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  1. There is something wrong with my blood
    ... 5 (Reference Range 10.0-28.0) SODIUM 146 mmol/L POTASSIUM 4.2 mmol/L CHLORIDE 106 mmol/L CARBON DIOXIDE 23...
    ... experienced. Ironically, my cholesterol went down when my potassium went up (via the DASH meal plan) and I discontinued...

  2. leg cramps
    ... not the same as Restless Leg Syndrome, magnesium and potassium supplementation does seem to help both conditions ... cure" as the proper ratio of calcium, magnesium, and potassium is critical as are other factors that impact the absorption...

  3. No answers or help from docs.. any ideas?
    ... strictly for my thyroid.. Sodium 140 (135-147) Potassium 4.5 (3.5-5.2) Total Bilirubin 4 (UP TO 22) Alanine...
    ... 96 > or=90 ml/min/1.73m2 Sodium 140 (135-147) Potassium 4.5 (3.5-5.2) Total Bilirubin 4 (UP TO 22) Alanine...
    ... found out it was a water pill that was depeleting my potassium , magnesium, and other nutrients. When I got off the...
    Medications also discussed in this post: thyroxine

  4. Aching legs
    ... discontinuing the water pill that depleted my electrolytes ( potassium , magnesium, calcium). Again, I would encourage ... reading about the roles of calcium, magnesium, and potassium (or electrolyte imbalances) as these nutrients play...
    ... carnation it has vitamins in it you could be lacking low potassium causes legs cramps...

  5. Iron
    ... me to eat anymore. Fruits and veggies have a high potassium content - great for improving your blood pressure...
    ... causes the body to retain sodium and fluid, and lose potassium . As a result, the blood pressure rises. So, unfortunatelly...

  6. Low Ferritin and Hashimotos
    ... diuretic that also helps prevent the loss of too much potassium . However, it is also associated with an increased...

  7. Feel really really awful after exercise with Ferritin of 6.
    ... comes to my diet. Fruits and veggies contain a lot of potassium - they are a major component of almost ANY healthy...

  8. A couple of questions
    ... learned my lesson though while worrying daily about my potassium reaching lethal levels (especially during the time ... kidney issues, which is why I have been on at least two potassium sparing-or building- meds at a time (plus one that ... 's potassium -wasting). Glad that that's finally OK. Now it looks...

  9. Update - New Results
    ... arduous process. I have been struggling to build up my potassium level. After a year and a half, it is finally normal...

  10. Back from anemia "hiatus" and with new lab values
    ... bad tummy as a result and I landed in the ER with a potassium drop and heart palps that felt much the same as these...
    ... nectar for a couple of days just to make sure your potassium levels are up too. Bananas also have alot of magnesium...

  11. anaemia symptons??
    ... levels up. In the meantime, make sure you get lots of potassium in your diet - that helps the B12 convert into usable...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Folic

  12. New here...question on numbers
    ... results: Iron, Total: 22 L % Saturation: 5 L Potassium : 5.5 H Calcium 8.5 L Ferritin: 3 L Among other...
    ... I can't comment on the calcium and the potassium . The important number here is the ferritin, which...
    ... but you may actually be normal in terms of your potassium , it is high, but I would need to know if your blood ... and also so you know your electrolytes like calcium/ potassium /etc are drawn into a different tube than your CBC ... ), celiac'rs are often hypokalemic(low potassium ) ... but if your sample was not hemolyzed and thus ... a relative lab error than you should have a repeat potassium checked relatively soon as hyperkalemia(high potassium ... usually cardiac arrest) ... as for the causes of high potassium , there are many such as meds, renal failure, etc ...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Folic

  13. FLFLOWERGIRL & japlopper
    ... oh, and don't forget about the other B's and the potassium . The best way to get the potassium is through bananas...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Folic

  14. New to Anemia/Low b12
    ... multiple B vitamin to stay in balance, eat lots of potassium (like bananas), and make sure you're folic acid and...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Folic

  15. Input please! Need help!!!!!
    ... and had to see a hematologisy (very low iron, low potassium and white blood cells & b12, along with protein in...
    ... and had to see a hematologisy (very low iron, low potassium and white blood cells & b12, along with protein in...

  16. Does low Iron/Ferritin cause heart palpitations and anxiety?
    ... the blurb in the Physician Notes mentioned that my Potassium was slightly low @ 2.9, but said "otherwise unremarkable...
    ... can cause a person to have a sudden drop in BP or potassium and it is a life-threatening emergency. I have experienced ... a sudden potassium drop when I was a starving exhausted college student...

  17. When will I feel better?
    ... For vitamin testing, I'd want to know B12, D, potassium , and folic acid, along with a full CBC and iron panel...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Folic

  18. starting birth control pills (seasonale) questions
    ... put me on something that had the potential to raise potassium levels and was a "mood elevator". It was also 30...
    Medications also discussed in this post: seasonale

  19. Pernicious Anemia
    ... CBC. The only thing abnormal on the test was low potassium , which is what she thought caused my leg cramps. ... She told me to start taking potassium . Finaly, in Dec ('07) I went to a different doctor...

  20. b12 level 427--Can this cause fatigue?
    ... your b's otu of balance. And, finally, eating lots of potassium helps your body use the B12. Dont get discouraged...

  21. anemia and low WBC
    ... not be! The leg cramping can also be a sign of potassium issues. It all works hand in hand. I've been told ... B12 stores, so I'm not sure if it was the B12 or the potassium that helped my leg cramps, but I do know that potassium...

  22. low haemoglobin and high B12
    ... decided that the reason may be that my folate and potassium levels need boosting, as I believe that they are required...
    ... that I can take in a week. however, I reckon the potassium level should not be deficient, which would leave the...

  23. B12 Shots & Still Deficient?
    ... have the appropriate folate levels, iron levels, and potassium . If you're deficient in any of these, it's like a ... get to the right level. I know someone who has low potassium - and it didn't matter how much B12 she got - she...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Folic

  24. b12 shots
    ... Get as much rest as you can and eat lots of bananas! Potassium helps the B12 absorption. Hang in there. You will...

  25. Gastric Bypass...Anemic....low hemoglobin...who do I go to
    ... negative. Only problem with the blood work was low potassium and low hemoglobin so after the transfussions and...
    ... negative. Only problem with the blood work was low potassium and low hemoglobin so after the transfussions and...

  26. Is B12 injections a dr money maker?
    ... thing - they told me to make sure to get plenty of potassium . If your body is low on it, it can't use the B12 it ... s getting effectively. I have a friend who has low potassium and B12, and it wasn't until she got the potassium...
    ... normal at 30 (10-291) and I will ask her to check potassium too). I guess the worst that can happen if for her ... to say no. I see that my potassium was normal at 4.2 (3.5-5.5). Is there an upper range...

  27. Opinions Appreciated
    ... 120) Magnesium .50 .73 (.70-.95) Potassium 3.0 3.8 (3.7-5.3) I don't know...

  28. Too soon to exercise?
    ... watch all your other Bs, folic acid and eat bananas - potassium helps your body process B12, etc. Jill...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Folic

  29. B12 is 94
    ... B's don't get out of balance. Oh, and eat bananas! Potassium helps your body use the B12 - it's vital! Take...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Folic

  30. Ok, what's the deal here?
    ... was also shown that my magnesium was quite low and potassium was on the lowish side (but my potassium often drops...
    ... that were highlighted were hgb, ferritin, serum iron, potassium and magnesium. I don't know why it is like it is,...
    ... test. Now my haemoglobin is going down, as are my potassium and magnesium levels. I feel like crap all the time...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Morphine

  31. just diagnosed, any tips?
    ... the tingling was a result of the fluctuations in my potassium levels. My potassium level has been bouncing all over...

  32. B12 and exercise
    ... thing to remember is that B12 needs folic acid and potassium and the other B vitamins to be in synch to be properly ... So if you're getting B12 shots but you're low in potassium or other B vitamins, the B12 may not be getting used...
    ... 24 (>5.4) ferritin 30 (10-232) down from 44 Potassium 4.3 (3.5-5.3) I thought my potassium might be...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Folic

  33. Symptoms of Loww ferritin????
    ... produced by the adrenals which regulates sodium and potassium levels), and renin (which is really kinda complicated...

  34. Chromagen Forte Caplet TRX- Need info, please. Am posting lab results as well!
    ... don't even think to look for. Btw, what are your potassium and sodium numbers like? I can ask my Holistic MD...
    ... considered seeing a good Osteopath what are your potassium and sodium numbers like? I'm pretty sure my reaction ... below: Sodium, Serum is 138.......... range 135-148 Potassium , Serum is 4.1........range 3.5-5.5. What does this...
    ... your sodium's kinda on the low side and so is your potassium . While both in range, they do suggest that your aldosteron...

  35. is it typical to have a relapse?
    ... tough vitamin to get replenished, so increasing your potassium will certainly help._ Jill...

  36. sublingual B12 clarification needed
    ... has me on folic acid as well as a multi-B. Eating potassium is supposed to help your body absorb the B12, so eat...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Folic

  37. Does this sleeping problem happen to you?
    ... are steady for awhile. And I've been told to eat potassium when trying to build up your B12 stores - it's supposed...

  38. Exhausted all the time.
    ... Exhausted) even if I sleep 10hrs straight. I am also Potassium and b12 deficient and my doctor give me shots (which...
    ... problems now. Also recently I was in the hospital and my potassium levels are so low they would not release me just cause...

  39. Auto Immune hymolyptic aneamia (AIHA)
    ... should also eat bananas because licorice depletes potassium . I don't know if there's any science behind it, but...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Ambien Folic

  40. Can you be both B12 and Iron deficient?
    ... board that it's important to eat bananas/foods with potassium while your body is repairing - that your body uses ... more potassium when it gets the B12 so it goes into repair mode....

  41. Hello, I'm new here
    ... low iron. Check and make sure you are getting enough potassium because some blood pressure medications will deplete ... your potassium . Next, go back to your doctor and tell him/her about...

  42. Got my numbers!
    ... and you should help it along by eating bananas, as potassium helps the body process B12. They also told me to...

  43. New To The Site
    ... re reloading your B12, you should try to eat more potassium . It helps. Lots of bananas. :) Best, Jill...

  44. Strange problem from the anemia
    ... rebuilding my B12 levels that I should try to get extra potassium in my diet, because when the body is repairing damage...

  45. Questions about B-12
    ... your body use the new B12, make sure to eat lots of potassium and get those folic acid levels checked as well. If...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Folic

  46. B12 Deficiency and Muscle Twitches
    ... dropping things etc. I have had muscle twitches with low potassium levels, so you might want to find out about your potassium...
    ... My muscle twitches were related to a low Potassium level and not my B-12. After taking supplimental ... Potassium , my twitching stopped and didnt return after I stopped...
    ... when your body is reloading B12 it burns thru your potassium levels. I have been taking B12 shots every two weeks...
    ... less than before, but I am so happy to hear about the potassium thing. I'm on Prednisone too, which also can deplete ... your potassium . Best, Jill...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Prednisone

  47. Symptoms after yardwork, anemia related?
    ... with the balance of chemicals in the muscles such as potassium and sodium and oxygen exchange....

  48. Re: Hemolytic Anaemia
    ... They said I would not survive the surgery because my potassium was so low. One doctor said he could put a catheter ... in my heart and infuse the potassium that way. After the surgery they told my husband...

  49. blood test results..need help
    ... 49) RDW 11.8 Low (12.5 - 14.9) Potassium 108 High (97 - 107) Vitamin b12 649...

  50. CBC: help please
    ... a liver enzyme called SGOT was slightly low and my potassium level was as low as it can be and be in the "normal...
    ... a liver enzyme called SGOT was slightly low and my potassium level was as low as it can be and be in the "normal ... bleeding from the effects of tumor bleeding etc, If your potassium is still is in the reference range, it is not a problem ... . However, the potassium rises or falls in relation to other electrolytes such...
    ... If your potassium is still is in the reference range, it is not a problem ... . However, the potassium rises or falls in relation to other electrolytes such ... both right in the middle of normal range. Since the potassium rises and falls in relationship to them, is that odd ... , that the potassium was not also more in the mid range? I feel like people...
    ... time. If the sodium was out of range high and the potassium was out of range low, that would be a relationship...
    ... what does that indicate when the sodium is high and potassium is low? Just curious. Jenny...

  51. What kind of needles?
    ... repairing from B12 def., the body draws heavily on potassium and iron. Maybe you should have an electrolyte test ... done to check on your potassium (because it's needed for heart health too). As for ... used to have leg cramps at night, but after adding potassium , don't have those anymore either. Good luck. Tab...

  52. not making enough red blood cells
    ... and was given two more units of blood and 6 bags of potassium and 6 or 7 bags of heprin. I was released today after...
    ... and was given two more units of blood and 6 bags of potassium and 6 or 7 bags of heprin. I was released today after...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Coumadin

  53. Can anyone tell me what this means?
    ... deficiency state, the body draws on its supply of iron and potassium . In my case, anyway, I know my potassium needs have...

  54. Blood pressure question
    ... be involved in high blood pressure between sodium, potassium , and calcium....

  55. new here first post.
    ... the body draws heavily on its stores of iron and potassium . I've needed extra potassium for awhile now. I don ... handful of prunes or some blackstrap molasses). I use potassium chloride as a salt substitute to get extra potassium ... worthless, each only containing about 2-3% RDA of potassium ). Good luck! Hope you're feeling better soon!...

  56. Forcing yourself to get your work done?
    ... have massive leg cramps. and even started taking a potassium supplement. I know I didn't offer much help smilingangel...

  57. b12 and folate deficiency
    ... tomatos are just a few minerals and some vitamin c and potassium which leaves out a multitude of other things you need...

  58. Lightheadedness
    ... done for thyroid, iron, white cells, Hemoglobin and potassium and they all came up normal. Plus, there are no signs...

  59. could i have anemia
    ... It sounds like problems with blood pressure, low potassium and magnesium levels along with iron deficiency. ...
    ... explanation is usually the right one. I agree that potassium and other electrolyte abnormalities can be the case...

  60. interveous Iron side effects
    ... my knees and shins. I thought I might be low in Potassium but I take a Potassium supplement daily. So I looked...

  61. Blood Test - Thoughts?
    ... 60-109 LDH 319 (119-223) Phosphorous 6.1 (2.8-4.7) Potassium 5.5 (3.6-5.1) Been exploring possiblity of a B12...

  62. How do you get tested for pernicious anemia?
    ... blood cells, enzymes, and serum iron saturation, serum potassium , cholesterol, and skeletal alkaline phosphatase Gastric...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Tetracycline

  63. Anemia?
    ... class my legs were cramping up so I guess I need more potassium . I did eat a banana, but I don't think it has any...