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worriedgirl
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   Posted 5/8/2009 1:26 PM (GMT -7)   
well my good news is short lived, the doctor called and her potassium is low so there goes waiting for a month to see the doctor. i really thought we were on the right track. i guess liver disease is a roller coaster ride. i am just hoping to get her stable so that it is not so rough on her. it is rough on me to but she has a lot more on her plate than i do. so i am gonna keep being supportive and keep trying to be a good daughter(sometimes i dont feel like a good daughter). this is the hardest thing in the world to watch is my mom slowly wasting away.

hep93
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   Posted 5/8/2009 2:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Is he going to prescribe potassium pills or have her come in?  Yes, it is a roller coaster, especially getting the labs on an even keel.

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worriedgirl
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   Posted 5/8/2009 2:21 PM (GMT -7)   
he had her start taking two of the aldactone 25 mg and she will have to go in next week. i really thought we were at a even keel even though it was the first time. i am still getting used to this and it takes a lot out of me as a caregiver. but my plight is nothing compared to hers or yours. i would love to see a cure come out for hep. c so everyone could get better

hep93
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   Posted 5/8/2009 2:26 PM (GMT -7)   
That doesn't seem like very much.  I take 100 mg of Aldactone every day, along with 20 mg of Lasix.  When I start retaining fluid (only occasionally), I bump the Lasix to 40 mg and the Aldactone to 150 mg.  If he should happen to prescribe potassium, ask for the capsules.  They are much easier to swallow than the large tablets.



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worriedgirl
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   Posted 5/8/2009 2:27 PM (GMT -7)   
yeah i think the way she has been he is afraid to go to high to fast. he may up it next week. she was taking four then none and now two and she is on 40 mg of lasix plus lactuloxe

worriedgirl
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   Posted 5/8/2009 2:52 PM (GMT -7)   
and on top of that she is bloating up again. we just got this under control. i am very frustrated on this.

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   Posted 5/8/2009 6:21 PM (GMT -7)   

 

Hi WorriedGirl,

 

Ask the doctor about having your Mom take Calcium & Magnesium.  This is what my Husband takes to stabilize his Potassium.  He takes 500mg of calcium twice a day (like OsCal over-the-counter) and 500mg of magnesium three times a day (also over-the-counter). 

 

Good luck.

 

Penny

 

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