Discussions that mention potassium

Lupus board


Hello,

I just wanted to say I am going through some of the same things as you and "Sam" convinced me to talk to the Dr. about the ACA test - I did talk to her and I got the blood test today ! I have lupus - I had a stroke in Feb. and at that time tested positive for lupus anticoagulant. I am still dealing with the blurred vision, numbness and tingling, my potassium is low,I have daily headaches on one side of my head and I have a terrible heaviness in my right leg (not the leg affected by the stroke). I have recently had a spinal tap and an evoked potentials test for MS but the more I read about the antiphospholipid antibody the more I think that is my problem (I had one bad 9 weeks early due to my placenta detaching and then had a miscarriage with my next pregnancy). So, I guess I just wanted to say - hang in there and don't give up trying to figure it out. And, thanks again for all of you who share such good information. Bern
Hello,

I just wanted to say I am going through some of the same things as you and "Sam" convinced me to talk to the Dr. about the ACA test - I did talk to her and I got the blood test today ! I have lupus - I had a stroke in Feb. and at that time tested positive for lupus anticoagulant. I am still dealing with the blurred vision, numbness and tingling, my potassium is low,I have daily headaches on one side of my head and I have a terrible heaviness in my right leg (not the leg affected by the stroke). I have recently had a spinal tap and an evoked potentials test for MS but the more I read about the antiphospholipid antibody the more I think that is my problem (I had one baby 9 weeks early due to my placenta detaching and then had a miscarriage with my next pregnancy). So, I guess I just wanted to say - hang in there and don't give up trying to figure it out. And, thanks again for all of you who share such good information. Bern :wave: