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Neuromuscular Diseases board
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  1. Saver...Michelle71 - Let's chat 6th May 2007
    ... 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...

  2. Muscle / Nerve Twitching 24th November 2006
    ... anything from a vitamin/mineral deficiency (magnesium and potassium in particular), to side-effects from other medicines...

  3. stiffmans syndrome 13th September 2006
    ... finally discovered that I had VGPC (Voltage-gated Potassium Channel) antibodies. My doctor calls what I have ...

  4. small muscle fibrillations 23rd June 2006
    ... repeatedly shown how people with normal blood magnesium, potassium , etc have low levels in their muscles. The reason...

  5. Muscle Twitching & Arm/Leg Jerking! What's Causing This To Happen??? 3rd March 2006
    ... 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...

  6. Any help for Benign Fasciculation Syndrome? 28th October 2005
    ... to no avail: Magnesium, calcium, vitamin D, zinc, potassium , lysine, fish oil, acidophilus, vitamin C, high-dose...

  7. No diagnosis to date... 5th July 2005
    ... MRA which looked good, blood work that showed low potassium , EEG, EKG, and a host of other tests that I do not...

  8. What medications help muscle twitching? 25th April 2005
    ... at any drug store.low magnesium levels can and also potassium can cause anything from minor twitches to major muscle...

  9. Any ideas out there on what I'm up against? 2nd April 2005
    ... infection. There is also an association with voltage-gated potassium channel antibodies (VGKC). Essentially, the hypothesis...

  10. Muscle/Nerves moving by themselves 10th January 2005
    ... to a neurologist. He first checked my Magnesium & Potassium levels. If they are not normal the large muscles...

  11. Undiagnosed Neurological symptoms<--can anyone shed some light?? 23rd June 2004
    ... engine. Other tests including serum measurements of potassium , magnesium, and muscle enzymes might be helpful, as...

  12. fluttering under eye- PLEASE HELP 28th January 2004
    ... Could be a potassium deficiency. You might try to eat more bananas or potatoes...

  13. Magnesium? 12th January 2004
    ... diarrhea even with a very small dose. Vitamin D? Potassium ? What could cause this to happen every year. They...

  14. Help..having a water running down leg sensation 30th May 2003
    ... pretty normal for some people..Some say its a lack of potassium ..I convinced myself years ago its an alergy to citrus...

Neuropathy board
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  1. Autonomic Nervous System Disorder or Neurological Disorder? Please Help!! 25th January 2007
    ... orthostatic hypotension-mild vasovagal syncope low potassium hsv hepatitis mono epstein barr virus elevated...

  2. 6 foot 3 another question for you 30th August 2006
    ... take into your system. Also How are you doing in the Potassium corner? Try a banana [one of the better sources, as...

  3. Is this common with Neuropathy 18th June 2006
    ... like the start of a cramp, you could have low serum potassium or magnesium. I do have the twitching in my arms and...

  4. Can you still have Neuropathy even though your EMG/NCSwas good??? 9th November 2005
    ... burning, Maybe it was that pill, its known to have HIGH potassium levels in which I never checked while on it, they...

  5. PN Prognosis? Is it disabling? 19th October 2003
    ... getting sharp pain. I get leg cramps toe cramps. I find potassium tablets really do help the toe cramps. But no day...

  6. anyone experience toe cramping 10th September 2003
    ... 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...

  7. Need some help or ideas! 1st July 2001
    ... or drink a glass of orange juice every day for the potassium in them and I think it may be helping. I am improving...

Nutritional Disorders board
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  1. Could dosing off during the day be related to my nutrition? 28th March 2006
    ... never heard of Gatorade? Ya its got carbs, sodium, and potassium . It is research proven to rehydrate you faster durning...
    ... never heard of Gatorade? Ya its got carbs, sodium, and potassium . It is research proven to rehydrate you faster durning...

  2. Can Low Electrolytes Cause Muscle Twitching & Jerking??? 7th March 2006
    ... This test will show if anything like my calcium, potassium , sodium, etc is abnormal or not. I have a feeling...
    ... Well if this was caused by low potassium levels then your heart would be faltering out so it...
    ... This test will show if anything like my calcium, potassium , sodium, etc is abnormal or not. I have a feeling...

  3. Potassium or iron deficiency?? 23rd April 2005
    ... a calcium deficiency. I was just diagnosed with a potassium deficiency and I didn't have that as a symptom, just...
    ... see if the problem goes away. If so, it's probably a potassium deficiency. -GatsbyLuvr1920-...
    ... It's either calcium, magnesium, potassium or all of them.. I would get a cal/mag supplement ... deficiency could cause problems. Eat plenty of fruits for potassium . OJ is real good....
    ... My nightly calf muscle cramps were from lack of potassium . As long as I take plenty of potassium, the cramps ... stay away, but a couple days away from potassium , they come right back. Other people seem more helped...

  4. Leg Cramps 16th November 2004
    ... I have heard that a lack of potassium can cause bad muscle cramps. I have also heard that...
    ... least 2 bananas. I hope I'm not lacking in water or potassium , lol. :)...
    ... least 2 bananas. I hope I'm not lacking in water or potassium , lol. :) Bananas aren't the best source of potassium ... eat bananas daily too, but still need supplemental potassium to stop my nightly calf-muscle cramps. My increased ... potassium needs seem to stem from "repairs" from a B12 deficiency ... . I use potassium chloride (salt substitute) since I'd need to take ... relaxation, but my particular muscle cramps seem to be potassium dependent. Good luck. Tab...
    ... legs cramps that i cry in pain over I find if i take potassium , magnaesium and clacium helps alot, its when i forget...
    ... absorption of minerals like Calcium, Magnesium and potassium -- you should take them 3 times a day. Taking them...

  5. Lotsa issues 17th April 2004
    ... complex, magnesium and calcium, multi-vitamin, and potassium . Did iron testing-I'm not anemic. Any suggestions...

Obesity board
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  1. pain in the right side below the rib 3rd October 2007
    ... fluids you may have an imbalance in your magnesium, potassium , calcium. An imbalance will cause alls sorts of problems...

  2. Muscle Cramping or Spasms 19th September 2007
    ... Thanks for the reply. I will try that after I try some Potassium pills. I've talked to everyone I know and been on ... having. Someone told him if you sweat a lot you lose potassium . Plus, my blood pressure medicine has a diuretic and ... time. He said he starting eating banannas to get the potassium and his cramping went away. I think I will go to the ... doc and have my potassium checked and ask about potassium pills. I appreciate your response. I will try the...
    ... today and told him my problem and asked him about the Potassium thing. He said he would draw blood and have it checked ... pressure medicine. The diuretic in it makes you lose Potassium . Sure wish I had known that a couple of years back...
    ... for the update and I look forward to hearing how the potassium works for you. I eat so many bananas that my first ... get cramps. I can't imagine ever needing to take a potassium supplement myself. :) Yes, various blood pressure ... meds can throw off the electrolites (magnesium, potassium , calcium). You might poke your nose into the High...

  3. Can't exercise? 12th July 2006
    ... tachycardia, anemia and high blood pressure along with low potassium . and i just can't seem to get past 195. i was everyday...
    ... Baby, what does potassium have to do with it? I was just in the hospital for ... pneumonia and they gave me a big potassium pill cause they said I was low. What is that?...

  4. Just had Gastric Bypass Surgery 5th March 2006
    ... than I was. I feel "okay", but I am going through a potassium deficiency right now, so my arms and legs are frequently...

  5. Feeling ugh... 8th January 2005
    ... fish low sodium (cut way back on the salt) More potassium (potassium comes from stuff like orange juice, bananas...

OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) board
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  1. May as well have two post about urination today. 4th January 2007
    ... non-carbon based) such as sodium, chloride, calcium, potassium , phosphates, and sulfates. These things in normal...

  2. vitamins and nutrition to help treat OCD? 1st February 2006
    ... High potassium foods, B complex (sublingual), and a good multivitamin...

  3. Do I have OCD? 2nd January 2004
    ... tired crampy feeling. The doctor said it was a lack of potassium but Its probably just in my head. I also get random...

Osteoporosis board
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  1. I think my doctor is doing everything wrong; what do you think? 16th January 2008
    ... 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...

  2. Strontium uses that showed improvement 14th November 2007
    ... with all sorts of attendant minerals (magnesium, potassium , boron, zinc, silicon, etc.) in separate bottles,...

  3. Question on calcium 1st October 2007
    ... having leg and foot cramping but magnesium, calcium, potassium levels are good but I still feel like there is something...

  4. Anyone else get lots of hand/fingers and feet/toes cramping? 13th September 2007
    ... I already take diogxin for the heart. I had my potassium , calcium, magnesium tested. I was drinking gatoraide...

  5. Vitamin K2 7th September 2007
    ... can have unwanted side effects and a good example is potassium . If you take too much potassium you can cause a heart...

  6. I've ordered the Strontium! 21st August 2007
    ... 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...

  7. bloodwork of a starfish 31st July 2007
    ... Calcium, Rheumatoid Factor, Comp Metabolic Panel (checks Potassium , Bilirubin, Creatinine etc) Magnesium, Phosphorus...

  8. forteo side effects 22nd July 2007
    ... 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...

  9. DESERTBLOOM - Advice on Bloodwork 3rd July 2007
    ... depends on the dr. Phosphorous, Vit D 25, Magnesium, Potassium , Phosphate, and 24 hr. urine (important with osteo...

  10. Dxa scores with a grain of salt 28th June 2007
    ... you can think of. I have to take the magnesium and potassium for my bad muscle spasms, which I've been doing since...

  11. New to this board and could use insight 31st May 2007
    ... point above normal range that can be very bad would be potassium . Since you aren't taking any bone meds-your NTx...

  12. low pth on forteo - why? 13th May 2007
    ... 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...

  13. Calcium and Kidney Stones 25th April 2007
    ... 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...

  14. Bone Density test... What does this mean? 10th April 2007
    ... it would need to be chelated too(???) I also take potassium , vitamin c, vitamin e and fish oil supplements (for...

  15. Ionized calcium or Total calcium? 20th March 2007
    ... 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...

  16. My 11-month progress report (Forteo) 23rd February 2007
    ... showthread.php?t=437038[/url] The study involves potassium citrate, but it seems to me that probably similar...

  17. Forteo and Diuretics 10th January 2007
    ... There are other types of diuretics. I've heard about potassium sparing-ones, for instance. I don't know much about...

  18. Strontium Citrate 9th November 2006
    ... 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...

  19. Potassium Citrate 13th October 2006
    ... 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...

  20. Fluoride and green tea.... 4th January 2006
    ... combine with calcium, iron, sodium, magnesium, or potassium to form less soluble salts known as oxalates. Oxalates...

  21. Thanks for increasing my bone density 12th December 2005
    ... Molybdenum (as Biokey® molybdenum chelate) 75 mcg - Potassium (as potassium complex) 1 mg ** Boron (as Biokey®...

  22. Losing My Mind! 27th May 2005
    ... that make up bone too right? How about magnesium, potassium , zinc, sodium??? Also I am surprised that they didn...

  23. how fast can osteo develop ?- newbie 22nd March 2005
    ... tests for many things, incl. calcium, magnesium and potassium levels, as well as parathyroid hormone levels. She...

  24. Actonel 6th February 2005
    ... 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...

  25. Actonel & "Scrubbing Bubbles" 18th February 2004
    ... chromium, boron, phosphorus, zinc, manganese, & potassium . Weight bearing exercise for over 4 years...in other...

  26. Forteo 29th November 2003
    ... 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...

  27. Osteoporosis and Hyperparathyroid disease 23rd November 2001
    ... with out sweating badly. I thought this was from low potassium but I am unsure just like every Dr. I am never thirsty ... cloudy urine but it tests normal. I also have low potassium , high normal calcium, low magnesium, high ferritin...

Pain Management board
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  1. Too Much Meds? 2nd February 2008
    ... twice per day if needed B12 submlingual Calcium Potassium Prevacid Slow Fe Iron This week Levaquin for a...

  2. morphine 22nd October 2007
    ... any way tonight he was moved back to Hospital due to Potassium is too high and he needs a blood transfusion which...

  3. Charlie Horses 1st August 2007
    ... Charpo- Low levels of potassium can also cause this. During my pregnancy it happened ... try and eat a couple bananas during the day as the potassium in them would help. I was skeptical, but I love bananas...
    ... mention some other possibilities here tho.magnesium and potassium when depleted, can cause some really ugly spasms.my ... another during liver failure with the cramping from low potassium and horrid muscle contortions when the mag was too...
    ... well as other metabolics. A quick way to get some potassium is to eat a couple of bananas. Memere (Kathy)...

  4. heels 6th October 2006
    ... for the leg/calf cramping, bananas are helpful. The potassium in them help with the leg cramps. I had to eat two...

  5. How do you know... 5th September 2006
    ... pneumonia/bronchititis), electrolyte imbalances (lowest potassium was 1.6 *norm 3.5-5.0*) and all. then one day I...

  6. Edema from pain meds? 3rd August 2006
    ... taking diuretics,you should also use some sort of potassium suppliment or at the very least,have you potassium ... repeated urinantion really does tend to deplete your potassium levels pretty dramatically in some people.you tend ... other electrolytes as well but for some reason,the potassium really is a big problem with most people.just an FYI...

  7. A med question and a PM Dr.update 14th June 2006
    ... alot of testing we found tha absorption problem and Potassium citrate helped preventing further stones. I would...

  8. Can Opiates cause bad sleep? 3rd August 2005
    ... a mineral, I can't remeber if it was Magnesium or Potassium citrate. It seemed odd but you will try anythng. ...

  9. Does Oxycodone cause muscle/organ spasms? 8th June 2005
    ... know if they happened to check your magnesium and potassium levels?Depletions of these two things can cause some...
    ... I dont think they had checked my magnesium and/or potassium levels in my last blood test, so that could be a possibilit...
    ... I will def. be asking them to check my magnesium & potassium levels the next time---even if they give me an attitude ... will def. be having my doctor check my Magnesium and Potassium levels, and have my Liver Panel done again to make ... taking now has only 75mg of Magnesium and 49mg of Potassium , so Im not sure thats quite enough. Thanks so much...
    ... 75mgs in a normal vitamin.He no longer has to take any potassium supps though so that is at least one less pill a day...

  10. Levator ani syndrome anyone, please??? 10th February 2005
    ... shells may contain methyl and propyl parabens and potassium sorbate, with the following dye systems: FD&C Yellow...

  11. Broken MS Contin tablet 26th January 2005
    ... my heart may have stopped because I was very low on potassium (which you would think they would have checked for ... things have been fine since then. I have become low on potassium and had to spend a few hours in the ER getting it...

  12. Shoreline or Anyone I have a question? 29th November 2004
    ... Hey Rach, Potassium is supposed to help with restless leg syndrome, If ... Diuretic like HcTZ it's even more important to take potassium to keep your electrolytes balanced. The national...
    ... let him do his thing. Bananas are great sources of potassium which can help with leg cramps but little to no Vit...

  13. Tons of problems found, anyone able to help.. 28th June 2004
    ... problem in my case and treated succesfully with Slow K, " potassium " and HZTZ an inexpensive diruretic. Drinking excessive...

  14. What causes severe muscle spasms and knots... 14th June 2004
    ... have some simple labs run.He would need to check your potassium as well as the magnesium.Low potassium levels can...

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