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  1. Please offer advice. Things aren't getter better.
    ... a repeat of last night. It has not really left. My potassium levels are off (always a problem) and I have tingly...

  2. Palpitations
    ... Magnesium and Fish Oil and they seem to help. I also take Potassium 8meqs every other day. The Mg and Fish oil are over ... the counter, but the Potassium is by a prescription. Also, watch your sugar intake ... system according to my doctor to avoid palps. Sugar, Potassium , Calcium and Magnesium. One level off kilter and...

  3. PVCs with a Punch
    ... frequently. They did a blood test and found that my potassium level was at 3.0 - which was quite low. Again, I was ... structurally sound, but was prescribed a temporary potassium supplement. I can live with the PVCs I used to ... some answers may come from that. I am taking a 99mg potassium supplement once a day (plus a banana or two) along...

  4. random heart palpitation
    ... different things could be causing it such has low potassium , low magnesium, you could have an iron deficiency...

  5. why does my heart jump all of a sudden?
    ... like you need to lose wt maybe it is low iron or potassium something a doctor needs to check out first and see...

  6. fast heart rate after eating and some meds
    ... help. Have you had a check-up and maybe had your potassium checked too? Any meds like Contact, Sudafed will...

  7. Palpitations are back! :-(
    ... Just stay hydrated, and make sure you have plenty of potassium , and mag, and believe it or not, salt. It's the same...
    ... some standard bloodwork for things like magnesium and potassium deficiency? The info on the net says that lack of...

  8. Quick Question
    ... month or two and I was low on sodium. So sodium, potassium , magnesuim can all be culprits. Take care, and if...

  9. Awaiting stress EKG results
    ... symptoms. Bradycardia is one. It also increases your potassium and serum creatinine significantly. Potassium helps ... panel blood test periodically, which measures sodium, potassium , chloride, bicarbonate, blood urea nitrogen (BUN)...

  10. link between SVT, PVT and magnesium?
    ... they can test for magnesium. I would ask to have a potassium , magnesium and calcium drawn. Any of those could...

  11. Tired47..??
    ... my magnesium and potassum very low, so on slow-mag, potassium and my chest pain is not nearly as bad. I sincerely...

  12. Is it normal to chest pain after being diagnosed with CHF
    ... with an EF of 25%, medications (Coreg, Lasix, Potassium and Iron for anemia). I saw my PCP but he must refer...

  13. Post PVC Ablation blues
    ... ran my blood, did chest xray, and pumped me full of potassium . I came home 4hrs later, after they called my Cardiologist...

  14. Heart Flutters! My Story, Monitor Print Out...QUESTIONS!
    ... by repleting the balance of magnesium, calcium and potassium within the body." does anyone have information on...

  15. mitral/tricuspid insufficiency??
    ... because you have to supplement with massive doses of potassium , and some side effects such as hearing loss. Anyone...

  16. Can someone explain EKG T wave Changes
    ... cardiac scarring, or an imbalance of electrolytes, low potassium that is required for the appropriate transmission...

  17. Fed up with SVTs
    ... converted, but was still admitted. They noticed my Potassium was low and that some other number was high causing ... wouldn't let me off), and he prescribed Micro-K for the Potassium and said it was related. I am still waiting on the...

  18. Chf Please Help
    ... problem with ACEs is that they cause the body to retain potassium . The Pot-chloride 10meq attempts to replace the potassium ... So, why not use an ACE that helps the body retain potassium and, at the same time, lowers the blood pressure?...

  19. groin/ab/leg swelling after stints
    ... retention is most often controlled with Lasix, a potent, potassium depleting diuretic. The problem here is why is he...

  20. Question regarding CT Scan Results
    ... Well, I went to the ER where I was admitted after my potassium being very low at 2.9 and one of my heart enzymes...

  21. Palpitations & magnesium
    ... Low magnesium effects the action of potassium. Potassium is dependent on magnesium to work. This is probably...

  22. preeclampsia leading to congestive heart failure
    ... in the blood tests at 31 weeks, but by 32 weeks, my potassium levels had dropped off to something not equivalent ... effect your hearts ability to pump. They put me on potassium tablets at 32 weeks, it brought it up to normal levels...

  23. left axis deviation
    ... harmless observation caused by medication, excessive potassium , an abnormal valve that separates the right atria...

  24. Multiple Heart Palpitations.
    ... By the way, you can also get this from being low in potassium , calcium and magnesium....

  25. Darn SVT came back yesterday....ugh!
    ... levels of this test were 176 and 170 was high. Also my potassium was low and my sugar was high. Both the Scan and ... what do you all think? Was it the high sugar and low potassium ? or the stress. I have a crappy boss who constantly...

  26. SVT for a year. now... seems to be having chest pains on opposite side of my heart...
    ... before it happened and my blood sugar was high and my potassium was low. I have had every test imaginable including...

  27. Popping Sensation in my chest
    ... serious? I have stopped smoking and increased my potassium in my diet. I now have a new desire to live healthier...

  28. PVC and stomach disorder - a possible cure
    ... into the body (especially things like magnesium & potassium ). I know it’s well documented that magnesium and ... potassium can help reduce or eliminate PVCs, but what is less...
    ... going to go into SVTs. My last SVT found out that my potassium levels were low and I am wondering if I am having ... the same issues. Doc put me on Potassium and Magnesium pills. I am considering trying the...

  29. Mostly cured my PVCs
    ... into the body (especially things like magnesium & potassium ). I know it’s well documented that magnesium ... and potassium can help reduce or eliminate PVCs, but what is less...

  30. Want Other Opinions
    ... do the same tests this time i turn out dehydrated potassium low blood sugar high so they admit me during this...

  31. i've got a low grade infection
    ... currently on dilatrend twice a day 2 lasix's coversyl and potassium im also on the pill and zoloft for depression and...

  32. Magnesium
    ... You can get too much of any mineral, be it sodium, potassium , magnesium, or calcium. The key is balance in the ... which is why it is recommended to eat something with potassium (bananas) or magnesium (nuts, whole grains) after...

  33. What The Heck??? Someone Please
    ... modify kidney function. The medication can deplete the potassium level causing arrythmia. Should get a blood profile...
    ... It had a reading of 441. Whatever that means. My potassium and sodium are low...he said maybe due to the Dyazide...
    ... with bad chest pains. They did all the tests and my potassium was extremely low as did one of the enzymes in my ... brain off kilter, etc. Apparently it was because the potassium was so low. At one point it was 2.9. You might ask...
    ... would not quit cramping, etc. They kept giving me potassium until they felt I could leave the hospital. I even ... about that and tell them your symptoms. Having low potassium can be dangerous. Terry...

  34. Confused about my heart
    ... to evaluate electrolytic balance, proper levels of potassium , magnesium, calcium, etc. A throid disorder can cause...

  35. Recovered?
    ... of heart meds like Coreg, Digoxin, Lasix, Monopril, Potassium , and Aldactone. I lost 64 lbs in the first 40 days...

  36. EKG bad results so no surgery???? S.O.S
    ... was normal. My doctor recently put me on Lasix and Potassium for high BP instead of changing my BP med which is...
    ... was normal. My doctor recently put me on Lasix and Potassium for high BP instead of changing my BP med which is ... It is my understanding Lasix does not deplete potassium as does some other diuretics. My experience with ... Lasix did not require potassium! Too much potassium can cause another medical problem. Lenin's mother ... drug than I. It seems to me, I would have been given potassium supplements!? Frankly, I question Lasix as appropriate...
    ... It is my understanding Lasix does not deplete potassium as does some other diuretics. My experience with ... Lasix did not require potassium! Too much potassium can cause another medical problem. Lenin's mother ... drug than I. It seems to me, I would have been given potassium supplements!? Frankly, I question Lasix as appropriate...

  37. All Heart Tests Negative...now what?!?!
    ... the test bad or the fact that the doctor put me on potassium and lasix the week before for BP. I had gone ... and instead of changing my meds he gave me Lasix and Potassium to take. I felt like that was stupid but the swelling...

  38. renin-aldosterone-potassium???
    ... renin and aldosterone with a normal to low level of potassium , what affect would a beta blocker have on these particular...
    ... aldosterone and depending on type, high, normal or low potassium . Lab results show renin level at 0.37 (upright ... 95) and aldosterone at 13.8 (1.0-16.0) and normal potassium 4.0 (3.5-5.3). I read that beta blockers lower ... aldosterone causes the kidneys to retain sodium and excrete potassium , whether beta blockers could possibily affect the ... level of potassium. The potassium level helps pinpoint the type and helps guide treatment...
    ... of Renin and Aldosterone and thus raise the serum potassium a small bit. Refresh my memory, access. Do you ... Syndrome? If you do, it can't be too severe becasue your potassium is holding nice and high. (This is complicated...
    ... of Renin and Aldosterone and thus raise the serum potassium a small bit. I don't think the effect is huge though ... Syndrome? If you do, it can't be too severe becasue your potassium is holding nice and high. (This is complicated...
    ... diet in quite large quantities that includes a lot of potassium rich foods. Testing without the beta blockers is...

  39. Confused about symptoms
    ... night heart palps). I also just started CQ10 and potassium supplements. How long does it take for the magnesium...
    ... as taking a laxative. Also, you should never take potassium supplements unless your doctor prescribes them. This ... problems such as you are having. In fact, too much potassium can be dangerous. I don't think any additional...

  40. exhaustion
    ... drink a big glass of water and eat some food high in potassium , such as a banana or a potato, I seem to perk up in...

  41. Should I always trust the doctor?
    ... blockers and diruetics might want to take CQ10 and potassium . Any thoughts anyone?...

  42. Enlarged heart questions
    ... be 40 mg. Lasix every day with a big potassium supplement (20 MilEquivalent horse pill.) You MUST...
    ... be 40 mg. Lasix every day with a big potassium supplement (20 MilEquivalent horse pill.) You MUST ... the 50 2x a day atenolol and he did give me a 10 meq potassium pill. Its pretty huge! I have a stage 4 airway and...
    ... it may take a few weeks. Keep that huge dry 10 MeQ potassium pill in your mouth with water dor a second or two...
    ... it may take a few weeks. Keep that huge dry 10 MeQ potassium pill in your mouth with water dor a second or two ... friday I will stop again monday and do it again. THat potassium pill is so huge and nasty LOL I will try that to...
    ... work best on an empty stomach and you can ask for the potassium to be prescribed in a liquid form. It is a powder...

  43. heart attack
    ... and 5"10 so i can handle it. Am currently on lasix potassium supplements dilatrend coversyl zoloft and the pill...

  44. Beta Blockers and Edema
    ... blessing. Give Lasix a try at 40 mg. (You MIGHT need a potassium supplement...I don't!) Nicest drug I've ever taken...

  45. ECG/ EKG experts again maybe?
    ... disturbance can be related to medication, calcium and potassium can result in an EKG change. Artifacts are frequent...

  46. Had WPW and ablation surgery but heart still races.
    ... doctor told me to lower my caffeine intake and get more potassium in my diet. He also told me to take a baby aspirin...

  47. Can medication cause irrregular heart beats?
    ... medications, and stress? I was told one time that I had a potassium deficiency and I took supplements for a SHORT time...

  48. question for people with svt.
    ... a day and it seems to help. I also take 250mg of potassium a day for leg cramps that I get since college. Both...

  49. To Cath or not to Cath....
    ... has changed). I have had slightly low calcium and potassium levels in the past. He also suggested I get a scan...
    ... has changed). I have had slightly low calcium and potassium levels in the past. He also suggested I get a scan...
    ... Pos ana pos heart test Pos ssa Pos Urine test potassium high potassium low Rapid heart rashes red blood...
    ... shown anything Pos ssa - yes Pos Urine test - no potassium high - no potassium low - have had this once or twice...

  50. Is this tachycardia?
    ... one trip to the ER with rapid, skipped beats that my potassium level was low. They wanted me to take supplements...

  51. Mysterious Water Issuing From the Shins
    ... and finally went into cardiac arrest due to too much potassium . It's sad that people don't care enough about themselves...

  52. stress test
    ... to check everything out, and also your magnesium, potassium , and some other kind of levels according to someone...
    ... You mentioned leg cramps, which I get too, when potassium is low. So you probably mean potassium. I...

  53. Heart problem????
    ... problems, HOWEVER, my bloodwork came back showing low potassium , low magnesium, and very low vitamin d. She said ... especially the low potassium will make for a funky EKG and scary symptoms. Supplements...
    ... Dr's and have had really great care. I tested high potassium in the past, then back to normal recently. Low Vit...

  54. What is happening to me? So scared!
    ... Has your doc checked your potassium , magnesium and vitamin d levels? I was having very...

  55. HELP!!! EKG readings????
    ... be a sign of ischemia and hyperkalemia (excess of potassium ). The two together could indicate chemical imbalance...

  56. ? about vitamins and palpitations
    ... take a daily 250mg of Magnesium and then 100mg of potassium . Usually during the winter months I take a Vitamin...

  57. PVC Questions
    ... assaulting). All I can suggest is that you keep your potassium and magnesium levels up, don't over-use caffine or...

  58. is anyone there please help
    ... meds to help and they have helped. Also, have your potassium level checked. That could be too high or low, and...

  59. Potassium Pills and PVC's
    ... Yes low potassium can cause many arrhythmias, but please have bloodwork ... done to check to see if you actually have low potassium or not, because high potassium is extremely dangerous...
    ... affects?? Diane :) Hi Diane, Symptoms of low potassium are fatigue, confusion, muscle weakness and cramps...
    ... Diane, That dosage of potassium chloride (10Meq.) is about 400 mg. Since the RDA of ... potassium is about 3500 mg. there is really almost no chance ... easier on the stomach. IF you were running low serum potassium levels you might find that you'll be switched to the...

  60. Advise please on use of Potassium supplement
    ... yanksgirl, At this point I feel I could write a book on potassium ! I have to take very high doses of diuretics to keep ... weak diuretic but helps the body maintain some of the potassium . I take 160mg of potassium/day which kills my stomach ... so I have to take 8 of them. Even with that much my potassium drops alot of times to 2.7 and the docs freak out ... alot for me really isn't all that much!) With your potassium at 3.8 I would try to increase it with foods like...
    ... ll follow that advise and increase, even more, my potassium intake. yanksgirl...
    ... money becasue we need several thousand mg./day of potassium . Take the Rx if you are going to take them, otherwise ... concentrate on eating high potassium foods. One 20 Meq potassium chloride pill /day (prescriptii ... weak diuretic but helps the body maintain some of the potassium . I take 160mg of potassium/day which kills my stomach ... so I have to take 8 of them. Even with that much my potassium drops alot of times to 2.7 and the docs freak out ... 8/day dosing. THat is a HORRIFICALLY high amout of potassium ...like 10 grams. You could do yourself SERIOUS harm ... can lower blood sodium levels while raising flood potassium levels. Excessively high blood potassium levels can ... administered with other agents that can raise blood potassium levels, such as potassium supplements Do you have ... production...something is extremely weird with your potassium metabolism.:)...
    ... dosage and they don't like it either but a 2.7 level of potassium is also dangerous. I do trust these Doctors, I see ... body. To make a long story short, its not just my potassium metabolism that is weird, ITS ME!...
    ... Yanksgirl, please be careful with potassium supplements. Unlike other vitamins and minerals, ... you can really harm yourself with potassium . Please get detailed advice from your doctor on how...
    ... High level of potassium is more dangerous than a low level. The first symptom ... of high potassium level is an abnormal heart rhythm. When a person ... takes some heart drugs and also eats potassium rich food or takes a potassium supplement, the kidneys ... cannot always excrete the potassium . In such a situation, the potassium level in the blood...
    ... more reasonable. But if you are taking 6,400 mg. of potassium per day pluys the anount in food AND taking a potassium ... excreting tumor. There are several reasons why potassium may be lost in the urine. By far the most common is ... cause the kidneys to excrete excess sodium, water, and potassium . In Cushing's syndrome, the adrenal glands produce ... that causes the kidneys to excrete large amounts of potassium (see Adrenal Gland Disorders: Cushing's Syndrome) ... . Excessive potassium is also excreted by people who eat large amounts of ... that interfere with the kidneys' ability to conserve potassium . They simply HAVE to find out why you are losing ... so much potassium ...and pumping in more and more is probably NOT the...
    ... Lenin. It is absolutely abnormal to lose that much potassium . Some underlying condition is causing it....
    ... Pvc's and low potassium , This health board is so educated in heart health ... holter and the increase in pvc's . I have ran low in potassium for years and follow a very heart healthy diet. Sent ... told to eat bananas daily, also a potatoe. I have my potassium and magnesium checked yearly. What if the diet is...

  61. tingling feeling on my upper lip and face
    ... rush of adrenaline, and this could cause a drop in potassium . The result can be a cause for faster breathing that...

  62. General Questions about Beta Blockers - interactions, dosing, etc.
    ... controled diabetes, chronically low blood levels of potassium and calcium, taking a diuretic or antibody medication...
    ... Yes, magnesium does effect rhythm but so does potassium . If I remember correctly, increasing the magnesium ... lowers the level of potassium ....

  63. heart shocks severe palpitations, cardiologist help?
    ... imbalance. Electrolytes in the blood are sodium, potassium , calcium, magnessium and a few others but irrelevant ... . A very low potassium level can cause an abnormal heart rhythm. Some medication...
    ... imbalance. Electrolytes in the blood are sodium, potassium , calcium, magnessium and a few others but irrelevant ... . A very low potassium level can cause an abnormal heart rhythm. Some medication...

  64. pvc's
    ... been taking the magnesium 250 mg 1 time a day and potassium 99 mg a day,drink lots of water,no caffine,the only ... body fat is at 8% the blood work they did said my potassium was 3.8 and mag was 2.5 my tris where 133 and total...

  65. Spasm???
    ... body salts (the electrolytes...calcium, magnesium, potassium ) or dehydration. Also a transient and random spasm...

  66. How much Magnesium to take?
    ... heart medication (I believe ACE inhibitor) increases potassium level!! I always have a complete blood test and ... multvitamen tablets: calcium 200 mg, vitamin 400 LU, potassium 80 mg, phosphorus 48 mg, magnesium 100 mg. The cardio...
    ... or should I find something else? I also found a Potassium & Magnesium Aspartate 250 at GNC. With 250MG Monomagnesium ... Di-L-Aspartate & 250MG Mono potassium Aspartate. Thanks!!...

  67. Shooting Pain in Middle Chest? Why?
    ... describe. There can be an electrolytical, calcium, potassium , deficiency that will cause an obstruction temporarily...
    ... for sodium needed for transmission of an impulse... potassium for proper nerve and muscle action...calcium for muscular ... looking for an artery blockage or whatever? Lack of potassium , etc. will cause a muscle cramp and a CBC would be...

  68. ekg results
    ... heartbeat, deficiencies or high levels of calcium, potassium , sodium, etc. may not be conducive for measuring the...

  69. How can you have a heart attack without blockage?
    ... Electrophysiology of the heart requires potassium , calcium and sodium to transmit electrical impulses...

  70. Anyone tried or heard about Tikosyn??
    ... Williams Class 3 (gee, the singer or the composer:) ) via Potassium channel blockade and prolonged repolarization. ... sotalol Class III Prolong Repolarization ( Potassium Channel Blockade; Other ) Ibutilide, dofetilide...

  71. Safety of Beta Blockers?
    ... consequence can happen with taking BB's. It can raise the potassium level to an abnormal range. Potassium effects impulse ... can cause a heart attack or a non fatal arrhythmia. Potassium level monitoring should be closely watched for a period...

  72. SVT and Tightness in Neck?
    ... In any case, my bloodwork showed extremely low potassium that night, which can cause SVTs. This was probably...

  73. cardiac enzyme
    ... instance drugs, medication, electrolyte deficiency ( potassium , calcium and magnesium) etc....

  74. Worried About Husbands EKG
    ... findings could be drugs (medication), electrolyte ( potassium , calcium magnesium), ischemia infraction, many other...

  75. Help, I am panicked!
    ... electric current) caused by electrolyte, calcium, potassium deficiency. Sometimes the channels can be damaged...