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I have low potassium and think that it is causing anxiety.

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I have low potassium and think that it is causing anxiety. My pulse has been in the mid 80's to low 90's all day just sitting around. I have a perscription for Xanax that I can take as needed (have only taken about 4 times in the past year). Would this help and is it safe to take Xanax with low potassium?

DR HASAN :

HI, Thanks for your question. My name isXXXXX and I am here to help you today with your question. I will be happy to assist you with your follow up questions also.

DR HASAN :

Are you having any missed beat feeling?

Customer:

No I don't think so, just a little faster pulse than usual

DR HASAN :

Just to address your primary concern first i would like to say that xanax is safe for you and it doesn't have any effect on potassium levels.

Customer:

I had my blood levels checked last week and my potassium was 3.3, so I've been a little worried about it every since. I had blood drawn again earlier this week and I'm waiting to see if it's improving with the diatery changes that I've made.

DR HASAN :

You can take it as advised by your doctor.

Customer:

okay, thank you

DR HASAN :

Yes i remember, we have talked before

Customer:

I think waiting is causing me to be anxious

DR HASAN :

Just don't get stressed. take xanax and you will feel much better.

Customer:

does having low potassium cause an increased heart rate?

DR HASAN :

Yes i can understand your anxiety but xanax is supposed to give you comfort in such situation.

DR HASAN :

No

DR HASAN :

Not at your level.

DR HASAN :

At your level i.e 3.3 heart functions normally and your pulse rate is excellent.

Customer:

okay, then I am going to guess that it is anxiety. I will take the xanax, I wanted to make sure that it wouldn't be harmful since it makes me sometimes feel tired and I am already feeling tired because of low potassium

DR HASAN :

up to 90 is normal

DR HASAN :

No it will make you feel good.

Customer:

really 85 - 100 is good when just sitting around?

DR HASAN :

up to 90 is fine.

DR HASAN :

up to 100 is due to anxiety even when sitting

Customer:

okay, thank you for your help, I appreciate your once again putting my mind to ease.

DR HASAN :

You are most welcome.

DR HASAN :

Wish you all the best.

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