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Multiple Sclerosis board

  1. desperate, please help!
    ... blood for the CBC, folic acid, B12, TSH, Creatinine, Potassium , Glucose serum, Hemoglobin, Lyme and Sed rate tests...

  2. KTMorra
    ... You have nystagmus and some labs are off (sodium and potassium , etc). We told him that my PCP wanted him to call...

  3. MS-like symptoms and a bizarre cause?
    ... to an overage (insert proper medical term here) of potassium if your kidneys are compromised. I think that's the...

  4. IV Steroids....Now weak legs????
    ... could be your body is low on potassium .. the IV roids are known to cause your levels to go...

  5. Fibromyalgia or MS?
    ... doing some blood work to check electrolytes, calcium, potassium , and sodium potassium chloride. The blood work sounds...
    ... know it when you have a cramp - SEVERE pain! Low potassium can cause muscles to cramp up more often. I don't...

  6. please help see neuro tom i think its ms
    ... anxiety since this has started. low blood pressure and potassium and low glucose. behavioural chnges usually during...

  7. What Were First Symptons...
    ... confused. I ended up in the hospital with very low potassium , Because I was taking anything I could so I could ... to the bathroom,I was told this had caused the low potassium . The doctor there treated me like I was crazy. I stopped ... laxitives. 3 mts later I was again in hospital for low potassium ,by now I have areputation for being nuts and taking...

  8. hand tremor
    ... he tested me. He also tested my thyroid, glucose, potassium , cholesterol, etc etc. Everything came back fine....

  9. need help please!!
    ... that one out. doctor tried to said I just had low potassium . but when i asked about the toe curling, and absent...

  10. Does Anybody Take Aricept?
    ... and sometimes includes toes? What am i missing? My potassium is normal. Thanks for helping with my new dx. Love...

  11. cramping
    ... YMCA, it is bothersome, someone told me I needed potassium , but I eat a banana every day and I thought that had ... dehydration is a cause too, nothing was said about salt or potassium . Here is what is said about relieving the pain to...

  12. Is this how it is living w/MS?
    ... and I think that maybe I should add selenium, and potassium , I will have to ask my nutritionist about that, I...

  13. Just finished my sm iv yesterday/need advice please
    ... bathroom every ten minutes) also these drugs deplete your potassium so if you can get a sports drink like Gatorade with...

  14. SolMed treatment #2 not so smooth
    ... did it for three weeks. The steroids deplete your potassium so try to eat bananas or other potassium rich foods...

  15. Scared of IV Steroids - Silly?
    ... miserable. A few things to keep in mind - steroids deplete potassium , so you need to eat lots of bananas. Also can dehydrate...

  16. What can you tell me about steroid treatment?
    ... like gatorade will help. Steroids also deplete your potassium so eat lots of bananas. It took about four weeks...

  17. Cramps
    ... getting cramps like charlie horses are a sign of low potassium so eat bananas or take potassium i myself take the ... potassium tablets also my dr gave me some baclofen 10mg to take...

  18. Terrible steroid withdrawl symptoms
    ... that steroid stuff. It was horrible. It depleats your potassium so people taking it need to eat bananas or whatever...

  19. side effects of solu-medrol
    ... again.. Eat lots of bananas b/c it depleats your potassium and causes leg cramps and joint pain.It hit my knees...

  20. Forearm cramps and MS?
    ... They initially thought that it was due to the lack of potassium . My cramps would put me down on the floor. I had...

  21. desperate for help!!!
    ... to rule out an electrolyte, nutritional imbalance? Potassium and Calcium deficiencies come to mind. Also get a...

  22. Multiple Sclerosis and other health problems!!!!!!!!!!
    ... solamins (4 a day) Chromium100ug, potassium (low dose 99mg but I was slightly deficient) and L...

  23. Budko?
    ... and I don't have tremors. I have just increased my potassium intake in hopes of getting a handle on the twitching...
    ... been pouring Powerade down my throat to increase my potassium intake in case that is the problem. They are a little...
    ... groin area and legs? where else? brewers yeast and potassium helps? I think I had them last time due to the prednisone...
    ... groin area and legs? where else? brewers yeast and potassium helps? I think I had them last time due to the prednisone...

Muscular Dystrophy board

  1. Cozaar
    ... Hi.... any MD patient using Cozar (Losartan potassium )?...

  2. Any Updates on Wyeth's MYO-029?
    ... "MD-List : Message: Positive results of losartan potassium on LGMD" and you will find it. Does anyone know something...

Neurology board

  1. Just researched the neurologist I have been refered to...
    ... cramping in the same leg. Ruled out DVT and low calcium, potassium and magnesium. Called the doctor to have my B12 checked...

Neuromuscular Diseases board

  1. Concerned about tremors and spasms
    ... caffeine, I am full meals and also getting some extra potassium intake but nothing. What can I do to stop trembling...

  2. Chronic Progressive External Ophthalmoplegia (CPEO) PART 2
    ... fairly easy to fix. I hope your doctor has put you on potassium supplements to help correct the problem? I can...

  3. Muscular problem
    ... Have you had your potassium level checked? Sometimes, leg cramps like this are ... caused by low potassium levels. Some people believe that eating bananas helps ... with this type of problem because bananas are rich in potassium ....
    ... [QUOTE=rayefaye;3181328]Have you had your potassium level checked? Sometimes, leg cramps like this are ... caused by low potassium levels. Some people believe that eating bananas helps ... with this type of problem because bananas are rich in potassium . [FONT="Comic Sans MS"][SIZE="3"]Do not forget that...
    ... One man was a diabetic. Another suggested a low potassium count. I need input....

  4. Saver...Michelle71 - Let's chat
    ... joint issues and a cure! By the way, check your potassium levels. Mine are low/normal and drop below normal ... ontributing to joint issues due to long-term deprivation of potassium . Best wishes, Sunshine...

  5. Muscle / Nerve Twitching
    ... anything from a vitamin/mineral deficiency (magnesium and potassium in particular), to side-effects from other medicines...

  6. stiffmans syndrome
    ... finally discovered that I had VGPC (Voltage-gated Potassium Channel) antibodies. My doctor calls what I have ...

  7. small muscle fibrillations
    ... repeatedly shown how people with normal blood magnesium, potassium , etc have low levels in their muscles. The reason...

  8. Muscle Twitching & Arm/Leg Jerking! What's Causing This To Happen???
    ... but I'm assuming it will test the standard sodium, potassium , calcium, etc. I'll know the results soon after the...
    ... but I'm assuming it will test the standard sodium, potassium , calcium, etc. I'll know the results soon after the...
    ... thought it could be an electrolyte imbalance such as: potassium , calcium, etc. But, then I got my chem. 24 blood work...

  9. Any help for Benign Fasciculation Syndrome?
    ... to no avail: Magnesium, calcium, vitamin D, zinc, potassium , lysine, fish oil, acidophilus, vitamin C, high-dose...

  10. No diagnosis to date...
    ... MRA which looked good, blood work that showed low potassium , EEG, EKG, and a host of other tests that I do not...

  11. What medications help muscle twitching?
    ... at any drug store.low magnesium levels can and also potassium can cause anything from minor twitches to major muscle...

  12. Any ideas out there on what I'm up against?
    ... infection. There is also an association with voltage-gated potassium channel antibodies (VGKC). Essentially, the hypothesis...

  13. Muscle/Nerves moving by themselves
    ... to a neurologist. He first checked my Magnesium & Potassium levels. If they are not normal the large muscles...

  14. fluttering under eye- PLEASE HELP
    ... Could be a potassium deficiency. You might try to eat more bananas or potatoes...

  15. Magnesium?
    ... diarrhea even with a very small dose. Vitamin D? Potassium ? What could cause this to happen every year. They...

  16. Help..having a water running down leg sensation
    ... pretty normal for some people..Some say its a lack of potassium ..I convinced myself years ago its an alergy to citrus...

Neuropathy board

  1. Skelaxin and Excruciting muscle spasm
    ... they ever just checked your labs to see where your potassium is? even the magnesium being low can create spasms ... too just like with low potassium . just how recently was the gaba introduced? just what...

  2. A new aggravation
    ... every trace mineral in my body was screwed up with potassium being the biggy. After getting a handle on that,...

  3. Anyone Tried Homeopathic Remedies for Neuropathy?
    ... medications, a good multi vitamin, a B12 supplement, potassium (for cramping) and fish oil to help with some of the...

  4. 6 foot 3 another question for you
    ... take into your system. Also How are you doing in the Potassium corner? Try a banana [one of the better sources, as...

  5. Is this common with Neuropathy
    ... like the start of a cramp, you could have low serum potassium or magnesium. I do have the twitching in my arms and...

  6. Can you still have Neuropathy even though your EMG/NCSwas good???
    ... burning, Maybe it was that pill, its known to have HIGH potassium levels in which I never checked while on it, they...

  7. Symptoms of Neuro...
    ... days in hospital. they said I was criticaly low on potassium . 2 weeks later it happened again... admitted to hospital ... .. can't find anything wrong. Potassium good, blood pressure good, heart sounds fine, blood...

  8. PN Prognosis? Is it disabling?
    ... getting sharp pain. I get leg cramps toe cramps. I find potassium tablets really do help the toe cramps. But no day...

  9. anyone experience toe cramping
    ... also but have found that orange juice has alot of the potassium in it like bananas. So now I drink that in place of...
    ... Yep.. I get toe cramps. OR rather I do if I skip my potassium . I find ONE 90 mg suppliment of potassium does away ... chocolate or home made brownies..(Cocoa is loaded with potassium and magnesium) Yes, I do take Neurontin.. but I...
    ... your feet, eat bananas or drink orange juice with potassium in it. Some orange juices have potassium in it and...

  10. Need some help or ideas!
    ... or drink a glass of orange juice every day for the potassium in them and I think it may be helping. I am improving...

Parkinson's Disease board

  1. can someone please help?
    ... to a lack of one or more of salt (sodium, chloride, potassium ) or calcium, magnesium, vitamin D. Unless for some...
    ... Spironolactone can be prescribed when a person's potassium levels are low because Spiro... is a potassium sparing ... dirurtetic. Out of whack potassium levels can cause some of the symptoms that your step ... do so. The lab work should be able to show if his potassium levels or other electrolyte levels are out of the...
    ... the update. I strongly suspect your step father's potassium levels are too low and that is what is causing the...
    ... over the last year or so....ususally, only if their potassium levels are too low and a different diruretic would ... deplete the potassium levels even more. Bethsheba...

  2. Newly Diagnosed
    ... in the spasm situation, you know, lack of calcium, potassium , et cetera. I'm going to adjust my eating over the...

  3. creatine
    ... oil Vit B, 6, 1, 12 Glutathione CQ10 Creatine Potassium Phosphatidylserine Lyrosein in the moring before...

  4. Alternative medicines for PD ?
    ... oil Vit B, 6, 1, 12 Glutathione CQ10 Creatine Potassium Phosphatidylserine Lyrosein in the moring before...

  5. Need help for my grandmother
    ... hospitalized and her primary care provider said her potassium was low. They got her potassium back up and sent her ... The CT scan showed no signs of a stroke, but her potassium and magnesium are very low. Now, since she's been ... Can Parkinson's progress that quickly? 2. Can low potassium , magnesium and sodium cause Parkinson symptoms to...
    ... another question. Can Parkinson's cause magnesium and potassium levels to drop? Her potassium is really low again ... , even though she is taking potassium pills and my aunt is feeding her foods high in potassium...
    ... eurotransmitters. It is magnesium that controls the fate of potassium and calcium in the body. If magnesium is insufficient ... potassium and calcium will be lost in the urine and calcium ... that there is a clear connection between Magnesium/ Potassium and Parkinsons. Not sure if this is of any help...
    ... hospitalized and her primary care provider said her potassium was low. They got her potassium back up and sent her ... The CT scan showed no signs of a stroke, but her potassium and magnesium are very low. Now, since she's been ... Can Parkinson's progress that quickly? 2. Can low potassium , magnesium and sodium cause Parkinson symptoms to...
    ... Forgot...to add..It is impossible to raise the potassium level in the body until the magnesium level is regulated...
    ... going into pneumonia. And, now the news is that her potassium is too high. I'm not sure what is going on. Her...
    ... going into pneumonia. And, now the news is that her potassium is too high. I'm not sure what is going on. Her...
    ... sure, but either way, it was low. Go figure, high potassium and low magnesium. So, she now has magnesium by IV...
    ... sure, but either way, it was low. Go figure, high potassium and low magnesium. So, she now has magnesium by IV ... magnesium by IV. magnesium helps to regulate the potassium . Search (low magnesium and parkinsonism) or (low...

  6. Zocor & Parkinson's
    ... combination of Levodopa and Carbidopa, it can deplete potassium . Were no interactons between Zoloft and Sinemet...
    ... combination of Levodopa and Carbidopa, it can deplete potassium . Were no interactons between Zoloft and Sinemet...
    ... mentioned, Sinemet had a possible nutrient depletion of potassium . I bet people get sick of me talking about magnesium...

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) (CRPS) board

  1. Why do hands cramp?
    ... since I was pregnant. Somebody said to get more potassium . If anyone knows for sure what we can do to keep...

  2. Really bad Charlie Horse cramps
    ... vitamins that can cause Charlie horses but a lack of potassium that does this. Bananas are great way to get more ... potassium in you. But I think it is from the RSD, at least...
    ... Just to add to the Potassium need... we get that kind of charlie horse cramp any ... time our potassium /magnesium/calcium levesls our out of whack... you...

  3. Question
    ... through workmanscomp. My regular dr ran tests for B12, potassium , cbc and just ran a celiac test and parvo virus test...

  4. Chick58 ??
    ... bypass surgery, but it was cancelled because of low potassium , some one up above must have been looking out for ... work over i would not be talking to u right now my potassium was at 2.2 which is very severe and i would have had ... heart failure. i was put on potassium intervenisly for 4hrs plus 4800 in tablet form which...

  5. RSD / Help
    ... went! One of my doctors told me to take magnesium and potassium supplements, it helps diminish the cramping pain you...

  6. Does any one know there bld wrk results?
    ... checked, like 2 months ago(?), it was normal, but my potassium and magnisium were really really low. so i got put...

  7. Spreading to my foot (I think)
    ... within 2 - 3 weeks. My doc put me on a duretic and potassium , but I still have pitting edema, even though my legs...

  8. Frustrated and venting and worried
    ... baclofen, lexapro and ambien, then magnesium and potassium supplements. how do the pumps work vs the pain pills...

  9. RSD and leg cramps?
    ... its normal for rsd, make sure your getting enough potassium .. Low postassium is also another cause of cramping...
    ... interstitial fluid (the water in and around your cells). Potassium is often helpful in reducing cramping, but low calcium ... or 'gluconate' (for example "calcium citrate", or " potassium ascorbate"). These forms are much more readily absorbed...
    ... To chime in with Kevin, if you are already taking Potassium than it is entirely possible that along with the RSD ... due to the fact that you now have higher levels of potassium and lower levels minerals. If you are on birth control...

Restless Leg Syndrome board

  1. is anyone elses rls cramping?
    ... older posts on this board that address magnesium, potassium , and calcium...the suggested daily values, the recommended...

  2. Questions??
    ... magnesium is critical (2 to 1) as is the proportion of potassium ...if these nutrients aren't in the proper proportions...
    ... mine did...but my legs kicked because I was low in potassium , magnesium, and calcium...not because I was low in...

  3. My nan has restless legs, how can i help her?
    ... you review some of the older posts on magnesium and potassium . Apparently our doctors failed their basic "Nutrition...

  4. just don't know what to do
    ... diet with lots of fruits and veggies. Magnesium, potassium , and calcium (magnesium in particular) supplements...

  5. Stopped medication and seeing dr. Tuesday--any advice?
    ... their homework. RLS is often caused by a magnesium/ potassium deficiency and eating lots of fruits and veggies, ... has helped many. Do some reading about calcium, potassium , and magnesium. Popping supplements is not the answer...

  6. Legs So Sore Here Don't Know What To Do For The Pain
    ... just explode. I have taken aspirin, magnesium, potassium , calcium, I have soaked in the bathtub, with anything...
    ... but now I am feeling it at night. I should up my potassium milligrams. I hope I can sleep tonight. Thanks...

  7. Jumping legs and pain
    ... iverticulitis, while in the hospital I had problems with my potassium being low at times and had to have IV potassium 2...

  8. Restless legs and insomnia
    ... I have to be consistent. I also take magnesium, potassium , calcium and vitamin D...everything together is the...