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05-26-2012, 04:28 PM   #1
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Serum potassium

Hi folks

I returned to work at the end of march after a five month flair, just before I returned to work I had a B!2 jab as it was 202 and I was complaining of tiredness. I am still the same and its now 327 so I am going to have another next week.

But just got bloods back and my potassium level is 3.3 just out of range. Iam still tired sleeping around ten hours a night and more if i could, but my normal is around six hours.

I am just wondering if its related to IBS or my IBD or my MTX but I still have losse bowels and just wondered what to do.

Any advise would be great
DX Small Bowel June 2011


Budesonise June 2011 - Sep 11
Aza Sep 2011- Nov 11
6MP Nov 11- Nov 11
Pred Nov 11 on going
MTX Jan 12 ongoing
Folic Acid 5mg Jan 12
B12 Vit Tabs
05-27-2012, 12:05 AM   #2
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Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Tucson, Arizona
I was initially very tired after receiving B12 shots. I have no idea why. I think it takes time to build up in the system.

My potassium is always low even in remission. I take potassium pills because I still don't get enough drinking coconut water which is strange. Avacados don't agree with me at times. Good sources of potassium are:

coconut water
mung beans
apricots (I think)
DX: 2010 Crohns (in remission), gastritis/acid reflux, TMJ and goiter
SX: Terminal ilieum resection
Past meds: Prednisone (short term), Pentasa
Current meds: Sertraline, Seroquel, Lorazepam (as needed)

Supplements: Trace min EOD, Fish oil, calcium+D, B12 sublingual + B complex, goat yogurt


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