Hello, folks I have been reading through old potassium threads, but am not finding the answers i seek. Will you help me out? Here's what's on my mind: 1. Are there non-oral routes for taking potassium? Would it have to be IV, or are subQ injections practical? I have a history of severe gut issues (I almost died, and took 20+ years to heal) and am doing well now so I don't want to push it. I am needing 3 bananas + 500mg in tablets right now, with no B!2, and do not feel I can take more than that safely. So, I don't think I can try methylation unless i can find a safe way to take the massive amounts of potassium that some people need. 2. Do some people not absorb potassium well from bananas? I added them in, thinking I would then be able to reduce the number of pills, but that has not been the case. 3. Is slow-release potassium safer or less safe for the gut than regular? I see conflicting statements on the web. And how about powder vs solid, or citrate vs gluconate vs chloride? 4. After 2 weeks of no B12, I find myself still unable to reduce potassium without muscle cramps. This surprises me. Any theories on what could be going on? I am still taking Folapro. Thanks a bunch, everyone . I am working hard to get caught up, here, and appreciate all your new and old posts!