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Have you experienced potassium imbalance? Please describe your experience. Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Cupienana, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: June 01

I have high blood pressure, but recently became very ill, facing diarrhea and getting weaker and weaker. After four days, I was so weak I and had to give in and call an ambulance and go to a hospital. I had severe sepsis, E. coli and serious dehydration. I was dismissed from the hospital after 10 days and my blood pressure dropped to both under 100 and my pulse in the 40s. I got no stronger. In my return visit to my cardiologist (when I was still very weak, and 5 weeks after my most recent hospitalization) I now had critically-low potassium level. I had taken potassium prescription to counteract loss of potassium due to taking Lasix to prevent congestive heart failure. Increased potassium prescription treatment has resulted in my feeling better than I have in months, but my high blood pressure has returned to 166/106, pulse 60 and I do feel stronger!

Comment from: James, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: January 20

At least twice or more times a year, my potassium will drop to critical levels. When my doctor tried to put me on potassium tablets, my potassium jumped to dangerous levels (high). No one knows why this happens to me. I have been to many specialist concerning this problem.

Comment from: Give 4825, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 02

I have experienced low potassium and magnesium imbalance at the same time. I feel fatigued and my heart flutters.

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