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Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia board

  1. Seizures and Alzheimers
    ... cumidin.) Hope this helps. Gizmo PS: Oh, and have her potassium checked also. And also, mention to the doctor that...

  2. EXTREMELY rapid deterioration.. it's not normal.
    ... B Complex is good "brain food". And don't forget potassium ,. As far as a program of exercise goes, that depends...

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) board

  1. I DONT SEE MY TWITCHES... I JUST FEEL THEM, Anyone else?
    ... lacking in certain supplements such as magnesium, potassium , calcium and vitamin D. So you can get these supplements...

  2. ALS onset???
    ... I'm going to keep doing research taking magnesium, potassium and making sure I'm properly hydrated. If someone...

  3. Do symptoms come and go
    ... progresses, it's all permanent. muscle cramps can be potassium deficiency. actually, vitamin deficiencies and mineral...

Aneurysm board

  1. To people who know about brain aneurysms
    ... they cared about the brain stuff. They said that her potassium was so low that she was going into adrenal failure...

Bell's Palsy board

  1. Low potassium
    ... My potassium tends to run low too and I know it is not an eating...
    ... I have asthma and Ibs ..both can cause low potassium .Tusing the ventlisn puffer for my asthma depleted...
    ... Thats scary Engineer. I am on potassium now for 2 days. I am still having the palps but hopefully...
    ... Hi purplepiegirl. I have had severely low potassium . Mine seemed to be from Lyme disease although this...
    ... drink some OJ everyday. Do you also eat or drink potassium rich foods? I know orange juice and bananas are very...
    ... diarrhea, not eating well, that can result in low potassium . Low or high potassium levels are dangerous as it ... cause heart problems. If you ever have to get potassium intravenously, ask the nurse to run it slower if it...
    ... to convince her I dont have an eating disorder. My potassium level was 3.0 which she told me is very low and wanted ... pvc's but they are not as bad as before I took the potassium supplements. Anyone have any thoughts on this? ...
    ... you but my moms only symptom of cancer was very low potassium . I hope they get to the bottom of this for you. God...
    ... your moms blood tests all come out normal except for potassium ? What kind of cancer does she have? Sorry to hear...

  2. Frustrated and still undiagnosed 4 years
    ... of the rythym factors...either AFIB or Brady. My potassium was signficantly low during my hospital stay, so they...

Brain & Nervous System Disorders board

  1. Frustrated Frantic and Frightened - Can you help?
    ... know that my father has something strange about his potassium .. he "uses it up" very quickly. The doctors had never...

  2. Is this a grandmal generalized seizure?
    ... showed very low phosphorous, borderline anemia, high potassium levels and according to them, I was having partial...

  3. dysautonomia? MVP? how are they connected?
    ... good after you have them. You also need to have your potassium checked....

  4. Elevated Prolactin and...Premature MENOPAUSE?!
    ... a cardiologist. They did panel, thyroid, calcium, potassium , cholesterol, an echocardiogram, a 24 hour holter...

  5. Worried
    ... nothing and did some bloodwork which they said my potassium levels were slightly low they released me with this...
    ... stools and more blood work done. Did they give you any potassium via IV while you were there since you were low? You...

  6. Periodic Muscle Weakness?
    ... routine blood tests done they discovered I had low potassium . No one really knows why, but since I added a glass...

  7. Any experiences with encephalitis??
    ... seizures, fever, dehydration, low blood sugar, low potassium , etc. She was a relatively healthy adult before this...

  8. Frequent Muscle Twitching!!!
    ... thought it could be an electrolyte imbalance such as: potassium , calcium, etc. But, then I got my chem. 24 blood...

  9. twitches tremors spasms
    ... of magnesium aspartate/day (Country Life Magnesium Potassium Aspartate. Vitamin D supplimentation helps maintain ... syptoms presently.It is also important to check the potassium level, because this is frequently low when magnesium...

  10. dizziness/lightheadedness
    ... done for thyroid, iron, white cells, Hemoglobin and potassium and they all came up normal. Plus, there are no signs...
    ... done for thyroid, iron, white cells, Hemoglobin and potassium and they all came up normal. Plus, there are no signs...

  11. UNDIAGNOSED BRAIN LESIONS
    ... heartburn and they took blood. I had low sodium & potassium (sp), so I had to stay and get IVs. If these levels...

  12. pseudotumor cerebri
    ... give blood and then called the next day saying my potassium levels were extremely low and that I had to take 4 ... potassium pills that morning and 4 potassium pills that evening and to have my blood checked again ... guess what.. It is still low and i have to take more potassium pills and have the blood checked again. Has anyone ... else had this problem? I was told that Diamox is a potassium depleting diurectic. Do you think I can have a potassium...
    ... chin up hun,u gotta,we all have to,yes u can od on potassium but im sure if drs told u how much to have it will ... read that some get hospitalised with a iv drip of potassium when its so low as it can be dangerous,i pig out on...

  13. I did not know this...
    ... burns out the nervous system. Mercury also causes potassium deficiency in the body. It is now illegal to put mercury...

  14. Twitching Thumb
    ... be a lack of a certain mineral (calcium, magnesium, potassium etc) or too much caffeine, you also stressed the muscle...

Brain Tumors board

  1. i swear i have a brain tumor and the doc are wrong!
    ... Did they do an electrolyte test on you? to see your potassium levels? Were you tested for anemia? Even a...

Cerebral Palsy board

  1. Treatment of painful cramps in spasticity
    ... it at home, of course :-) . Also magnesium and potassium might help with some of the cramping issues. How...

  2. What do you do about muscle spasms?
    ... Potassium rich foods such as bananas, potatoes, melon, help...
    ... exercize and good nutrition, including magnezium and potassium are good ways to control muscle spasms and will also...

  3. I am new here and have some questions
    ... have no trouble with muscle spasms now that I take potassium supliments. Being 54 I do suffer from arthritis in...
    ... usicmaker650, thanks for sharing....especially about the potassium . I have never heard of the fact that it might help...

  4. Pls some help: Son w/ CP deteriorating fast!
    ... lasted 9 hrs. THey found him severely dehydrated and potassium imbalance, plus an idiopathic infection. I could not...

  5. botox injections
    ... diet suppliment called Boost. It supplies me with potassium . This stopped the cramps. I don't walk as much as...

  6. Battling fatigue
    ... market. I do not have leg spasms as long as I take potassium suppliments. I take aspirin and Diclofenac for muscle...
    ... have had spasms only in my back and in my calves. Potassium and Magnesium suppliments have virtually stopped the...

  7. Sleep Disorders? Desperate for Answers
    ... gets after being on their feet a long time? Taking potassium (bananas, carrots, carrot juice) helps prevent that...

Dizziness / Vertigo board

  1. Meniere's-Vertigo Free for 4 years
    ... different foods. For example potatoes are high in potassium so if a person reduces potatoes, they need to replace...

  2. Yasmin causing Vertigo/dizziness?
    ... us posted and let us know if it was because of your potassium level out of whack. Doctors are supposed to check ... potassium levels when the prescribe Yasmin but they never do...
    ... My doctor hasn't checked my potassium either!...
    ... let you know that I won't have my electrolyte count ( potassium , iron levels, etc) checked until next Friday because...

  3. Treatments for dizziness/vertigo?
    ... meneirs. I found that calcium/magnesium, vitamin C, and potassium would keep the wolf away. I take 1000 mg of calcium ... 6000 milligrams of vitamin C along with one tablet of potassium , would bring relief within about hr. after taking...

  4. Vertigo?
    ... That is very high and also that is a really low potassium ! Did they know why it was that low? Did they give ... you potassium in the hospital? Are you on any medicatons for blood...
    ... pressure medicine can often have the effect of lowering potassium . When your potassium is too low or too high, it does ... affect your heart. Potassium plays a role in the beating of your heart. Has your ... discussed this with you? It could be that with the low potassium , your heart rate was messed up. causing vertigo. ... that. But, I don't have high blood pressure or low potassium or anything like that. I would not assume that your ... discuss the medications, high blood pressure and low potassium . Maybe you need to be on potassium at home and have...

  5. Abnormal insulin levels and vertigo
    ... best profile I could find was that I lost a lot of Potassium from all the sweating and then the insulin rush from ... the meal caused the potassium to go intracellular from extracellular the same way...

  6. Anyone ever experience muscle weakness with dizziness/vertigo?
    ... fine so far, so I know it's not a thyroid, anemia, or potassium issue. My question for all of you is: Has anyone...

Epilepsy board

  1. Worried to death mom
    ... and the meds weren't helping. She had to go on SSKI ( potassium iodide drops), and the race was on to find a surgeon...

  2. A question about Pfizer Dilantin
    ... another test and the darn level is back at 22 and her potassium has jumpped as well to 5.2. So, her MD is very concerned ... problem. Also has anyone found a similar problem with potassium levels increasing while using the new formulation...

  3. What to do next
    ... My dad said that bloodwork came back showing low potassium and sodium...so they are attributing the seizure to...

  4. Does anybod know if this is a seizure, and any more information if possible.
    ... today and he said it seems benign and It might be a potassium deficiency. Does this sound right?...

  5. Hyponatremia (low sodium)A must read thread
    ... cause diarrhea in large amounts, which can cause low potassium and magnesium, and increase the risk of temporary...

  6. HELP! Epilepsy confusion
    ... he went fighting and cussing. The doctors said his Potassium level had dropped to 2 percent and that he could have...

  7. New member
    ... There are also potassium sparing diuretics (furosemide drains you of potassium...

  8. Energy Drinks and Seizures?
    ... have the amounts speicified.....as far as sodium and potassium , get some chips and orange juice ! !! :) But I...

  9. Looking for alternatives to traditional medication
    ... take every other day B Complex and I sometimes take Potassium , Fish Oil (also protects against dementia), vitamin...

  10. Epilepsy affecting Right frontal lobe...help?
    ... sugar gets low, if I'm dehydrated, and if I have low potassium ...I'll have a seziure episode. What's weirder is...

  11. Seriously Complicated.....
    ... thyroiditis, low blood pressure, high cholesterol, low potassium (and those are just the constants). Not to mention...
    ... diabetes, but all have been tested for specifically. My potassium tends to drop, but I think it's because my appetite...

  12. A Question About My Memory

  13. Magnesium Deficiency
    ... year ago I decided to switch our water softener from potassium to sodium. He had been doing so well (with many other ... came upon the problems associated with sodium vs. potassium in water softeners. So, we switched back to potassium...

Headaches & Migraines board

  1. Daily Headaches/Pressure, along with brain fog and digestive issues... any ideas?
    ... slightly low magnesium , low sodium and very low potassium . A 24 hour urine test showed severe potassium loss ... have a problem with my kidneys letting go of too much potassium especially and other electrolytes. The tingling in...

  2. Side effects of Topamax
    ... eventually went away. I did notice that getting enough potassium helped with that problem. Eating a banana or a small...

  3. What Kind Of Headache
    ... They Did Some Blood Test, Cbc, Blood Clot, Glucose, Potassium And Sodium They Also Did A Cat Scan And Everything...
    ... THEY DID SOME BLOOD TEST, CBC, BLOOD CLOT, GLUCOSE, POTASSIUM AND SODIUM THEY ALSO DID A CAT SCAN AND EVERYTHING...

  4. what does it take to be free of headaches
    ... including manganese, iron, magnesium, calcium, folate, potassium , and copper. It also contains omega-3 fatty acids...
    ... including manganese, iron, magnesium, calcium, folate, potassium , and copper. It also contains omega-3 fatty acids...

  5. Migraine, Menstrual Cycle and Prevention
    ... 2 - A supplement of the B-vitamins, magnesium and potassium in pill form. 3 - 5-HTP (an amino acid) 4 - fish...

  6. Diet Cola & Headaches
    ... doing some research on the ingredients, I learned that POTASSIUM BENZOATE is known to cause headaches! Why the FDA ... After switching to regular cola which does not contain Potassium Benzoate, the recurring headaches are completely gone ... switch to regular cola or another beverage for a week. Potassium Benzoate cost me hundreds of dollars in prescriptions...
    ... up to my original post. Turns out my findings on Potassium Benzoate did help one person . . . my mother-in-law ... for decades. I suggested she get off the diet cola ( POTASSIUM BENZOATE) for a week to see if her problems disappeared ... doctor. He ran a blood test that showed high levels of Potassium in her system. Her kidneys weren't filtering it out ... (she's diabetic). She's on a Potassium -free/diet cola-free diet and her head feels fine!...

  7. what FOOD should i stay away from???
    ... dated Sept. 12, 2007 titled "Diet Cola & Headaches." Potassium Benzoate caused me headaches for decades. JoAnn555...

  8. Headaches caused by barometric pressure
    ... migraines as well as other headaches. Honey contains potassium and magnesium which will help relax the arteries and...

  9. Topamax and anxiety??
    ... I use to get the tingling. Ask your doctor about potassium supplements or eat some extra bananas. It can takes...

  10. Gelstat Migraine Medicene
    ... order): Ascorbic Acid - Vitamin C Glycerin Potassium Sorbate - preservative garbage Purified Water ...

  11. Topamax Foot Tingling
    ... that it didn't mean that i didn't have some sort of potassium deficiency from the topamax. If it's just annoying...

  12. Topamax Question
    ... try to eat my fair share of bananas. I believe the potassium is good for those. I hope you had a nice vacation...
    ... and see how it goes..I guess I will have to add some potassium supplements to the diet now...When I get older, I...

  13. Just found out about Topamax
    ... My doc said to try potassium suppliments for the tingling but for the first time...
    ... I bought a potassium suppliment for the tingling in my hands and that has...

  14. Medications Work Differently * Please Read
    ... did have less side effects than topamax. I became potassium defecient on topamax, got tolerant very fast to it...

Multiple Sclerosis board

  1. Restless Legs / Avonex
    ... suspect it is simply caused by an inadequate level of potassium and magnesium (and perhaps calcium) in your body....
    ... taking calcium supplements. Honestly no idea about the potassium , except to say that the only thing I can think of ... mineral knowledge! I'll certainly check into the calcium/ potassium /magnessium angle. Thanks for the tip! Seems simple...

  2. I just feel like crying!
    ... really bad spasms in my legs, and I've found that Potassium and Magnesium work very well for that; they work better...

  3. MS + Stress= bad combination
    ... least the characteriistics? Is it that it's low in potassium and sodium? Maybe we can find a tastier alternative...
    ... either. The ingrediants are very low phosphorus and potassium , all the things that they say a kitty with bad kidneys...
    ... just looked at saw something a little contrary to the potassium (which surprised me since I know that's a conern for...
    ... This is low in protein, too..and potassium and phosphorus and apparently is highly digestable...
    ... QUOTE=MSNik;3653389]This is low in protein, too..and potassium and phosphorus and apparently is highly digestable...

  4. Diet for MS
    ... Singaporeans love to eat durians. Durians are high in potassium and they should not be eaten with alcohol. Yes, April1848...

  5. Question for April1848
    ... but wanted to be hydrated. It has added sugar and potassium , so I really don't know if it helps or hurts in any ... way, though potassium is good for leg cramps. Staying hydrated seems...

  6. Diet and supplements
    ... Vitamin C, Magnesium, Zinc, Copper, Manganese (Sulfate), Potassium Iodide, Selenium (Methionate) and Citrus Bioflavonoids...

  7. Triglyerides- Bearygood!
    ... them to more than the average blood work, including potassium , B12 and other things...EVERYTHING came back normal...

  8. Rebif and Liver
    ... problem without meds. As to your Vitamin D intake, Potassium and Vitamin K provide the means for Calcium absorption ... . Bananas provide an excellent Potassium source, BUT if you have allergies, bananas should...

  9. Question - Blood Test Results
    ... If your elevated potassium levels are attribuable to an underlying condition ... possible. I don't know all the reasons that high potassium levels can occur but I do know that it is associated...
    ... new rec for repeat test today. He is rerunning the potassium and has order creatinine as well. I think they ... will be normal...will know in a week or so. Potassium may have been slightly elevated cause I LOVE bananas...
    ... only one kidney. Had to be very careful about his potassium intake. Good luck to you and please let us know...
    ... last Thursday....just wondering...my daily vit has potassium as well...maybe I should stay away form the bananas ... FYI I don't eat potatoes much do the have a lot of potassium as well? I thought that u purge excess potassium...
    ... token, although I'm not sure what conditions elevated potassium levels might be an indicator of, it can absolutely...
    ... A high potassium level would not be an indicator of MS. However, it...

  10. Is this MS?!? Please help...
    ... really high the next, liver enzymes low one time, potassium low another time. I've had a glucose tolerance test...

  11. MS and diet
    ... lamatories- they can cause MS symptoms. Bananas are high in potassium , so they are good for you for both the blandness and...

  12. I found something odd that mimics MS
    ... levels to make sure that I am not low on iron, B-12, potassium , etc. Fortunately I just had all that done and my...