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Florinef/Salt

confetti11

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Hi, I've had some symptoms pop up lately that are getting annoying. I take 1.5 pills of .1mg of Florinef daily but I'm thinking I may need to play with the dose (I've taken as high as 2 pills in past). I think the symptoms reflect salt balance. Dr is looking at tests and I have an appt in 2 weeks, just looking at any input from people familiar with this topic until I can hear from him? Thanks!
"new" sympoms: heart palps, headaches, abdominal cramps, more fatigue, some vertigo (I have other symptoms, but these are the ones seem to have worsened lately)
 

Gingergrrl

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@confetti11 What were the original symptoms that you were trying to control w/the Florinef and do you have POTS? Also, are you increasing your Potassium intake w/Florinef?

I did not tolerate Florinef (for POTS) at all but do very well w/Atenolol & Midodrine.
 

Gingergrrl

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@Gingergrrl Taking for general adrenal symptoms. I couldn't say specifically which ones because it's been a while. I've always tolerated it well so far. I don't tend toward POTS symptoms. Yes, I take potassium along with a lot of other supps. Thanks!

I was just curious and am only familiar with it for POTS. When I tried it in 2014, I was told to increase both Potassium and salt intake and I had blood tests (I think once a month?) to check electrolyte levels. It was a horrible med for me and did nothing for POTS and gave me daily headaches.