The importance of Potassium Levels

Discussion specifically about the diagnosis and treatment of Pernicious Anaemia

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Postby kimks mom » Sat Aug 29, 2009 2:11 am

I am a support person for my daughter who was diagnosed with PA and Folate Anaemia in 1994, at the age of 27. Another daughter diagnosed with Hashimotos 2010 but she doesn't have PA.
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Postby anotherwithpa » Sat Aug 29, 2009 7:16 am

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Postby sallyannl » Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:24 am

Hypokalemia, Widened Mediastinum, you can't breath, you can't eat, your jugular vein goes mad, and your chest feels so crushed it's frightening.
talking from experience don't bother with Doctors (my mistake) call an ambulance.
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Postby alihodges » Sat Aug 29, 2009 6:01 pm

Marre, I have read recommendations to either have a high Potassium diet or take a Potassium supplement when using sublingual B12, I do the latter, it saves me having to pre-plan my daily food intake, not so easy at work. I am in the UK and take a Solgar one.
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Postby anotherwithpa » Sat Aug 29, 2009 8:39 pm

Thank you Ali :D
I think all of us should make sure that if we recommend high doses of B12, lozenges or otherwise, to other forum users (and particularly children) then allways add a sopecific warning that pottassium levels can drop with dangerous consequences possible. So we all should try to allways include recommendation to have regular monitoring of bloods, including pottassium, I will try to remember that....Marre.
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Postby kimks mom » Sat Aug 29, 2009 10:54 pm

I am a support person for my daughter who was diagnosed with PA and Folate Anaemia in 1994, at the age of 27. Another daughter diagnosed with Hashimotos 2010 but she doesn't have PA.
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Postby jjs » Sun Aug 30, 2009 12:52 am

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Postby Maudy » Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:49 pm

A bit late in the day because I'm just sticking my beak in here - but Apple Cider Vinegar with Mother (not the supermarket, suphate loaded stuff) is supposedly very high in potassium if nothing else.

I have some every day. Not to help with the B12 because I never realised the significance until reading this thread, but to help with indigestion (which, in my case, it does)
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Postby kimks mom » Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:39 am

I am a support person for my daughter who was diagnosed with PA and Folate Anaemia in 1994, at the age of 27. Another daughter diagnosed with Hashimotos 2010 but she doesn't have PA.
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