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  1. I'm not crazy am I...
    ... thyroid was a little underactive my THS was 6.79 and my potassium was low. I continued to feel terrible but not wanting...
    ... thyroid was a little underactive my THS was 6.79 and my potassium was low. I continued to feel terrible but not wanting...

  2. Need some knowledge and advice on labs
    ... 223 U/L PHOSPHORUS 3.2 2.8 - 4.7 MG/DL POTASSIUM 4.2 3.6 - 5.2 MEQ/L SODIUM 142 136 ...

  3. hashimotos questions.
    ... figs, raisins, dates, oranges, grapefruit High in potassium - make adrenal fatigue worse Fruit and juices in ... the morning High in potassium and fructose. Refined flour products: pasta, white...

  4. Shayla25 - how's the banana working?
    ... really HATE bananas! But if they work to bring up my potassium level, they're worth it. I haven't had any hyperthyroi...

  5. Newbie-Sporadic taking of Synthoid harmful
    ... a multi-vitamin (without iron), flax seed oil, and potassium . I try to drink approximately 100 oz of water a day...

  6. Newbie making an Introduction
    ... soon. Also, do any of you guys have a problem with potassium ? Mine was slightly low and the doctor didn't worry ... about it, and I was wondering if the potassium was related to the hypothyroidism....
    ... soon. Also, do any of you guys have a problem with potassium ? Mine was slightly low and the doctor didn't worry ... about it, and I was wondering if the potassium was related to the hypothyroidism. Just be carefull ... trouble sleeping, but it went away. I didn't have my potassium checked, but if i'm correct when you don't have enuff...
    ... You DON'T want to go there!!! Found some info on Potassium . The article says there are indications that potassium ... weight gain of hypothyroids may partially be because of potassium deficiency. There are four minerals, sodium, potassium ... deficiency interferes with the proper functioning of both potassium and magnesium, and zinc seems more related to sodium ... it is possible that edema of the brain cells from potassium deficiency may be involved in chronic headaches. Another ... possibility is that potassium deficiency is responsible for the rapid increase in ... happen in spite of calorie restriction. Symptoms of potassium deficiency include muscle weakness, which is a condition ... careful with the licorice - they think it can deplete potassium with possible fatal consequences. They strongly urge...

  7. New labs......Infro from a top doc.....Midwest and others...what do you think?
    ... straighten them. I am taking calcium and magnesium and my potassium was ok. I certainly think these symptoms are hypo...

  8. Hashi's & Fainting
    ... is some sort of vitamin or mineral deficiency, like potassium , magnesium, iron - or dehydration. Muscle twitches...

  9. Please help to understand
    ... the temperature. The endo did order magnesium and potassium testing. Also he did a bone age x-ray since she is...

  10. Cut back on Armour when taking Cortef?
    ... not for others) & requires a low sodium, increased potassium diet. Best wishes....

  11. My Endo is a QUACK...HELP!
    ... multivitamin and eat a banana to make sure you have some potassium and other things your body needs to keep your heartbeat...

  12. Tingling in Hands - Thyroid problem or what?
    ... I wonder still if I'm low in that. My calcium and potassium levels are good. Typing on here makes it hurt and...

  13. Anxiety Disorder? Thyroid problem? Heart Palpitations?
    ... called an ambulance and when he got to the hospital his potassium level was 1.1, which means he should have died. His...

  14. Deficency? What is causing this to happen?
    ... after blasting), at that time I was extremely low on Potassium . Does by chance anyone out there know if this is ... to say while in the hospital I was pushed tons of Potassium , could it still be low? Or because of my hyper could...

  15. Lab results....Please help
    ... i was told. She was more concerned w/ the low potassium , realizing that my blood preassure readings had...

  16. Need help w/ my upcoming endo apmt...please
    ... other tests reg. adrenal glands (another story) but my potassium was low and my B/P slightly elevated....... Ok...
    ... hi, my potassium ran just a little low before. they called me in and ... told me. he was going to put me on potassium pills but i talked him out of it. i ate better and...

  17. Thyroid conditions and low potassium or high B/P?
    ... normalize. Haven't heard of a link between thyroid & potassium , myself. If bp is high ... some of the antihypertensiv ... e drugs mess with potassium levels. Potassium levels can be off in kidney disease. Care must be ... taken w/extra potassium in kidney disease. If you are in good health, you ... can easily get more potassium from fruits & veg. The standard American diet is ... too high in sodium, & too low in potassium , for optimum health. Low potassium & low calcium...
    ... here know if thyroid diseases can or do cause low potassium levels or even high B/P? Thx, love, Rachel If...
    ... have hypothyroid diease. i had mine checked and my potassium was a little low . they called me in and told me....
    ... Hi Tawyna, What did they tell you about your potassium ? Why was it low and what # was it? Did they give ... mention aything about your adrenal glands? I have low potassium and slightly high B/P...... Hope to hear from you...
    ... irregular heart beat. Come to find out I have had low potassium for years. Most likely caused by the diuretic but...
    ... my potassium was off just a little . he was going to put me on...
    ... trying to control it. Through the years I had low potassium but nothing I guess that would cause alarm as it was ... controlled and remained stroke level throughout the yrs, potassium borderline also. In Sept of 2003 I was hospitalized ... for potassium level of 2.6 and no magnesium and discharged. B/P ... I was just hospitalized again in Oct of 2005 for potassium level of 2.5 and during that inpatient stay an MRI ... aldosterone and this is the cause of my high b/p and my potassium loss(read about condition Aldosteronism). It never...
    ... My interim labs already showed an increase in potassium by .5, just by stopping the diuretic. But this is...
    ... trying to control it. Through the years I had low potassium but nothing I guess that would cause alarm as it was ... controlled and remained stroke level throughout the yrs, potassium borderline also. In Sept of 2003 I was hospitalized ... for potassium level of 2.6 and no magnesium and discharged. B/P ... I was just hospitalized again in Oct of 2005 for potassium level of 2.5 and during that inpatient stay an MRI ... aldosterone and this is the cause of my high b/p and my potassium loss(read about condition Aldosteronism). It never...
    ... s doing sum 24 hour urine check for now because my potassium was a bit low as well. Just wondering how high...

  18. what are you taking for adrenal problems?
    ... this low dose, but are. So am on low sodium/high potassium diet & that is helping some w/the water retention...

  19. antibodies..but normal bloodwork
    ... went to the ER. At the hospital, I was told that my potassium was low, given 3 pills and sent on my way. I kept ... bloodwork kept coming back normal, hmmmm....The potassium test was repeated but sure it went up to normal.. ... i was told. She was more concerned w/ the low potassium , realizing that my blood preassure readings had been ... it along. She now told me to stop eating so much potassium foods and wait one week for a bloodtest. Today was...
    ... an adrenal problem going on too (b'cuz of the low potassium ) I'm fed up and I'm only begining. God Bless...
    ... that the Dr has suspicions from this? How about your potassium ?? I don't know much but the ONE thing I do know is ... that my low potassium was a red flag to check my adrenal gland for tumors...
    ... next week, I will go back, that is`actually for the potassium results but I am going to get copies of all my labs...

  20. Leg Pain from Hashi's??
    ... called it "growing pains." When I was about 30 I had my potassium checked, but it was normal. Some people have suggested...

  21. Questions
    ... Kidney Funtion : Sodium 141 (136-145) BUN 6 (7-18) Potassium 3.5 (3.5-5.1) Creatinine 0.7 (0.6-1.3) Complete...
    ... pulse rate..... Something i saw in your lab #'s, potassium , 3.5. I would ask my Dr. if that is borderline as...
    ... it, yet it still continues... :) I noticed that my potassium was on the lowest end as well, but of course the doctor...
    ... Hi delia, asside from the thyroid, ask about the potassium . I have been low and Ive been told that can increase...
    ... Delia, Yes, your potassium is on the low end & your sodium is on the high end ... Processed foods are loaded. b) eating more natural high- potassium foods -- fruits & vegies. NOT fruit-flavored gummies ... automatically reduce your sodium intake & increase your potassium . This might not be all you need ... certainly I...

  22. I am so confused! Am I hyperthyroid or not?
    ... suspect an adrenal problem? Do you have high B/P or low potassium ? That was the case w/ me. Looking foward to your...

  23. Anyone else calf muscle problems??
    ... (graves) Cheers all x Hi, Have you had your potassium levels checked in your blood lately? I know my K ... levels ( Potassium levels) get low from taking prednisone and when they...
    ... Someone else mentioned low potassium and that is a common cause. Also low magnesium. A...

  24. Levothroxine side effects / Coconut Oil ?
    ... the prob! - drinking sports drinks cuz Dr thought potassium was low also - found a low cal one :) too,,,) ...

  25. Please help, bp, and panicing!!!!!!!!
    ... available. In Oct of 2005 I was hospitalized for low potassium and given and MRI. It was discovered that I had a...

  26. Strange symptoms....nausea, hair....jewelry!
    ... the usual feelings....I do take a water pill, and potassium .....which has been the same for over a year (due to...

  27. Why am I so dizzy?
    ... Recently, I had bloodwork done that included sodium and potassium levels. My sodium currently is at the high end of ... the normal range 144 (136-146), and my potassium is right in the middle at 3.7 (2.8-4.7)! Those numbers ... problems! Is it possible to have normal sodium and potassium , but still low cortisol? I hope my doctor does...

  28. Things we can do?
    ... any nut. And they are rich in minerals, magnesium, potassium , phosphorous and especially high in calcium, are high...

  29. Still feeling awful....need help with test results
    ... supplements which contain bovine spleen. I was hoping my potassium or sodium levels would possibly indicate adrenal problems ... it, don't know if it makes any difference, though. Potassium 4.3 (3.6-5.2). I have had mouth and lip tingling...

  30. Some more of my labs...
    ... *L creat: 0.7 (0.4-1.0) sodium: 136 (136-144) potassium : 3.3 (3.6-5.1) *L chloride: 103 (101-111) Co2: 22...

  31. Green food drinks and/or supplements?
    ... of elements, naturally occurring in Greenlife are Potassium 300mg**, Choline 10mg+, Inositol 10mg+, Manganese...

  32. Need help for my father in law
    ... someone could give me info on what can cause high potassium levels. My 82 year old father in law has such a high ... anyone know what type of medications may increase your potassium levels or even supplements. Any help would be appreciated...
    ... definitely work with a doctor.... But I think that potassium sparing diuretics that are used for high blood pressure ... can cause elevated potassium levels....it happened to someone I know who is elderly...
    ... If his potassium is high, that might mean his salt is very low. Low...

  33. tsh 4.28 and low temp
    ... diuretic to bumex (I think - mine was lasix) and my potassium got too low and I felt awful - it also can be dangerous ... might want to make sure your doc is checking your potassium and other minerals too...I ended up on prescription ... potassium pills for awhile to get it back to normal....I agree...
    ... those links. Kathy, you are right on target about the potassium . I DID wind up with low potassium and take that too...
    ... trying to follow a low salt diet instead...the low potassium scared me - but I had to wean off it - I tried cold...

  34. Need help with drug interactions
    ... any of you know the effects of thyroid hormone and potassium iodide? I've researched and found direct influence ... of potassium iodide (KI) and thyroid function/conversion in your ... side effects. 10 drops of liquid (super-saturated potassium iodide "SSKI") is taken in a glass of fruit juice...

  35. adrenal problems
    ... did you have your potassium tested lately? -They-, the same doctors that say 5...

  36. What The Heck??!??
    ... vitamins with magnesium and ate a lot of bananas for the potassium and didn't have quite as many problems. Worth a shot...

  37. Heart and hyperthyroid
    ... essentially, a thyrotoxic state screws up your blood sugar, potassium and other vital nutrients and systems that affect...

  38. Heat Intolerance
    ... tried different shoe's, tried eating more things with potassium , tried soaking in the tub before I go to bed, nothing...

  39. Help with lab
    ... My labs Sodium 140 133-145 Potassium 4.7 3.5-5.0 Chloride 106 ...

  40. Does anyone have cramps at night (feet and toes)?
    ... nearly a yr. ago. I am not taking a diuretic and my potassium is not low. What could be causing this?...
    ... As Nat mentioned, I tried to be sure my calcium, potassium , magnesium, hydration, ect, were all correct (though...
    ... Supreme B Complex + Complete Digestive Enzyme + an extra potassium 99 mg (99 mg is already in multi-v) + parsley (natural...

  41. Taking Iodine When HypoT
    ... multivitamin contains 150mcg. of iodine USP (from potassium iodide). Is that amount okay? I am currently taking...
    ... 12.5 mg of iodine/iodide. 5 mg of iodine (which is potassium salt) and 7.5 of iodide. I don't know the conversions...

  42. sorrell2 get in touch about pit problems
    ... white blood cell count 2. raised neutrophils 3. low potassium 4. raised monocytes 5.raised glucose 6.crp<5 7...
    ... that I think you have leukemia. High glucose and low potassium are both found with Cushing's, but also a lot of other ... things. Low potassium could be from anything from poor diet to kidney disease...

  43. Thyroid and B12 Deficiency?
    ... 0.0-22.0 Insulin, Total 44.4 0.0-22.0 Potassium RBC 71 L 80-100 Mercury none detected Manganese...

  44. Went to the health store for supplements
    ... (as cyanocobalamin) 100 mcg 1,667 % Iodine (as potassium iodide) 200 mcg 133 % Magnesium (as magnesium oxide...
    ... 24 15-50 % (Calc) Potassium 4.5 ... 39 5.4 - 14 Potassium <3 ... thought) that doesn't even have iron in it. It has potassium (99 mcg or mg) with 1000 mg calcium+ I take another...

  45. Panic Attacks from Hypothyroidism
    ... BASOPHILS 0.09 Range 0.00-0.20 SODIUM 143 Range 134-146 POTASSIUM 4.2 Range 3.6-5.1 CHLORIDE 105 Range 96-107 CO2...
    ... BASOPHILS 0.09 Range 0.00-0.20 SODIUM 143 Range 134-146 POTASSIUM 4.2 Range 3.6-5.1 CHLORIDE 105 Range 96-107 CO2...

  46. sythiod drug interactions
    ... hormone replacement, because the cations (calcium, potassium ets.) in the multivitamins impair absorption fo the...

  47. Anyone ever use the online walk in blood test places?
    ... Glucose(Diabetes), Kidney, Liver, and Heart Functions, Potassium , Calcium, Uric Acid, Electrolytes, Iron, PLUS a CBC...

  48. New Lab For Our 12 Yr Old Daughter, Please Help??
    ... symptoms. Since her other electrolytes are fine ( potassium , carbon dioxide and calcium) then the elevated chloride...

  49. I knew I wasn't 'normal' - antibodies 25600!!!! highest lab will go.
    ... It will be stocked with the calcium, magnesium, potassium , etc....

  50. Does this sound like a thyroid issue?
    ... panel) including serum magnesium, calcium, sodium and potassium . A full thyroid panel including TSH, Free T4, Free...

  51. Thyroid, anemia and leg pain
    ... relaxer) and magnesium and use Lite salt (for the potassium ) to help that. It's hard to say what has helped the...

  52. Levoxyl or Amour?
    ... PCP, but haven't heard back. Worried about lack of potassium because of my legs. Though my one a day vitamin had ... my legs feel swollen because the water pill stripes potassium . Where is the 75% range for the numbers? I'm...
    ... with that! I find that I get leg cramps when my potassium is low, so I usually take a 93 mg pill a day. ...
    ... jot that down on some of my blood work. Lack of potassium is a pain, huh??? This is all just so tedius. ...

  53. achy legs
    ... For me it is usually potassium . The lack of. Speaking of which I need to call my ... because I've been having it the past few days. My potassium will drop because I'm taking a water pill for my blood ... pressure. One of the side effects is it lowers potassium since it makes you dump water from your system. I ... one a day vitamin and mistakenly thought there was potassium in it so I couldn't figure out why my legs are bothering ... nice and fattening on top of it all! :) Maybe your potassium levels are down a bit....

  54. Armour & heaviness in chest -short of breath
    ... supplements with armour, I dont take anything but potassium daily, can anyone tell me why this is happening?...

  55. Results Are In! Help On Reading Please?
    ... if you would please! glucose 84 sodium 138 potassium 4.0 chloride 101 co2 bicarbonate 28 BUN 9 creatininine...

  56. Report on Dommisse Consultation
    ... gamma tocopherols. I'm also deficient in vitamin D, potassium , chromium, and calcium. The insulin-like growth factor ... magnesium, chromium, gamma vitamin E, and prescription potassium . When I first started treatment for the hypothyroidism ... different types of blood tests. I've also learned that potassium helps move thyroid hormones into the cells. So potassium ... hormones a little faster since I've started taking the potassium . Depression is one of my hypo symptoms and when my ... gets really bad. About a week after starting the potassium , I was getting really depressed and I had to bump ... my personal experience seems to correlate with the potassium /thyroid info I found on the internet. As Meep has...
    ... something new I feel worse? I had a hard time with the potassium the first week I started taking it. I felt really...

  57. parathyroid stories anyone?
    ... autoimmune hypothyroid, Are you? I also have very low potassium and magnesium levels, but in range at the low end ... . Sometimes the labs improve but my potassium is always low, and I take prescribed supplements along...

  58. question for Gopherhead..
    ... sick). Yours looks like it gets very low. Does your potassium also drop? An imbalance there would cause a lot of...
    ... my endo if he can order more tests. Not sure about Potassium ...Add. people are usually high, but i'll ask the Dr...

  59. Problems with Caffeine
    ... Tough question...I know coffee is loaded with potassium and potassium helps muscle function and makes you ... pee (due to the sodium- potassium pump - biology 101). Perhaps the coffee is dehydrating ... then I would say its gotta have something to do with potassium and salt imbalances. Potas. and Salt go hand in hand...
    ... will do to throw you all off balance. Salt, water, potassium , magnesium in proper moderate levels can do wonders...

  60. Twitching and slight cramping
    ... I remember someone saying potassium and magnesuim for legs that hurt and twitch at night...

  61. Having trouble with Armour
    ... mg 16% Iron (as carbonyl iron) 9 mg 50% Iodine (as potassium iodide) 150 mcg 100% Magnesium (as magnesium oxide ... Molybdenum (as sodium molybdate) 25 mcg 33% Chloride (as potassium chloride) 40 mg 1% Potassium (as potassium chloride...

  62. please help wild sex lab
    ... I guess when I get my electrolyte panel back...the potassium will provide a tip off according to Lowe's book. He...

  63. Hypo and tight muscles
    ... stiffness before I had my thyroid removed. Magnesium and potassium help tremendously with muscle stiffness and cramps...

  64. Update Since Starting Synthroid/Armour Combo
    ... think it includes all the tests you mention. I am potassium and magnesium deficient and am anemic. I take prescription ... meds for the potassium and magnesium problems and OTC iron pills for the...

  65. whats going on?
    ... hormone cortisol), and a few rare syndromes that alter potassium levels. You would expect results to be normal in...

  66. Messed up menstrual cycle, why?
    ... Platelets 140 - 415 288 Potassium 3.5 - 5.5 4.5 Prolactin ...

  67. TSH of 393.40 Have you heard of such a thing??
    ... WBC, RBC etc. and under General Chemistry sodium, potassium etc. Is that stuff my andibodies? If not I am going...

  68. High Tsh Update Blood Test Results
    ... spoke to a holistic doc today he suggests taking more potassium since mine is low, anyway he says thats whats making...
    ... well as some Synthetic t4. I don't know about the potassium angle. Sorry I can't help. As far as the the pituitary...

  69. Renee and Pushka...I went to the seminar on BHRT! VERY HELPFUL!
    ... retention, sodium and calcium retention, magnesium and potassium depletion. Mirgraine headaches, bloating, breast tenderness...

  70. Water pills side effects?
    ... levels shortly after beginning a diuretic. Dyazide is " potassium sparing," so you can actually wind up with too much ... potassium in your system (potentially causing muscle weakness...
    ... Loves Teaching Would eating bananas help with the potassium issue? Thanks Beth...
    ... Loves Teaching Would eating bananas help with the potassium issue? Thanks Beth Beth, No, you definitely ... shouldn't eat potassium rich foods (such as bananas) while on Dyazide. I ... used to be on Dyazide as well as another potassium sparing diuretic (each for a different problem). ... switched my Dyazide to Hydroclorothiazide (which is not potassium sparing). Now my potassium actually balances out ... normal level (because one of the diuretics depletes potassium while the other increases it). Dyazide can cause ... increased potassium , so try to stay away from foods high in potassium...
    ... sheet, and it says: Common uses- This medicine is a potassium -sparing and thiazide diuretic combination. I think ... Triamterene and Hydroclorothiazide. The Triamterene is the potassium -sparing part. "Potassium-sparing" means that it keeps ... potassium in your body; thus, it has the potential to cause ... too much potassium to build up. This can cause some of the side effects...

  71. high thyroid peroxidase
    ... Blood Cell Count Hemoglobin Iron Ferritin Sodium Potassium Chloride BiCarbonate and a Liver Panel {includes...

  72. New Labs...Here they are!
    ... Electrolyte panel Sodium 140 / 135-146 Potassium 3.8 / 3.5-5.3 Chloride 105...

  73. Strong Connection between Perimenopause and Hypo symtoms??
    ... and Fish Oil...but I don't need to take B-12 NOR Potassium ...which he said, the brand I was taking was "useless...

  74. Meep, Midwest, and Other Numbers Experts...Please Help With Test Results
    ... Chloride: 97 (98-110) Low Wah about sodium and potassium levels? I bet they are off, too. If they weren't...
    ... here it is... TSH: 3.01 (.40-5.50) Sodium and potassium are OK (at least one of my 2 diuretics is "potassium ... sparing")... Sodium: 135 (135-146) Potassium : 4.1 (3.5-5.3) I made an appointment with another...
    ... the directics, have you ever tried increasing your potassium naturally? Eat plenty of bannanas and raisins. Also ... system, it tends to take additional water with it. Potassium and sodium work in conjunction with each other and ... should be balanced. Potassium essentially takes water and draws it out of your cells...
    ... crying out for more thyroid hormone. Sodium and potassium are OK (at least one of my 2 diuretics is "potassium ... sparing")... Sodium: 135 (135-146) Potassium : 4.1 (3.5-5.3) Potassium is "ok", bt your sodium ... be up near the middle of the range. If sodium and potassium are not balanced properly, then there will be symptoms...

  75. help with lab results
    ... sodium 142 range 136-145 potassium 4.3 range 3.5-5.1 CL ...
    ... sodium 142 range 136-145 potassium 4.3 range 3.5-5.1 CL ...