Major potassium deficiency after coffee enemas - Anyone else get this?

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   Posted 3/21/2018 6:44 PM (GMT -6)   
So I've tried coffee enemas a couple of times and became extremely dehydrated afterwards and also need to take a tonne of potassium afterwards.

I've seen a lot of threads about C/E's but it seems like the only one who experiences these symptoms sad

Just wondered if it's just me?

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   Posted 3/21/2018 7:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I have heard of people having electrolyte issues with coffee enemas. I always eat something afterwards I feel a bit washed out immediately afterwards but I do feel having the enema gives me more energy throughout the day.
There are discussions on this issue on Curezone (sorry my link never work something about being in Australia I think). They seem to think it is something about having too much coffee and holding it too long. It could be that or it could just be put down to the fact that we are all different and lyme brings up different sensitivities.

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   Posted 3/21/2018 9:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I get this, but taking too many potassium supps is I'm pretty sure the biggest contributor to why I got gastric ulcers, also due to gastroparesis from Lyme that was building up acid in my stomach too, so be careful w/ that.

Now, I drink a lot of orange juice (high potassium), coconut water, and any juice combo w/ bananas on days w/ coffee enemas, and also generally eat potatoes that day. This seems to really help, otherwise, my heartrate gets erratic which is definitely worrisome. I also do a magnesium salts spray on my skin to just balance out those minerals a little. I prefer OJ to just other things because it also has some calcium. I get none of that would be great if you're cutting out fruits or starches, though maybe just coconut water.

I also don't do the enemas as often as I used to because of this, b/c keeping electrolytes in balance so important. I can generally tell by symptoms if something is "off" though right away.

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   Posted 3/22/2018 1:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I get this but it's also salt. After a CE my dissociation, bright light sensitivity and muscle weakness get way, way worse. Potassium alone won't help, but taking potassium and sodium in a 3:1 balance does
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