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  1. Still no luck
    ... blood work was out of range as well low iron low potassium and sodium was on the lower side aswell.... and i...

  2. I'm still around
    ... levels were fine. Only thing out of whack was my potassium . He refused to check my FT3... so I do not know if ... 40 BasicMetab Sodium Blood: 142 (135-145) Potassium Blood: 3.4* (3.5-5.1) Chloride Blood: 108* ... Keep up the good work. He didn't address the low Potassium or any of the non-ranged values. He did confirm I...
    ... MG, How are you functioning a such a low potassium ? I'm on HCTZ (diuretic) when my potassium gets that ... diet. I wrote up a list of my favorite foods & their potassium content. I make sure I get the required amount of ... potassium everyday. Fam...
    ... Famnd, I am eating ALOT of potassium loaded foods. I am eating so many bananas I am surprised ... in a tree. I am also taking a vit D, Calcium and potassium supplement. I am functioning because I am stubborn ... going to go in and see my IM next week and see about potassium supplementation for a brief period. I think that ... Endos. What foods helped you best to recharge your potassium levels? MG...
    ... mg, nix the bananas. They haven't got as much potassium as rumour has it. They're just good and easy to eat...
    ... look into those added food items as well. Actual OTC potassium supplements only have 3% the daily potassium in...
    ... Hi famnd & MG i saw you said MGs potassium is low i dont know what you think of mine but i have ... been told its normal my serum potassium is 3.8 (3.8-5.2) My other results are as follows...
    ... just get my boy to sleep his required amount and my potassium levels up a bit all would be perfect. We can dream...
    ... when i do i end up in more pain, i read about your potassium level did you see i put mine down it just made me...
    ... about exercising right now is the cramps due to low potassium . It is hard to work out when you are curled up with...

  3. My labs after changing my dose of Synthroid
    ... test has been cancelled** Sodium: 141 (135-146) Potassium : 4.1 (3.5-5.3)...
    ... Hi, lulu, why did you test for Testosterone Sodium Potassium and Prolactin:)...

  4. ? on T3, & THYRIOD OR HEART
    ... enough sleep. But other than the raging hormones, low potassium , and sleep deprivation.. I am good. I can only hope...
    ... finish my walk, crawl, and whimper routine.. but LOW potassium sucks. Apricots, bananas, potato skins.. added potassium...
    ... the Endos results and my old lows and highs. Vit D, Potassium , and Magnesium. I am also doing some more exploration...

  5. HELP! - So fed up of being normal
    ... Serum creatinine = 66 umol/L 27/04/2007 Serum potassium = 4.1 mmol/L 27/04/2007 Serum sodium = 146 mmol...

  6. Confused, what is the difference between Hashi and Hypothyroid?
    ... b-12, testosterone, estrogen, fsh, prolactin, and potassium . I will post my results below, but basically he just ... week 3 of my cycle) estrogen: 18 (week 3 of my cycle) potassium : 4.2 b-12: 656 prolactin: 10.9 testosterone: 24 tsh...

  7. menopause???
    ... work done and not only is my calcium low so is my potassium , iron, sodium and magnisium. Looked up what symptoms ... perimenopausal. Started tracking my nutrient intake of potassium and found that food was the best way for your body...

  8. High TSH Low Estrodial Low FSH, what does this mean?
    ... week 3 of my cycle) Prolactin: 10.9 Testosterone: 24 Potassium : 4.4 B-12: 656 What does all of this mean? I already...

  9. Well I am sharing my latest Labs and such.. :D
    ... B12 did help with my migraines. 4) Selenium and potassium iodide multivitamin 5) Ferrous Fumorate - iron supplement...

  10. why does cytomel make my vision blurry
    ... quite a while yesterday, have magnesium, selenium, potassium and others, about which I can't remember exactly what...

  11. I hate hormones
    ... something!!! How are your electrolytes---sodium and potassium ? Do they bounce up and down together, opposite of...
    ... months are ER April 24 Sodium 144 135-147 potassium 3.8 3.5-5.0 Chloride 106 97-106 co2...
    ... 2.5 May 2 Sodium 141 135-150 potassium 4 3.5-5.3 ALK 52 50-136 ALT...

  12. What kind of doctor?
    ... by the kidneys---and so it also indirectly affects potassium . The plasma Metanephrine test is used to help diagnose...
    ... by the kidneys---and so it also indirectly affects potassium . The plasma Metanephrine test is used to help...

  13. What Now?
    ... disorder, hypokalamia, so I thought I just needed potassium , so I increased my dosage of KCl and stopped my diuretic ... BP, which scared me, so I went to the ER. Well, the potassium labs came back and the levels are (seem) fine. They...

  14. Do I Have Low Thyroid?
    ... 130-199 HDL Cholesterol 67 range 40-60, I had low potassium Ser 3.4 range 3.6-5-2 I have almost all the symtoms...

  15. where do i start ??? kat here hixxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    ... are going to run through your minerals.. Sodium and Potassium in particular. You need salt and salty things if...

  16. New here - need some advice please
    ... hair, serious hair loss, weird leg cramps not due to potassium , very poor memory, brain fog, and more) and about...

  17. Confused about labs and meds
    ... slightly were: Creatinine: .7 range of .5-1.5 Potassium : 3.6 range 3.5-5.5 Calcium Serum: 10.5 range...

  18. Monkey update, not good!
    ... level was low then why didn't i stay sicK? I mean my potassium dropped i got real dizzy, i wonder if it just took ... out of me and then once they gave me fluids and the potassium crap then i was kinda okay? I am hoping i haven't...
    ... it. You didn't stay sick cause they brought your potassium level back up. I've had mine drop out on me when...
    ... hope to feel better soon! I really wondered about the potassium thing as noone medical could ever clarify that one...

  19. low PTH
    ... megadoses of magnesium to keep levels subnormal, extra potassium to keep level up. ANYONE out there have a similar...

  20. Lab Results would like input mg, midwest
    ... prednisonne as well. Had the blood draw to re-test the potassium this morning. Eye, feels better, opthomologist said...

  21. Doctors said google all you want, you are not a doctor !
    ... RDW was high, and my BUN/Creat ratio was 28.6 w/low potassium . The hospital was more concerned with my heart and...
    ... Anion gap 7 (dont know what this is ) its low range Potassium 3.3 ultra sound of thyroid (L) 3.8cm x 1.4 (R) 4...

  22. New thyroid patient !
    ... drop!! 8 more to go!!! not sure if its the amino, or potassium pill or cutting my thyroid pill back down to 50? ...

  23. PLEASE READ! What does hydrocortisone do?
    ... GLUCOSE 92 60-99 MG/DL SODIUM 141 133-145 MEQ/L POTASSIUM 3.8 3.5-5.3 MEQ/L CHLORIDE 106 98-108 MEQ/L CO2...

  24. Adding L-carnitine is it ok?
    ... reading it helps in the weight issues? I also got some potassium and taking small amount of that along with the carnitine...
    ... yesterday will see what happens today? Also added potassium will see if more bloating goes away? I'll let you...

  25. HELP!!! Thyroid disease and addisons disease....my recent blood work
    ... GLUCOSE 92 60-99 MG/DL SODIUM 141 133-145 MEQ/L POTASSIUM 3.8 3.5-5.3 MEQ/L CHLORIDE 106 98-108 MEQ/L CO2...

  26. Does this sound familiar?
    ... this and that and then i landed in the ER with low Potassium and then said my thyroid med was too low so they said...

  27. Had left thyroidectomy last week....
    ... some steroid (DexaDron?) and the bags of fluid were potassium because they claimed my potassium was low on my pre ... -op testing (I have never had low potassium so I am not sure about that). Today is a week out...

  28. I think I need to whine.
    ... repeated along with new levels for renin, sodium, and potassium along with all the thyroid panels, so they can decide...

  29. Thyroidectomy Coming Up Input Please
    ... I am not taking it. Thanks- Kerri SSKI is potassium iodine. From what I have read it is to help make the...

  30. low calicum ?? parathyroid problems
    ... ablation, continued weight loss, repeated low magnesium, potassium levels. Thought is was malabsorption... all GI tests...

  31. Red Eyes
    ... hmmmmmm'ed and never did answer... as they pumped potassium into my veins and down my throat. I'm convinced that...

  32. Critically low potassium and blood pressure drop…
    ... Yes. I was in the ER last week and my potassium level was 3.3 (3.5-5.2). Not sure why. They told ... already eat bananas daily as well as a lot of other potassium rich foods. I take Synthroid 50mcg and Cytomel 5mcg...
    ... pass out it could have been a coinsidense that your potassium is low at the same time of this happening, i cant ... help with the potassium side of things but i lost both my mum and dad within ... the stress. what has the hospital done about your potassium level what advise have they given you keep your chin...
    ... It's a very frightening experience, isn't it? My potassium level was down to 2.3. They told me to eat more potassium ... hopalong_too;3532904]Yes. I was in the ER last week and my potassium level was 3.3 (3.5-5.2). Not sure why. They told ... already eat bananas daily as well as a lot of other potassium rich foods. I take Synthroid 50mcg and Cytomel 5mcg...
    ... pass out it could have been a coinsidense that your potassium is low at the same time of this happening, i cant ... help with the potassium side of things but i lost both my mum and dad within ... the stress. what has the hospital done about your potassium level what advise have they given you keep your chin ... wonder you passed out! I passed out because the low potassium caused my heart to slow down and my blood pressure...
    ... I'm going for another potassium test in the morning. I just read some intersting ... as well as the problem I had with the criticaly low potassium level that they don't know what caused it. Apparently ... much insulin secretion can cause hypokalemia ( low potassium ) because insulin promotes potassium to enter skeletal ... cells. I'm begining to think I may have had lowish potassium for a lown long time and that thru all of my complaining ... the above symptoms, no one ever thought to check my potassium levels before. Strange, because I've been taking b...
    ... Barbara thats what i meant in my earlier post that your potassium levelhad probably been low for some time then with...

  33. Hashimoto's ...."AND" .....Thyroiditis?
    ... ACTH, no DHEA and no further blood tests even though potassium was low 3.3 (3.5-5.2). I also asked about the wide...

  34. Fast pulse and hypo?
    ... And yes, I drink lots of water, eat salt, and eat potassium . For the life of me, I can't get my BP up, which is...

  35. Can someone tell me what my blood test numbers reveal?
    ... GLUCOSE 92 60-99 MG/DL SODIUM 141 133-145 MEQ/L POTASSIUM 3.8 3.5-5.3 MEQ/L CHLORIDE 106 98-108 MEQ/L CO2...

  36. Thyroid Test Result- Do I have thyroid? Please help
    ... Glucose,BUN. Creatininc, BUN/Creatinic Ratio, Sodium, Potassium , Chloride, CO2, Calcium, Protein, Albumin, Globulin...

  37. Mg Here Are My Labs Normal?
    ... labs? My electrolytes were fine....? Sodium 139 and potassium 4.1 calcium 9.6....I'm sooo confused?...

  38. Latest bloodwork results from ENDO - I'm CONFUSED!
    ... calcium is ALSO at the high end 10.3 (8.55-10.3) And potassium LOW 3.3 (3.5-5.2) So I am at a roadblock again...

  39. Normal TSH means no thyroid problem?????? Please help.
    ... In November my electro labs were normal except: Potassium was 3.4 (just below normal) Sodium 136 (borderline...

  40. I spent the day in the ER!
    ... 145) low normal Chloride 97 (97-108) low normal Potassium 3.3 (3.5-5.2) LOW Glucose 117 (60-99) HIGH Blood...
    ... Just as a small side note, avocados have more potassium per serving than bananas....don't know if it helps ... worth throwing out there. The following can cause low potassium : # Adrenal Cortex over function. Aldosterone is ... reclaims sodium from the urine in exchange for excreting potassium . This is why you may see a relatively high sodium ... with a relative decreased serum potassium with adrenal cortex overactivity. # Several Types ... Metabolic Alkalosis. Just the reverse of acidosis, the potassium level in the serum goes down while the level inside ... the cell goes up as the potassium is pumped into the cell in exchange for the hydrogen...
    ... Adrenal cortex over function...nope...low sodium and low potassium I know my Vitamin D is low and B12 is normal but...

  41. Question regarding low sodium and potassium
    ... A lot of doctors wouldn't mention a potassium level that borderline. I think they should. It's ... should have told you is to eat a lot of foods high in potassium and retested it after a while. There's nothing wrong ... your sodium level but a lot of foods that provide potassium will also provide sodium. A little extra salt on...
    ... Are you drinking a lot of water? That will flush potassium out as well as sodium. Since I'm a a diuretic, I ... made a chart of the foods I eat with their potassium content. I have a glass of orange juice every morning ... keeps me in the same range as you as far as sodium & potassium . My Dr. says that is okay. Fam...
    ... because it was low....he didnt say anything about potassium . Now it is low so I will be asking him. This result...

  42. Please, need opinions on my Aunts tests, diagnosed Alzheimers
    ... TSH .86 (.34-4.82) NA (sodium) 138 (136-145) K ( potassium ) 3.9 (3.5-5.1) Glucose 82 (70-110) Cholesterol ... free T4 1.29 ( .93-1.70) sodium 139 (133-145) potassium 3.4 (3.3-5.1) I told him my opinion (including ... that could have been a hyper moment. Because her potassium is low (what happens in 99% of time in secondary AI...

  43. Question about TSH Levels
    ... CALCIUM 9.2 [8.4-10.3] SODIUM 145 [137-145] POTASSIUM 4.3 [3.6-5.0] CHLORIDE 107 [98-107] CARBON...

  44. Scary Med ??????!!!!!
    ... can happen when one gets hyperthyroid and then their potassium lowers after certain triggers such as a high carb ... it happens again, possibly ask them to check your potassium levels along with whatever else they are checking...
    ... I got my blood results from the hospital and my potassium is LOW! It was just a little low, but low. I will...

  45. Urgh, no family support
    ... My mom is having issues again - cant retain potassium or salt all of a sudden and the doctors are stumped...

  46. Parathyroid /High Calcium levels- anyone suffering with this
    ... symptoms - severe fatigue, low PTH, low magnesium, low potassium ( at times) ,chest pain, tachycardia with anarrythmia...

  47. Newbie Having Muscle Pain In Thighs Is It From Meds?
    ... Ca = Calcium K = potassium Make sure they do the Ft3 and Ft4 tests.. as well...

  48. Conversion - High FT3, Low FT4
    ... * Fasting blood sugar may be low. * Serum potassium is elevated (usually primary adrenal insufficiency...

  49. tsh says normal
    ... (137) Potassium 3.5-5.3mmoi/l ...

  50. Low FT4 Low TSH, High T3 uptake, low cortisol ?diagnosis?
    ... those nice supplements you are taking. How many have potassium iodine in them or another iodine source. Too much...
    ... those nice supplements you are taking. How many have potassium iodine in them or another iodine source. Too much...
    ... those nice supplements you are taking. How many have potassium iodine in them or another iodine source. Too much...

  51. New labs after taking cytomel for a while. . .
    ... to be the result of an inbalance in my minerals.. potassium and magnesium in particular. Have they done a full...

  52. Tired of being sick
    ... several Allergists. I recently had a lab done ~ low potassium , low creatinine, slightly low T4 level. ANA was fine...

  53. Calcium Citrate And Magnesium Citrate

  54. tingling...follow up.
    ... ferritin.. * sigh * Also no Magnesium. Sodium, Calcium, Potassium are in the 90, 50, and 30 % of normal range respectively...

  55. tingling
    ... Ferritin levels, Calcium levels, Potassium levels, Vit. D levels, B12 levels, and Magnesium Levels...

  56. Thyroid and depression
    ... and B12, as well as vitamin C, calcium, magnesium potassium , and zinc. Omega 3 oils and other essential fatty ... well as vitamin C, calcium, folic acid, magnesium, potassium , and zinc. Omega 3 oils and other essential fatty...

  57. Need help with blood results please.
    ... but the joint aches didn't correspond. How are your potassium levels? How is your vit D level? I took a saliva...
    ... it for probably 2-3 months now. I think I've had my potassium checked but I'll have to look to be sure. I had an...

  58. I need help to understand labs
    ... not lost any more weight. Sodium 142 135-148 POTASSIUM 4.3 3.5-5.3 CHLORIDE 107 98-109 CO2 27 ...

  59. Is my problem thyroid or something else??
    ... know if hypothyroidism causes an increase in calcium, potassium , and glucose levels in the blood? My recent bloodwork...
    ... with high K, Ca, and glucose is that to treat high potassium effects raising the calcium and glucose are the first ... source but a symptoms of high K. For example: Potassium is essential for the normal functioning of your nerves ... , muscles, and heart. A high potassium level is a serious condition that can lead to a heart ... will discuss some of the treatment options for a high potassium level. Calcium Calcium is one of the first treatment ... options for a high potassium level. If you are suffering from irregular heart beats ... treatments will begin immediately. Glucose/Insulin Potassium can move in and out of cells. A high potassium level ... glucose and insulin into your veins will force the potassium to move back into the cells. In addition to glucose ... the main reasons: In hyperkalemia, the level of potassium in the blood is too high. Hyperkalemia usually results ... when the kidneys do not excrete enough potassium . Probably the most common cause of mild hyperkalemia ... prevent the kidneys from excreting normal amounts of potassium . Such drugs include triamterene, spironolactone, and ... aldosterone, which stimulates the kidneys to excrete potassium . Kidney and heart failure can result in severe hyperkalemia ... Hyperkalemia can also result when a large amount of potassium is suddenly released from the cells. A sudden release ... of potassium from the cells can result from crush injuries (involving ... overdoses of crack cocaine. The rapid movement of potassium from the cells into the bloodstream can overwhelm ... notices changes on an electrocardiogram. A high level of potassium in the blood is dangerous. It can cause the heart ... stop beating. For mild hyperkalemia, reducing the potassium intake or discontinuing drugs that prevent the kidneys ... from excreting potassium may be the only treatment that is needed. If the kidneys ... are functioning, a diuretic may be given to increase potassium excretion. For severe hyperkalemia, immediate treatment ... is essential. A resin that absorbs potassium from the digestive tract and passes out of the body ... doctors also induce diarrhea so that the resin, with potassium absorbed into it, is quickly expelled. When more ... helps protect the heart from the effects of a high potassium level but does not actually affect the potassium level ... lasts only a few minutes. Glucose and insulin drive potassium from the blood into the cells, thus lowering the potassium ... failure, dialysis may be necessary to remove the excess potassium . It seems like your body knows this already and is...
    ... just did not have time to look up everything else ( potassium ) and see if there was a relationship to the other...
    ... Wow; so much information! I must say, the high potassium frightened me the most. I don't know much about that ... was 9.2; they said that's normal. Now it's 10.3. Potassium a year ago was 4.4; now its 6.1. Glucose was 89;...

  60. AntiBacterial Soaps
    ... derived) butylene glycol sea salt citric acid potassium sorbate The following information was gathered...

  61. Could this be a thyroid problem???? Help!!!
    ... your ferritin, magnesium(Mg), vit. D, vit B12 and potassium (K). Ferritin is different than just plan iron and...

  62. does raspberry leaf tablets stop levothyroxine from being absorbed
    ... pectin, quercetin, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium , selenium, silicon, zinc, B-vitamins and vitamins...

  63. Ohh I could just cry...
    ... after an er visit and an increase of meds:D I mean my potassium level was down,and my regular dr.isn't so sure thats...

  64. Flare up!
    ... 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! Talk to you soon! Love, Monkey...
    ... MADMAZ, my thyroid level was low and my potassium , i should be able to find out how low it was this ... week as the er told me to follow up because of the potassium level, gosh i hope i don't have to take another pill...

  65. Hypothyroid symptoms, even when levels ok?
    ... B12, and all levels of my thyroid and he checks my potassium . The thyroid as you know is a very complicated element...

  66. hypothroidism need some help
    ... serum cortisol, ACTH stim test, aldosterone, sodium, potassium , and renin. DHEA would be a good idea too. Make...

  67. Lymph Pain
    ... frustrating. I know that you have to really watch your potassium with thyroid conditions. If you are deficient (which...

  68. Finally , labwork results..normal thyroid function? -was vit d deficient,hi ionizedCA
    ... of the range in the morning. Also, your sodium and potassium are low. This could indicate low aldosterone, which ... serum cortisol, ACTH stim test, aldosterone, sodium, potassium , and renin. Make sure these are done first thing...
    ... The potassium can use a boost in addition to the vit D. How is...

  69. Anyone familiar with Wilson's Syndrome
    ... serum cortisol, ACTH stim test, aldosterone, sodium, potassium , renin and DHEA. This will give a full overview of...

  70. cortisol testing - did i screw up?
    ... serum cortisol, ACTH stim test, aldosterone, sodium, potassium , renin and DHEA should all be tested. These tests ... earlier. If you're getting your aldosterone/sodium/ potassium tested, then abstain from salt for 24 hours prior...

  71. Hydrochlorothiazide Effects on Thyroid Tests?
    ... presented to the distal tubule is exchanged there for potassium and hydrogen ions. With continued use of Hydrochlorothiazi ... increase this exchange and may produce excessive loss of potassium , hydrogen and chloride ions. This means low K, Cl ... digitalis. Hypokalemia may be avoided or treated by potassium supplementation or increased intake of potassium rich...

  72. heart flutters....
    ... Other things you can try: Supplements - magnesium, potassium , CoenzymeQ10, B6, B12, iron, Omega-3 fish oil pills...
    ... later I ended up in the ER with a dangerously low potassium level. I recommend you call your doctor right away...

  73. Symptoms characteristic of thyroid problem?l
    ... would check for B12... they checked calcium, sodium, potassium ... I don't see it on here though....

  74. Looking for answers, any advise?
    ... my doctor provides which is 0.50-6.00. Anyway, my potassium is also borderline low, my CRP is high (although that...

  75. Drugged Up.
    ... Tension headache with normal labs like they told me. Potassium Is low as well. I am on a regimen of vitamins, she...
    ... Thyroid on and off. When I was first dx'd I had some Potassium troubles as well. I'm not sure about the acid ... didn't order any "treatment" for it. I started taking Potassium and a few other vits when I started feeling really ... bad thinking maybe it was the potassium again. I told her what I am taking. I will be going...
    ... mylanta, or any of those others. Careful on the potassium sups and make sure your potassium level is monitored...
    ... = 60) bun/crea 15 (6-22) Sodium 139 (135-146) Potassium 4.4 (3.5-5.3) Chloride 108 (98-110) Carbon dioxide...