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retired teacher
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   Posted 9/1/2010 2:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I was diagnosed with Crohns 10/04 and doing quite well. I am also a 2 time cancer survivor. I started with Asacol, switched to Colazal with few side effects. I also take omeprazole, synthroid, probiotics, fish oil, calcium, multi-vitamin, psyllium husk and flax seed. I recently had blood work done and my potassium level was high (5.5). It was retested and was still high at 5.4 (normal is 3.5-5.2). All other tests were normal. I am wondering it the Colazal would make it high? I have read that anti-inflammatory medications could do this. Any thoughts?

mdf34
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   Posted 9/1/2010 3:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Just offering you a welcome but I have no clues of help to offer to you.

Nanners
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   Posted 9/2/2010 8:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Not sure if the Colazal is causing it or not. Have you tried calling your pharmacist and asking them if this could happen? Also wanted to add my welcome too. Hugs!
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease 
Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

mdf34
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   Posted 9/2/2010 1:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome, unfortunately. 
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