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  1. Supra Ventricular Tachycardia
    ... a capacity test. all shows ok. he is trying me on potassium and laxic to see if some things clear up. he thought...

  2. Getting ready for the Cardio Apt in 2 months
    ... just wondering about potassium , if maybe taking those will be a smart idea, just...
    ... d have shown in your exam by now. Don't go taking potassium on your own account for it does slow the heart beat...

  3. EKG Question
    ... daughter is 14 and she had an EKG because of a high potassium in a base line blood test. It has since been determined ... that most likely the potassium reading was a lab error. Her EKG was abnormal...

  4. Heart problems...NO salt
    ... your taste buds aren't too sensitive because these potassium subs are an "aquired' taste. Actually though, SALT...

  5. I want to make a survey with others who have PVC's
    ... 4) What medication do you take? 250mg Magnesium, Potassium , Fish oil, and half a centrum every other day. I also...

  6. Teen with abnormal EKG
    ... daughter is 14 and she had an EKG because of a high potassium in a base line blood test. It has since been determined ... that most likely the potassium reading was a lab error. Her EKG was abnormal...

  7. Everyone taking or asking about Magnesium Supplements Come in Here
    ... that supplements were good like MAGNESIUM, GARLIC, POTASSIUM AND OMEGA 3-fatty acids. I have PVC's or at least...
    ... eficiencies since most magnesium is within the cells...like potassium . So as you take it longer and longer, you will put...
    ... but less agrivating. i have also found that taking potassium also helps. Both are great and i feel alot better...

  8. What does it feel like when your heart skips a beat?
    ... about other supplements like MAGNESIUM--GARLIC--& POTASSIUM I have a doctor's appointment on August 27th and plan...

  9. Magnesium, my results!
    ... ago he was really taken aback that i was takeing a potassium supplement and was goign to try an magnesium supplement ... imbalances anyway based on that i stopped taking the potassium and magnesium supplements and tried the torprol. ...

  10. Charlie Horses
    ... charlie horses can be caused by dehydration and also low potassium levels....
    ... charlie horses can be caused by dehydration and also low potassium levels. Thanks, I am seeing my primary care physician...

  11. Palpitations/fluttering - should i be concerned?
    ... still get them (also make sure to take magnesium and potassium supplements) then you can take medication. I take...

  12. Premature Ventricular Fibulation
    ... on this message board. One of my tests revealed my potassium was a little on the low side and when the ER doctor ... prescribed a potassium supplement for a week or so, the PVC's disappeared ... My family doctor did not want me to stay on the potassium supplement after my next blood workup showed my potassium ... and I tried eating bananas and foods with lots of potassium to see if that helped. It hasn't seemed to help though...
    ... on this message board. One of my tests revealed my potassium was a little on the low side and when the ER doctor ... prescribed a potassium supplement for a week or so, the PVC's disappeared ... My family doctor did not want me to stay on the potassium supplement after my next blood workup showed my potassium ... and I tried eating bananas and foods with lots of potassium to see if that helped. It hasn't seemed to help though...
    ... I've had THAT many during other times. Doc did a potassium and thyroid blood workup on me so I will get the results...

  13. vitamins and the heart
    ... GNC has a " Potassium and Magnesium Aspartate" capsule. Doesn't yeild as...

  14. How do you handle the worry about palpitations?
    ... coffee and alcohol, even electrolyte imbalances, i.e. Potassium , can cause them or make them worse. I wouldn't worry...

  15. Help With PVC's and Acid reflux
    ... lpatations over the course of hours and hours. Ive tried potassium supplements which havent worked, but i havent tried...

  16. Heart flutters
    ... water and eat a banana. He said I could be low in potassium . I guess it helped, because I did n't notice it anymore...

  17. heart doing flipflops
    ... people with these "flutters" have a deficiency in potassium and magnesium. Both vitamins affect the heart. Bananas ... have a lot of potassium in them. Even my grandmother used to eat them for...

  18. Stopped taking the Toprol xr
    ... go the natural route instead and try magnesium and potassium supplementation because I noticed my potassium was...

  19. skipped beats and odd pains
    ... the reason someone created Gatorade. Magnesium and potassium in particular are the 2 important ones for proper...

  20. Heart Attack After Stress Myoview
    ... started also. My liquid intake, fat, protein, sodium, potassium , and phosphorus intakes are severely limited due to...

  21. Beta Blockers and PVCs
    ... 2 dosage and started taking magnesium, calcium and potassium . That seemed to do the job, but now I'm suffered...

  22. Chf
    ... is a VERY potent diuretic. It depletes sodium and potassium severely and thus your dad should have frequent blood ... juice routine should be followed rigidly to keep the p potassium up but low sodium (which is also quite common) can...

  23. Lots of SVT and PVC's - Can anyone relate?
    ... a couple of days. Now I'm taking small amounts of potassium and magnesium and hopefully with that and excercise...

  24. Is magnesium for fast heart rate too???
    ... too. I do know from experience that magnesium and potassium both can help PVCs. I'm not familiar with SVTs. ...

  25. Is Toprol (beta-blocker) a diuretic??
    ... kinda quick. So that means i need to beef up on my potassium and magnesium or otherwise......well we all know what...
    ... is that it has a slight effect of increasing blood potassium by inhibiting its movement in to cells. Most people...

  26. TESTS ALL NORMAL - Now what ?!!!
    ... causing!) these skipped beats. I have tried to up my potassium intake because one of the test showed a somewhat low...
    ... chill, in addition to the potassium supplementation, another regular on this board, zip2play...

  27. Vitamin and Herbs users please read !!
    ... as being out-of-range tho. As a matter of fact, my potassium showed a bit on the low side. But extra potassium...

  28. Symptoms say heart attack / diagnostic results say no??????
    ... Troponin indicates no heart attack in all tests. Potassium is low. Stress test with resting and high heart rate ... changed to one that will control pvc's and not wash potassium from the system (Tropol XL). Anyone had this kind...
    ... tracking the heartbeat." You can check out any low potassium -weakness link by "force feeding" high potassium foods...

  29. Magnesium?
    ... desperately to dump sodium MUST dump magnesium and potassium "accidentally." So MANY people are walking around...
    ... SOODLE, The other supplement to consider is potassium . As long as your kidneys are functioning normally ... excrete the excess if it's not needed. Magnesium and potassium deficiencies can make these things go into an unnatural...

  30. Just Came From The Er !!
    ... asked for a copy of my lab tests and I noticed that my potassium level was at 3.6. The normal range is 3.5 to 5.5 ... lately and sweating a lot, so maybe that's why the potassium has dropped. Maybe it's worth trying some extra supplement...
    ... of them a try and see if it helps. As far as the potassium goes, I have heard that low potassium can give you...
    ... population! I've read in my research that too much potassium can also cause heart rhythm disturbances. I would ... that it's rather difficult to actually overdose on potassium to cause yourself harm, so I guess this is comforting...
    ... comforting words guys. WR6969 mentioned that too much potassium can cause heart disturbances too. That makes sense ... When I looked back thru all of my lab blood work, my potassium levels are always over 4.0....usallly 4.3. The highest ... Anyway, since last night's lab results showed a potassium level of 3.6, that's significantly low for my body ... work was in Nov 2003 (4 mos ago), and at that time my potassium was 4.2. From November to Feb, it dropped down to...
    ... I'd much rather get my supps in food content. The potassium supplements only come in 99mg per capsule anyway. ... ll keep you guys updated on how the extra mag and potassium helps !...

  31. TO: GRACEMORGAN...are you thre?
    ... I exercise regularly. I've recently tried to up my potassium intake as well as the magnesium. I've heard low levels...

  32. Heart rate, Races after eating, producing other problems too
    ... Watch what you eat too, salt intake, fluids, caffeine, potassium ... etc. I think I heard that potassium is beneficial...

  33. PVC's stops after taking vitamins!
    ... time I was in the ER for them, they told me that my potassium levels were slightly low. Recently, I have begun...
    ... :) I think that you improved your potassium level and that is the secret because low potassium...
    ... need to learn how to relax. I've heard that low potassium and mag can cause this too, so i've tried to change...

  34. I saw the Dr. yesterday
    ... ever attack I was drinking coffee, I had a very low potassium level, and my stress level due to my father in law...
    ... your afib appears to have been a 'stress plus low potassium ' event. Stress is something we can't do much about ... ; potassium level can be controlled. Caffeine can have a ... three days. So I drink decaf these days. And eat potassium rich foods such as bananas. I have a cardiac...
    ... the combination of the Stress, real low levels of Potassium , and everything else. Yeah, I meant to say that ... more caffiene, lower my level of stress, I upped my potassium levels, and I am dieting the right way.. so I hope...

  35. questions about magnesium supplementation and my ocasional skipped beat
    ... blood vessels to reduce blood pressure. Lack of potassium as well as magnesium can readily cause heart irregularities...
    ... Magnesium it will only take 3 or 4 days. But, if your potassium goes below 3.6 to 3.2 the Merck Manual says your chances...

  36. Atrial Fibrilation
    ... this happen because I was under alot of stress and my potassium levels were REALLY low! So they gave me lots of that...
    ... with all the stress I was under, and the very low potassium level I was at, I am hoping that it was a trigger...
    ... actually have been lessened by the Betapace. Low potassium can lead to arrhythmia, including afib as I understand ... it. Hope your medicines have by now restored your potassium level to normal. Regards, Bill...
    ... to an A Fib like last Sunday.. but like I said, my potassium levels were WICKED low they said.. poor diet, stress...
    ... XT ER 120mgs. he has to take it for 6 months. his potassium levels were not low, his magnesium was but they think...
    ... this happen because I was under alot of stress and my potassium levels were REALLY low! So they gave me lots of that...
    ... If your potassium levels were low, I hope they told you to eat a banana...

  37. Constant PVC's - lasts for hours
    ... exercise regularly. I've recently tried to up my potassium intake as well as the magnesium. I've heard low levels...

  38. Diet Problems
    ... can't use it because the BP meds won't allow extra potassium . All the low fat stuff, which he's supposed to be...

  39. Question regarding pac's and pvc's
    ... to the ER and they said it was PVCs, and also low potassium . I still have symptoms, but not as bad, and more...

  40. Beta Blockers and Pregnancy?????
    ... ...and I'm also on all the drugs, Coreg, Vasotec, Potassium , aspirin, and Lasix. My husband has awesome faith...
    ... ...and I'm also on all the drugs, Coreg, Vasotec, Potassium , aspirin, and Lasix. My husband has awesome faith...
    ... once a day Spironolactone 12.5 mg / once a day Potassium 100 MEQ / once a day And, on another note.....I...

  41. Congestive Heart Failure
    ... Are you being medicated? Ccb's and a diuretic? Also potassium , its very important. My Husband was dx w/ chf 4 yrs ... breathing /. If you are on diuretics be sure you take potassium , it can threaten your life if not. My husband nearly ... died 2 yrs ago due to lack of potassium . But w/ care you may live a very long time. At least...
    ... Are you being medicated? Ccb's and a diuretic? Also potassium , its very important. My Husband was dx w/ chf 4 yrs ... breathing /. If you are on diuretics be sure you take potassium , it can threaten your life if not. My husband nearly ... died 2 yrs ago due to lack of potassium . But w/ care you may live a very long time. At least...
    ... coreg, altace, aldactone, plavix, lasix, digoxin, potassium , magnesium and aspirin i am 47 i think ill have a...
    ... digoxin .125 once a day, lasix 40mg twice a day, potassium 10meq twice a day, magnesium 250mg once a day, plavix...

  42. EKG STT changes
    ... He said it could be as simple as problems with potassium or magnesium. My potassium levels were OK on the...

  43. NEED QUICK ADVICE... abnormal EKG
    ... He said it could be as simple as problems with potassium or magnesium. My potassium levels were OK that day...

  44. Premature Ventricular Contractions..Newly diagnosed..
    ... emergency room where they immediately detected PVC's. My potassium was low and after a dose there in the hopsital I felt ... sometimes break out in a sweat! HELP! How come the potassium intake isn't helping now? Any input is appreciated...
    ... emergency room where they immediately detected PVC's. My potassium was low and after a dose there in the hopsital I felt ... sometimes break out in a sweat! HELP! How come the potassium intake isn't helping now? Any input is appreciated ... , Thanks, Tina Hi Tina I had the PVCs and low Potassium too last week. Sometimes things seem to be getting ... better, sometimes not. I've taken Potassium pills since last Tuesday. I only got a week's worth...

  45. whats the highest number of palps a day you get?
    ... and I make sure to eat bananas, as they have lots of potassium , which is supposed to help. Cut out caffeine, which...

  46. Heart Skipping Beats SCARED!!
    ... one-a-day vitamin, hawthorn berry supplement, and a potassium supplement every day and my symptoms seem to be less ... substance. In my case, the daily vitamin doesn't have potassium but it does have magnesium, calcium, and other "basics...

  47. mitral valve prolapse
    ... rapid heart beat. I discovered that by increasing my potassium intake, it slows down 10-15 beats a minute. I came ... looking for information on potassium and pusle rates. Should I be concerned that the army...

  48. Alcohol and increased heart rate
    ... PACs, tachycardia lately, low magnesium and maybe potassium , but com'on, a small glass of eggnog?!? :(...

High & Low Blood Pressure board

  1. How much should I lower my salt intake?
    ... the natural balance of minerals in foods, e.g. the potassium to sodium ratio, which should be 3:1. I used the think...

  2. Hypertension and inflammation
    ... versa...sort of like how its critical to have more potassium to sodium then vice versa. Hope this helps! ...

  3. My 24 Hour Blood Pressure Averages for 2003 compared with 2008
    ... effective diuretic - is good for the heart and helps with potassium issues. The beta blocker is needed for the heart as...

  4. Fruit, blood pressure, blood sugar
    ... about dates...I love them and they are SO high in potassium and minerals. I envy the folks in CA and AZ who can...
    ... about dates...I love them and they are SO high in potassium and minerals. now that you mention it, the figures...

  5. Concord grapes and blood pressure
    ... excellent example; it has many BP lowering properties ( potassium , mild diuretic, anthyocins) but people often avoid...

  6. Hypotension
    ... causing them not to hold the fluids. I can't keep my potassium within a normal range, either. For several people...
    ... and doesn't help me hold onto the fluids, only lose potassium that much faster. I do wear hose because of some...
    ... your electrolytes back into balance? How about using potassium supplements, given a good kidney function? I know ... many of us struggle with electrolyte imbalances - potassium and a few others- on an ongoing basis. I too have ... possible. We were able to correct mine by using several potassium holding/sparing drugs. I read that a good way to...
    ... your electrolytes back into balance? How about using potassium supplements, given a good kidney function? Yep. OTC ... a dangerous level. I'm not really sure how much potassium is safe to take in supplement form. I believe it may ... be 4g max a day? but I do eat plenty of high potassium foods - except for bananas. I take magnesium, too...
    ... of it, and see if it helps).... and continue your potassium and salt supplements...

  7. Perplexed About My High Blood Pressure
    ... vitamin, along with separate B-Complex, magnesium, potassium , Coenzyme Q, Spirulina, and a few other things. Still...

  8. Blood Pressure Medicine Combinations
    ... planning: increased water intake, a Gout diet, increased potassium containing foods, some salt (don't go salt free.)...
    ... depletion of essential minerals such as magnesium, potassium etc.. This creates a terrible imbalance which can...
    ... imbalance. I made a list of my favorite foods & the potassium content. Even when I'm sick with a cold & don't feel...

  9. Problem with PROCARDIA XL
    ... daily, verapamil 240 mg daily, lasix 40 mg 2x day, potassium 10 meq (6-8 tabs daily),doxasosin 8 mg nightly, prednisone ... other meds with it. also since the high increase in potassium , i have started having pains in my bones, my hip...
    ... edications is causing your problems. Fourth, I doubt the potassium is causing your joint pain...and the salty taste is...

  10. Antihypertensives and glucose metabolism abnormalities
    ... increases). You get the picture. Bananas have too much potassium and are sweet to boot. I used to make a smoothie with...

  11. Why Is My BP High in Stress Situations?
    ... healthy. I bust the omega 3's/fish oil, bananas ( potassium ) all that stuff. And as confident as I am with most...

  12. Swollen ankles and feet
    ... and high blood pressure. I also take Perscription Potassium . I don't think it is adema, because it doesn't pit...

  13. What about Diovan HCT?
    ... The ones whose levels are most often reduced are potassium , sodium, magnesium and chloride. Calcium is often...

  14. BP high - except after dinner
    ... on cheese, doing more cardio. Also I've been taking potassium and magnesium, also eating avocadoes and bananas....
    ... omprehensive blood test, checked cholesterol, salts, sugar, potassium , liver and kidney function. All was normal. CBC...
    ... on cheese (because of the salt). I've been taking potassium and magnesium supplements and for a while thought...
    ... and no, my favorite breads didn't taste salty. Potassium and magnesium are CRITICAL in the regulation of blood...
    ... Oh, and I”ve read that a deficiency in either potassium or magnesium can elevate anxiety levels…but I can...

  15. Alternatives to HCTZ? (Long)
    ... years ago I landed in the ER with a dangerously low potassium level and an irregular heartbeat, tried to skip HCTZ ... so my cardio decreased the HCTZ by half, and added potassium supplementation: 30-40 meqs a day, which is a lot ... landed in the ER for the second time with bottomed-out potassium (not as low as before but still low) and an irregular...
    ... decreasing the blood volume and blood pressure, also cause potassium depletion. Many people don't know that hypokalemia ... -low potassium - contributes to high blood presssure. Diuretic use ... thiazide and loop) is the most common reason of low potassium levels. It is also a very common one. A part of the ... potassium loss is from activation of the renin-angiotensin-aldosteron ... reduced blood volume and pressure in the arteries. A potassium supplementation is the preferred treatment of hypokalemia ... . Oral potassium replacement in the recommended amounts should be safe ... for people with normal kidney function. The oral potassium supplementation can be combined with an increased ... dietary intake of potassium , and a reduced dietary sodium consumption. The decreased ... people who are salt resistant. Treatment of an ongoing potassium depletion from diuretics requires 40-120 mEq of supplementa ... l potassium daily. Your K supplement dose is fine. :) One option ... well in controlling your blood pressure), and add a potassium -sparing diuretic. A combination of two diuretics is ... Spironolactone and Hctz for a year and a half. My potassium level tends to be very low at times and variable. ... kidney function. I also take an ACE inhibitor, another potassium -building drug. Like the potassium-sparing diuretic ... , it helps the kidneys conserve potassium . I can't take any potassium supplements. Your ... supplements, did you have your magnesium level tested? Low potassium levels cannot be corrected, unless the magnesium level ... dose of Hctz (12.5mg) might work fine without your potassium level altered - thanks to the ACE (which is potassium ... -building) and the low dose of diuretic (minimal potassium loss). Your doctor might have other ideas. Please...
    ... HCTZ.. Tamsin, Although hctz can depelte one's potassium levels, it can also deplete one's magnesium levels ... ratio of magnesium is needed to "process" calcium and potassium ...so even if you are taking potassium supplements ... any length of time. There are other reasons for potassium levels to be low so you would be wise to look into ... those as well... I was low on potassium when I was first prescribed hctz and I have reason ... to believe that those low potassium levels played a major role in my hypertension....meds ... importance of a proper ratio of calcium to magnesium to potassium . Good luck and let us know how you do! Bethsheba...
    ... magnesium...but of course, that's not the case with potassium . I have read that it can take several months to several...
    ... plus other stuff, I zeroed in on getting an adequate potassium intake daily. Eating a vegetarian diet makes it easier ... until I got my first cold/flu that I had trouble with potassium . I just didn't feel like eating or drinking much ... diuretic. Although I didn't go to the ER, I know my potassium was low because my b/p dropped & I got nausated (rare ... decided I had to have a "sick day" diet to keep my potassium levels up. For me that is fat free milk, orange juice ... a list of all my usual foods & then the amount of potassium each has. I made sure that a typical days diet has ... the correct amount of potassium . Real food is better than supplements because one ... get other compatible nutrients along with he potassium . One's Dr. is the best person to decide whether potassium...
    ... regulate blood pressure...thus the emphasis on sufficient potassium and magnesium levels. If you're magnesium deficient ... had I had the proper diagnosis to begin with...a potassium deficiency and sleep apnea. Take care and good...

  16. Low Blood Pressure for a week!
    ... needed so they have the blood volume issues. A CBC, potassium , iron, and B12 levels should be checked if your doctor...

  17. feeling crappy
    ... sure you are drinking enough fluids & getting enough potassium , salt & other stuff that gets low when you are having...

  18. blood
    ... blood sugar problems, anemia, low B12, out of range potassium levels, kidney problems, and other out of balance ... increase in sodium intake there can be an increase in potassium loss as well. Low potassium levels are dangerous ...

  19. Need advice on sleeplessness and extreme drowsiness
    ... and problems with my AceI when consuming too much potassium . Diet can impact how medications behave in our...

  20. Your experiences with HCTZ
    ... HCTZ causing low salt problems. I know it causes low potassium . Thanks for the help, Bre...
    ... job :). I wrote a list of my favorite foods & the potassium content of each. I make sure I get the daily requirement...

  21. Machaon- Such Inspiration
    ... reflux. B/p meds were a new challenge. How's your potassium level since you are on HCTZ? I am too. I got into...
    ... inhibitors come with there own set of problems. For potassium one can of low sodium v8 juice is one of my staples...
    ... was prescribed hct when my body was already low on potassium , which may have caused my hypertension to get worse ... I experienced those symptoms while on hct.....but potassium deficiencies also cause those symptoms (hct can deplete ... potassium levels) . [QUOTE=brebre;3710995]...my blood pressures...
    ... hctz gets rid of electrolytes including sodium and potassium . I was started on the maximum dose of hctz by the ... hospital doctor. I was dealing with the potassium by drinking V8 but it never occured to me that I also...

  22. Very Healthy and Athletic, but high pulse and pressure?
    ... lectrolytes...athletes can deplete their natural sources of potassium , magnesium, and calcium and this depletion can elevate ... suggest doing some reading on electrolyte imbalances.... potassium , magnesium, and calcium. I suspect your problems...

  23. how long does it take for hctz to work
    ... Make sure you drink enough fluid and get enough potassium from food. Fam...

  24. diuretic not working
    ... Some thoughts regarding these drugs: Lasix is a potassium WASTING drug Candesartan is a potassium RETAINING ... drug Hopefully, you'll break even and your potassium levels will not fluctuate too much. It won't hurt ... to eat a potassium -rich diet. Have regular labs done, especially the...

  25. high blood pressure--how to treat w/o meds
    ... (All otc purchases) Magnesium 1 tablet at 250mg Potassium 1 tablet Calcium Citrate (it doesn't constipate ... flutterings. Someone suggested orange juice, that I needed potassium . It worked! I mean really!! Can't the medical business...
    ... you a better nights sleep. Are you getting enough potassium through fruits & vegetables etc? Potassium can be ... poorly. You need to see what your blood tests for potassium show before considering supplements. Food sources ... the other nutrients needed to make the best use of potassium . Are you getting enough fluid during the day? ...

  26. rapid heart beat while laying down and low blood pressure
    ... not just TSH as this isn't good enough. Have your potassium , magnesium, vitamin D, and even vitamin B12 checked...

  27. Pressure High--Afraid of Meds
    ... DASH diet, the importance of CALCIUM, magnesium, and potassium for controlling blood pressure, and the Mediteranean...
    ... oops..also, i eat potassium enriched foods. when taking the lasix, i take 40 ... mgs of potassium prescribed by my dr. i must look into the magnesium...
    ... fun, especially the scopes! :) I can't take any potassium supplements, because of a reduced kidney function...