My hypothyroidism is causing me to have leg cramping, especially during rigourous excersize. I was told that if I take potassium the cramps should lessen, but my hypothyroidism also caused me to develop high cholesterol. Is it bad to take a potassium pill of 99mg when you have high cholesterol? Mine is about 210.
I have high cholesterol from Hyperthyroidism. Your leg cramping is probably from low potassium. You could take a pill, but it's better to get it from food sources such as bananas, apples, raisins, etc. They have a much higher amount of potassium (99mg is the minimum daily requirement). I had terrible leg cramps and started eating a couple bananas a day and snacking on raisins, and I rarely get them anymore.
I do gatorade and eat banana, take my multi, and drink gatorades. So as long as you do those you should be fine. I notice I get more headaches, etc and cramping in the legs during period. Make sure they do frequent testing on you. They are watching my ferritin levels now. Which is a step away from anemic.
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