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Potassium Level of 9.6

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 7, 2007
  • 06:00 AM

Hello everyone,

I'm absolutely horrified to learn that my potassium level is at 9.6. I've done the research online, and I'm nearly panicking from what I've read. My Dr. has asked me to go back tomorrow to another lab for another test to determine if this is an error.

I desperately need to know if anyone knows if a number that high is most likely an error. Wouldn't she order me to the hospital if she thought that were my actual number? I don't seem to have any symptoms of hyperkalemia...

Thank you so much for any help you can give

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  • OK so heres the thing either your doctor A knows EXACTLY what they are doing or B they are a complete IDIOT...The normal potassium level is 3.5-5.0 mEq/L. I am hypoKalemic and the last time i was in the hospital it almost killed me because my potassium was so low it went down to about 1.0mEq/L. It is just the same going over into hyperkalemic. I asked my mother (RN) shes my answer to most medical questions and that is why i know quite a bit. When i asked her about your level of 9.6 she simply replied back ...Deadly...so depending how you feel on the situation its up to you...Also in all of my attacks they have happened over night so its a hard choice...I know your freaked out and i dont want to freak you out more but this isnt a game to mess with...
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