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Bowel Disorders board

  1. Fecal impaction !!
    ... thyroid level was very low i ended up in the ER for low potassium and was checked for my thyroid level and it needed...

  2. Inflammatory Bowel Disease....
    ... SOMETHING: • Metabolic panel (dehydration & low potassium is what I have had. I was not anemic though, but sometimes...

  3. Trouble with BM
    ... my electrolytes to very low levels. Specifically potassium and magnesium I also was not eating enough b/c of ... The cardio reviewed my blood work and told me my potassium level was 3.5 which is pretty low and my magnesium ... advise to you is to make sure you are getting enough potassium /magnesium in your diet and to make sure that u are...

  4. Colonoscopy prep - fleet
    ... I am a little concerned about it affecting my potassium levels etc but haven't heard of anyone having a problem ... with this who didn't have an existing low potassium problem anyway....
    ... on Dec 10th and have some of the same concerns with potassium level. I already deal with low potassium and take ... potassium daily. When I told my family dr about the prep and ... colonscopy, he prescribed oral potassium to take during the prep. My prep is mag citrate...
    ... until after the colonoscopy. I am unsure about your potassium levels though. I'd consult your GP before hand as...
    ... on Dec 10th and have some of the same concerns with potassium level. I already deal with low potassium and take ... potassium daily. When I told my family dr about the prep and ... colonscopy, he prescribed oral potassium to take during the prep. My prep is mag citrate ... and miralax. jennifer I too have to watch my potassium levels. My prep...4 dulcolax tablets at 2pm, and...

  5. Having a colonostopy and cant use deodorant
    ... Hi...the deodorant stones are potassium alum.....still aluminum in another form. It just...

  6. Home from the Hospital After Bowel Resection.
    ... sting a little. The doctor did put me on some huge Potassium "horse pills" since he thinks my levels were too low...

  7. Who would have guessed!
    ... blood wrok and said my levels were quit low and as my potassium . They started an IV and within a few days i am feeling ... but i am feeling good now! Maybe just treating the Potassium alone did wonders! i think i may still have something...

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  9. need colonoscopy
    ... cleans me out also depletes my electrolytes-- mainly potassium and results in an irregular heart beat and irratic ... that were ordered by the Doctor--- were to test my potassium and take corrective action when it goes low. My prep...

  10. back pain with diverticulitis?
    ... have been in the hospital since wed. night with a potassium level that bottomed out. the colonoscopy for diverticulosis...
    ... you are better now. i don't know too much about the potassium thing. let me know about the blood work. cmunsey...
    ... am still so very weak from all of this. When your potassium level dropes real low you are in great danger and ... friday afternoon.It took two and a half days to get my potassium level up enough to do it and they even had to retest...

  11. colonoscopy prep
    ... type contains sodium cholride, sodium bicarbonate and potassium chloride to help with fluid balance and electrolyte ... problem?? I have a condtion where I loose alot of potassium with the prep and I get heart irrigularities with ... low potassium -- so once when in the hospital with rectal bleeding ... the nurses on duty were given orders to measure my potassium and start giving me doses when needed. It happened...

  12. Need help - please
    ... He did all sorts of bloodwork. Findings: VERY low Potassium level - Hypokalemia and HTN High Aldosterone - 58...

  13. Cranberry Juice?
    ... grocery store juice aisle. It has fiber, magnesium, potassium and other nutrients in it....

  14. Prune Juice and water/mineral loss
    ... would say the cause could be magnesium or calcium or potassium loss. I started wondering if my "pooping time" could ... . Plus the prune juice is teeming with magnesium, potassium and a host of other vitamins. I am hoping they are...

  15. Constipation help
    ... to get people regular. It has fiber, magnesium and potassium in it, plus other nutrients. You can buy this in...

  16. Please help me figure this out!!!!!!!
    ... everything came back normal. Only thing low is my potassium . So, why am I having between 10 and 12 bowels movements...

  17. Hemorrhoidectomy Blues 2
    ... very acidic but I am still taking the vitamin K and potassium and (sometimes) the liquid iron....

  18. What Can I Do For Hemmorhoids?
    ... colon, which grows when sugars ferment in the colon. Potassium iodide solution (Iodoral by Optimox) can ease the...

  19. Post-Resection Worry
    ... blood test every 2 to 3 weeks by perscipttion for potassium level and get the results that day. I see the Doc...

  20. Hi Harry, about potatoes
    ... times!! A medium size potato has about as much potassium as a banana and less calories~~~...

  21. Clostridium Difficile
    ... system) b-complex (for energy) Eat bananas for potassium Super Enzyme (helps with digestion) I hope you...

  22. Carbohydrate Specific Diet
    ... keeps my stomach on the verge of gastritis & GERD with potassium supplements--- because of hyper-aldosteronism. ...

  23. question
    ... sugar (if that's a concern), they're high in fibre and potassium and other great stuff. I save all my high fibre...

  24. constipation....
    ... take lots of and laxitives.I was thinking maybe a potassium suppliment to help hydrate my body better or digestive...

  25. I've got Chron's disease!!!!!!
    ... Hi all! I am taking 3 colozaw 3x a day, potassium due to lack of it, short term predazone(thank God...

  26. I can only 'poop' once a week, should I be concerned about? What could it be?
    ... sister had this problem and they discovered she has a potassium problem i will try to keep you informed as to what...

  27. In Pain, HELP!!!
    ... ate crushed ice, lots of water, gatorade (for the potassium , getting thin really depletes this mineral in the...

  28. question for Quincy
    ... is much more going on in your body than just losing potassium . Potassium loss is actually more of a side-effect...
    ... is much more going on in your body than just losing potassium . Potassium loss is actually more of a side-effect ... Hyperaldo is being treated by an Endocrinologist with a potassium sparing diuretic (Amiloride) plus some additional...
    ... Hyperaldo is being treated by an Endocrinologist with a potassium sparing diuretic (Amiloride) plus some additional ... reabsorb sodium and water. While this is happening, potassium is being spit out in to the urine and you pee it out ... overproduce aldosterone, you will have a low blood potassium , and you will start getting high blood pressure because ... reabsorbing, but you don't end up peeing out too much potassium . You have to watch it with amiloride (and spironolactone ... for that matter) because your potassium can actually get TOO high. As you said I also have...

  29. meds absorbsion?
    ... making you regular. One of my medication is a potassium sparing diuretic (Moduretic) for Hyperadosteroneism ... don't drink any extra at that time. And, I have my Potassium tested every week and a half to make sure it is above ... 4.0. The medicine and potassium is being absorbed and the fiber also works. I have...

  30. bad odor and bad breath
    ... solution: Gatorade, Gatorade, Gatorade. Do I have a potassium deficiency? Not sure but drinking lots of Gatorade...

  31. nonstop Diarrhea
    ... diarrhea you can become dehydrated-- lose electrolyes( potassium , calcium, magnesium, sodium) and as you know you do...

  32. Ilium Atresia and Constipation
    ... nutrients and minerals like calcium, magnesium and potassium . And blood test should tell if she lacks these but...

  33. Jen , how you doing
    ... better.I think I may have had some reaction to some potassium citrate I am taking. Might be heart papitations. Called...
    ... if my multivitiman could be causing an overdose of potassium . She asked the Dr. He was near I could tell. He is ... take 3. She talked to the dr again. He said get some potassium blood work done. I thought ok fine. BUt the thing...
    ... Hi Jen, I meant to say Potassium citrate not calcium citrate but there is calcium citrate ... too. I am on potassium though. I need to get some sleep but my blood test ... already and usually I have seen them take a week. My potassium is low. This is weird cuz I was taking three pills...
    ... they ever done an EKG on you hon?? Do you think the potassium is helping any at all,or do you think the level was...
    ... you more too. So I pray this helps. It is weird the Potassium citrate has helped the pain some. I won't take the...
    ... increase "seems" to be working. Im interested in this " potassium citrate" easing the pain. DId you ask the doc anything...
    ... happens sometimes. Yes, I did ask the doctor if the potassium citrate might have caused the pain to stop. I had ... asked him if low potassium could cause that. You know stomach cramps or whatever ... impression not very likely. All I know when I stopped that potassium citrate some last weekend the pain started back up...
    ... only thing i have found that works for me. Is the potassium citrate a med or is it vitamins hon?? I forgot to...
    ... I read that happens. I will check that out. The potassium citrate you can get over the counter but what I get...
    ... Hey Polly, yea i looked up potassium citrate and its usually prescribed for kidney problems...
    ... doctor doesn't want to give to me very long. Yes, potassium citrate is for kidney stones. I was reading up on...
    ... hate to do. I get my blood checked tomorrow for the potassium . I will be curious if it is up where it should be...
    ... this. I got my blood taken today and it is still low potassium . So they are cutting me back for two days on my water ... pill and increasing my potassium to 40mgs of potassium for a week. Then get more blood work. You know no ... wonder I felt aweful... lol I had been on 10mg of potassium for a yr.. only. Hope you are doing ok. Hugs and...
    ... my elavil from 10 to 25 mgs. I hope the increase in potassium makes you feel better. Im going to try to call in...
    ... Hi Jen, Am doing ok. Just trying to get this potassium fixed. I didn't take my water pill for two days and ... do with anything but I wonder if not having enough potassium would slow your metabolism down. I know it can sure ... with me. You know it is a miracle they changed my potassium and if I hadn't asked about that 24hr urine test I...
    ... you up right now. I am doing ok. I think maybe my potassium is still off some. More on that later. You are what...
    ... you doing hon?? I hope they get the right dosage of potassium or find out what is causing all the problem sweetie...
    ... My heart is beating out of my chest. Might be the potassium again or the perimenopause. Or both. I hate feeling...
    ... while its feeling that way?? I wish theyd get that potassium stuff straightened out quickly, youve suffered so...
    ... that done. Wish I hadn't waited so long. About my potassium ... geez. the nurse never called me. I think my uro ... my GP doctor because my uro doctor didn't treat low potassium . I thought you dingdong.. he put me on it in the first ... The water pill and I went to my GP and he said my potassium was low. Then my uro started treating the potassium ... showed up anything and I felt this was due to low potassium right now. Dud... my last weeks count as 2.9 and this ... called back and he put me on a water pill that was potassium sparing. I still take my other two potassium pills...
    ... yourself cant get off or out is awful. I hope the potassium situation is getting cleared up??? Yea i completely...
    ... she makes me so mad. Twice since I have had this potassium problem due to the water pill she told me she didn ... Well, heck, that is why I had them I am sure is the potassium being to low. I had had them back in 99 and my GP ... So far I feel pretty much better on the 70 mg of potassium . Tomorrow I get my blood work for that again.. six ... appreciate it so much. I will let you know what my potassium is this time. Hugs and love, Polly...
    ... office today, grrrrr. Please let me know how your potassium level is ok? Love, jen...
    ... month but I dont even think I need that anymore. This potassium has helped so much. I hope you get your results...
    ... Thanksgiving has REALLY added up hon. Im glad the potassium seems to be working. I hope it continues. How are...
    ... night. I don't get it. I know that is a sign of low potassium or mag.. maybe I think. I finally got a call back ... yesterday. Took long enough. I looked online and I think potassium should be 3.7 at least to 5.0 I think. Mine was 3...
    ... unless i can contribute!! I have had a problem with potassium for more than 10 years-- My adrenal gland is too large ... potatassium in balance but I just pass off too much potassium daily. My doctor wants it more than 4.0 but as ... failure) and it works fine as a side effect to increase potassium except with a male it cuts off their Testosterone ... several Mamograms. Since then, I have been using a potassium sparing diuretic-- Amiloride-- that works well but ... I also have to take potassium supplement several times daily but at alot less doseage ... first doctor I went to in 1993 said to get enough potassium I needed to eat and digest 60 bananas daily --- an ... impossible thing to do. He treated me with mega doses of potassium cloride for 5 years creating alot of gastro problems...
    ... rather upset with my kidney doctor he never put me on potassium last year with my diuretic. I was taking another type ... that I am now. Then my GP put me on 10mg of potassium . I felt good for awhile then this year.. well that ... 48hrs and that that is when they were told I needed potassium citrate. Last year it said it on the tests but he ... diuretic Triamterene. 3.75/25. I think it is 25mg. Potassium citrate 10mg ,three times a day, and Potassium chloride...
    ... supposed to it makes it worse.. I am wondering if the potassium is to much lose. I have been so busy. Not much time...
    ... to hear from you. I think we have finally gotten my potassium under control ... Yeah. now I just have to wait for ... just thankful they have that fixed. I am taking two potassium pills.DIfferent ones and one water sparing duretic...
    ... Hey Polly, Glad to hear the potassium is under control. Can't understand what the big deal...
    ... We will stay positive k. Let me see, I think my potassium is still ok. I guess it is. I havne't taken any medicine ... . I tried to take a few without all my potassium and I felt aweful. I am still waiting on that place ... believe that place only charged 17 dollars to do the potassium and another test. I know if I had gone to the hospital...
    ... believe that is right. I had been taking a duretic and potassium pill for a year now. He never checked that and I had ... work done cuz I was feeing aweful. I had very low potassium . So my results came back from my test and I needed ... to take potassium citrate. Ok that is supposed to help you not get another ... finally a different pill too. That didn't help . My potassium was 2.9 should be at least 3.5 so exsperimenting. ... lately they got it up to 4.0 Yeah.... and now I am on 2 potassium pills and one potassium sparing duretic. I don't want ... again. lol It was to many blood tests and to many low potassium symptoms for me. How are you doing. How you been...
    ... cholesterol) foods that I was eating jacked my calcium and potassium up some much he sent me in for multiple myeloma screening...
    ... keep me down for long. IM MORE concerned with your potassium , and kidney functions. We've got to do some strong...
    ... much. I figure if I wasn't taking this duretic my potassium would be ok but yet if I don't do that then my calicum...
    ... much. I figure if I wasn't taking this duretic my potassium would be ok but yet if I don't do that then my calicum...
    ... So I really do think I had IBS or still do but the Potassium is helping that. Maybe my potassium was low all the ... just helped it. lol I think a few yrs ago I had my potassium checked and it was 3.8 and that is normal but I beats...
    ... am doing ok pretty much. Once in awhile I think my potassium is off some. I will be in touch. Hugs and prayers...
    ... are you doing hon?? What have they done about the potassium being off every so often? Will that be like that all...
    ... Hi Jen, I think the doctor's had my potassium right. But when I got my refills did I tell you it ... couldn't figure why the doctor changed that when my potassium was ok on the last blood work. For all I know the ... nurse was thinking I meant my other potassium pill. I take two. When I go in I will talk to them...
    ... Hi Jen, Doing ok so far since I got that potassium right. I think. lol I never hunted til I met Hubby...
    ... goodness. Once in awhile I feel odd and I think my potassium isn't right. Like if I drink to much water or something...
    ... not something worse. How are you doing with the potassium ?? Also am looking forward to going off with hubby...
    ... Please let me know how youre doing hon. Is the potassium level holding? Talk to you later hon Love ya Jen...
    ... replied. Thank you. I have been very busy. So far my potassium has been ok. Once in awhile I feel like it is off...

  34. Abdominal discomfort
    ... antiacid drugs cause constipation. Serious lack of potassium (would go with noticable general weakness), anxiety...

  35. Help!!!!!!help!!!!!help!!!!! (please)
    ... N/V,headaches, diarreha, constipation, hi WBCs, Lo potassium , lo magnessium, (at times) temp, dehydration, and...

  36. The Water Closet
    ... some blood work done by my GYN doctor and he said my potassium was low. It has been sometimes since I started taking ... a water pill. I take potassium pills too so maybe that could do something. I don...
    ... two weeks away. Take it easy, were you taking the potassium pills and it still came out low?? Or did you take...
    ... of cooking some. My kidney dotor put me on some potassium citrate for kidney stones so I hope that doesn't upset...
    ... I question that. lol I really do . But yes, the potassium citrate is to prevent stones. I was already taking ... a water pill and read I should be on Potassium citrate and I don't know why I figured he knew what...

  37. Open colon resection surgery...Help
    ... during surgery. You need the salts, in particular, potassium which is depleted during the cleansing. My guess ... One of the first things they will do is get you on a potassium supplement and Ringers Lactate fluids about an hour ... viscosity prior to the procedure is simple and key). The potassium burns a little going down. My IV site was getting ... additional 10 seconds, not 10 minutes. Back to the potassium supplement: If you start heating up past say eight ... Ringers is more or less pH neutral to the body. The potassium will feel like about 125 degrees. I really did not ... that was already going. I was able to tolerate the potassium supplement and keep the site. Xylocaine in the IV...

  38. another colonoscopy
    ... pitts and none is good. The smaller bottle depletes my potassium and I end up in the ER but it is Phosphate of Soda...

  39. Post-Colon Resection - What to expect?
    ... I made a long post on Goody’s thread regarding potassium depletion during cleanse and another tip to minimize...

  40. Contradicting Information....Harry can you help?
    ... to work properly like protein and like magnesium, potassium , calcium--etc. God Bless---Harry...

  41. extra LONG colon????
    ... spasms can be caused by lack of Calcium, Magnesium and potassium . It is estimated that 75% of people are deficient...

  42. stool too soft, wrong color, other strange stuff
    ... malabsorption, only because it sounds as if you MAY have a potassium , and POSSIBLY magnesium insufficiency. Those are ... balance, two of the most likely ones to go first are the potassium and/or magnesium. Harry is very good with this...
    ... that you need to intake more calcium, magnesium and potassium . They may be not be present enough in the food you ... calcium. You have to make sure that you get enough potassium in any diet if for nothing else to make your heart...

  43. Question to Harry about magnesium citrate, please reply
    ... probably the most essential of all minerals. Calcium and potassium cannot be absorbed without it. In the US we are the...

  44. laxative abuse- please help
    ... vitamin C powder product that contains magnesium and potassium salts mixed with ascorbic acid. Depending on the...

  45. 8 Yr Old Nausea & Stomach Ache Only In Morning
    ... thru these very same symptoms. Do you know if his potassium level was checked in the blood test? If your potassium ... wake up...I honestly felt like I was pregnant when my potassium was so low last March; but, I had a complete hysterectomy ... posters, get the 2nd opinion. And, make sure his potassium was checked as well because that is a real easy fix...

  46. waking up sick etc.
    ... Have a blood test where they can check your potassium . If it is low, then nausea when you first wake up...

  47. Hemorrhoidectomy
    ... drink a cup of pedialyte and eat a banana (replenish potassium loss). I didn't at first, and almost passed out from...
    ... ounces of rice milk with a banana blended in for the potassium , and half of a metamucil apple cinnamon wafer. I...
    ... not seem to effect me. I mainly eat them to get some potassium . Only only recently added the bran waffle and only...

  48. Bentyl
    ... what you need in minerals like Calcium, magnesium and potassium . I think it's better than taking Drugs that your Doctor...

  49. Diarrhea After Eating, Please Help
    ... minerals. Maybe have a banana everyday to get your potassium level back up. If you can't do the banana, try tomato...
    ... minerals. Maybe have a banana everyday to get your potassium level back up. If you can't do the banana, try tomato...

  50. stool frequency
    ... very good. Some minerals like calcium, magnesium and potassium may also needed. Calcium/magnesium does have a calming...

  51. rectal prolapse and constipation
    ... your diet. The major ones are calcium, magnesium and potassium . Potasium and sodium is regulated by a harmone put ... be very concerned except make sure you get enough potassium in the foods you eat. Calcium as well as magnesium...

  52. need help / advice PLEASE !!!
    ... PB-8.and others. Lack of magnesium, calcium and potassium in your diet can cause intestinal cramping . God...

  53. what is the normal color of bowel movements?
    ... Can too much potassium or eating too many bananas cause a light colored stool...

  54. I messed up-Help Please!
    ... Probiotics orally and you won't need inplants. The potassium supplements are a good idea as potassium does get ... treatment. Just eat some bananas - they are high in potassium and will replace any that is lost. Any more queries...
    ... caused bad diarrehea and experienced a drop in my potassium levels. It never create a urge.My bowels have went...

  55. I need advice on testing procedures...please!
    ... with the depleting all your electrolyte particularly potassium . I get very irregular heart beats and my blood pressure...

  56. Upcoming Colon Resection Surgery: A few more questions/concerns
    ... I have chronic hyperaldosterorism. Meaning I lose potassium about 3 to 4 times faster than normal.I had to be ... given potassium by IV daily and blood tested and I had a heart monitor...

Crohn's Disease / Ulcerative Colitis board

  1. does anyone have Colitis????
    ... vitamins in my system that my eyes would burn (loss of potassium ) before I would get sick or really dizzy right before...

  2. Crohn's or Colitis????.......IBD..... NO diarrhea....
    ... a couple of times due to dehydration. Also had low potassium . I feel the urge for BMs constantly & have urgency...

Digestive Disorders board

  1. Oh man I feel so much better! why dont Dr.s tell us this???
    ... the bone for strength, it is needed for calcium & potassium uptake and is a vital catalyst in enzyme activity...

  2. bloating getting worse - note to Harry
    ... diabetic. I have hyper-aldosteronism --- I lose alot of potassium and my BP is not in very good control. On 11/2/07...

  3. New Here
    ... any means. Blood tests were fine. AST, ALT, potassium , etc all WNL. My GP sent me for a CT of the gallbladder...

  4. Cure For All Intestional Problems
    ... journal articles to gain some perspective. ;) I take potassium -depleting medication which affects my electrolyte ... levels. I have had issues with low potassium . I sometimes experience episodes of severe muscle...

  5. Stomach spasms?
    ... ended up in the ER. Turned out I was depleted of potassium . I also had high triglycerides. The ER doctor put ... me on potassium pills, Folic acid, and a specially formulated B12...
    ... connection between your symptoms and your having low potassium and other things?? I am surprised they figured it ... tell u it was all in your head! What causes the potassium to drop like that? I DO have that problem actually ... to just plummet... and i try to eat foods richer in potassium at that time but dont always or at least not enough ... holistic doctor now and he has me taking B6 that contains Potassium in it also.... its too early to know if its helping...
    ... your holistic doctor has you on the right track. Potassium can be depleted by a number of things, (I researched ... laxatives. At that time, I didn't have a source of potassium at all. Bananas used to upset my stomach. Now I...

  6. Cholestyramine Users - HELP!!!
    ... after GB surgery. Well, he doctor her put her on potassium suplements as long as she gets her level checked every...

  7. Gastroparesis...please share
    ... alnourished, specifically anemia from lack of iron, and low potassium . But certainly I cant take iron or potassium becaues...

  8. What is Giardia?
    ... body a chance to heal itself. Magnesium, Sodium, Potassium , and FIBER are all critical compenents to a healthy...
    ... body a chance to heal itself. Magnesium, Sodium, Potassium , and FIBER are all critical compenents to a healthy...

  9. seeing surgeon mon 7/30/07---HELP!
    ... and aren't missing anything important: SODIUM, POTASSIUM , MAGNESIUM, and FIBER are all critical for proper...

  10. Horrible odor...
    ... solution: GATORADE, GATORADE, GATORADE. Maybe it was a potassium deficiency but it does the trick. Hopefully this...

  11. Mastic Gum
    ... effects with me is that it depletes my electrolytes like potassium & magnesium and gives me heart beat irregularities...

  12. sphincter of oddi? help please
    ... at my magnesium which was ok. i was a little low on potassium but everything else was fine. i am willing to try...

  13. This Is Helping
    ... it all the time. I have to take extra vitamins and potassium to keep my electrolytes in balance. When it's reeeeeally...

  14. Is Any Medication Safe?
    ... known side effects? However I am concerned about the potassium depletion, so I'll search for info only on DGL. ...
    ... known side effects? However I am concerned about the potassium depletion, so I'll search for info only on DGL. ...

  15. tea
    ... very careful to avoid dehydration so I take extra potassium and get to eat all the salt I want. My last CBC test...
    ... Yeah, my situation has gotten so bad that I'm taking potassium supplements and eating really salty food. I...
    ... calves/feet started cramping. Had to take a lot of potassium and eat salty foods to get back to "normal". My vein...
    ... couple of days without the Citracel. I hope you're potassium level is being monitored. At one point my endocrinologist ... got excited because my potassium level was high. He was going to look for the reason...
    ... extra WATER, eating extra salty food, taking extra potassium , and eating a 3-egg omelette with cheese and veggies...

  16. A menagerie of symptoms
    ... symptoms. I also think you lack magnesium, calcium and potassium in your diet.. Your blood work should have tested...

  17. What Do Blood Tests Really Rule Out ?
    ... also have an infection. Your doc may be looking for potassium , magnesium that can affect you heart. A CBC is...