining to think I may have had lowish potassium for a lown long time and that thru all of my complaining ... the above symptoms, no one ever thought to check my potassium levels before. Strange, because I've been taking b...
    ... Barbara thats what i meant in my earlier post that your potassium levelhad probably been low for some time then with...
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  74. Hashimoto's ...."AND" .....Thyroiditis?
    ... ACTH, no DHEA and no further blood tests even though potassium was low 3.3 (3.5-5.2). I also asked about the wide...
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  75. Fast pulse and hypo?
    ... And yes, I drink lots of water, eat salt, and eat potassium . For the life of me, I can't get my BP up, which is...
    Medications also discussed in this post: ogen


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