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Newly Self-Diagnosed With Major Potassium Problems

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I have had Celiac Symptoms for 7 years. Been tested by a blood test (negative) and colonelcy biopsies( also negative for Celiac)

However since I stopped eating gluten, my IBF is closer to under control, I've stopped loosing weight. My only other concern is my low potassium level. Has anyone else experienced this?

Low potassium supposedly goes hand-in-hand with chronic D. & chronic dehydaration. I was hospitalized 3 times last year for dehydration, the last time completely hallucinating. Now I'm taking 36% of daily allowance in supplements. But I'm wondering if this problem will ever get any better?

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It should get better. Most of us find that whatever we are malabsorbing improves after a time on the diet. Also if the chronic D improves, you should have less trouble losing electrolytes.

Are you eating potassium-rich foods? My grandmother ate a banana a day much of her life for the potassium. Baked potatoes, carrots, and celery are also good. When the D kicks in, Pedialyte is supposed to be really good to prevent dehydration.

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I had potassium problem before being diagnosed and had to stay in the hospital for a couple days so they could give me some in my iv. It should get better after a while on being gluten free. You might need to have your doctor check it to make sure it is not to low. Eat some foods with good amounts like banana.

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