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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

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.

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I am 47 years old. Is potassium of 3.6 mmol/L too low?

I am 47 years old. Is potassium of 3.6 mmol/L too low?

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).

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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!

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.

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Is too much potassium bad?

Is too much potassium bad?

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.

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What raises potassium levels?

What raises potassium levels?

Foods or salt subst: There are plenty of high potassium containing fruits & vegetables like bananas or spinach. Potassium salt substitute is another way to raise level.

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Potassium low, how to fix this?

Hi potassium food: Hi potassium intake is the way to go. Eat citrus, tomato, banana, melon, peach, apricot, potato, meats, and similar juices. Figure out why potassium is low. Fix root cause, as you can. Get MD help.

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Why is potassium is important?

Why is potassium is important?

See below: Potassium has many critical functions throughout the body. The following 2 websites give details as well as good sources in diet: http://www. Umm. Edu/altmed/articles/potassium-000320.Htm http://www. Natural-health-information-centre. Com/potassium. Html.

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What are normal potassium levels?

Blood potassium: In blood, the normal range is 3.6 mg/dL to 5.4 mg/dL. Labs that run these tests typically report a normal range. If you look at a group of healthy individuals, the potassium level in the vast majority will fall between 4.0 to 4.4.

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What are the best sources of potassium?

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.

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What foods have phosphorus and potassium?

Lots of food: Phosphorous and potassium are a part of many foods. The question is usually how much. High phosphorous foods include seafood, meats, bread and dairy products. Common high potassium foods include potatos, bananas, beans and many fruits.

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What are some foods that have potassium in it?

Fruits and veggies: Cantelope, oranges, bannanas, watermelon, tomatoes. Potatoes, .

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My levels are 60 for potassium should I be worried?

NOT POSSIBLE: EITHER YOU MEAN SIX AND THAT IS SUPER HIGH OR YOU MIGHT MEAN AMOUNT IN THE URINE NOT THE BLOOD. PLEASE VERIFY THE INFORMATION

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High potassium symptoms?

Depends on how high: When it gets high enough your heart stops. But more commonly high potassium can give you palpitations or sometimes no symptoms at all. Regardless of whether you have symptoms, the cause should be investigated and treated promptly.

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Is the potassium a nutrient?

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.

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Is acesulfame potassium safe?

Acesulfame potassium: Yes it is safe! Please go to Wikipedia and learn how safe it is. Relax!

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Does tea have potassium in it?

Low: Tea has potassium but its considered low potassium beverage.

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