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Im taking lyrica (pregabalin) and have so much water retention is potassium good for that? How can i come off lyrica (pregabalin)l without withdrawal

Im 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

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Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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Potassium (Definition)

Potassium is an essential electrolyte, important in the functioning of many organs including the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Deficiency can be caused by diseases such as kidney failure, vomiting, and diarrhea, or by ...Read more


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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). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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