Posted 6/21/2015 9:43 PM (GMT -6)
Just quickly; I have to go to bed, but both of you are absolutely right about magnesium and potassium. Marie, it's worth giving potassium a try as well. You said you were taking magnesium, but if so, what kind?
I was also in the ER once with extremely low potassium.
For years, I had cramps in my calves, and magnesium helped me with that.
The only thing I remember about the low potassium is that every time I stood up, I would start to pass out, and my heart rate would become extremely irregular. I had to drive myself to the ER, and they checked my levels, and also gave me a potassium iv. I don't remember cramps, but I've heard they can result from low potassium.
If the potassium and magnesium don't resolve the issue, and you've stopped the NSAIDs and it still continues, you should probably go to the ER. You might also need to give electrolytes a try. You can make your own solution by mixing salt and honey in a glass of water, and taking potassium and zinc in addition.
The levels of electrolytes (and water) and our bodies aren't always stable.
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