Hi everybody. I hope you are having the best day possible.
It's just a little thing but it's niggling away at me. After my regular blood test last week I got a call from the lovely rheumy nurse. She was concerned that it showed high levels of potassium. I asked what could have caused that and she said it was probably to do with the way the blood draw was taken and asked that I get another blood draw done asap which I did the next day. Lovely rheumy nurse rang again the day after that and said the levels were coming down nicely. What?
If this high potassium reading was caused by problems with the first bloods the second should have been normal surely and not "coming down nicely"?
Did a silly thing and googled "high potassium in blood" which said it indicated severe kidney problems. I already have kidney damage from illness in childhood and have some odd symptoms. Should I start panicking?