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Back Problems board

  1. Snacking during Recovery....
    ... with a spoon every once in a while! BANANA...super potassium and calcium. Needed to balance your electrolytes...

  2. Hi all!!!
    ... anything amiss. They tested for diebetes, thyroid, iron, potassium and checked my blood pressure for anything alarming...

  3. leg/foot cramps due to back pain?
    ... me. I currently take Magnesium, Calcium Citrate, & Potassium as suppliments. I injured my back about 6 weeks ago...

Bone Disorders board

  1. Continous chronic pain
    ... related to Vitamin D and calcium (and other things like potassium deficiency. For several years doctors couldn't see...

  2. What does a tomogram show?
    ... taking pain meds. I thought maybe its due to lack of potassium so I bought some bananas yesterday - I should probably...

  3. My throat pops
    ... then maybe it is a lack of potassium ....

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome board

  1. Nerve In Wrist-Middle Finger Jumps
    ... Could really see it. He also said to get some more potassium and magnesium in diet....

Foot & Ankle Problems board

  1. Preparing for OATS/Mosaicplasty
    ... this is common when in the hospital as they check potassium levels, etc. Real pleasant way to be awakened every...

  2. muscle spasms
    ... by surprise! My Dr. recommended lots of water and potassium . So, I make sure I get a bananna every day. To date...
    ... I hadn't thought of potassium . I had heard it helped charlie horse cramps, makes...
    ... to lay flat on the floor. I had blood test and my potassium and calcium were normal. Then, A guy ay my job said ... side affects so I don't take it. So, we can be low in Potassium and electrolights even if the tests are normal. I ... adding more water to my work day and I'm taking a Potassium and calcium.:)...
    ... staying hydrated helps. i never thought about the potassium . i am going to have a banana right now. thanks....

  3. Toe and foot cramps?
    ... find them (only 60 calories) and as much if not more potassium as a banana and the potassium is one of the things...

  4. Is midfoot fusion for me?
    ... way too often). He developed diabetes, very high potassium , neuropathy (feet), cellulitis, various skin and blood...
    ... way too often). He developed diabetes, very high potassium , neuropathy (feet), cellulitis, various skin and blood...

  5. Tarsometatarsal joints (midfoot fusion) surgery
    ... husband (liver transplant in 2000, diabetic, has high potassium (which can be lethal), he gets all sorts of major...

  6. Leg and or foot cramps
    ... go away. Some drs say that could be due to low potassium levels. In my case i'm sure it wasn't that cause i ... eat potassium always. Next thing would be YOUR MUSCLES. Think...
    ... Thanks Noko and Green, Thank you, I eat a lot of potassium and just has blood tests so I am fine in that area...

  7. Mom w/ foot and leg cramps
    ... trying to help relieve the spazm. She has been taking potassium on a daily basis for the last few years trying to...
    ... Doctor visit, but I think your Mom should see a doc. Potassium levels should be checked frequently. Depending on ... health, she might have underlying vascular disease, and potassium wouldn't solve it. Additionally, there are a number ... luck! Tamlis, Has your Doc checked your blood potassium ? When you're on diuretics, blood tests need to be...

  8. Toe Spasms - Not Sure What This Is
    ... but I do get toe cramps. All of my toes. I Take potassium suppliments and that does help my Toe Cramps....

  9. Osteochondral Fracture
    ... could do other than suggest that I eat more bananas ( potassium in them is supposed to help cramp)! I start physio...

  10. Second Toe, right next to big toe gets stuck!
    ... in the same toe as you. It's usually caused by a potassium insufficiency. What I do is as soon as the cramp...

  11. Foot cramps
    ... in my calves at night and was told to increase my potassium (ie, eat bananas, cantaloupe, etc.) and found that...

  12. Need Help with Toe Cramps
    ... the problem. I am also taking calcium/magnesium and potassium . I wear Easy Spirit walking shoes. Just wondering...
    ... the problem. I am also taking calcium/magnesium and potassium . I wear Easy Spirit walking shoes. Just wondering...

  13. Help with Cramping Toes
    ... I have found that taking potassium and magnesium helped with my foot cramps. Mine happened...

  14. Prolotherapy
    ... overstretching, understretching, dehydration, low potassium , immobility...

  15. charley horses
    ... how to deal with it? I've heard magnesium and/or potassium supplements can help but I'm interested in more opinions...
    ... Whenever I get charley horses I eat some bananas for the potassium . I wish I had more info. but that helps me out....

  16. Help me Please
    ... same symptoms and was diagnosed with that. Also, a potassium deficiency can cause muscular difficulties. Good luck...

  17. Surgery tomorrow Weds 31
    ... hosptal at 6am. I got a call yesterday saying my potassium is low so am taking more of that like they said to...
    ... hosptal at 6am. I got a call yesterday saying my potassium is low so am taking more of that like they said to...

Myositis board

  1. having intense muscle weakness
    ... During treatment of Prednisone, I was treated with Potassium through IV, it went dangerously low even though I...

  2. Can someone help me??
    ... like Vitamins E and Bs, it can also mess with your potassium levels, it will eventually cause problems with the...

Osteoporosis board

  1. Agaecal and Strontium Boost
    ... alkalinize":apparently if you take one tablet (99mg) of potassium a day, that will help. My husband is on high blood ... apparently with those you're supposed to get extra potassium , so for about 3 years we each took one tablet a day ... diet analysis on me and asked "why are you taking the potassium ?". When I told him, he said that because my diet is...
    ... at staws phase' at the moment but with regards to potassium I think there is a lot in bananas and prunes so maybe...

  2. Osteo Friendly Recipes...
    ... than just calcium it also needs magnesium, silica, potassium ,manganese, zinc ,iron ,phosphorous and many other...

  3. Boniva injections and kidney stones
    ... also take a small gelcap of cranberry extract, and potassium citrate as well. Plus yes, this is the most important...

  4. Young Male, help with T Score and lab results
    ... should I consult with the specialist in Tampa. My Potassium was slightly elevated at 5.4. My T3 reverse is high...

  5. Young Male osteoporosis diagnosed today
    ... secondary causes (hypogonadism, hyperparathyroid) My potassium is normal and i think my calcium is too- although...

  6. Bone loss and Kidney Disease
    ... Always having to watch one's protein intake, as well as potassium , phosphorus, sodium, protein and sugar. Doesn't really...
    ... My husband has hyperkalemia so he has to limit his potassium all the time and it's rough when you see that *almost ... * all veggies and fruit have potassium in them. His kidneys are fine so they don't know...
    ... ok, too. It really is very hard to avoid too much potassium and phosphorus. My husband's levels were only slightly...

  7. Potassium
    ... 99mg) a day for about 6 months now. We always have potassium around anyway because my husband was told to take ... on high BP medication and this supposedly depletes potassium . My naturopath knows I'm taking it and seems to think...
    ... Hi Canna, good to see you back. I don't take potassium supplements but i do eat at least one banana sometimes ... supplement there are plenty of foods that have have high potassium . Do a search for high potassium foods you'll get quite...

  8. side effect of ezorb calcuim
    ... how much of it to take. I got some magnesium with potassium and have had fewer cramps....

  9. I think my doctor is doing everything wrong; what do you think?
    ... funny. Like your husband, my husband has elevated potassium and he's going through the same thing, since that ... is elevated, but to keep the Drs happy he has his potassium checked once a month. The only problem with that ... is if your Potassium goes above 5, you are suppose to go to the hospital ... for immediate potassium lowering procedures-since it's become a law. That...
    ... today, so I will say that this is about your husband's potassium issue, but I just need to say first that you're an ... amazing person and an inspiration. Okay, the potassium . My Mother again....she's currently in Florida for ... doctor is up here in NJ. Her last blood test showed a potassium level of 5.9. Her doctor was concerned as were we ... The doctor prescribed Kionex which is used to lower potassium levels in the body. It's usually given in the hospital ... her blood pressure medicine which can cause elevated potassium levels (Lotrol). You probably already know this, ... glass of water and drink. It's supposed to flush the potassium out of your system. The doctor told my Mother to ... (2 doses) my Mother had a followup blood test for potassium . The results took a week to come in so she continued ... Meanwhile, I did research on high levels of serum potassium and I found that the number one cause of high levels ... of potassium is lab error! And another common cause is improper ... because if they do, it can result in false elevated potassium readings (something about the blood cells spill too ... much potassium ...can't remember the exact reason). So, I asked my ... No more fist clenching because of the false high potassium readings. The patient can squeeze their fist before ... tests. If so, I would say that it's not a true high potassium level. Okay, I took up enough of your time for today...
    ... postassium intake, both dietary and supplements. Potassium is one of those minerals that is in so many things ... for that reason, our supplements have very little potassium in them. If you are concerned about this topic have ... it checked out. I know that most of us are taking Potassium , because it's in our multiple vitamins, but also it ... husband is seeing a dr that knows about the handling of potassium , so when they draw it they make sure that he doesn ... to the Drs office where they have an in-house lab. Potassium can start leaching from the red blood cells if the ... much of it in your diet. Of course if you have low potassium , then the Dr would put you on a rx for it, but that ... but she was getting ready to quadruple dose a OTC potassium , until several people, including myself explained...
    ... This was the first time my Mother ever had a high potassium blood test result. They should have put a "stat" ... potato chips, which she ate constantly. Too much potassium , unfortunately. The best to you and your husband...
    ... normal. I know how it is when they put you on a low potassium diet, it's miserable. I our case just about every ... vegetable and fruit we eat has potassium in it. I don't know when they enacted this law...

  10. Strontium uses that showed improvement
    ... with all sorts of attendant minerals (magnesium, potassium , boron, zinc, silicon, etc.) in separate bottles,...

  11. Question on calcium
    ... having leg and foot cramping but magnesium, calcium, potassium levels are good but I still feel like there is something...

  12. Anyone else get lots of hand/fingers and feet/toes cramping?
    ... I already take diogxin for the heart. I had my potassium , calcium, magnesium tested. I was drinking gatoraide...

  13. Vitamin K2
    ... can have unwanted side effects and a good example is potassium . If you take too much potassium you can cause a heart...

  14. I've ordered the Strontium!
    ... with all sorts of attendant minerals (magnesium, potassium , boron, zinc, silicon, etc.) in separate bottles,...
    ... capsules, which gives me 100 mg, along with 50 mg of potassium , and 70 mg of bromelain. I only take 1 capsule each...

  15. bloodwork of a starfish
    ... Calcium, Rheumatoid Factor, Comp Metabolic Panel (checks Potassium , Bilirubin, Creatinine etc) Magnesium, Phosphorus...

  16. forteo side effects
    ... the tests I took recommended on this forum), but my potassium was 4 points low despite the 20 mg supplement I took ... unsteadiness to speak of since I began taking two potassium doses a day. My energy levels drop for a while after...
    ... answer to me was, forteo, forteo, forteo. The potassium you mentioned would also be a good indicator of your ... my brother who had open heart surgery was low on potassium and he felt unsteady, dizzy etc until they upted his ... potassium , he immediately felt better. She wolf, sorting all...

  17. DESERTBLOOM - Advice on Bloodwork
    ... depends on the dr. Phosphorous, Vit D 25, Magnesium, Potassium , Phosphate, and 24 hr. urine (important with osteo...

  18. Dxa scores with a grain of salt
    ... you can think of. I have to take the magnesium and potassium for my bad muscle spasms, which I've been doing since...

  19. New to this board and could use insight
    ... point above normal range that can be very bad would be potassium . Since you aren't taking any bone meds-your NTx...

  20. low pth on forteo - why?
    ... also wondering if its something simple like too low potassium (that has all my symptoms associated with it), but ... my potassium always tests fine. is there an ionized potassium...

  21. Calcium and Kidney Stones
    ... to those of high and low calcium. Getting too much potassium is also very dangerous, and has to be watched since ... with no warning symptoms). My husband has elevated potassium , and they also have him limit the amount of dietary ... potassium for this reason. Here's a link that explains how...

  22. Bone Density test... What does this mean?
    ... it would need to be chelated too(???) I also take potassium , vitamin c, vitamin e and fish oil supplements (for...

  23. Ionized calcium or Total calcium?
    ... it orally to increase it, or the same with say high Potassium . My husband has elevated Potassium, and since that ... hypercalcemia, they tell him he can't eat anything with Potassium in it (Bananas, tomatoes, etc) because it will elevate...

  24. My 11-month progress report (Forteo)
    ... showthread.php?t=437038[/url] The study involves potassium citrate, but it seems to me that probably similar...

  25. Hyperparathyroidism
    ... IV line and drew tons of blood. Glucose was high, potassium was low, chloride was low, sodium was right on the...
    ... further checking thus far. All I know now is low potassium , low chloride, high glucose.....normal calcium. What...

  26. Forteo and Diuretics
    ... There are other types of diuretics. I've heard about potassium sparing-ones, for instance. I don't know much about...

  27. Strontium Citrate
    ... and recently I have been having trouble with low potassium . My doctor monitored my potassium for the first 6 ... six months. Until this week I was taking 20MEC of potassium at the same time as the diruetic, and it looks like ... threatening, but now we are thinking it could be due to low potassium level. For a while I also blamed the Forteo and last ... take a few weeks or so off, see if the additional potassium I am now taking makes a difference. If it is clearly...

  28. Potassium Citrate
    ... Neutralization of the Acidogenic Western Diet with Potassium Citrate Increases Bone Mass in Postmenopausal Women ... with Osteopenia". Potassium citrate looks very promising for reversing bone loss ... In the study, the participants were given either potassium citrate (which is anti-acidic [base]) or potassium ... chloride [non-base]. Those taking potassium citrate increased spinal BMD by 1%, and those taking ... potassium chloride decreased spinal BMD by 1%. The full article ... online. But it is important to note that the form of potassium citrate taken in the study was "Urocit-K", a very ... the intestines. This seems to imply that the cheap potassium citrate available at vitamin stores would be ineffective ... stomach acid. So I don't plan to rush out and buy potassium citrate now, but after my Forteo treatments are completed ... months) I will probably seriously consider taking potassium citrate to try to maintain BMD gains from Forteo without...

  29. Fluoride and green tea....
    ... combine with calcium, iron, sodium, magnesium, or potassium to form less soluble salts known as oxalates. Oxalates...

  30. Thanks for increasing my bone density
    ... Molybdenum (as Biokey® molybdenum chelate) 75 mcg - Potassium (as potassium complex) 1 mg ** Boron (as BiokeyÂ...

  31. Losing My Mind!
    ... that make up bone too right? How about magnesium, potassium , zinc, sodium??? Also I am surprised that they didn...

  32. how fast can osteo develop ?- newbie
    ... tests for many things, incl. calcium, magnesium and potassium levels, as well as parathyroid hormone levels. She...

  33. Actonel
    ... Sunchild45, Urocit-K Potassium Citrate helps to prevent another kidney stone attack ... formation of new stones. People with high levels of potassium in their blood due to conditions like: chronic renal ... people, adrenal insufficiency and anyone taking a potassium -sparing agent should not take Urocit-K. People with ... take this med. Anyone with a condition that impairs potassium excretion should not take this med. Do not take if ... you also take potassium -sparing diuretics. Some people may develop gastrointesti...

  34. Actonel & "Scrubbing Bubbles"
    ... chromium, boron, phosphorus, zinc, manganese, & potassium . Weight bearing exercise for over 4 years...in other...

  35. Forteo
    ... showed my blood calcium was out of line and so was my potassium . The day after I discontinued the syptoms disappeared ... follow up blood test showed normal range calcium and potassium . I have to believe my discomfort was due to the...
    ... showed my blood calcium was out of line and so was my potassium . The day after I discontinued the syptoms disappeared ... follow up blood test showed normal range calcium and potassium . I have to believe my discomfort was due to the...

Arachnoiditis board

  1. Autonomic Nervous System Disorder or Neurological Disorder? Please Help!!
    ... orthostatic hypotension-mild vasovagal syncope low potassium hsv hepatitis mono epstein barr virus elevated...

Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia board

  1. Help meeting w dr about mothers meds, need advice
    ... lexapro,ambien,xan ax,percoects 3 times a day,celebrex, potassium When were her last bloods done? What's her potassium...

  2. I need opinions, please....
    ... will it cause him to have other problems like low potassium ? AND ALL HE SAID IS THAT HE'S BOUND UP. I tell ya...

  3. Feeding your AD loved one
    ... mashed banana is a firm favourite, just make sure the potassium in them doesn't interfere with any medications !!...

  4. New! Mom just diagnosed
    ... more extensive blood work tomorrow (extremely low potassium likely duue to high blood pressure meds she is on...
    ... more extensive blood work tomorrow (extremely low potassium likely duue to high blood pressure meds she is on ... )) Mom of three, some of the symptoms of low potassium are abnormal psychological behavior (depression, psychosis ... hearing things (hallucinations). My dad is taking potassium pills. He's been taking them for years before his ... AD diagnosis. He was really out of it when his potassium was low. His psychological symptoms of low potassium ... Maybe your mom will feel better when they get her potassium up to where it should be. It won't fix her but it...

  5. Med help
    ... buying but not again), so I'm even wondering if the potassium in the bananas might have done it or something else...

  6. Conference Details: Gaining Control of Pain
    ... pressure in solution ELECTROLYTES Sodium – Potassium – to prevent electrolyte loss Chloride ...

  7. What to do with mom
    ... his weak legs? It could be something as simple as a potassium deficiency. My dad has that. He takes potassium pills...

  8. Late Stage AD and eating
    ... were damaged by the nursing home giving him crushed potassium ; potassium should never be administered crushed as...

  9. Broth Recipe for people who can't eat solids.
    ... [FONT=Tahoma]Its called potassium broth. Its more like green-green something awful. ... Anyway if you need more potassium in your diet and can't eat solid foods.... 2 cups...
    ... by cooking the veggies. I don't know about it's potassium content but it's full of other nutrients. BTW,...

  10. Potassium - Read This!
    ... matter if you take the enteric coated or the crushed potassium if you lay down within about 45 min it will also cause ... problems. Don't lay down right after taking any form of potassium . LMG...
    ... Mom eats a banana a day to be sure she has enough potassium (kalium) but I do take a mineral supplement including...
    ... my you're up early! :) My dad had been taking potassium for a while. His doctor recently took him off of it...
    ... the word is getting out about the caustic nature of potassium . I have a problem with my adrenal glands producing ... too much aldosterone -- the harmone that keeps potassium and sodium in balance. I need alot more potassium ... range. The best treatment I have gotten is taking a potassium sparing diuretic (Amiloride). But, I also need to ... take potassium -- I have found taking potassium cloride in a liquid form greatly diluted with water ... is OK. OTC potassium supplements are by law only produced in 99mgs pills ... least caustic to my throat and stomach. The chelate potassium is bonded to a protein amino acid and is readily absorbed ... many mineral/ vitamin manufacturers. I also use potassium gluconate and it is not as caustic as regular potassium ... . Most of you may not know that potassium is the second lightest metal and reacts with alot ... of other things. Pure potassium will spontaneously burn when it comes in contact with ... is a pretty corrosive element!!! In most forms potassium will irriate the throat, esophagus and stomach---...

  11. I am a chicken
    ... Along with fluid pills comes the need for extra potassium in your diet - whether by pill suppliments or lots...

  12. It's Susie, took G'ma to Dr today
    ... taking the bp meds, blood thinner, water pill, and potassium . Sooooo... I tried to call the doc after we got...

  13. caught totally off guard
    ... Have doctors bothered to check his " potassium " level. It is done via blood work. Many elderly people ... homes needlessly. All they need is the right amount of potassium . If his potassium level is 3 or lower, he needs ... a potassium supplement. Too much potassium is dangerous too. Since your dad is on Lasix, he is ... most likely low in potassium. Lasix will strip potassium from the body. Lack of potassium will cause people ... run across some doctors who do not believe in giving potassium . Had this issue with my MIL's doctor several years ... ago. Have the potassium tested and insist on a copy of the lab report. ...