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Date Joined Oct 2009
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   Posted 5/25/2010 9:44 AM (GMT -7)   
As posted in my last post I have been having some difficulties.  Last year I had an ER visit and during that visit my potassium was a bit low and I almost all the time have symptoms of low potassium, guessing my blood tests when I go to the Dr. will show if it is low.  But I am just wondering if anyone has low potassium.  Any input would be helpful.  Thanks guys!  ( I should've posted this on my last post but the fog has got me today too.)

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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 5/25/2010 9:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Libby, in the past I have tested low for potassium. Rheumy suggested that I drink more
OJ and eat banannas. My level has gone back to normal. You might give it a try!

Hugs, Robin
Fibromyalgia, MCTD (Lupus, Scleroderma & RA) Raynaud's, Osteoporosis,
Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Migraines, and Hypertension
Prescription Meds: Savella, Cyclobenzaprine, Methotrexate, Diltiazem, Boniva,
Folic Acid.  OTC Meds: Multi-vitamin. Vit, D, Vitamin B12 & calciim supplements

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   Posted 5/25/2010 9:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Crazy.  I must say I do seem to do better when I am eating bananas regularly.  I am just wondering how common low potassium is.

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Date Joined May 2010
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   Posted 5/25/2010 11:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Mine, at one point was low too. Dr told me to drink V8 (eww!!) and eat more bananas. I got it back up and make sure that I eat a banana almost everyday.

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   Posted 5/25/2010 12:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi. My mother also has somewhat low potassium when she is sick too; and although she has not been diagnosed with FM she has most of the same symptoms as I do. Whatever you do don't take potassium supplements without first discussing it with your doctor, because they can be very dangerous.
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