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Old 11-28-2008, 02:01 PM   #1
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Potassium supplements CAUSING fluid retention?

Hi all,

I am sodium-sensitive, and retain fluid when I eat anything salty. I always try to avoid salty foods, but recently I began taking a potassium supplement (chelated potassium gluconate, 595 mgs) in an effort to counter the fluid retention a bit, but I have noticed that shortly after I take the potassium supplement my fingers swell up just as if I've eaten a bag of Doritos. I haven't been able to find anything online that links potassium supplements to fluid retention, so I'm wondering if anyone here has heard of this before? Thanks.

Last edited by Amarantha; 11-29-2008 at 12:38 PM. Reason: Reworded the title to distinguish between taking potassium to DECREASE fluid retention, and potassium possibly CAUSING fluid retention.

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