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Is there a way other than blood work to get a general idea of if my potassium is too low or too high? I've been trying to manage it. It was at 3.5 on Saturday and I had a couple of bananas and some coconut water and my diuretic. Now I'm having weird symptoms again even though I've continued eating potassium and drinking it, but I dont know if it's because I'm too high or too low? The symptoms seem the same.
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Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 2 years ago
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what symptoms are you having?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Tingling face tiredness little chest pains (I've already had a full cardiac work up and everything is fine, it's related to my potassium), slight headache, tiredness.
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 2 years ago

That could be low potassium

make sure magnesium was checked

you can't get potassium up without getting mag up first

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
They didn't check my magnesium
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 2 years ago

that needs done

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Never mind they did it was 1.7 normal range
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Is there any chance my level is too high of potassium? I've just had one banana and one coconut water a day, about 1,000mg of potassium and I've still been taking my diuretic? It's likely too low?
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 2 years ago

No, that is not possible

it could still be low though

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Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 2 years ago

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