I went to the doctor last week for a check up. I already knew that my potassium was low, due to all the cramping and muscle tingling. The word today is that the potassium is very very low.
My question is: Does having thyroid issues cause low potassium problems. My body cramps so bad that sometimes I have to call out for assistance to pry hand fingers apart have some push me along since my legs get so stiff its l have turned to stone.
I had low potassium before and had to be hospitalized. At that time, I could see, lost my balance and my body cramped and tingled. They gave me a potassium drink and potassioum IV for 3 days. They then tested me for Cushing's Disease.
The thing is, I eat all the most of the food need to help bring the potassium level up and I take a supplement and its still low.
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