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  1. Can anyone help me?
    ... low anf Gamma is low. Have had a problem with my potassium too. The thing I'm really looking for is if anybody...

  2. Worthwhile alternatives for Psoriatic Arthritus or RA
    ... pharmacist attributed its activity to the citric acid and potassium citrate this pectin product contains. Certo is...

  3. arthritus and medicines
    ... mg celebrex,prevacid,125 levothroid,5 mg prednisone, potassium pills,100 mg darvecets, and so far thats it.the potassium...

  4. leg cramps?
    ... How's your potassium level? Low potassium can cause some pretty nasty leg pains. Bananas are...
    ... Well, of course, getting sufficient potassium is always a good idea, so I second eating bananas ... serious circulation problems,but personally I'd try the potassium /massage regimen first. Now if you're interested in...

  5. Relafen
    ... work got a card yesterday, thyroid ok, calcium and potassium ok. I haven't tried the Relafen yet. Does it work...

Back Problems board

  1. disturbed sleep because of back pain
    ... that med. I have also learned that a deficiency in potassium and magnesium can cause similar problems (which is ... kidneys are healthy, it wouldn't hurt to increase your potassium and magnesium by eating lots of fruits and veggies...

  2. what is wrong with my back! help please!
    ... stick with the heat. Make sure you have enough potassium in your diet. If you're unsure, eat a banana or two ... each day - lots of potassium in bananas. Low potassium can cause muscle cramps and spasms. But most importantly...

  3. Dread nights, extreme leg pain, both legs, please help
    ... sound weird, but are you making sure you have enough potassium in your diet? Potassium deficiency may not be the...
    ... Hi Francine. It's Potassium . You can also get a good amount of potassium by eating...

  4. Lower leg pain secondary to spinal fusion at L5/S1
    ... calcium/magnesium supplement. And if you can take potassium , that is an added bonus. Calcium is stripped from...
    ... mcg)...also Calcium (200 mg)...and some Iodine (as potassium iodide - 150 mcg), and some additional minerals.. ... last Sunday. I have looked up food sources rich in potassium . As well as for calcium. Drink a lot of vegetable...

  5. More pain and more tests. Never ends.
    ... the spasms in the stomach when needed. Also take Potassium , B12 under the tongue, calcium and multivitamin. ...

  6. Went To Rheumatologist Today....
    ... drinking enough, getting enoudh calcium & magnesium and potassium . I think I have enough and i have supplements as well...

  7. Prayers needed!
    ... She is eating and they are giving her I.V's with potassium . I still think it is the meds but the doctors say...

  8. More Frequent and Spreading Spasms/Cramps Again
    ... zinc, drinking more water, eating lots of bananas for potassium , did all those things in hopes it would help my spasms...
    ... make sure I am hydrated enough and am getting enough potassium , magnesium, etc...He said lack of these things would...

  9. Weight, Nutrition and Back Pain
    ... learned that leg/foot cramps can come from calcium or potassium deficiencies, so I started a multivitamin, which seems...

  10. Severe Leg cramps
    ... market because of the side effects. I already have low Potassium and take meds for that. It has been a normal reading...
    ... worse for you guys at night? Are these spasms from potassium or calcium deficiencies or somehow related to nerve...

  11. what to take for headaches prior to surgery??
    ... fusion to allow new bone growth. Aspirin Diclofenac Potassium (Cataflam) Diclofenac Sodium (Voltaren) Etodolac...

  12. Muscle spasms?
    ... Also make sure you're getting enough calcium and potassium . Emily :)...
    ... too. If they are legs crumps - Magnesium/Calcium, Potassium work wonders. Water pills can cause them since body...
    ... ones i am getting my legs could be due to not enough potassium as i have had problem with that in the past. But she...
    ... my sisterinlaw went through the leg problem & her potassium did come back low. Perhaps a good supplement & bannanas...

  13. Moldova
    ... Lasix, i was told that baked potato helps with lost of potassium and kalium. I hope they will approve your surgery...

  14. bananas
    ... eating bananas. However there is a link to too much potassium (spelling?) increasing your pain. I would think you ... too many bananas or take a supplement with too much potassium to cause that. Hopefully others will know first hand...
    ... I take potassium supplements and eat Bananas. I have never felt any ... effects from this. I take Lasix and have to have the potassium to supplement the lose from the diuretic. Try Orange ... juice. It also is full of natural occurring potassium . You might want to run this by your PC doctor to...

  15. feeling better!
    ... blood wrok and said my levels were quit low and as my potassium . They started an IV and within a few days i am feeling ... but i am feeling good now! Maybe just treating the Potassium alone did wonders! So this has lifted some weight...
    ... just great - so happy for you! Let me tell you: low Potassium causes severe tiredness, thyroid problems, heart palpitatio...

  16. Just wonder how may of you have problems with...
    ... .that testing came back negative (it was called a Potassium test). Then last week I had a CMG (Cystometrogram...

  17. Still Seeking Answers On Back/Chest Pain
    ... need a closer look. The still cant tell me why my potassium was low,but like i said i have felt so much better...
    ... it can cause. I know when my sister in law had low potassium her legs really hurt her. The body is so complex,...
    ... think i'll be sicker if i don't as i know having low potassium can lead to a bad thing. I am and my sister in law...

  18. 123pepper& ihavtwins prayers
    ... later. Also, when they tested my blood I was low on potassium , so they hung a potassium on my iv, 5 minutes later...

  19. Magnesium "cured" my back/shoulder/neck pain.
    ... ran his labs again(the week before it had been low potassium ) now it was very dangerously low mag.once they started ... found out the hard way just how very important mag and potassium are to regulating muscle control.glad you found some...

  20. severe calf cramps from sciatica
    ... all the time though. Man it hurts. I do have Low Potassium and B12 though....

  21. Is anybody has sleepless night right now? I do - let's talk
    ... for some bladder tests next week (ultrasound, some potassium test, and something else) She did say it could be...

  22. :) Finally i'm home. had 2 level spinal fusion :)
    ... lots of water intake, a calcium/magnesium supplement, potassium (which you can get from bananas, etc). I found the...

  23. Pepper, Was it You That Took Lyrica?
    ... decided to quit. It isn't good for you. When I took potassium I found the spasms are almost 100% gone. I'm glad...

  24. question about legs cramping at night.....
    ... know why I get so many cramps, though. I have tried potassium , iron, calcium, magnesium, zinc, stretching, and muscle...

  25. Terrible leg and foot cramps in the night!!
    ... wouldn't wish it on anyone. I tried to increase the potassium in my diet and drink more water, but what finally...
    ... just the mineral combination of Calcium, Magnesium& Potassium daily seem to have taken care of it. Had another ... ago, sent me running for my Powerade & my Calcium, potassium & Magnesium had me back in bed without any pain...
    ... the suggestion of gatoraide, calcium, magnesium and potassium . Look it up on the web. I used to have terrible...

  26. Ted Stockings for muscle leg pain?
    ... said - baked potatoes. It is also a good source of potassium and kalium which can help with your leg cramping and...

  27. one leg shrinking from sciatica
    ... also be caused by nerve issues or even a depletion of potassium or magnesium.it wouldn'thurt to just try taking a ... or just eat a bannana a day,that would work for the potassium thing.i live with a certain level of spasticity in...

  28. Back Problem? What is this??
    ... tried anti-inflammatories, muscle relaxers, and even potassium . I am finally getting better from the surgery, but...

  29. Pain in the butt, Literally.
    ... tried anti-inflammatories, muscle relaxers, and even potassium . I am finally getting better from the surgery, but...

  30. l4-l5 Revision Surgery due to hardware failure.
    ... are drinking plenty of water and eating plenty of potassium (oranges and banannas). You can also try heat to...

  31. Lyrica/ Neurotin Question
    ... increase to 3 per day. Have not done yet. I have low Potassium so I doubt I will get a water pill....

  32. Charley Horse
    ... this could also just be a matter of low magnesium or potassium .try taking just a multivitamen(or just seperate potassium ... developed really nasty leg cramps one week because of low potassium ,then the next week he developed actual muscle contortions...
    ... cramping (charlie horses) calcium, magnesium, and potassium is recommended. You can also add vitamin K and manganese...

  33. dr pepper here five days out l5/s1
    ... to see my gp after I got out and we found that my potassium was low and that was part of the problem. How did...

  34. The nights are so hard
    ... recommended it to me. It is calcium, magnesium and potassium . You boil 4 oz of water, put in 1 tsp, (it is an...

  35. Back pain
    ... position. Drink lots of water (and maybe a V8 for potassium ) and watch your posture. It should pass. Take care...

  36. Ibuprofen after fusion?
    ... I missed any, I apologize. Aspirin Diclofenac Potassium (Cataflam) Diclofenac Sodium (Voltaren) Etodolac...

  37. acupuncture for me? opinions PLEASE
    ... out. Pain just never does. :) I have used a potassium and magnesium aspartate from GNC to help conteract...

  38. hospitalized for back spasms
    ... chiropractor tells me spasms can be caused by calcium or potassium deficiencies. Has anyone heard of Remicade being a ... blocker or causing over-absorption of potassium /calcium? The dr.'s found nothing wrong with my back...
    ... along with calcium can help with muscle spasms... Potassium as well... Not sure the dosage for you since you...
    ... heard the same thing about magnesium, calcium , and potassium . I have had severe muscle spasms where the pain is ... the counter. I also bought magnesium, calcium, and potassium and have been taking them every day. For myself, it...
    ... you too! But make sure you still get your water and potassium in too! Quinine is also good for cramps. Might want...

  39. back problems causing leg cramps?
    ... is a natural muscle relaxer. ALso, increase your potassium too, as this could be part of the problem... You...

  40. Back relief, Doans pills, magnesium ...
    ... stop taking them? I take so many kinds of vitamins: Potassium , B-12, Calcium, Folic acid, Garlic, Vitamin E, etc...

  41. questions about bulging disc
    ... stretching as best you can, are you getting enough potassium , and you are probably deficient in calcium/magesium...

  42. Leg Cramps
    ... the floor could do it. However, have you had your potassium levels checked lately? Often times low potassium will...
    ... the difference. If it is true muscle cramps.. low potassium could be the culprit, BUT you could also be deficient...
    ... difference is easy to tell once you've had both. low potassium could be the culprit, BUT you could also be deficient...
    ... after surgery. so my PCP did some bloodwork, and my potassium levels and bloodwork are fine, they don't have an...

  43. Feet Cramps
    ... rest when watching TV or sleeping. I don't have a potassium shortage so it isn't that. My family doctor thinks...

  44. Can't wear my shoes!!!!!!!!!!!1
    ... or Skelaxin. And just in case, you could up your potassium intake a bit by adding a banana to your diet, or V8...

  45. Leg cramping...7 months post op
    ... having terrible cramping in that leg. I have had my potassium , magnesium, etc checked and everything is okay. Calcium...

  46. Calf Muscle Spasm
    ... when they have other conditions. An imbalance in potassium is very frequently and probably most often the cause ... banana's to your diet will help if you have a low potassium level, sometimes we need to drink a little bulion ... you the results and prescribe to add or reduce your potassium levels right away. Of course, sometimes we have...

  47. 4 weeks;fusion..very happy..ALMOST SCARE
    ... Super Wally World yesterday and got magnesium and potassium supplements to take along with my multivitamin and...

  48. Help!! Bad muscle cramps!!
    ... say for sure, but you might not be getting enough potassium , but to be on the safe side, you should call your...

  49. Leg Cramps Bad at Night
    ... some simple labs run on you for your mag level and potassium level.If these are low, they will cause more muscle...

  50. twitching in leg/foot
    ... cover all the bases, if you can include a banana for potassium in his diet every day, that might help, too. I used...
    ... cover all the bases, if you can include a banana for potassium in his diet every day, that might help, too. I used...

  51. Hi Im new, I need some info. on pinched nerves?
    ... for the cramps they took blood tests and his mag. potassium , and everthing is fine. it has been over a week and...
    ... Bananas??? I dont know about humans, but in animals the potassium levels in the blood is not the same as what they are...

  52. Boyfriend's Newest Symptom - Getting More Worried
    ... possibly check with his primary care doc and ask that his potassium levels be checked. Extremes of either high or low ... potassium can cause severe cramping and muscle spasms as you ... describe. If potassium levels are a problem, simple adjustments of potassium ... intake can take away a lot of the misery. If potassium is not the problem, your friend should talk with the...
    ... have to echo the response of "quietcook"....have his potassium level checked. Does he take diuretics or water pills ... ? They can cause your body to be depleted of potassium . I have heart problems and high blood pressure problems ... more frequently urinate, often reducing the amount of potassium in your body. I have to take a potassium supplement ... In fact, potatoes and bananas are a good source of potassium ....I make sure that I eat some each day to try and ... get enough potassium . I also take multiple vitamins that have potassium ... may be able to try these things until you get his potassium level checked. Have him try the bananas, it certainly ... can't hurt.Taking a potassium supplement may eliminate the cause. What I do...
    ... newish doc had already ordered blood testing for the potassium levels so we're just waiting on the results of that...
    ... :) fluffytoes I sure hope that it is the potassium shortage that is the problem, because that is so very ... easy to fix ( potassium supplement). I can't encourage you enough. Tell...

  53. Anyone get MUSCLE SPASMS in calf post op?
    ... stop. My ballet teacher told me to eat a banana for potassium . ?...

  54. Charley Horses in Legs
    ... . Typically Charlie Horses come from a lack of Potassium ...... Good Luck...
    ... nothing at all is gonna be rough. Also ask doc about potassium (even if from banana's) mine ok'd these to help with...

  55. Leg Cramps
    ... all too often it is caused by other things such as potassium or other things being out of balance. It is in your...
    ... stand up and relieve the pressure. I started taking potassium pills about 3 months ago and have had very few since...
    ... Especially after surgery, when muscles are screaming. Potassium is good. Exercise is better. I've even known people...
    ... Potassium can be good, but too much potassium can be as bad as too little potassium. It is not ... a wise move to take potassium without knowing. Either extreme imbalance of potassium ... Terri Shievo patient, so I do not recommend taking potassium unless you get the doc to do lab work....
    ... Wasn't referring to supplements...but more increasing potassium through diet. A banana or two a day never killed anyone...
    ... Wasn't referring to supplements...but more increasing potassium through diet. A banana or two a day never killed anyone ... agree with you. I was referring to the post about OTC potassium pills. Your post appeared while I was writing my...
    ... from my back, but also told me it could be from low potassium , calcium or not drinking enough water. So I am taking...

  56. Calf Pain
    ... you are having; anywhere from bulging discs to low potassium levels. You need some blood work and if that is negative...
    ... try to stretch, but doesn't help. I also ate more potassium to help, but nothing yet. I also had an ESI on Thursday...
    ... doctor and let him rule out other possibilities such potassium or calcium imbalance first. It would be dangerous...

  57. diclofenac - lower back pain
    ... diclofenac. Now use I use the one that also has potassium in it. It's really an anti inflamitory med. I...

  58. Fingers twitching???
    ... it could also be a deficiency of your magnesium or potassium .magnesium would probably be the most likey culprit ... difference.or just ask your doc to check your mag and potassium levels.I hope this helps.Marcia...

  59. Back Pain Question
    ... like a spasm or charlie horse, then you may be low on Potassium . Also, when you have an injury to the back, we can...

  60. Charlie horse anyone?
    ... for attention and consequently we suffer. I know potassium and quinine are good for muscle cramps, but honestly...

  61. cramping in leg
    ... burning, pain and tingling. Sounds like it may be low potassium or dehydration. Those two things are common causes...
    ... some of the advice above. Stay hydrated, get more potassium (I think bananas are a good source), and stretch out...

  62. Leg cramps
    ... about 12 yrs. old....I have found that taking one Potassium tablet at night prevents it. They are not expensive ... WalMart!! Some doctors don't want to have you one Potassium , but I don't care....one tablet has done wonders for ... day, in addition to other vitamins. But it was the Potassium that prevents the cramps! Hurray!!...
    ... sometimes get cramps. I eat a banana, it too is good for potassium .. But can be hard on my GERD at times. :)...

  63. Left Leg Bone Pain
    ... complications of abd pain dehydration,bloating hi wbcs, lo potassium & magnessium and intestianal problems, and adhessions...
    ... simply low water intake can cause dehydration and low potassium ; if not already on pills: cocoa, bananas, fish or ... not cooked in water), dried plums... are sources of potassium . You're constantly speaking about bone pain in the...

  64. Any Suggestions? Pain Dr. Wants to do Caudal Block
    ... quite a few pounds! :) But...I have had to start a potassium supplement since the diazide has stripped my body...

  65. Vioxx side effects?
    ... urinate, increased nighttime urination, increased potassium in the blood, infection, insect bite reaction, insomnia...

  66. ssi and my disabilitys questions
    ... was 16.the last time I was in hospital was for low potassium level and turned me into a soup sandwich,slurred speech...

  67. toe cramps, tightening up anyone else?
    ... nerve related-but you could try to add some x-tra potassium in your diet by eating a banana, spinach, prunes-or ... clients get these cramps, and I have had them add the potassium , and it does help-although they do not have your problems...

  68. Someone please help
    ... the elevated WBC. He was more concerned about my potassium being low and ordered more bloodwork to be done in...
    ... the bathroom problems...two things come to mind. 1) potassium levels c/b dropping since you are going SO much and...

  69. Baxter, regarding your fainting spells......
    ... they did my bloodwork at the E.R. my electrolytes and potassium were extremely low, I think that part was from the...

  70. hamstring pain/tightness -post microdiscectomy
    ... leg causing the cramps, I started taking calcium and potassium supplements as well. (I have a history of blood clots...