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  1. Med. list.........
    ... magnesium. Most people with low magnesium have low potassium . However you cannot correct the potassium level until...
    ... magnesium. Most people with low magnesium have low potassium . However you cannot correct the potassium level until ... lil nuts here with all the running around etc. His potassium is fine..4.8. He said this morning the fever broke...

  2. True? False?
    ... supplements)... I would mention these... magnesium, potassium , CoQ10, and really Co Q10 is not a supplement, because...
    ... supplements)... I would mention these... magnesium, potassium , CoQ10, and really Co Q10 is not a supplement, because...

  3. CRP. Arrhythmia's, High Blood Pressure and Magnesium
    ... magnesiun level, hopefully it is good. I know when my potassium level was low, I was getting very low pulse rates...

  4. CRP testing......
    ... potatoes for instance, were shown to have 40 percent less potassium in them than potatoes grown 50 years earlier. Carrots...
    ... potatoes for instance, were shown to have 40 percent less potassium in them than potatoes grown 50 years earlier. Carrots...

  5. Study: Vitamin C Lowers CRP By 24%
    ... type, and when some blood work came back about my potassium level being low, he freaked and sent me to a cardio ... showed me the entire video, and explained, because my potassium level was low, and I had a very low heart rate, that...
    ... type, and when some blood work came back about my potassium level being low, he freaked and sent me to a cardio ... showed me the entire video, and explained, because my potassium level was low, and I had a very low heart rate, that...

  6. Types of blood test.....
    ... probably is of no value in that respect. At times my potassium level has been a lil low, so they keep a check on...
    ... probably is of no value in that respect. At times my potassium level has been a lil low, so they keep a check on ... guess you don't have to worry about that number). Your Potassium level seems to be in the normal range now. To be quite...
    ... guess you don't have to worry about that number). Your Potassium level seems to be in the normal range now. To be quite ... this stuff can make ya nuts. Yes, at one stage my Potassium was 3.3 and the dr. got a bit concerned about it,...
    ... guess you don't have to worry about that number). Your Potassium level seems to be in the normal range now. To be quite...

  7. My Dr says that my leg pain should be gone if it was being caused by the Lipitor
    ... tissue in the blood, compression(?I think she said), potassium , & thyroid. If these all come out normal, she wants...
    ... tissue in the blood, compression(?I think she said), potassium , & thyroid. If these all come out normal, she wants...

  8. Lipitor and elevated ck levels

  9. Flaxseed
    ... muesli with a few raisins, and some strawberries. ( Potassium to help keep my BP down)....

  10. I want below 150
    ... peppers, etc. which will provide folacin, magnesium and potassium , and various phytonutrients, which all contribute...

  11. Cholesterol and Vitiamin E
    ... people I mention it to...on and off the net. Like potassium , magnesium has a profound effect on the heart's electro...

  12. High Cholesterol
    ... about. I went back the next day and they said my Potassium was critically high, that my cholesterol was 370. ... they had me take another test where they checked the potassium again. The second test came back fine so they must ... actually wondered if the lab made a mistake on the potassium levels if they could have made a mistake on the cholesterol...
    ... milk instead. I'd be most concerned about your potassium imbalance though - if the lab was right about that...

  13. Total cholesterol too low?
    ... seems to eat into our cholesterol reserves, as it does potassium and other minerals. It seems if heart disease doesn...

  14. Uff-Da..Bananas....
    ... Carbohydrate (g) 28 Sodium (mg) 1 Vitamin B6 (mg) 0.7 Potassium (mg) 467 Don't look like much fat to me?? Maybe...
    ... carbs (avocados notably excepted!) Most are high in potassium and low in sodium and we all need THAT in our salty...

  15. Zocor Prescibed, Hesitant, Worried About Side Effects
    ... recently hospialized because of symptoms due to a loss of potassium while using Diovan HCT. While in the hospital my...

  16. Concerns, Worries, Scared!
    ... share a large one with the spouse. Bananas have more potassium than almost any other food commonly eaten in this...

  17. Article: Crestor linked to patient death, company says
    ... long after niacin is banned in higher dosages (like potassium and folate.) We'll hand the money to Nine Lives...

  18. Can lasix diuretic cause glucose or cholesterol increases?
    ... lasix but i have not taken it yet. She also gave me potassium script....
    ... take it with no problems, but it really depletes the potassium , which can lead to hypokalemia. I have read that blood ... testing for potassium is not indicative of the potassium levels within our cells, so you have to be on guard ... for high or low potassium levels, if you take the supplements. Hope you had...
    ... than likely from the Lasix so I stopped taking it. My potassium level was ok. I also stopped taking the BP medications...
    ... important regular exercise is for us :) Losartan potassium (Cozaar), the first of a new class of antihypertensives...

  19. Almonds
    ... Magnesium is Nature's own calcium channel blocker. Potassium , an important electrolyte involved in nerve transmission...

  20. Brown rice diet?
    ... nutrients either. It contains Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium , Selenium and a few other minerals. So while brown...

  21. Tobias: Any input abt Anion Gap?
    ... jargon makes sense but not my condition. Glucose & my potassium R fine on all 2yrs of bloodwk. 4 panals during that...
    ... the equation in comparison to glucose, anasthesia, potassium a long time ago & that's why I posted the ? Dr. says...

  22. Apple Pectin
    ... search on the benefits of it. It is also high in potassium . It is recommended to get the unprocessed kind with...
    ... pslam, Don't look to cider vinegar for your potassium . A Tbsp has only 15 mg. and we really need in the...

  23. heart attack risk
    ... unprocessed. It is suppose to have all the enzymes and potassium in it that we need. Make sure your brand does. I...

  24. help high cholesterol question
    ... I eat. The only other lab value that was high was potassium 5.4 I am interested to know if anyone knows of any...
    ... I eat. The only other lab value that was high was potassium 5.4 I am interested to know if anyone knows of any...

Stroke board

  1. Feeling numb
    ... Could potassium cause stroke? When I eat bananas or potatoes, after...

  2. Possible Stroke?
    ... his BP meds. Dr had forgotten to tell him to take potassium supplements! Even just a banana or 2 a day.Also calcium...

  3. Is This A Symptom Of A Stroke?
    ... A side effect of potassium is numbness of extremities and heart palpitations...
    ... first person to tell me about the side effects of potassium , which is what I thought it could've been form the ... very first day that I stopped taking the Amoxicillin/ Potassium pills for the cat bite. Are there any online sources...
    ... reread my reply... it should have said side effects of potassium *can be* numbness of extremities.... Anyway, just ... go to any of the web search engines and type in " potassium side effects". You come up with a plethora of sires...

  4. What are the risk factors for a stroke?
    ... circulatory system decrease the chances. I eat lots of potassium foods too....

  5. stroke/bp episode
    ... strokes and is diabetic. Patient took prescription dose potassium and thinks this is the culprit for high BP and feeling ... ill all day. I think the potassium pill is an unlikely source of problem and wonder if...

Addison's Disease board

  1. Adrenal Fatigue ???s
    ... 100mg COQ10 a combo calcium, magnesium, potassium pill Essential Fatty Acid (w/fish oil, flax...

  2. frusterated & confused Lyme for 18yrs/now adrenal or pitutary def???
    ... very low Carnitine, low carbon dioxide and BUN, low potassium . Dx with POTS--low BP, tachycardia, can't stand the...

  3. Don't know how to read these test results
    ... cortisol stimulation 29.3 calcium 9.5 sodium 140 potassium 3.8 I've been so tired and weak for the past several...
    ... low base cortisol which your is very low. Your potassium being so low also supports this. Secondaries have ... low potassium , primaries high. Your TSH is high matching with primary ... fall when standing. Aldosterone regulates sodium and potassium (also Chloride). Your sodium is low enough that I ... regulate aldosterone (primary AI= high renin high potassium secondary AI=low renin low potassium) When aldosterone...

  4. why addison's patients crave salt and sugar
    ... is a tendency to be an imbalance between Sodium and Potassium Potassium is uaulaly high and Sodium is low. This...

  5. dark skin pigment with addisons
    ... could just pop at any time due to an extremely high potassium level. the kidneys had to work harder to get rid ... said it was her kidneys doing it because of such high potassium levels....

  6. Went to MD Anderson and I'm still confused
    ... blood pressure in the kidneys and help regulate the potassium and sodium. I get mine tested all the time with my...

  7. Low aldostrone, High ACTH again
    ... which was normal. Tested renin, aldostrone, salt, potassium . The salt was 135 which is the lowest normal number ... in the range, renin and potassium were normal, but aldostrone was low. The dr. said...
    ... buffered ones as the buffered ones are buffered with potassium and potassium may not be good for you. A normal...
    ... I have one doc who says as long as the potassium and sodium are fine - don't mess with the florinef...

  8. Hi, I'm new to this board and new to Addison's
    ... into another Addison's Crisis. 3) Limit eating high potassium foods since our potassium seems to run high anyway...

  9. More lab results
    ... cortisol via 24 hour urine, prolactin, b-12, and potassium ) or should I call him and mention this finding and...
    ... urine volume:980 cortisol: 24.8 creatinine: 1.29 potassium : 4.2 b-12: 656 prolactin: 10.9 testosterone: 24...

  10. I am not losing weight - does this rule out Addisons?
    ... tests that show issues - renin, aldosterone, sodium, potassium , ACTH, Vitamin D, ferratin,......

  11. Feel terrible and endo can't see me till Aug. 6th
    ... IV helped. The one time I went I was paralyzed, my potassium was so high and my sodium so low yet they missed it...
    ... in your gatorade, or choose another drink without potassium . did you have your electrolyte levels checked recently...
    ... saying to stop drinking it but indeed if you have high potassium already Gatorade may not be the best choice but as...
    ... You know I actually thought about the potassium thing yesterday when I was drinking a gatorade. Maybe...
    ... ER, checked mine but didn't seem to worry that my potassium was high and sodium low. if gatorade is the only...
    ... actually my sodium was 141 (range: 135-146) and my potassium was 3.9 (range: 3.5-5.3.) The only thing out of range...

  12. All my problems have been adrenal failure
    ... place names so I cannot help you directly. If you have potassium issues I would not get the buffered tablets but just...

  13. potassium
    ... If you potassium is truely 6.8 you should be in the hospital. The ... test should be repeated. A potassium of 6.8 would put you at extreme risk of sudden cardiac...

  14. Adrenal Suppression
    ... called a beta-adrenergic stimulator and can lower potassium - I wonder why it has a word close to adrenal in it ... ... but the lowering of potassium can be significant for someone with poor adrenal as ... my adrenals lose potassium as well as sodium against the rules... so it does...

  15. how to get your levels tested...
    ... things change. Tingling can be calcium, magnesium, potassium - you should get tested -sorry! as any of those things...

  16. 16 With Addison's Disease.
    ... it means that your body cannot regulate sodium and potassium and both are very necessary for life and metabolism...

  17. Heart palpitations
    ... why the doc did not think to test your sodium and potassium and think to adjust your florinef?...

  18. Concern over hydrocortisone side effects and blood tests....
    ... GLUCOSE 92 60-99 MG/DL SODIUM 141 133-145 MEQ/L POTASSIUM 3.8 3.5-5.3 MEQ/L CHLORIDE 106 98-108 MEQ/L CO2...
    ... suppressed or that is a pit issue. Your sodium and potassium are fine... with the cortisol low - my doc usually...

  19. Not yet diagnosed...may be Addison's-any input?
    ... ambulance from work. Found out I had pancreatitis. Also my Potassium was way out of wack...I have had allergies and asthma...

  20. Need help understanding...
    ... an endo. The tingling can be low calcium or low potassium or low magnesium - again, those can be very serious...

  21. diagnostic tests advice
    ... tests as well as DHEA-S, aldosterone, renin, sodium, potassium , TSH, free T3, free T4, TPO and Tga antibodies, igf...
    ... already: Serum Sodium: 138 nmol/L (132-146) Serum Potassium : 4.0 nmol/L (3.5-5.0) Serum IGF 1 level: 390 ug/L...

  22. I am back, and even more confused- full story.
    ... Has your potassium dropped as well or has it stayed normal - as it sometimes...
    ... [QUOTE=rumpled;3544355]Has your potassium dropped as well or has it stayed normal - as it sometimes ... very... laid back. Hi, thanks for the reply. My potassium has been fine throughout all the tests- it has always...

  23. Newly diagnosed
    ... think I need a MRI. She also said that as long as my potassium and sodium are normal, my ACTH and Cortisol levels ... never need to be tested again? Is that right? My potassium and sodium levels were normal when they diagnosed...

  24. Does a morning ACTH of 69 (7-50) and an AM Cortisol of 8.8 (4-22) look like Primary?
    ... non fasting salt range. Secondaries will have low potassium 99% of the time, though some are in the middle of ... it could go either way then. Primaries have high potassium , though some are in the middle of the range. I recommend...
    ... predictor of secondary. You should have sodium and potassium tests (in CBC) if you want to get an indication of...

  25. rumpled, udate on my troubles.
    ... blood drawn again. She said something about my renin, potassium , and sodium, and that they will be pulling cortisol...

  26. I may be jumping the gun
    ... chol. and sugar. Great. But, my doctor said that my potassium was high - not very high but enough to redo the tests ... will retest kidney/adrenals. My question: Can high potassium point to something not serious or should I brace myself...
    ... Usually potassium rises in conjuction with a drop in sodium with Addison ... I don't know of other issues that cause a rise in potassium but I hope that you are ok... seems like you have...

  27. Is Florinet Usually Prescribed In AD
    ... were normal but she does not eat anything at all with potassium in it. Am I wrong in thinking her potassium would ... not be elavated if she were not eating potassium . She is very tired and doesn't get out of bed very...
    ... patients, usually just the ones who don't achieve sodium/ potassium balance and normalized blood pressure/heart rate with ... Addison's patients. She should be careful of high potassium foods, but her potassium could still be out of balance ... patient's kidneys waste salt, lower sodium allows potassium to elevate, high potassium causes all kinds of problems ... the kidneys retain more sodium ions to balance the potassium ions. How much sodium does she take in her normal...
    ... is often prescribed but not always... if sodium and potassium are always normal and her heart rate are fine, then ... technically fine without it but my docs test renin, potassium and sodium to make sure. Potassium is in a lot ... you thinking she is. I drink V8 to get sodium and potassium when i feel funky. She is rare not to gain weight...

  28. Help Rumpled I am dizzy
    ... florinef (1/2 tab) or maybe just salt tablets... are your potassium and sodium ok?...
    ... Florinef is a mineralcorticosteroid that helps hold on to potassium and sodium - all essential for life. Some do manage...

  29. florinef dosages
    ... I get tested for renin, potassium and sodium for my florinef dosage....

  30. Does anyone have secondary adrenal insufficiency?
    ... FSH and all sex hormones with SHBG. If you have low potassium that is what happens with 99% of secondary AI ... . Where there is low potassium usually renin is low. Low renin is what 99% of secondaries...

  31. Skin pigmentation question
    ... brown areas there too. My bloods in Nov. showed 3.4 potassium (low) and 136 sodium (border low). I'm confused cause...
    ... stim test and the ACTH and cortisol tests but the potassium and sodium tests like that are very indicative so...
    ... found my sodium to be 137 (135-145) low normal and potassium was low 3.3 (3.5-5.2). Also chloride was low normal...
    ... they dont fall low enough for them to be worried. Potassium 3.4 was not low enough for them to worry. That was ... in November but in January my potassium was 4.4. So I dont know. My sodium flucuates also...

  32. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
    ... 2.3-4.2) 63% Now latest tests show hypokalemic. Potassium 3.3 (3.5-4.2) Calcium back up to 10.3 (8.5-10.3)...
    ... ACTH, no DHEA and no further blood tests even though potassium was low 3.3 (3.5-5.2). I also asked about the wide...

  33. Addison experts please help
    ... well awhile....my bloods from November showed low potassium 3.4 and low sodium 1.36. I have had low sodium in...
    ... Well... there are salt tablets that are buffered with potassium that might be good for you - thermo-tabs. As well ... sodium, that is) as that will give you both sodium and potassium . As for the decadron - that is a very long lasting...

  34. Addison question
    ... have always been low (I never know why) but so is my potassium . I have not been tested for Addison however I am going ... to ask my dr. to test. My question is does your potassium level always have to be high? Any opinions? Thanks...
    ... xperienced. Myself and several friends have experienced low potassium during a crisis whereas a normal situation would be ... low sodium, high potassium . Same goes with blood pressure, most go low but some ... do go high. Ironically, since my potassium dropped, I have to take even more sodium. They need...

  35. Please Help! My doctor says she has never seen anything like this before...
    ... my adrenal gland. So my doctor checked my sodium , potassium , etc. Well my sodium was low- so she decided to do...

  36. POTS and florinef.. could use some help
    ... BP is high. They should be checking your sodium and potassium to make sure you are ok. With your BP that high, you...
    ... your headache will recede. I would try some high potassium foods like V8 or a baked potato (eat the skin) and...
    ... So does florinef make you lose potassium ??? That is definetly not a problem I can have. When ... I get a potassium much less than 4 I have increased heart problems....
    ... If your potassium is high, that is a sign of an adrenal crisis. K goes ... but that is the norm. So you probably need to avoid potassium and push the sodium harder - but the florinef will ... or high makes the heart go wild. Sorry - ingore the potassium advice... but any salt tablets you get have to be ... non-buffered as they buffer them with potassium . Lucky to only take .25, Unhitched... do you take...
    ... problems I cant take the salt tablets. Im ok with the potassium because high is good for me. However he didnt want...

  37. Do I have adrenal fatigue, I got my results back, help pls!!
    ... stuff that does - you have to watch getting too much potassium . I may not be around for your reply as I am going...

  38. Addison's Disease
    ... can get sick, or you can die. Sodium will drop and potassium will rise usually. BP lowers. All easily avoided by...

  39. My son's labs...13 years old
    ... 1st labs with ranges in ( ): Sodium 140 (132-143) Potassium 5.2 H ( 3.6-5.1) ACTH 18 (0-46) Cortisol (AM) 5...
    ... ACTH stim test to make a clear diagnosis. The high potassium is a sign that things may need to be watched but his ... was good - usually an addisonian crisis occurs when potassium spikes and sodium drops. If he does not pass the stimulatio...

  40. Low Acth Dr is ignoring
    ... 7 – 2.0) My sodium is at 144 (135 - 145) potassium 4.1 (3.5 - 5.0) Eosinophils elavated 3.1 (1.0...
    ... for an addisonian when sodium drops and for most, potassium rises (although I know of some that potassium drops...

  41. addisons and exercise?
    ... when sodium drops to a critical point and usually potassium rises. Blood pressure usually drops and the body tries ... preferably not the buffered type as the buffering is potassium ! Take the salt when you are not feeling well and see ... would be a good choice but it is not as it contains potassium and you want to avoid that. Usually those with...

  42. Switching from prednisone+florinef to only cortef
    ... is actually a good sign. As long as your sodium and potassium stay in normal limits, that is good, too. Actually ... drops. Crisis usually occurs when sodium drops and potassium s rises....

  43. What got 'destroyed' in you?
    ... Even had some paralysis but that was due to high potassium and have not experienced that since my potassium levels...

  44. Hope you can help :)
    ... up though. • I’ve been rather low in potassium , so my doctor gave me supplements to take in. â...
    ... mentioned are not indicative of Addison's: low potassium - Addison's patients generally have high potassium...

  45. single cortisol-diagnosis?
    ... tests and determined that my sodium was very low and potassium was very high. She suspected Addison's and referred...

  46. Daughter back to testing for Addisons, any advice?
    ... fatigue, weight loss, low blood solium, high blood potassium , etc) but normal ACTH stimulation test so I was sent...