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A 25-year-old female asked:

Could i have gitelman syndrome and not know? fluctuating blood potassium levels, numbness, warm sensation, irreg. heartbeat, weakness, fatigue, dizzy

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Dr. Michael Yap
Nephrology and Dialysis 14 years experience
More workup needed : Gitelman is much more than just potassium levels, and they don't "fluctuate." You also don't really find any symptoms you can feel. It's quite rare, and the likelihood of you having it is extremely low. The presence of magnesium wasting is also part of the diagnosis. Your symptoms are likely something else like anxiety or a psychosomatic disorder and can be evaluated by a primary care doctor.
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 48 years experience
Doubtful: How and why this syndrome came to your Mind? If a doctor has said so then see a nephrologist to confirm this.

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Last updated Sep 16, 2015

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