i was in hospital for a infection a few weeks ago during the last day waiting to go home i had a bit of dizziness but didn't think much to it.
when home i began to what felt like some kind of racing heart every time i was trying to do something which then started to get worse by the second day the racing became worse where it got to the point i needed an ambulance.
while at hospital it was thought that the infection had returned and was then kept in to treat it.
a few days later a surgeon saw me and realised something was seriously going wrong as i was getting cardiac events a racing heart of 180 per minute with palps, whilst waiting for a blood test i started to get tingling all over and when i tried to move my legs it was like the muscles got some kind of cramps.
the blood tests were done and to my utter dismay it was found that my potassium levels were very low and was immediately started on IV treatment with salt tablets 3 times a day.
i was then stuck in hospital for over 7 days as they needed to raise the levels very slowly.
during that time i discovered that having low potassium can cause various symptoms including coma and death but also at the same time it can also cause various cardiac issues including the racing heart, tingling and so on.
i was very lucky that the bowel surgeon and hospital caught this in time as i could of died.
if anyone does get some of the symptoms above then please get checked asap. a racing heart doesn't mean that it is low salts but better to be safe.
for me i am now at home facing endless blood tests monitoring and treatments if required.
this has scared me sadly to say the least,