Thanks for the info. I am already on potassium replacements so I do try to every day eat foods that keep my minerals and electrolytes replaced. Matter of fact just got a call from my regular Doc yesterday that my last lab drawn on tuesday showed my K+ at only 2.9! So, needless to say I am a little scared. I think they have me on too much diurectics but my doc just doubled K+ up to 60 MEG everyday. So I fugure that if i am losing that much K+ then I am also losing a whole bunch of other highly needed things. AND, seeing how I had a couple of little ole Heart attacks and a couple of stents placed, I am very serious with all of this. I drink my eight glasses of water every day and try to drink tomato juice etc...I also think that I might be a tad dehydrated now that I got that news yesterday. I still think my diurectics doses are too much. Thanks again,
Breath, tea is a natural diuretic and is also high in potassium. Also, potatoes are loaded with potassium, along with bananas. You have to be careful about the potassium because if it's too low, you can have a heart attack. At least that's what the hospital told me when my potassium was too low.
I was on diuretics and had to stop them and now I'm much, much better.
I have to admit I am scared to death with my potassium this low. Most docs would have admitted me, seeing how I have already had 2 heart attacks. The problem, as I see it, is that a newly graduated Nurse Practioner has been seeing me in between my visits with my regular doc and she is the one that has DRAMATICALLY increased my diuretic meds. Instaed of them lowering my diuretics,they just doubled my potassium meds (have to get it check again next Tuesday) ! This is too dangerous and not a "lets wait and see" situation. I am not prone to hysteria, but after working as a nurse for almost 30 years and at one time was a medication specialist,and with the symptons I am now showing (some chest pain (relieved with nitro so far), nausea getting worse,breaking out in sweats occasionally) I just have a very bad feeling about this. So, Please everyone keep me in your thoughts. I have been on the doubled doses of potassium now since late wednesday afternoon.If I am not better by tomorrow I think I am going to have to take myself to the E.R. I hate going to the ER! ABSOLUTELY HATE IT! Thanks again for your post Sherrine!