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I'm taking lyrica (pregabalin) and have so much water retention is potassium good for that? How can I come off lyrica (pregabalin)l without withdrawal
Lyrica (pregabalin): Water retention is an uncommon, although certainly well-recognized, side effect of Lyrica (pregabalin). Potassium should not help with the water retention. If you do need to stop the Lyrica (pregabalin), it is good to withdraw slowly, with a 7 to 10 day wean being adequate. Be sure to discuss with your doctor before attempting any changes of this medication. Good luck. ...Read more
Normal: Check out https://labtestsonline.org/understanding/analytes/potassium/refrange/ for normal reference of potassium. To determine whether lab results are (ab)normal, always ask for complete results so that you can compare your results w/lab's normal reference range (which can vary depending upon how test was performed). ...Read more
Yes, see Dr: Should be re-tested and possibly treated.Get a more detailed answer ›
My potassium level is: 3,30 mmol/L (range: 3,50-5,50). In this case would I need to take some potassium pill, or this is not so low? Thank you!
Diet or Pill: This is not so low and might correct with adding bananas or orange juice for a few days. Be sure your magnesium level was normal because this will need to be repleted with a pill and bot magnesium and potassium rechecked. Be sure to follow up with your doctor for another blood draw. ...Read more
Yes: High potassium can lead to numerous problems and could be very dangerous and life threatening. Potassium level in the body is very tightly regulated. Intake of extra dietary potassium may be excreted by the kidneys if healthy however intake of extra potassium without doctor's orders is not recommended. ...Read more
Fruits and nuts: Good dietary sources include dried fruits, especially apricots, fresh fruits, especially melon, oranges and bananas, nuts, especially almonds and pistachios, and parsley. If a true deficiency is present, potassium in pill form is best. For life threatening deficiency, or in patients that cannot eat intravenous potassium is indicated. ...Read more
Mineral: Potassium is an essential mineral used for many functions in your body. It is not a nutrient — that is it contains no energy and your body cannot use it for fuel. But your body needs it critically and without adequate amounts you could get in serious trouble. However, it is a rare diet that lacks enough potassium. ...Read more
Most likely: An artificial sweetener more common in europe than in the US. Despite some un sanctioned claims that it is a carcinogen, the FDA and similar british agency Deem it safe, and discounts carcinogicity. It is probably best to avoid if you are attempting to lose weight as it has the potential to raise insulin levels, stimulating you to crave more food, similar to how diet sodas prevent weight loss. ...Read more
Potassium balance is tightly regulated by the kidneys, so any potassium disorder implies some derangement in potassium handling. If you have high potassium problems, you must consult nephrologist.
Please see this website for info on low potassium diet.
http://www.kidney.org/atoz/content/potassium.cfm. ...Read more
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Apricots, dried artichoke avocados, raw bananas, raw beets, cooked beet greens brussels sprouts, cooked cantaloupe carrots dates, dry figs, dry honeydew melon jerusalem artichokes kiwi fruit, raw nectarines orange juice oranges pears (fresh) potatoes, baked, prune juice prunes, dried raisins spinach,. ...Read more