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Found out my potassium was really low. 😫 Encouragement please..

I got my potassium check after feeling the dizziness for awhile. It was 2.1 the nurse said I should be around a 6

Now I'm on supplements for a week then I get my blood drawn again

I'm scared I'm gonna take too much and something's going to happen to me 😢

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Well I don't know if it will build up that quick for you to overdose. I took if for nearly a year, sometime I took it twice a day, and It didn't build up too quick on me. Don't worry about it, it should help you to feel better. Just keep getting your blood checked periodically to ease your fear, don't worry.

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Thank you. That makes me feel better... I'm always scared to take stuff

Was yours really low?

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Definitely take the potassium and rest assured that it's way worse for it to be low than high.

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High than low?

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Low potassium is dangerous, so no worries on taking what the doctor prescribed. My stepmom had hers low too and she's taking the supplement and eating everything with potassium (raisins, black beans, etc.) for about the last month now.

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Oh gosh. Yes I went out and bought bananas and avacados trying to bring it up!

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They gave me and iv bag full and two big pills while I was in the hospital last night. And I'll start my supplement tomorrow. Hopefully I start feeling better. Has your step moms potassium come up?

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Sure has! She randomly got anxiety and hers plummeted. Guess it comes with the territory?

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Yes maybe? 🤔

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Hi I had my bloods done last week and my potassium is low as well . Dr put me on a supplement as well but won't get checked for 6 months . Why would they checking in a week ?? Takes months for it to start to make a difference .

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Hmm im not sure. They said mine was critically low, maybe they want to make sure it's out of that range? Idk I'm going to call my gp today

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What did the doc say? How old are you and do you drink or eat anything or workout too hard that made this happen?

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The day I had my blood drawn I had worked out in my yard all day long pretty much

I'm 25. Maybe I don't eat enough?

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Dehydration???

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Yes possibly. I know I drink too much coffee and not enough water.

I'm take my supplements and get my blood drawn again next week. Hopefully it's bette r

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How does someone's​ potassium get low?

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I wish I knew.

I found out mine was was 2.9 and it's supposed to be 3.5 so I was wrong.

But still I'm scared I'm taking too much bc maybe it was just that one day my potassium was too low and I don't need this much

Ugh, my anxiety was good and then I get this news and I'm a mess

I'm scared I'll go into cardiac arrest for having too much potassium

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Get a doctor or nurse to give you the truth about potassium in the body. I get crazy about physical symptoms or medicnes etc....did anyone in your family used to freak out over illnesses?

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I do too. My mom does kinda

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