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  1. Pain in my hands and numbness @ Night
    ... screaming because I had a HORRIBLE cramp in my calf (low potassium , I guess). Now today, it feels like I ran a marathon...

  2. Why am I soooo sore???
    ... a day, or eating a whoe pickle once a day (for the potassium , which helps muscles to not knot). also, try stretching...

  3. charley horse in the back of my left leg
    ... it makes it go away quicker. i think eating extra potassium is supposed to help so try eating more bananas and...

  4. Muscle Cramps
    ... sore but not nearly as bad as my legs. I take extra potassium for leg cramps and I know magnesium helps too but...

  5. July Mommies
    ... longer. I'm not sure if it has to do with hydration, potassium , hormones or circulation??? Anyone know?...
    ... hydration but can also be resolved a little bit with more potassium , calcium, and vitamin E. Hope that helps!!...

  6. Not sleeping!
    ... the 'restless' legs - this should be checked as low potassium or magnesium can cause this. I also believe it is...

  7. March moms~~Nov
    ... I guess I haven't been getting enough calcium or potassium . Hope everyone has a good thanksgiving. With my elastic...

  8. Leg Cramps??
    ... that works. Do stay hydrated and eating a banana for potassium and milk for calcium is supposed to help. Also some...
    ... get these- I try to eat a banana every day for the potassium . Yogurt and orange juice are also high in potassium...
    ... before bed.. that seems to stop them alot. Also the potassium thing.. I don't eat bananas cause the baby doesn't...

  9. Charley horse at 21 weeks.....but pain won't go away.
    ... note, I was told to eat more bananas. Sometimes low potassium levels can cause these - especially in pregnant women...
    ... what I read it said you need more magnusiem (sp) not potassium ...things change so much when your prego, I dont even...
    ... scientific background :) Muscles need sodium and potassium in order to contract and relax. SO either of these ... Bananas and orange juice are an excellent source of potassium . I think we all know where to get salt! I've read ... causing a need to intake higher levels of salt and potassium to avoid cramping. I think as far as the pain lasting ... it works. I don't know but I think soap does have potassium in it. Just think it's funny when she says she sleeps...

  10. Anyone else take multi-vitamin daily?
    ... Ferrous Fumarate) 15.00 mg 83% Iodine (as Potassium Iodide) 150.00 mcg 100% Magnesium (as...

  11. Uncomfortable Sleeping
    ... few weeks ago, who adviced consuming something with POTASSIUM in it right before bedtime. I've tried this and it ... asleep depending on what side I'm lying on. Consuming potassium helps. Blueberry juice, cherry juice are good sources...
    ... It's funny that you mention potassium ! I have always known that potassium helps with muscle ... cramps because muscle contractions involve sodium and potassium ...so low potassium results in muscle cramping. But ... old wives tale, but maybe it does help. And the potassium before bed probably does help reduce muscle cramping...

  12. Dehydration
    ... potassium, start taking potassium . This is stop any cramping that might come along with...

  13. any mums to be with acne
    ... soap at this point. My doctor also said that taking potassium ( I think) supplements can help with acne but I never...

  14. July Mommies III....
    ... tried eating bananas? I hear they help because of the potassium for charlie horses. I've only had one so far during...

  15. Help-Leg Cramps!
    ... on in the night. I've also tried to eat foods with potassium but that doesn't seem to work either. Does anyone...

  16. Leg cramps that feel so good....OR NOT!
    ... they're caused by dehydration. A friend of mine said potassium helps, but I don't know if that's true or not since...
    ... My dr gave me a prescription for potassium i dont have them anymore i had them real bad during ... pregnancy they just said eat more bananas didnt hlep Potassium is the best if your dr will prescribe it.:)...
    ... I will try some bananas and ask my OB about the potassium tomorrow at my next appointment. Also, thanks to...
    ... with.... so drink a lot of water and keep up with the potassium i guess. also im sure the added weight adds to the...

  17. diarrhea
    ... so i am hoping it will. he also said to bulk up on potassium and sodium rich foods... let me know how you guys...

  18. June Moms Part 3!!!
    ... cramps at night. Someone told me it was a lack of potassium (?) and then others have told me it was just a side...

  19. Anyone else not taking Pre Natals???
    ... happens when I don't (head aches, leg cramps, ie; potassium , etc). You will probably do yourself more harm...

  20. diarrhea at 33 weeks (TMI)
    ... on and off diarreah also through my pregnancy, my potassium went low, I eat bananas, it is the only fruit that...

  21. Anyone pregnant that has asthma ? HELP !
    ... may be ok ? with all the wrong medications, and her potassium level was under the negative level for some reason...

  22. April Moms (part 5)
    ... cramps lately. I know bananas are good sources of potassium and that helps leg cramps. Any one here having leg ... Not sure if this is a pregnancy thing or just low potassium . I hope you do not mind me jumping in like this...
    ... women who are pregnant are rarely caused by a lack of potassium , its usually the calcium. Not that a banana will hurt...

  23. leg cramping
    ... may have read that getting too little calcium and potassium can cause leg cramps — or that getting too much...
    ... wanted to add to Rounsy's information....the lack of potassium and magnesium seem to be the problem for me. I had...

  24. Hello everyone, just an update on my pregnancy!
    ... learned what causes it. Either dehydration, or low potassium . So I have been keeping it under control and my pulse...

  25. Yay
    ... to be mom I guess! take care Carly p.s hows your potassium ? :)...

  26. My hands still hurt!
    ... proper levels? Pre pregnancy I would take Elemental Potassium to help with water retention due to PMS. Haven't ... better than pre pg (bananas and potatos are high in potassium ) so I don't think I will need to supplement. Sorry...

  27. When you were pregnant.....
    ... and also I have hypokalemia.. which is low potassium ...

  28. been in the hospital for 3 days
    ... things.... I was diagnosed with hypokalemia, low potassium levels. Yay. So I had to be on continuous fluids....
    ... glad your o.k! how terrible for you, I also had low potassium ,3.1.now it is normal but i get checked again in a ... they need a lot of vitamins and things. Also since potassium is a nitrate drink gatorade. I also had a u/s of my...
    ... I have a problem with keeping the right amount of potassium in my body, as well as fluids.. I think that this...

  29. scared
    ... to my ob apt yesterday and we talked about my low potassium and chest pain and she said she wants me to see a...
    ... though!!! I went today and had my afp test and my potassium checked, hope all is good! I also went to my psych...

  30. low potassium?
    ... sorted it out itself we are designed for survival. low potassium can be caused by dehydration you will need to be drinking...
    ... attacks like crazy. I have been drinking v8,lots of potassium in it and I really like it too! thanks weepy I just...

  31. had a series of test done!
    ... sheilded the baby. the blood came back normal, low potassium though. Then she compared my ekg to one I had about...
    ... to alarm you but i hope they are treating your low potassium this can cause lots of serious problems if it gets ... dehydration and severe vomiting could cause low potassium so make sure you eat well push the fluids and try ... bananas rich in potassium ....
    ... Here are a very other great sources of potassium . Rasins, Potatoes with the skins, and apricots....
    ... Thanks! my potassium was 3.1 when it should of been around 3.3 so it wasn...

  32. Charlie Horse Pain
    ... of the night with them. I thought that increasing potassium is supposed to help but I have been eating a lot of...
    ... cause them to be worse so fluids and a banana rich in potassium which is what your body misses when dehydated may...

  33. June Mommies!
    ... stressed me out when I had blood work done and my potassium was extremely low. She kept telling me about how I...

  34. Nursing Pads
    ... place inside bra. The relief is almost instant as the potassium in the leaf dries the milk. It is most comfortable...

  35. Cramp in the calf?
    ... many things about what causes cramps. Bananas for potassium haven't worked in the least bit for me. I've also...

  36. Extreme leg pain at night
    ... also told to eat more bananas as they are high in potassium which is good for cramping. Hope this helps...

  37. morning sickness blues
    ... get to the hospital. IV treatment will also replace potassium which is lost through excessive vomiting. Check...

  38. A few questions
    ... real low. Funny as I was leaving I had to be put on Potassium *IV and Pills* and blood pressure meds to lower my...

  39. checking in on the June Mommies!
    ... Another reason for leg cramps is lack of potassium , eat some bananas! Boo Boo, who is throwing your...

  40. Charlie Horses??
    ... been told though that charlie horses are a sign of a potassium deficiency. Lately I've had major cravings for bananas...

  41. September Mommies!!!!!
    ... dehydrated. So they hydrated me again with IV's and potassium pills. I would go if I were you, just to be on the...

  42. Rasberry Leaf supplement
    ... Leaves are full of Vitamins A, C, D, and K, calcium, potassium , phosphorus, iron, and sulphur. I've never even heard...

  43. Tender leg -- afraid of clotting
    ... banana before bed that should help out. (it's the added potassium )......

  44. too many charlie horses!!
    ... not pregnant! It could be a sign that you need more potassium , try eating a banana a day for the next few days,...

  45. Question about cramping
    ... easy and really down the water and eat a banana, the potassium works wonders, good luck....

  46. charlie horses
    ... groggy. Someone else had once mentioned getting more potassium in your daily intake. I would just be careful not...
    ... getting enough patassium, so by eating bananas or other potassium rich foods you may be able to help this. I used to...
    ... ouch!!! i remember, i heard more calcium and potassium . I only had 3 and my dh had to help me, they were...

Trying to Conceive (TTC) board

  1. Charlie Horses
    ... I've heard they are caused from a lack of potassium . Eating ananas would help. I think they are caused...
    ... Jessi is absolutely correct...you need potassium . Bananas are a great source of that if you do not ... want to take potassium pills...if you do discuss it with your doc first....

Caregivers board

  1. pulled two ways
    ... alhimezers (sp) disease when in reality they are low in potassium . Be sure her potassium has been checked. Too many...

  2. I think I might need a valium!!!
    ... up. Something you need to keep watch on is her potassium level. Too little potassium and they become weak and ... not feel good, too much potassium can do harm. If potassium is 3 or higher it is ... If it gets down to 2 it is way too low. Do not give potassium to her unless the doctor prescribes it. Some doctors ... believe in giving potassium and others do not. I had a running battle with my ... m-i-l's doctor, he did not believe in giving potassium but doctors here did and it bailed her out many times...

Healthcare Professionals board

  1. Any MLTs or MTs here?
    ... results. They don't want an inaccurate critically low potassium due to the reagent running low, nor do they want an...

Anemia board

  1. There is something wrong with my blood
    ... 5 (Reference Range 10.0-28.0) SODIUM 146 mmol/L POTASSIUM 4.2 mmol/L CHLORIDE 106 mmol/L CARBON DIOXIDE 23...
    ... experienced. Ironically, my cholesterol went down when my potassium went up (via the DASH meal plan) and I discontinued...

  2. leg cramps
    ... not the same as Restless Leg Syndrome, magnesium and potassium supplementation does seem to help both conditions ... cure" as the proper ratio of calcium, magnesium, and potassium is critical as are other factors that impact the absorption...

  3. No answers or help from docs.. any ideas?
    ... strictly for my thyroid.. Sodium 140 (135-147) Potassium 4.5 (3.5-5.2) Total Bilirubin 4 (UP TO 22) Alanine...
    ... 96 > or=90 ml/min/1.73m2 Sodium 140 (135-147) Potassium 4.5 (3.5-5.2) Total Bilirubin 4 (UP TO 22) Alanine...
    ... found out it was a water pill that was depeleting my potassium , magnesium, and other nutrients. When I got off the...

  4. Aching legs
    ... discontinuing the water pill that depleted my electrolytes ( potassium , magnesium, calcium). Again, I would encourage ... reading about the roles of calcium, magnesium, and potassium (or electrolyte imbalances) as these nutrients play...
    ... carnation it has vitamins in it you could be lacking low potassium causes legs cramps...

  5. Iron
    ... me to eat anymore. Fruits and veggies have a high potassium content - great for improving your blood pressure...
    ... causes the body to retain sodium and fluid, and lose potassium . As a result, the blood pressure rises. So, unfortunatelly...

  6. Low Ferritin and Hashimotos
    ... diuretic that also helps prevent the loss of too much potassium . However, it is also associated with an increased...

  7. Feel really really awful after exercise with Ferritin of 6.
    ... comes to my diet. Fruits and veggies contain a lot of potassium - they are a major component of almost ANY healthy...

  8. A couple of questions
    ... learned my lesson though while worrying daily about my potassium reaching lethal levels (especially during the time ... kidney issues, which is why I have been on at least two potassium sparing-or building- meds at a time (plus one that ... 's potassium -wasting). Glad that that's finally OK. Now it looks...

  9. Update - New Results
    ... arduous process. I have been struggling to build up my potassium level. After a year and a half, it is finally normal...

  10. Back from anemia "hiatus" and with new lab values
    ... bad tummy as a result and I landed in the ER with a potassium drop and heart palps that felt much the same as these...
    ... nectar for a couple of days just to make sure your potassium levels are up too. Bananas also have alot of magnesium...

  11. anaemia symptons??
    ... levels up. In the meantime, make sure you get lots of potassium in your diet - that helps the B12 convert into usable...

  12. New here...question on numbers
    ... results: Iron, Total: 22 L % Saturation: 5 L Potassium : 5.5 H Calcium 8.5 L Ferritin: 3 L Among other...
    ... I can't comment on the calcium and the potassium . The important number here is the ferritin, which...
    ... but you may actually be normal in terms of your potassium , it is high, but I would need to know if your blood ... and also so you know your electrolytes like calcium/ potassium /etc are drawn into a different tube than your CBC ... ), celiac'rs are often hypokalemic(low potassium ) ... but if your sample was not hemolyzed and thus ... a relative lab error than you should have a repeat potassium checked relatively soon as hyperkalemia(high potassium ... usually cardiac arrest) ... as for the causes of high potassium , there are many such as meds, renal failure, etc ...

  13. FLFLOWERGIRL & japlopper
    ... oh, and don't forget about the other B's and the potassium . The best way to get the potassium is through bananas...

  14. New to Anemia/Low b12
    ... multiple B vitamin to stay in balance, eat lots of potassium (like bananas), and make sure you're folic acid and...

  15. Input please! Need help!!!!!
    ... and had to see a hematologisy (very low iron, low potassium and white blood cells & b12, along with protein in...
    ... and had to see a hematologisy (very low iron, low potassium and white blood cells & b12, along with protein in...

  16. Does low Iron/Ferritin cause heart palpitations and anxiety?
    ... the blurb in the Physician Notes mentioned that my Potassium was slightly low @ 2.9, but said "otherwise unremarkable...
    ... can cause a person to have a sudden drop in BP or potassium and it is a life-threatening emergency. I have experienced ... a sudden potassium drop when I was a starving exhausted college student...

  17. When will I feel better?
    ... For vitamin testing, I'd want to know B12, D, potassium , and folic acid, along with a full CBC and iron panel...

  18. starting birth control pills (seasonale) questions
    ... put me on something that had the potential to raise potassium levels and was a "mood elevator". It was also 30...

  19. Pernicious Anemia
    ... CBC. The only thing abnormal on the test was low potassium , which is what she thought caused my leg cramps. ... She told me to start taking potassium . Finaly, in Dec ('07) I went to a different doctor...

  20. b12 level 427--Can this cause fatigue?
    ... your b's otu of balance. And, finally, eating lots of potassium helps your body use the B12. Dont get discouraged...

  21. anemia and low WBC
    ... not be! The leg cramping can also be a sign of potassium issues. It all works hand in hand. I've been told ... B12 stores, so I'm not sure if it was the B12 or the potassium that helped my leg cramps, but I do know that potassium...

  22. low haemoglobin and high B12
    ... decided that the reason may be that my folate and potassium levels need boosting, as I believe that they are required...
    ... that I can take in a week. however, I reckon the potassium level should not be deficient, which would leave the...

  23. B12 Shots & Still Deficient?
    ... have the appropriate folate levels, iron levels, and potassium . If you're deficient in any of these, it's like a ... get to the right level. I know someone who has low potassium - and it didn't matter how much B12 she got - she...

  24. b12 shots
    ... Get as much rest as you can and eat lots of bananas! Potassium helps the B12 absorption. Hang in there. You will...

  25. Gastric Bypass...Anemic....low hemoglobin...who do I go to
    ... negative. Only problem with the blood work was low potassium and low hemoglobin so after the transfussions and...
    ... negative. Only problem with the blood work was low potassium and low hemoglobin so after the transfussions and...