Nutrition Community
low potassium muscle twitching
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to nutrition, a balanced diet, calories, cholesterol, diet and disease, food preparation, vegetarian diet, and vitamins and minerals.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

low potassium muscle twitching

Can low potassium cause your muscles to twitch and make you feel shaky? Because from time to time I get this feeling of little twitches throughout my body. My muscles cramp as well. Also sometimes, I start shaking and can't stop for up to a few days even. I've had bloodwork done at the doctors, and found out that my potassium was low a few weeks ago. Could that be causing these symptoms?

On top of that, I've had some weight loss and a problem with my blood pressure dropping too low when I change position. (I don't know the numbers, but I had an orthostatic blood pressure test and was told that my numbers dropped a little low.)
Related Discussions
2 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
More likely a magnesium problem.
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Potassium deficiencies and magnesium deficiencies often come hand in hand. Your problems. Even on its own Potassium could cause these problems, but I would see what your magnesium levels and absorption is.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Nutrition Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
How to Silence Your Inner Critic an...
Apr 16 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eaters: How to Silence Yo...
Mar 26 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
1344197_tn?1392822771
Blank
Vaginal vs. Laparoscopic Hysterecto...
Feb 19 by J. Kyle Mathews, MD, DVMBlank
Top Healthy Living Answerers
1236893_tn?1394988190
Blank
gymdandee
NJ
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Anne35
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
ImAnnaliese
757137_tn?1347200053
Blank
allmymarbles
NJ
1530171_tn?1362547225
Blank
TheLightSeeker
London, ON