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  1. purge
    ... financially and I don't know what to do, I am buying potassium chloride next week, I guess this will be successful...

  2. is it with us for life??
    ... and i ended up being hospitalized for awhile b/c my potassium was so dangerously low. however even a hospital stay...

  3. chest pain??
    ... to check your electrolytes as well because if your potassium is low, it can affect your heart....

  4. Labs Lookin' Good
    ... were normal although certain of the electrolytes ( potassium in particular were borderline), and I was extremely...

  5. bloating feeling
    ... definently throw off your electrolytes like sodium and potassium . I don't know about you but I've also taken diurectics...

  6. How can I RECOVER from Laxative abuse ??
    ... the funny thing is i got my electrolytes and potassium checked and i'm fine. the only problem is that i have...

  7. heart palpitations
    ... palpitations throughout the day. is this a result of low potassium levels? i have also just been put on prozac and was...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Prozac

  8. chipmunk cheeks?
    ... constant purging can lead to a loss of the mineral potassium , which can contribute to heart problems and even death...

  9. Dizzy
    ... little bit, eat a banana, when your dehydrated your potassium is also normally low, bananas are high in potassium...

  10. about to break....
    ... (thanks ED) and have not been drinking the liquid potassium they have given me to get my levels to a safe range...

  11. laxatives
    ... messed up. I am always bloated I take TONS and my potassium is always low. I'm constantly dehydrated and when...

  12. damage
    ... the stress puring causes on your heart and from your potassium dropping. You can also tear your stomache from...

  13. need advice asap
    ... to stop as i know it isnt good, and i am mindful of potassium levels etc if anyone has stopped using laxatives...

  14. I just don't know which is better
    ... a gastric rupture. It only takes on purge for your potassium to drop suddenly, and for you to pass out and die...

  15. my test
    ... esophagus or have a heart attack?? Purging causes potassium to drop immediately and you could die right then and...

  16. Coping with the Aftermath
    ... you get your bloodwork back?? What level was your potassium and sodium at (can you give me the lab ranges too...

  17. inpatient/outpatient
    ... might have in your body ASAP like calcium, sodium, potassium , ect. Please also get an EKG. Look around for...
    ... nutrients i need- i take vitamin c, vitamin b complex, potassium , and one a day weight smart multi vitamin. the...
    ... ASAP. Does she know that you could die if you have a potassium imblance and that purging puts so much stress on the...
    ... will start to understand. You can drop dead from a potassium imbalance, and your potassium drops every time you...

  18. Nutritional Supplements?
    ... electrolytes in your body? I have read that taking, say, potassium supplements can lead to too much potassium, and that ... this is potentially as dangerous as a potassium deficiency. On the other hand, I am always thinking ... that left Terry Schiavo brain dead was caused by a potassium deficiency (possibly as the result of an eating disorder...
    ... The problem is that your potassium can drop immediatly after you throw up. That's what ... glass of OJ and a banana afterwards. OJ has a lot of potassium in it. Please speak to your doctor. Vomiting also...

  19. BMI and Health Danger
    ... pounds.. i got bloodwork about a week ago, and my potassium is fine? I dont have an ED...and im healthy, so im...
    ... pounds.. i got bloodwork about a week ago, and my potassium is fine? I dont have an ED...and im healthy, so im...

  20. Maybe I'm fine..?..?
    ... basically forbidden to exercise b/c I guess if your potassium is low when you're underweight your heart is at risk...

  21. ...about inpatient treatment?
    ... thursday that im extremely dehydrated and that my iron, potassium and electrolytes are all really low, so I know I can...

  22. need help helping husband to help me!!!!
    ... need to take vitamins. A good multi vitamin (with potassium and calcium) extra calcium, a good b vitamin supplement ... 3. Drink plenty of Orange Juice as it is full of potassium , which is depleted by purging. Also, bananas are wonderful...

  23. Please Read...i Need Help
    ... Spell It) Keeps Telling Me That When You Throw Up Your Potassium Drops,and I Already Have A Heart Problem , That Causes...
    ... Spell It) Keeps Telling Me That When You Throw Up Your Potassium Drops,and I Already Have A Heart Problem , That Causes...

  24. Questions for those with bulimia
    ... brush and use floride. Heart problems are common, low potassium . Although you definitely still have a problem with...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Nexium

  25. Newbie for you...
    ... sure I drink a glass of OJ after each binge to get potassium . I have had ONe major health problem I never expected...

  26. low blood pressure
    ... body is deprived of necessary electolytes such as potassium , sodium, magnesium and calcium. They effect your heart ... you continue to purge you really need to be given Potassium Chloride or Klor-con. You are young and your body...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Klor-con

  27. To all Bulimics...how long have you been sick?
    ... on my bulimia only or mainly caused by our bodies potassium level dropping? My potassium has never been low and ... always did eat a banana after a purge to increase my potassium ....

  28. Never thirsty until crushing heat pain!
    ... to my urine and the ER tells my my electrolites and potassium is really low. They just send me home and say don...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Aspirin

  29. can't believe this
    ... completely deleted her system of all the minerals, salt, potassium , etc she needed to keep functioning - just a thought...

  30. Does anyone have mild chest pain or "flutters" after puring? Heart Murmurs/Bulimia
    ... isnt anything else and to see if u might need to take potassium supplements or something. Its best only to take them...
    ... am going in for a complete physical next month. My potassium levels are and have always been normal...never low ... anemic once but iron took care of that. I take extra potassium supplements and eat a lot of bananas especially after...

  31. Bulimic for so long I'm sure I will die from it and scared
    ... terribly afraid that bulimia will kill me. I take extra potassium supplements and eat a banana after I purge to rehydrate...
    ... process of natural selection. I have had extremely low potassium for over 10 years and thw worst thing that has ever...

  32. what's wrong with me???
    ... are working out that hard, you are also losing salts/ potassium by sweating. This is dangerous for your heart and ... but in the meantime make SURE that you take extra potassium , get enough salt, take a good calcium supplement and...

  33. To All Those Who Have Helped Me So Much
    ... jump to like 100 or something. I'm worried about potassium levels and all the other complications that go along...

  34. Missed periods
    ... I make sure I get a lot of nutrients like calcium, potassium etc,i take a vitamin every day...

  35. In denial?
    ... story. I have went 2 months without food before, my potassium bottomed out and I am now diabetic. I do eat now,...

  36. Is "Occasional" Binging/Purging all that bad?
    ... snack like a banana (Hardly any calories but full of potassium ) I also recommend buying a postassium supplement at...
    ... seriously out of wack because everytime you vomit, your potassium level gets screwed up. Did you buy an extra potassium...

  37. tooth decay
    ... know that Terri Shaivo collapsed because of bulimia? Potassium got so low that she had decrased oxygen to her brain...
    ... know that Terri Shaivo collapsed because of bulimia? Potassium got so low that she had decrased oxygen to her brain ... was ALL speculation...a HOPE for an explaination! Potassium drops immediately when the heart stops..which doesnt...

  38. Feeling tired all the time
    ... I think with me its low iron, also at times, low potassium . You can get this through drinking orange juice,...

  39. blood tests
    ... week. It used to be weird every time. I remember my potassium levels being really low. When I was in the hospital...
    ... the results an hour and a 1/2 after.) I know if my potassium is not up to 3.0, I am probably being admitted. Just...

  40. Dear Husband,.......
    ... I would wait a few weeks. (to see if I can get the potassium back up) Then, (this is bad) I flaked on my group...
    ... some pointers with me! Really, right now, I know my potassium will NOT go up if I do not stop purging. I WANT to...

  41. Need info on the best way to gain weight.
    ... peanut-butter contains potassium which is good for you. banana's are good too. and...

  42. Strange heart thingy
    ... an un-informed doc! When was the last time your potassium levels were checked? Please try and take good care...

  43. Can't wait to starve
    ... diaretics etc they encourage your body to excrete more potassium than it should. that doesn't mean you should start ... taking high doses of potassium though as this could be toxic and lowers sodium which...

  44. Advice & question???
    ... it was sooo bad...i thought it might have to do w/ potassium but my sis didn't have bananas or oranges at home...

  45. tight chest
    ... will go to your doc. and let him know...it could be potassium related which causes much strain on your heart when...

  46. I really dont know where to post this..
    ... stage there are severe electrolyte imbalances (low potassium ) which cause malfunctions of the heart's electrical...

  47. Electrolytes and passing out
    ... water, Tangerine is best, and it has electrolytes and potassium that instantly re-balance your system. It also has...

  48. Dizziness/light headed related to eating habits
    ... if blood tests done. They tested for thyroid, iron, potassium , liver, kidney, hemoglobins and anemia. They all came...

  49. complications of bulimia not serious
    ... visits to the hospital after blood tests because my potassium was so low that i couldve had a heart attack at any ... of a heart attack, which is a direct effect of low potassium . My advice to you is no matter what, eat a bananna...

  50. Can anyone help?
    ... blood transfusion tomorrow to try to bring my iron, potassium , and sodium levels to a normal range. I don't want...

  51. What's the point?
    ... a lot you lose the essential electrolytes such as potassium , sodium, chloride and calcium. This makes you feel...
    ... just feel awful and not really alive. Actually my potassium levels are currently low which is the main cause of...

  52. bulimia? side effects?
    ... Im a recovered Bulimic, I almost died because the potassium levels in my body were so low and my brain couldn...

  53. stomach pain after purges
    ... purging can cause you to lose important minerals like potassium from your body. When potassium levels are too low...

  54. first time.My bulimia story
    ... tests on me a few weeks ago and called and said my potassium level was dangerously low and asked if I was anorexic...
    ... risking your life with your bulimia, especially with low potassium . You are also risking your chance to enjoy the life...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lasix Zelnorm

  55. If I stop my bulimia, will my health return to normal?
    ... cramp so badly there's nothing to do but scream. My potassium level dropped dangerously low and I'm sure there were...