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Diabetes board

  1. diabetes and kidney damage
    ... now... for 3 weeks now. My normal diet is high in Potassium , and there are warnings to not take Potassium supplements...

  2. Bitter Melon
    ... any mineral....calcium, magnesium, sodium, lithium, potassium , chromium, vanadium, copper and tons of others. Chromium...

Fibromyalgia board

  1. Muscle Twitches
    ... kidney problem where I was losing a huge amount of potassium . My calcium and sodium are also low. I take a medication ... , spironolactone, thats supposed to help with the potassium loss but I still get the twitches. I've learned that ... calcium, potassium , magnesium all play an important role in muscle relaxation...

  2. fibromyalgia
    ... similar to Gitelman's syndrome where I have alot of potassium wasting and I'm on a drug that can't be mixed with...
    ... similar to Gitelman's syndrome where I have alot of potassium wasting and I'm on a drug that can't be mixed with...

  3. Anyone pretty much homebound?
    ... is drink lots of water, stay away from things with potassium and acidic ingredients and you can get some over the...

  4. arm and shoulder muscles twitching, what to do?
    ... t work but it is worth a shot. U may need some potassium . Muscles twitch when they don't have enough. Eat a...
    ... couple of oranges, which I believe also have lots of potassium . I am so pleased at my fence! It is well built...

  5. Med ERROR.. took the entire bottle... but it wasn't lyrica
    ... braveman (my hubby) does. He had to switch to a liquid potassium and the girls all tried it to see how bad it was and...

  6. Alternative Treatments
    ... lipoic acid, licorice, green tea extract, cordyalis, potassium magnesium aspartate, bee pollen complex, creatine...

  7. Toe cramps
    ... and drink orange juice and black or green tea for potassium . Also someone said to 'up' calcium. One lady suggested...
    ... calcium, and others and try to eat a healthy diet. Potassium is suppose to be good for muscle cramps etc. but I...

  8. Anyone with chest pain like to help me pls?
    ... the chest pains I had turned out to be a lack of potassium ... I now have to take potassium on a daily basis...

  9. Muscle cramps
    ... the middle of the night. I was told it could be a potassium deficiency. Eat lots of bananas and potatoes!!!...
    ... your hands anything that is helpfull do this . potassium in bananas, make you get rid of these cramps....

  10. ATP Risks/Benefits for FM???
    ... stress........The new finding shows ATP-sensitive potassium channels can work as defensive barriers, and if they ... the metabolic signals that synchronize the flow of potassium and calcium. " While the above Mayo Clinic article...

  11. restless legs
    ... tonic water or club soda, eating bananas or taking potassium pills, and even tried mixing apple cidar vinegar in...

  12. So many symptons. Could I have Fibro?
    ... I also take calcium, B12, multi vitamin, iron and potassium . So, you can see how it is hard to make a definate...

  13. Muscle spasms / twitching
    ... The leg cramping can be dehydration,or a lack of potassium in the diet, if I seem to be getting alot of them...

  14. leg pain with fibromyalgia
    ... comfortable position. she also told me to increase my potassium . i just read my reply and it sound like a commercial...
    ... ve tried everything from magnisium to malic acid to potassium . Nothing seems to help....

  15. Fever reaction
    ... become low. Low mineral/electrolyte levels (sodium, potassium , mag, cal) can contribute to shaking & spasming. ...

  16. My supplements
    ... Albaplex(Vit a, c, Niacin, vit b6) -Cyruta Plus(Vit c Potassium , dried buckwheat, bovine adrenal cytosol, oat flour...

  17. Numbness/tingling non-stop in lower legs/neg EMG
    ... Lupus or MS. Found out at the ER two weeks ago that my potassium was/is low. Are you taking any BP medication or diuretic ... ? If so, they could be lowering your potassium . Since I have been activly eating more foods high ... in potassium my pain and fatigue has improved. Most of my bad spells...

  18. Facial Numbness, Tingling and Twitching?
    ... the same problem, and it has turned out I have low potassium . Has your doctor checked you for low potassium? Are ... taking a diurectic or BP medication? Once I was put on potassium the weird sensations stopped...that is until yesterday...
    ... hit on something there. I seem to have chronic low potassium . The first time I've been tested (last fall) my serum ... potassium was 3.4 mEq/L. The lab range is 3.5 - 5.5 mEq/L. ... I took prescription potassium supplements for a month and then forgot to get tested...

  19. So much pain... is this Fibromyalgia?
    ... lower abdominal/bladder like pain. The urologist did a potassium instillation test and said I have interstitial cystitis...

  20. ??Leisions on brain associated with Fibro???
    ... also found out that my inexplicable hypokalemia (low potassium ) is another common finding in Fibro patients (as are...

  21. Fibro and muscle tone/strength
    ... fluid, you drain away salt and also trace amounts of potassium , magnesium and calcium. Muscles also need nutrients...

  22. pain pain go away
    ... It is the calming mineral and our bodies need it(& potassium ) in order to function. It really calmed down so many...

  23. Muscle Cramping Again
    ... like making sure you are getting enough calcium, potassium -- you should make an appt w/your doc to rule out...

  24. I'm on my way..........YES !!!
    ... many problems, including high blood pressure, lack of potassium , etc. Sounds scary, so I'm not sure it's actually...

  25. Tired of hearing "that's Wierd!"
    ... doctors do blood work it all comes back fine except her potassium is always low and they can't tell us why. Anarexic ... people have low potassium but she is not bulimic or anarexic. They find blood...

  26. Symptoms of fibromyalgia?
    ... Thats one of the main symptoms. Have you had your potassium level checked? Low potassium can cause alot of the...

  27. Getting diagnosed... tender points?
    ... Personnelly due to some of the medications I take my potassium levels are low. So I get "extra" shaking/tremors/weakness ... in my muscles when I'm low on potassium which lately is often! Bananas though kick it back...
    ... Personnelly due to some of the medications I take my potassium levels are low. So I get "extra" shaking/tremors/weakness ... in my muscles when I'm low on potassium which lately is often! Bananas though kick it back ... except my LDL and total cholesterol were normal... potassium was normal, etc. I don't see CPK and ESR on this...
    ... except my LDL and total cholesterol were normal... potassium was normal, etc. I don't see CPK and ESR on this...

  28. trying to find the connection between all of us.
    ... that my body needs so ive started taking vitamins C, potassium , fiber and a super omega complex supplement which...
    ... that my body needs so ive started taking vitamins C, potassium , fiber and a super omega complex supplement which...
    ... other meds to counteract them, including a near fatal potassium deficiency caused by both the steroid and the diuretic...

  29. Leg aches & fibro
    ... panel covers many important things such as glucose, potassium and many others. A "bone scan" is how they determine...

  30. Blood tests
    ... ESR ANA Rheumatoid Factor Creatnine Sodium Potassium Chloride Carbon Dioxide...

  31. Help! Charlie Horse cramps at night
    ... surely do. What really confuses me is the calcium and potassium in my blood are okay, so outside of massage, what...

  32. Leg cramps, also first visit to Rheumatologist
    ... The rheumy should be of help. I know boosting your potassium and magnesium intake helps a bunch whatever the cause...
    ... with both of my kids. My doc recommended getting more potassium , so I ate a lot more bananas. Do you have RLS too...

  33. Which symptoms led you to a FM diagnosis
    ... this to the doctor and he said something about my potassium levels probably being out of whack. Told me to eat ... foods high in potassium . I used to be tired by 11pm and now I go to bed at...

  34. Fibromyalgia?????
    ... relieve my leg cramps (or you could try lemon bitters), potassium salt substitute, vitamin D, keep hydrated, oxygenated...

  35. 3 year old up all night, legs hurting
    ... sounds like your little one is not getting enough potassium and calcium. the same thing happend to me when i...

  36. Fibro Questions.
    ... I take Omega 3 essential oil (found in Salmon), Potassium salt substitute, cal/mag etc. I stoped using vegy...

  37. Tremors and Shaky most of the day
    ... really thirsty, just dry. I had an EKG it was normal. Potassium was low but after supplements brought it back up and...

  38. Plantar Fasciitis and FM
    ... symptoms. The doc told him to get more calcium and potassium . Maybe you might think about checking with doc first...

Immune Disorders board

  1. what do blood tests mean description for crp
    ... acids, bases, and salts (such as sodium, calcium, potassium , chlorine, magnesium, and bicarbonate). These are...

  2. Too tired to be this CONFUSED!
    ... OTHER THINGS LOW ON MY BLOOD WORK LIKE Sodium 134 Potassium 3.1 Glucose 106 (h) Calcium 8.2 (L) Total Protein...

  3. HELP WANTED: advice, opinions, similiar stories
    ... dealt with severe/chronic Hypokalemic issues (low potassium ), dehydration, metabolic akla/acidosis. I was in/out...

  4. I am ANGRY and don't want to live with this
    ... my lungs cleared up and the lymphnodes shrank. Low Potassium or messed up electrolytes also can cause muscle spasms ... . Sweats, diarreha, vomiting all can cause low potassium . My problem is being very active and do heavy lifting...
    ... you have Sarcoidosis?? So, if it could be from low potassium , do I need more salt?? I am not on Prednisone because...
    ... large in my chest they were cutting off my breathing. Potassium is not a salt.salt is sodium chloride.. I would ... recommend just potassium supplements but it might mess you up or any meds you...

Lupus board

  1. lupus cerebritis?!?
    ... tick), etc. I was also found to have low levels of potassium & they were scared of heart failure so I was put on ... floor & strapped to a heart monitor. I received IV potassium the entire time I was in the hospital. I was also...

  2. Charley Horses
    ... many other reasons for the cramps. If one has a potassium deficiency, then, yes, perhaps eating bananas might...

  3. Weight loss, pain, bowel changes, ear problems....
    ... losing weight & ended up the ER with dehydration & potassium loss. I ended up seeing a GI who said she was pretty...

  4. seeing RA on Monday
    ... Very severe. So she did a blood test to check for potassium and it came back okay and she just did not do anything...

  5. Weird test result, anyone have this result?
    ... vacation she leaves a message for me saying that my potassium was too high and my sodium too low and to not eat ... saying I was too young (I'm 32) to have that high of a potassium , but didn't say how high it was. She also asked if...
    ... matter, but the combo of having them and the high potassium is considered an emergency and requires immediate...
    ... Hi. I've had mulitple episodes of potassium levels that were too low. Because of the role in ... immediately, which makes sense. I think one time my potassium was high. I used to develop urinary grit (really ... blockages. Anyway, until the reason(s) for your high potassium are identified, in your shoes, I'd take my doctor...
    ... about the chest pain you guys experience with the high potassium levels. I have chest "discomfort", rather than chest...
    ... don't think the chest pain was related to the high potassium level because like you I get it on and off fairly...
    ... though. I don't think any of it is related to the potassium though. I think the potassium jump was just one of...

  6. Have SLE and NOT on Plaquenel??
    ... medications as well - norvasc (HBP), acyclovir (shingles), potassium (low levels), actonel (osteo), iron (anemia), calcium...

  7. Problems with low potassium?
    ... diagnosed with Lupus. In my research I found info on potassium and magnesium--they are the 2 most prevalent minerals ... inside our cells. First is potassium --a major positive ion inside the cell. Second is...

  8. kidney advice
    ... or magnesium. I pee it all out. (I take 320meq of potassium a day, which is a lot. You must stay on this though...

  9. Test Results
    ... Nitrogen 11 Creatinine 1.0 Nitro/Crea 11 Sodium 140 Potassium 3.9 Chloride 106 C Dioxide 26 Calcium 9.2 Protein...

  10. My labs are back early...HELP
    ... that our bodies most important minerals are first potassium & 2nd magnesium. ALL the cells in our body need these...

  11. morning pain and stiffness
    ... the ER twice (I really hate the ER) once due to my potassium shooting up to a 6.00 and my liver function being ... for some reason that is still unknown (apparantly potassium is pretty important) they scared the heck out of me...

  12. Going today for complete exam
    ... breakdown of the bloodwork he did: B-12, Ferritin, Potassium , ANA, Lipid Panel, Sed Rate (ESR), Urinalysis (with...

  13. was told by another board that someone could help me here
    ... negative but i have some immune defiencies and b-12 and potassium . I have read quite a bit on things because several...
    ... you just wrote, I was anemic, the B-12 kind, and my potassium levels would go way out of whack. I understand that...

  14. Lightheaded off balance
    ... lightheadedness I get are usually attributable to a potassium deficiency, fever from an oncoming flare, hypoglycemia...

  15. what do you do to get past the bad days?
    ... daily of prednisone among two BP meds, water pills, potassium , pain meds and will be going through a 6 month regimn...

  16. swelling from prednisone
    ... prescription to help relieve the swelling along with a potassium supplement. Has anyone else experienced such swelling...
    ... pill to help keep the swelling down, prescription potassium & a ton of water. I noticed I need all 3 to keep things...

  17. Just out of hosptial & very bad sore throat/swollen glands - need your input
    ... week in the hosptial on IV steriods/fluids - mega potassium & antibotics. I've been home resting. And I'm VERY ... on 60mg of Prednisone daily combined with 20meq of Potassium , 1600mg antibiotics, Vicodin, & Naproxen as needed...

  18. Am I crazy?
    ... abnormal. Also my bilirubin was high, creatinine low, potassium low, she did a thyroid test and that was excellent...
    ... time. In addition, I had chronic IBS. I know my potassium levels would go off---not sure how many other things...

  19. Positive ANA - My Story
    ... than the ANA since then is an slightly elevated BUN, Potassium , and Creatinine level, a Nephrologist I see is watching...

  20. How long before ana turns positive?
    ... but high. My neutrophils have been high too. and my potassium is reading as low a lot? I wondered whether this was...
    ... years I had bouts with elevated white blood count, low potassium , headaches, hair loss (breakage around hairline),...

  21. Plaquenil users
    ... aching legs....if you are taking Prednisone, your potassium is being depleated rapidly....those aches are cramps ... . I use to buy "over the counter" potassium 99mgs. As a matter of fact, I am off the prednisone ... (Thank God) and am still taking the potassium . Back when I was on the steroids I took two potassiums ... and my aches were aleaveated. Now I just take one potassium each morning because it is beneficial to my well being...

  22. hi all new to the lupus board
    ... CELLS HAS BEEN KNOWN TO EFFECT THE FOLLOWING ANALYTES: POTASSIUM , GLUCOSE,INORGANIC PHOSPHORUS,LACTATE DEHYDROGENASE...

  23. Lupus Anticoagulant/RRMS
    ... with the blurred vision, numbness and tingling, my potassium is low,I have daily headaches on one side of my head...
    ... with the blurred vision, numbness and tingling, my potassium is low,I have daily headaches on one side of my head...

  24. My first visit to the Rheumatologist
    ... alone can flatten you, in my book---electrolytes off, potassium off, weight loss, the whole awful mess. You have...

  25. after the prednisone!
    ... sodium, sugar, and carb intake, and getting plenty of potassium . i also take a metabolife for energy and to reduce...

  26. angelicbrat, can you help me?
    ... severe hip joint pain and chalked it up to not enough potassium (I was doing the Atkins diet) and cold weather. I...

Sjögren's Syndrome board

  1. Could it be Sjögren's?
    ... problem. I didn't have any of the diseases but my potassium , calcium, sodium are all low and had a 24 hour urine ... done where it showed massive potassium loss which the kidney dr. said can cause the muscle ... all the time but I'm wondering if it's just the low potassium because it plays a big role along with calcium in...

Colds & Flu board

  1. How to build up my immunity?
    ... smoothie and containing 500% of your RDA vitamin C and potassium . There are other health juices in the line too, but...

  2. is this good?
    ... Molybdenum 75mcg 100% Chloride 72mg 2% Potassium 80mg 2% ...

Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) board

  1. Lupus and EBV
    ... weeks, 5 cbc w/ differential, liver panels, iron, potassium , albunim, creatinine, and everything checks out. I...

  2. chronic fatique syndrom (epstein Barr virus)
    ... Copper ; Manganese ; Chromium ; Molybdenum ; Chloride ; Potassium ; Boran ; Silicon ; Tin ; Vanadium ; Lycopene ; Lutein...