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  1. Muscle Spasms/Knots
    ... really jack yourself up and you may want to take potassium supplements along with the magnesium for it to work...

  2. Can mild hyponatremia caused by overhydration be treated by...
    ... really be the way to go here.there are things like potassium and magnesium and calcium that are very vital minerals...

  3. Constant Dehydration
    ... multivitamin, magnesium citrate, calcium citrate, and potassium citrate. They'ved helped TREMENDOUSLY, but I'm still...

  4. virus or infection??
    ... tested for flu, mono, wbc, and other tests to check her potassium levels, etc. also done more x-rays. everything was...

  5. Woke up with unexplained Cramp on back of leg
    ... you find that you get these a lot, sometimes adding potassium and magnesium to your diet can help- eat a banana...
    ... pulled.. without me doing anything. And about the potassium .. i eat bananas all the time. Dont they have potassium...
    ... concerned, go to the doctor. Yes, bananas do have potassium , which is apparently not your problem if you eat them...

  6. Daughter Has Hyperkalemia, Elevated WBC, & Low Glucose
    ... today before taking her to her tests. I was told her Potassium (K+) & White Blood Cells (WBC) her pretty elevated...

  7. What is the best way to keep potassium up?
    ... To maintain a healthy potassium level, eat lots of bananas....
    ... The symptoms of low potassium are weakness, cramping in the arms and legs, heart ... constipation. The best thing you can do to keep your potassium levels up, is eat foods that have good amounts of ... potassium in them like bananas, avocados, potatoes, spinach...
    ... yperthyroid) for quite some time before they figured out my potassium was low (it was on a routine blood test). It was...
    ... Someone on this board told me coffee is loaded with potassium . Okay, so it's not the healthiest source of potassium...

  8. What is the difference between dizziness,ligh-headedness and nausea?
    ... thyroid is out of whack, hormones could be out of whack, potassium could be low, I just don't know what all you have...
    ... sleep better and stress won't be so much. If your potassium is low, you will feel weak, legs, arms hurt, heart ... through this. Eat bananas, potatoes or anything high in potassium . Yes, there is such a thing as having constant anxiety...
    ... tina . Hi and Happy Easter! If you have low potassium , you'll have cramps or soreness in various parts of...
    ... start to feel better! But, remember, your thyroid and potassium could be off too. Do you drink diet soda's? If so...

  9. Is coffee bad for you?
    ... help protect against type 2 diabetes. -Has alot of potassium . I love strong coffee and have 1-2cups/day. I have...

  10. potassium & lying down
    ... Potassium is very irritating and can burn the esophagus. Best ... to stay upright until the potassium has a chance to empty from the stomach. Always ... take potassium with food to avoid stomach irritation. I always took ... potassium after a meal....

  11. Generally not feeling well
    ... depressed:) My bloodwork recently came back with low potassium and now (according to her)I have an eating disorder ... ! My Dr. told me the only way to get my potassium THAT low is if I frequently vomit. Whatever!! Im so...
    ... depressed:) My bloodwork recently came back with low potassium and now (according to her)I have an eating disorder ... ! My Dr. told me the only way to get my potassium THAT low is if I frequently vomit. Whatever!! Im so ... ridiculous. There are other things that can cause low potassium levels. Sounds like you need a new doctor too! What...
    ... ridiculous. There are other things that can cause low potassium levels. Sounds like you need a new doctor too! What ... was so mad because when the test came back for low potassium I thought GREAT now the Dr. will try to figure out...

  12. Unexplained dizziness…unable to walk
    ... about going to a General Practioner and getting my potassium checked, my estrogen levels checked, Thyroid checked...

  13. Why am I always thirsty?
    ... I just tested with low potassium and that is one of my symptoms. I am always thirsty...

  14. Creatinine Results High
    ... of course,checking my creatinitne and i believe my potassium too for some reason i haven't really figured out yet...

  15. Cramps.......
    ... I would try getting some potassium . Try eating a bananna.I get charliehorses if I get ... low on potassium . Heather...
    ... Peace and MSHekele.........I already have to take potassium pill because I take a diuretic for CHF maybe I need...
    ... topic here... is it possible for it to still be a potassium issue if it only happens to ONE foot? I have yet to...

  16. Possible to get a charlie horse in your leg?
    ... fairly often, just as you described. Increasing the potassium in your diet helps, believe it or not. Bananas have ... a lot of potassium , perhaps if you eat some it'll help....
    ... You may try oranges, then, because they also contain potassium . Or you can just buy potassium supplements, because...

  17. Several symptoms, do they paint a picture?
    ... Have you tryed potassium (bananas)?...

  18. diarrhea and fever
    ... the electrolyte balances make sure you eat bananas ( potassium ) and the soup (sodium). If you do drink juices stick...

  19. Do you know?
    ... told me that I was pregnant, but that I also have low potassium . Does anyone else suffer from low potassium? Can...
    ... Low potassium is nothing to mess with. I know it can cause real...
    ... First of all, congratulations on the baby! Low potassium can be serious. I had it for a long time and had ... to take prescription potassium . Lightheadedness can be caused from this. Please...
    ... thank you. I'll just make sure I take my perscription potassium pills. I've been getting lightheaded since july and...
    ... Potassium is hard on your stomach, be sure and take after a ... meal so there is something for the potassium to land on! Liquid potassium is also available...
    ... related, but leg cramps can be one symptom of low potassium . When is your doctor planning on retesting you?...
    ... said anything yet. My family doctor never caught my potassium problem, the ER did. That's why I'm a little scared ... . How do I know when I have too much potassium or when my potassium levels are normal again?...
    ... When did you start taking the potassium ? Have you noticed any improvement yet? I suggest...
    ... 2nd day taking it. I've been making sure I eat more potassium in my diet on top of the supplement. I haven't had...

  20. keep blacking out
    ... Excessive dieting or mineral deficiencies, particularly of potassium , can make a person black out. And there are a number ... your body's supply of important minerals, including potassium and magnesium. Be a good detective. "Medicine...

  21. Complete Blood Count Test
    ... had cancer. CBC's also check your liver enzymes and potassium levels. Hope this helps....

  22. Trying to figure out these symptoms
    ... D deficiany cause symptoms like this? Or perhaps potassium ? What do you think? Thanks...
    ... vitamin c for the last week, and been eating bananas for potassium , and its made no difference still lots of twitches...

  23. Electrolytes and Water intake
    ... electrolytes (calcium chloride, magnesium chloride and potassium chloride) but no sodium. I feel better as far as...

  24. hemmorids
    ... a soothing effect on the gut. I have not tried potassium iodide drops but have read that it is very fast to...

  25. Dramatic weight loss??
    ... intestine disorders, high blood calcium, low blood potassium or Loss of nutrients caused by diabetes, long-lasting...

  26. symptom: feels like burned tongue
    ... menopausal symptoms, take multi vitamin, calcium, B-12, potassium , diuretic........

  27. On the other spectrum--Don't Sweat Anymore???
    ... the cause it came out that he didn't sweat. He has a potassium citrate deficiency. After paying big money for the ... pharmancy told him it was the same thing as buying potassium otr. He now aweats like normal. Could be a potassium...

  28. What does this shaking mean !?
    ... you should go get a physical. sometimes lack of potassium or other types of minerals cause these twiches....

  29. Constant Cramp!
    ... Could be many things. Low potassium levels can cause it. Eat Bananas. If it continues...

  30. non-anxiety tremors?
    ... 2nd most prevalent found in all of our cells, after potassium . Taking this supplement has helped me in so many ways...

  31. Prednisone & Weight Gain?
    ... banana, I found out about that whole needing more potassium thng...but we don't currently have many bananas here...
    ... banana, I found out about that whole needing more potassium thng...but we don't currently have many bananas here...

  32. Beta Blockers...What Are These?
    ... fruit- bananas are easy on the nerves being full of potassium . Also you could use camomile tea which is very soothing...

  33. Blood work and physical?
    ... cholesterol, blood count, liver function, calcium, potassium , hemoglobin, kidney functions, blood sugar. that is...

  34. pitting edema for 3 months
    ... symptoms your describing i'd really be worried about Hypo- potassium levels..Measuring Potassium and Magnesium is hard ... Laxatives and Cardiac Arrest (long term use) And low Potassium symptoms.......

  35. Docs have no answers, please help!!
    ... apparantly become allergic, or reactive anyway, to potassium sorbate (a preservative). Maybe your friends...

  36. Is it normal to always be shaking a little?
    ... problem as well and have been found to have a slight potassium deficiency. There are so many things that could cause...

  37. Ow!! muscle calves sudden twisting pain! HELP!
    ... Sammi your potassium levels may be a bit low. Eating a banana can help...
    ... eat bananas often...what other kinds of foods have potassium ?...
    ... Baked potatoes are also high in potassium . I have the same problem as you with my calve muscles ... and I diagnosed with low potassium . If it is too low, your doctor should put you on ... some potassium pills for a month or so. Take Care...

  38. Swollen foot/ankle
    ... not the case. Also too much sodium and/or too little potassium can cause this... :)...
    ... that only swell one ankle? Also, you said too LITTLE potassium can cause that, do you think that could be in just...
    ... that only swell one ankle? Also, you said too LITTLE potassium can cause that, do you think that could be in just ... well? Usually both would be affected with sodium/ potassium levels out of wack..If just one is swollen then possible...
    ... carbs get edema so hows diet overall. Worry more about potassium than sodium so bananas and orange juice are good but ... my favorate in low sodium v-8 which is very high in potassium and forget pills they are only 99 mg and you need...

  39. Charlie Horse - Right Calf - Ouch!!
    ... the future you should maybe have your magnesium and potassium levels checked using a bit of bloodwork at your docs ... having.a simple improvement in your diet or actual potassium and mag suppliments will also help.Just some thoughts...

  40. After effects of drinking
    ... that, I have frequently read about consuming more potassium namely bananas before drinking booze help reduce the...
    ... only thing that honestly helps a hangover is time. Potassium does help with digestion, but it's not going to help...

  41. twitching
    ... Try eating some bananas or taking potassium and calcium see if it helps diminish it. Tonic water...

  42. dont know what to do
    ... the rest of your blood tests are ok and Im glad the potassium level got sorted out. High red cell count (polycythemia...

  43. Remedies or BODY ODOR
    ... cleaner, I took Calcium, magnessium, zinc, selenium and potassium for about a month. (read about the effect of these...

  44. What could it be
    ... I had similar symptoms and found that I have a potassium deficiency. I would get it checked out because it...

  45. Someone must know?
    ... of the radiologists reports?are your magnesium and potassium levels all normal?FB...

  46. Convulsions?
    ... evenresult from something as simple as low magnesium or potassium levels.my son went through this and was actually having...

  47. Please help.
    ... well hydrating is good. I wouldn't take too much potassium , as too much or too little can affect heart rhythms ... . You can get enough potassium from just bananas or OJ. Try adding some magnesium...

  48. Internal vibration in right calve/thigh?
    ... came across the possibility that I may have a B12, potassium , and magnesium deficiency in my diet. So Ill be getting...

  49. Potasium (sp)
    ... See your doctor and be sure they do a potassium test. This is done via blood test. Too little potassium ... can cause problems and too much potassium can cause problems. Best to be tested and see what ... your potassium level is and whether you need to supplement with potassium...
    ... 1,600 to 3,500 milligrams of Potassium per day are recommended. Good Sources of Potassium...

  50. Low potassium levels!
    ... Yes, low potassium will make you tired. If you take diuretics, they ... deplete potassium. If you do not eat high potassium foods, potassium can be low. Sweating a lot will ... also lower potassium, you lose potassium as well as sodium....
    ... levels and had a slight acid urine,so I was prescribed potassium citrate . Now my urine PH is 9.0 potassium is low ... quickly. Right arround the time I started taking the Potassium citrate I began to suffer clasic arthritic pain\stiffness...
    ... Low potassium isnt something you should disregard at all. If it ... during a recent hospitalization they announced my low potassium , and since working on treatment I can say things ... gotton better. In any case, if you do a search on low potassium you will find many more symptoms than I have listed ... things, some really odd too. Just keep in mind that potassium is one of the factors that keep your heart working...
    ... drink Gatoraide. I have a full ballanced diet. I take potassium citrate prescribed by my Dr. for this along with magnesium ... of blood taken. 1 abnormality that was lowwww was potassium . How in the hell can a hospital just do this to me ... urine is very Alkaline almost always caused by low potassium . Metabolic alkalosis has similar symptoms and is just ... as deadly. So I am more confused do I take the potassium citrate which lowers your ph which I know is very ... today or not. Also all those healthy foods high in potassium also make you less acidic. Too much for me to understand ... dr. is going to kill me.All I know is I haven't had potassium tested since a month ago so I am unsure and if I am ... me more confused is I was Acid in Feb. before the potassium citrate now the far end. Did the potassium shift too...
    ... You should keep a close watch on your potassium level. If it gets dangerously low it can stop your...
    ... tests and they have been fine for electrolytes (i.e. potassium levels must have been okay)....

  51. Leg Pain
    ... addition, make sure that you are keeping up with your potassium level also. That will cause the aches to increase ... Bananas and watermelons, cantalopes are all high in potassium , or you can take suppliments.... There are several...

  52. ways to improve circulation?
    ... of water a day + getting proper amount of calcium & potassium in your diet. Maybe even consider taking a multivitamin...

  53. leg cramps
    ... ve also been told that leg cramps are caused by a potassium deficiency. Try what Maak823 suggested..eat some bananas...
    ... right in saying that cramps are caused in part by a potassium deficiency, Tesss hit it with the calcium as well ... . Just make sure you get the potassium (eat a banana), and calcium, and also drink up on...

  54. syncope
    ... Head injury Seizure Stroke Excessive dieting Potassium deficiency Certain medications Events that stimulate...

  55. Mother in law with so much thirst.......
    ... just worry that it could be one that depletes your potassium and she could wind up very very sick from not getting ... enough potassium while still taking the medication....
    ... with one's electrolytes and cause loss of sodium and potassium etc. The potassium loss can be substantial and cause...

  56. What is wrong with me?
    ... had your Vitamin B12 levels checked? Your magnesium potassium and calcium levels would also be nice to know in case...

  57. Grapefruit?
    ... I see is that it says to go easy on foods high in potassium . You can also ask your doctor of pharmacist, but...

  58. Muscle problems at age 16? Need advice fast!
    ... t get enough sleep(May contribute) I know its not potassium since I eat lots of bannanas. Someone please...

  59. Bad Leg cramps help
    ... It is often said that a lack of calcium, potassium and magnesium can cause leg cramps. In your case...

  60. GRRRRR Always thirsty
    ... water can make you lose electorlites and last time my potassium was checked it was low. I'm going to call her...

  61. Something other than stress?
    ... losing minerals and nutrients. You might need extra potassium for leg cramps and calcium for your nails. If your...
    ... .I'd bet the farm (if I had one :) ) that it's a potassium deficiency, or some other vitamin problem because...

  62. muscle spasms...
    ... Try taking in extra potassium ,,that is what i use for my muscle cramps in my legs...

  63. Old at 22?
    ... calves. I started taking supplements with calcium, potassium , and magnesium, and they went away....

  64. i don't know where to put this
    ... do have a question, he told me that my sodium and potassium is low. So does that need that I basically need to...

  65. sharp pain in chest- what is it?
    ... are caused by gas. Sometimes you might be short on potassium if you are a runner. Sometimes sharp pain is caused...

  66. surgery
    ... surgery next Wed. I have been having problems with my potassium level being low....trying to get this worked out before ... surgery. Why would they not do surgery if my potassium level is a little low? What type of complications...
    ... I dont know what type surgery you are having, but potassium is crucial is maintaining good heart rhythm, low potassium ... doctor advise you to eat bananas? They are very rich in potassium ....
    ... for your response. I have been taking prescription potassium pills for about a month. my internist has been working ... what specific complications could be caused from low potassium . Thanks again for taking the time to reply....

  67. muscle aches and twitches
    ... possibility of mineral deficiencies - specifically calcium, potassium and magnesium. You may want to see if increasing...
    ... probably need to look at the calcium, magnesium and potassium . The "sounds like bone on bone" means there are issues...

  68. Charlie horses
    ... cramps or charlie horses is because their body lacks potassium . Try eating more banana's or foods rich in potassium...
    ... it from coming out of joint, don't know if it is a potassium shortage or not, but I seem to only have done that...
    ... problem going on I actually got a prescription for potassium and it worked wonders with my legs. I am not sure ... exactly what the amount of potassium is that is required I just know eating foods rich ... in potassium is a good start. Maybe if you tried to do regular ... few medications that can be taken to help it, but potassium is going to have the least amount of side effects...
    ... drink lots of water. What else do you do? Would eating potassium tablets also help?...
    ... Potassium tablets should help you out. I am not sure if they...

  69. Would low potassium levels do this?
    ... Good sources of potassium are: tomatos, orange juice, white beans (seeds), baked ... apricots, plums... in this order. They all contain more potassium than bananas. Your cramps and numbness come from ... low potassium . Irregular heartbeat and high BP could be related ... with thyroid. Thyroid, potassium and gastric problems are maybe connected. An autoimmune...
    ... If I were you I would get a potassium supplement if the doc will prescribe one for a short...

  70. Ulcer....
    ... taking such high doses of iron). They also said that my potassium was really low and had to drink this horrible tasting ... potassium suppliment. I have an appointment on Wednesday with...

  71. Thrombosis?
    ... disturbance for example. In most cases there is lack of potassium because of : decreased intake (severe change in eating...
    ... you are describing your symptoms.definitely have the potassium and mag checked to see if this is the cause.It could...

  72. Help, my girlfriend is not feeling well!!
    ... and light-headedness. You could try having her take potassium and cell salts and see if it helps... just an idea...

  73. seriosuly ill?
    ... hot day. When you sweat your body loses salt and potassium , which is not replaced by just drinking water. You ... could try taking potassium pills and cell salts. Maybe those will help. You...

  74. Soft Lumps on my legs..
    ... not hard like a not. I thought I might be low in potassium , but I believe I get enough of that. Thanks!...

  75. Weird Episode
    ... me). Have you had your electrolytes checked? Low potassium can make you feel this way. Unfortunately(or fortunately...