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Williamsburg, VA
A 26-year-old female asked:

What could low potassium even with supplements (klor-con 20meq) be caused by?its stays between 3.0 & 3.7. if a dose is missed it drops immediately. experience irregular heart rhythms & periodic paralysis. on diamox for iih. magnesium wnl (1.8 steady?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 54 years experience
Low K: I suspect you are losing potassium via kidney in your urine. No comment on diarrhea so unlikely GI source. Could be secondary to Diamox. Have your doctors get 24 hr urine collections and make decisions
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