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I've taken potassium supplements due...
I've taken potassium supplements due to having chronic diarrhea for months now. I take them 4 times a day 25meq. My potassium had been low, thus the supplements.
My last blood results (last month and before) were in normal range. However, I was told to continue taking them four times a day even in normal range because with diarrhea, I would go low if I stopped. Recently, I was told that taking potassium supplements when it is in normal range could cause arrhythmias and heart attack.
But with diarrhea, it will likely go low again without it though.
I'm getting all kinds of conflicting info now and do not know whether to take the supplement anymore or not. Please help.
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Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 1 year ago

Yes, it is likely to go low again

you need to keep close tabs on the potassium

too high or too low is bad

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