International ME/CFS and FM Awareness Day Is On May 12, 2018
Thomas Hennessy, Jr., selected May 12th to be our international awareness day back in 1992. He knew that May 12th had also been the birthday of Florence Nightingale. She was the English army nurse who helped to found the Red Cross as well as the first school of nursing in the world.
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Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by por-cel19, Feb 1, 2016.

  1. por-cel19

    por-cel19

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    Dr switched me to this plus the midodrine but I'm not gonna take that again what I want to know is do I need potassium supplements since this is at 0.1 mg per day? And any side effects i need to watch out for?
     
  2. Gingergrrl

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    Your question is confusing but with Florinef you are supposed to supplement Potassium. I had horrible side effects from Florinef even at 1/4 of the dose you are taking but I do very well with Midodrine.
     
  3. por-cel19

    por-cel19

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    what side effects did you have?
     
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    I had daily severe headaches and intracranial pressure from Florinef which is not at all a normal symptom for me. It never raised my BP as it was supposed to and in general I just felt sick and horrible on it. It also contained two yellow food dyes (which I later became severely allergic to when I developed MCAS) and am not sure if this played any role in my specific case but suspect it didn't help.
     
  5. Sushi

    Sushi Moderation Resource Albuquerque

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    So did I...but for many it works well. Potassium should be monitored though.
     
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  6. por-cel19

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    well took it first time 4 hours ago I don't feel anything so I guess I'm ok
     

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