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  1. Doctor Called Me: Macrocytosis
    ... related to rapid synthesis of cells requiring much potassium and leading to hypokalaemia but this appears to be ... speculation rather than evidence based. In such cases potassium supplementation may be advised. Folic acid is produced...

  2. skin question
    ... retaining alot of water under your skin. It could be low potassium . have your doctor check your levels. How do you like...
    ... it could be low potassium . not quite sure. the doctor said to me in april that ... my potassium levels look good. so is there something she's not...
    ... it and then take it off? If you think it's low potassium , maybe your potassium level is on the low side of ... little higher. I am on the very low side of normal potassium . Also, do you get the muscle twitches? I think that ... is potassium or magnesium related. Grace...

  3. Supplements, do they help
    ... I also am a big fan of getting your magnesium and potassium levels checked to see if you need supplements. These...
    ... before renewal - 5.4 6/07 F T4 (.8-1.7) - 1.1 6/07 Potassium (3.5-5.3) - 4.6 FYI started using fancy salt without...

  4. Heart palps while sleeping....
    ... deficient and desperately needing iron (don't know about potassium etc etc). I just wish I could take it orally, have...

  5. Magnesium/Potassium Interference
    ... Mag and potassium aren't known to bind to thyroid hormone the way iron...

  6. Midwest and DEB, These just in.......
    ... Free T# 304 Rnage 230-430 Sodium 142 Range 135-146 Potassium 3.8 Range 3.5- 5.3 Calcium 9.0 Range 8.6-10.2 Testosteron...

  7. think I might be going hyper
    ... sufficient testing besides doing other labs for stuff like potassium and iron and such. I'll keep you updated on how...

  8. Need Help~~ Question about my son's TSH level??
    ... as well. He eats allot of bananas as well for the potassium ....

  9. OTC meds question
    ... that and someone commented that it could be a lack of potassium . well i ate 3 bananas that same day that i read it ... there are alot of other fruits and veggies that have potassium . some even said that i should take some vitamins....
    ... bilization into the normal levels. I was low in B12 and my potassium and calcium were giving me issues as well. Completely...

  10. Help with Ultrasound Results!!!
    ... 15.40] VIT B12 317 [>180] SODIUM 134 [135-143] POTASSIUM 4.5 [3.5-5.3] CHLORIDE 99 [95-110] CO2, TOTAL 26...

  11. Most Recent Labs Wdiguy
    ... that. One suggestion I would make is to have your potassium and magnesium and ferritin checked for imbalance....

  12. Posting My Lab Reports - TSH Level Etc. Any Thoughts??
    ... SODIUM: 140 --- Normal Lab Ranges: 136 - 144 POTASSIUM : 4.9 --- Normal Lab Ranges: 3.6 - 5.2 CHLORIDE...

  13. low adrenal function & thyroid meds
    ... cortisol along with a chem panel which includes sodium & potassium levels. I had no trouble with T4 meds, however...

  14. I Am SO Confused, Thought It Was HytperThyroid But It's Not?
    ... SODIUM: 140 --- Normal Lab Ranges: 136 - 144 POTASSIUM : 4.9 --- Normal Lab Ranges: 3.6 - 5.2 CHLORIDE...

  15. synthroid and swollen ankles
    ... to have trouble with that. So far a tiny dose of a potassium saving diuretic is resolving my issues (swelling in...

  16. Question - Anyone - Senior Mem - Midwest1
    ... all. Tsh - 6.8 Total T4 - 1.2 Calcium - 6.2 Potassium - 2.8 So OK - my tsh is up - doctor does not seem ... about that - he is way more concerned with Calcium and Potassium levels - because they are extremely low. He gave ... some calcium supplement. Then he has started me on Potassium meds. Why is my potassium so low - is there a connection ... between the potassium and parathyroid glands? I don't get it. Then ... That his main concern right now is my calcium and potassium levels. He said they get much lower and I am going ... the parathyroid glands have anything to do with your potassium - or is it that if your glands are messed up - the ... calcium and potassium are gonna both drop out? Also - shouldn't he have ... he is right to be concentrating on my calcium and potassium levels right now? And not increasing my Synthroid...
    ... s right to be more concerned with the calcium and potassium . Concentrate on getting those in line and I'll get...
    ... Your post got me surfing the web last night about potassium and magnesium - and I found some really interesting...
    ... right on again...right now the important thing is the potassium and calcium.If you feel pretty good otherwise, don...
    ... I will keep up with what he has me on then. The Potassium pill is Potassium CL 20 MEQ ER Tablets. So it is...
    ... felt ok so i will be praying for you my niece has low Potassium and shes only 17 she got hers because her mother and...

  17. Stunned Parathyroid
    ... fingers - I fell down. What they also found was my potassium levels were extremely low. So - it takes time...

  18. Opinion on my Blood Work Test Results
    ... 317 [>180] SODIUM 134 [135-143] POTASSIUM 4.5 [3.5-5.3] CHLORIDE 99 [95-110...

  19. have graves now am hypo?
    ... hydrochlorothiazide (thiazide diuretic) and triamterene ( potassium -sparing diuretic) to reduce the edema without reducing ... potassium levels. He explained my edema was caused by a condition ... need to take this med for life with monitoring of potassium level and kidneys. So far, anyway, I still seem to...

  20. cant stop crying!!
    ... morning. Also - make sure you are eating foods rich in potassium . Seemed my potassium dropped out along with my calcium...

  21. TSH Levels
    ... know that because of having to take calcium, iron and potassium - doctor told me not to take any within four hours...

  22. For those who have had a total Thyroidectomy
    ... my calcium (parathyroid glands) were stunned and my potassium was low. Which make you tired. Feeling really good...

  23. Confused with ultrasound findings
    ... 2 put together. Leave it to me. Sodium bicarb or potassium citrate will be used to buffer the blood. All the...
    ... bananas, I think they are supposed to have a lot of potassium , although they are supposed to put on weight. The ... eat about 12 a day I've heard. on the other hand, my potassium is really high and I haven't had a banana for 6 months...
    ... potatos, raisins and cantalopes. All very high in potassium . Bananas have some potassium but not nearly as much ... should be off just on the range marks. So why's your potassium high? You on diuretics? High potassium ain't good...
    ... month it seems, 7th August is a Tuesday...Doh :) Potassium last 3 tests first taken 9 days after TT. 5.4H___4 ... they were a diuretic (water pill). What does high potassium do to you? What causes it? I have tank water (no...
    ... but not thatbad and it kinda bothered me. High potassium can cause irregular heartbeat and possibly death. ... result of surgery. Tissue trauma causes a release of potassium from the cells into the bloodstream. Since it appears ... ever take diuretics again, just make sure they are potassium wasting and not potassium sparing. We have a well...
    ... Chloride: 4 (150-250) Urine Sodium: 5 (40-220) Urine Potassium : 4.5 (30-90) Those numbers not only scared me...
    ... wrote me a script for bicarb and then looked at my potassium level and said he wasn't sure bicarb was the best ... thing cause it would deplete my potassium . I suggested Neutra-Phos which I have taken before ... cause it buffers the blood and contains potassium and he thought that was a good idea. I'm to take ... that doesn't work, I'll be switched to bicarb and potassium . Now I have a new lab slip, a return appt on the...
    ... Bicarb's back up into it's proper range and the potassium didn't drop. It brought my phosphorus up and the...
    ... covering for him last month put me phosphorus/sodium/ potassium and that I've been taking vitamin d for months and ... has to go by what the labs say and that my chloride, potassium and phosporus levels are fine and I shouldn't be taking ... acidification defect.... Treatment with alkali, potassium , phosphate, and vitamin D can ameliorate bone disease...
    ... taking my vitamin d, calcium, phosphorus, sodium and potassium and continue to watch my labs be normal. I found...
    ... hlorothiazide can reduce the levels of electrolytes such as potassium , sodium, magnesium, and chloride, and increase the ... check to see if these levels are in balance and a potassium supplement may be recommended. Warning signs or symptoms...

  24. Questions for people using Synthroid
    ... tell you that I am having trouble with my calcium and potassium levels since my surgery to remove my thyroid - could...

  25. Questions about antibodies
    ... had the B12 checked along with magnesium, calcium, potassium , etc.- all normal. My hgb is 12.2 and hct 33, Ferritin...

  26. Deb123 and other Adrenal folks
    ... and also one-time Renin, Aldosterone, Sodium and Potassium via blood. Ideally, this should be done prior to ... first draw also testing Renin, Aldosterone, Sodium, Potassium , and my usual thyroid panel, and I throw in a CBC...

  27. For those who have had a TT
    ... times daily along with 600mg calcium 3x daily. Also Potassium is low so I am eating foods rich with potassium. ...

  28. New labs - what do you guys think?
    ... 6-12.0) Cortisol AM (blood not saliva) 16 (5-25) Potassium 3.9 (3.5-5.1) B12 456 (200-1000) Ultrasound showed...
    ... a dose increase is in order. Also be sure to eat potassium rich foods as a thyroid disorder can drain your potassium...

  29. Vickie - I am here
    ... blood myself to get my calcium levels checked. And potassium - have a feeling they are low again - but we will...
    ... blood myself to get my calcium levels checked. And potassium - have a feeling they are low again - but we will...

  30. would it hurt to up my dose of 75mcgs to just 25mcgs to make it 100mcgs?
    ... vitamins. Ask your doctor to check your calcium and potassium and magnesium levels. I was super tired when I was ... 88mg of synthroid and found out it was my calcium and potassium levels. But don't just start taking that stuff because ... testing all your tsh - t3/t4 and also your calcium and potassium and magnesium levels. But please don't just go messing...

  31. Is clamminess a symptom?
    ... several things. A man I know was hospitalized for low potassium . One of his symptoms was being cold all the time...
    ... warm, yet cool to the touch. I am not sure about my potassium level, I have been eating banana's for a few weeks...
    ... WHOOPs............I'm sorry I meant that man had HIGH potassium not low. Geeeeeeeeeeez :blob_fire brain fog here ... garden that summer. I didn't know tomatos were high in potassium . Sooooooooo you may want to watch the bananas. Have...

  32. missed beats and shallow breathing pursie here??
    ... organ in your body. Here I am freaking out because my potassium is low and it "could" cause me to have my heart stop...

  33. Parathyroid Glands - Veterans/Graves People Help me !!!!
    ... eating bananas and raisens and all that stuff for my potassium - but other than that - no - absolutely no good eating...

  34. New look at things...
    ... and my calcium level is 7.7 low end being 8.5 and my potassium is up to 3.6 yeh!!! Been eating my spuds - tried...
    ... possible i thought to myself. i'm glad to hear that your potassium levels are up and just keep working on the calcium...
    ... is 7.7 still low - but better than last week and my potassium was 3.5 which is right borderline with the minimum...
    ... solution. It's getting real old. Glad to see the potassium back up. You a bit relieved that you ain't going...

  35. Ok - I need some serious support here
    ... Calcium levels are at 6.2 - low end being 9.0 - my potassium levels are 2.3 - low end being 3.5. Asked me if I ... Tuesday. Wonderful. Go out and look up what low potassium means - well - it could mean my heart could stop functionin...
    ... someone should be along shortly on that. I have had potassium that low. I'm still here to tell you that. Raisins ... are another really good source of potassium . Take a deep breath, eat your fruit and relax....
    ... thing is happening to you again! Do a search for " potassium foods" to find the richest sources of the mineral...
    ... Hang in there and eat that potassium rich fruit (and the potato, with skin :)) My dr told ... me thyroid problems can cause low potassium . So I guess we all need to be eating those potassium...
    ... absorb the calcium. You know - when I looked up "low Potassium " side effects and it said it could cause your heart...
    ... that. YES I would also agree and say eat the right potassium enriched foods but as far as your heart stopping I ... and all those other special moments. I also had low potassium readings the last time I was at the ER. They didn ... bananas and other things to my diet for the extra potassium . They also just have potassium pills in any store ... vitamin aisle usually. I think they say that because potassium effects your muscles and your heart is a big ole muscle ... brought u into the hospital as they can administer potassium thru IV if needed. So I am sure u will be fine! ...
    ... taking water pills? Are you holding water? The best potassium rich food sources if you are retaining water, need ... to be high in potassium but LOW in sodium (salt) because sodium makes the ... roasted pots instead. The difference in the RDA for potassium is only 1% based on 100g, (16% RDA from 100g Roasted ... raisins too. 100g of Raisins will give you 30% RDA potassium , and so will the same quantity of sultanas, but you ... 100g of Currants will give you slightly less RDA potassium at 22%, but appears to be the lowest on sodium content ... what it's worth, 100g of Banana will give you 11% RDA potassium with just 1mg sodium, so I would understand why your...
    ... water pills. Water pills are notorious for depleting potassium . It's pretty much a standard question any time a ... patient presents with low potassium . My gawd, you're a weath of information on nutrition...
    ... told to eat bananas as opposed to other sources of potassium ... But still, I don't remember her restricting her...
    ... mean). I am wondering if that is what dropped my potassium . Because when I looked it up - that is another cause ... for low potassium . But it sounds like salt is bad? Should I stay away...
    ... yes, a really good case of the trots can lower the potassium . It may have caused a reading a little lower than ... would have been. Still a good idea to eat up those potassium rich foods though until you have it rechecked. ...
    ... aren't likely to drop over from one incidence of low potassium , so you should stop worrying about that. Midwest...
    ... but I am NOT an expert in nutrition. I know that potassium , sodium and chloride generally go hand in hand with...

  36. Help! Hyper To Hypo On Tapezole
    ... once because i was depleted of calcium, magnesium and potassium . Finally my levels dropped some. My doctor (endo...

  37. Finally insured!! What tests should I get?
    ... You might want to have your potassium level checked. Thyroid conditions can cause potassium...

  38. Talk to me Midwest. These just in
    ... are in and she called me to tell me that I have low potassium and they will be investigating the reasoning. Did...
    ... term, he told me to be sure and eat foods high in potassium because the extra cortisol would lower my potassium...
    ... screws up. She called again this afternoon, and my potassium is going to be fine. I had a bit of a sinus infection...

  39. HI ALL~ QUESTIONS? QUESTIONS? QUESTIONS? once again!
    ... morning. And it concerns me because I did have a low potassium count last week at the ER. ALthough it was only a ... point or two low and then my new labs showed my potassium was alright but just wondering if maybe it dropped...
    ... I think a lack of potassium can cause siezures-not to scare you more, so the charlie ... horse would fit in...I just searched potassium siezures thyroid disease, it came up with alot......

  40. Still looking for answers!
    ... terrible heart palpitations almost daily. I had low potassium and my dr. put me on supplements which brought my ... potassium up but my palps are still here. For the past week...

  41. Anyone on 40mg Day Tapazole?
    ... a day) , .25 of Xanax twice a day and just started potassium iodide to calm my thyroid down Tues which is SSKI...

  42. Once Again Help Needed Badly And Quick!!
    ... 67) FT4- 0.68 ( 0.71- 1.85) LOW Also had low potassium reading and high monocytes, eosinophils, basophils...
    ... one on a doc sometime. :) You need to get that potassium up. Did they give you something to take? They should ... motrin will help with the pain some. Getting the potassium up will help some too. Lemon drops sometimes help...
    ... U know they didn't give me anything to bring the potassium up??? Maybe because it was just borderline low?? It...

  43. Thyroid And Panic Attacks
    ... PANIC ATTACKS AND I HAVE THEM ALSO THEY CHECKED MY POTASSIUM AND THAT WAS O.K. BUT SOME HOW THEY FOUND OUT I HAVE...

  44. goin hyper please advise?
    ... iodine rich foods, or supplement, but treatment with potassium iodine is used for hyperthyroid. Lugol's is a potassium...
    ... would have the answer and she is my mentor....:D Potassium iodine is used as a short term treatment (14 days...
    ... hyper / Graves and my doctor just put me on SSKI ( potassium iodide drops) for 7 days and also did so in 2005 to...

  45. Anyone's hands/feet swell when slightly warm?
    ... Consider bringing this up to your doctor. I take a potassium saving diuretic to prevent edema in my feet, ankles...

  46. For ErinBeth
    ... classic hypo symptoms might have to do with taking a potassium preserving diuretic, Levothroid, two to four Ibuprofen...

  47. Midwest...Anyone else...please help
    ... checked your magnesium level, make she checked your potassium level. Make sure you get a number. When I was very ... low in potassium from HCT, I had *big* problems....
    ... iron. WOW! Tamsin - thanks for the heads up about potassium . They did not test this yesterday but I've read about...
    ... My dr said thyroid problems can also drain your potassium . Guess we better eat the bananas by the bunch huh...

  48. HELP!! Could I have a thyroid disorder??
    ... issues (I've had similar) and you might also check potassium levels. I'm having heart palpitations and my endo ... and my mother had the palpitations as well when her potassium level dropped. See the endocrinologist. I never had...

  49. My Lab results....what do ya'll think?
    ... well in Oct my Endo wanted to do labs to check my potassium , and my labs for my thyroid then were: TSH: 6.01...
    ... the next day and we are awaiting all the labs. My Potassium has been showing at the very low point of the range...

  50. adrenal fatigue question
    ... Aldosterone helps regulate levels of sodium and potassium in the body, which in turn helps control blood pressure...
    ... 2815981]Aldosterone helps regulate levels of sodium and potassium in the body, which in turn helps control blood pressure ... understand...My last labs I had done they checked my sodium, potassium and a whole slew of other stuff..My Bun was a point ... . sodium level was 139 range 136-145 low normal potassium was 3.9 range 3.5-5.1 low normal...
    ... I've had my sodium and potassium tested, all came back fine. However I have very low...

  51. I miss me
    ... I'm also curius about my b12, magnesium, selenium, potassium , cortisol levels as well as iron (my brother has hemochroma...

  52. Armour or Synthorid & Cytomel
    ... other things tested for deficiencies. Be sure to have potassium checked. Your malfunctioning thyroid can cause potassium...

  53. Is it important to test T3 &T4??
    ... your system to be low, one thing you have to watch is potassium . Be sure to eat bananas and other foods high in potassium...

  54. cold nodular biopsy
    ... is 140 triglycerides is 214 H Chloride is 105 potassium is 3.6 What does RIA stand for? Im due for a...

  55. Lugol's Solution iodine for HYPOTHYROID
    ... thyroid hormone. Lugol's is a solution of iodine and potassium iodide. Iodine/iodide is needed by the thyroid gland...

  56. ANOTHER side effect of Armour?
    ... am 39.........all other hormones except for a low potassium now and again. I do have CFS and Sjogren's but that...

  57. Hey, Pursie, slow down so I can catch you!
    ... neck is the biggest risk factor for thyroid cancer. Potassium Iodide can be used as a blocking agent to protect ... Norway at the time and was exposed. He was also given potassium iodide to lower his risk. He's now about 30 and I...

  58. Opinions on Daughter's labs
    ... ypothyroid. I would also be concerned that the other labs, potassium , calcium, etc. are on the high side. I am not...

  59. Lab results...
    ... magnesium/calcium and eating a banana every day for potassium . In any case, a few days ago, I started to feel normal...

  60. please help, not sure what to do about thyroid
    ... with depression and nodules. Another preparation is a Potassium Salt of Iodine- Kali Iodoum 30c. One of them just...

  61. tingling,vibrating body and hypothyroid
    ... Hi Shelley, Nerves fire by action of sodium and potassium ions across the cell membranes. The sodium/potassium ... responsible for the longterm regulation of the sodium/ potassium pump. Problems with the thyroid can result in disruption...

  62. New member, please help!
    ... The only other things that were out of range was my Potassium was 5.3 and it should be 3.6-5.2, my Homocysteine...

  63. endo. appt.
    ... Glucose 91 (70-110) Sodium 141 (136-145) Potassium 4.9 ((3.5-5.0) Chloride 104 (98-110) CO2 27...

  64. Can someone please help?
    ... I STOPPED Levoxyl. sodium serum-139(135-148) potassium serum-3.5(3.5-5.5) chloride serum-104(96-109) ...

  65. Can someone help...I'm starting to freak out!!!
    ... said he wanted me to go for blood work to check my potassium level, but they are a hour away, and I'm scared to...

  66. Adrenal Nodule
    ... elevated aldosterone level, I also had falling serum potassium levels. I then had the CT angio and CT of the kidneys ... bloodwork showed the aldosterone elevation and the low potassium , I then had adrenal and renal venous blood sampling...

  67. Thank you Midwest. Have more questions
    ... At one point in the ER, my liver enzymes were high, potassium high, and calcium high. When I stopped taking the...

  68. Question about postassium iodide (Iodine) and Hashis/Hypothyroidsm
    ... formula. I was hesitant on taking this because it has potassium iodide in it. (200mcg. per two pills) I was taking...
    ... I went to the ER and my liver enzymes were up, my potassium was slightly up and my calcium also. I have had numereous...

  69. Thyroid dysfunction - here are my symptoms - pls help
    ... infertile years made me not pursue it further. My potassium was high but he said that was probably because the...

  70. Symptoms of hyper
    ... an nephroologist in September. They can't get his potassium level up. Question - Does thyroid problems cause...

  71. I have Hashimoto's and Graves disease
    ... eurologist (referred myself) he said, either calcium or potassium deposits in there causing pain; told me it was possibly...

  72. What is wrong with me?!
    ... related to the Yasmin. Also please read up on the whole potassium thing with Yasmin. Not one of my doctors (knowing...

  73. can levoxyl be stopped??
    ... or drink some orange juice too to replace some lost potassium , it works very well, you can go to the web site, its...

  74. muscle twitching and internal tremors
    ... suggested vitamins and minerals, although my magnesium, potassium , calcium , etc levels were within normal range. He...

  75. Iodine?
    ... did a DASH diet for over 20 yrs (low sodium, high potassium ) for borderline high blood pressure & while it "did...