Discussion in 'Autonomic, Cardiovascular, and Respiratory' started by Jemima, Aug 23, 2016.
Has anyone had sudden episodes of prolonged palpitations and a corresponding low potassium?
Yes, many times.
How was yours treated, and, was there any explaination as to why your blood potassium dropped?
No treatment and no explanation offered whatsoever.
How come they didnt treat a low potassium?
I wonder if poor potassium control via kidneys rather than too little potassium is a problem.
It can have far reaching effects I'm discovering
But my renal function tests are ok, just the potassium was low.
Do you have low potassium? What symptoms do you experience? I was getting fast jumpy heart and ectopic beats on ECG but no heart block or anything, they just just put it down to a low potassium. What I didnt understand was they have never bothered before to treat a low,potassium at same numbers and even lower. Seems to depend who you see maybe.
Low potassium at the moment but I've had high too.
Also my blood pressure seems to vary in a similar fashion usually slightly low
I feel fairly unsteady on my feet and Woosey is main effect ,heart rate seems fine though
Because it's not low all the time, only episodically. I don't go to the emergency room anymore when these episodes happen.
How do you address the low,potassium?
There are many, many threads discussing low potassium. If you plug potassium into the search button, you'll find lots of discussion of this.
Ok.to be honest i am not bothered at all by the low potassium, its easily addressed, but i am bothered as to why it drops, and, to why some doctors bother with it and others dont.
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