I was having a flare, not too bad, and my rheumy did the usual blood work up she usually does. I went on vacation with my plaquenil (well, the generic hydro)and prednisone to treat my flare and while on vacation she leaves a message for me saying that my potassium was too high and my sodium too low and to not eat potatos or bananas and to go to the emergency room if I had chest pain. Truth be told, I had and have still been having chest pain, but figured it was my lungs, since that's where I usually feel it when I'm having a flare. My rheumy did say that the test could be wrong so when I got back I did a retest and am awaiting the results. I've finished my short course of prednisone and at the time of my initial test I was treating a UTI so I'm hoping that caused the weird result. My rheumy left a message with my mother saying I was too young (I'm 32) to have that high of a potassium, but didn't say how high it was. She also asked if I had been taking anything to boost it. Prior to vacation I was eating a low calorie, high fiber, low cholesterol diet so I don't see how I could have caused the result by what I was eating. Anyway, she stressed me and my husband out on our vacation, now I'm wondering if we all overreacted with me searching on the internet about this result and seeing scary things like heart problems, kidney problems or adrenal gland issues. I guess I'm asking if anyone else tested like this and what was it? I find out next week, but I'm feeling a bit impatient since it's starting to stress me out which I know is bad for me. I have two little girls ages 2 and 4 and am praying that the lupus has not started to attack my organs. We were planning on having another baby but that has been postponed until I "stabilize". I flare pretty regularly but mild to medium flares, nothing too bad where I have to go to the hospital or anything. I have Hashimoto's which means my over active immune system has already affected my thyroid. Anyone have any ideas? I really would appreciate it.