I am 33 yr old WF who has been dealing with low potassium for years but more seriously for the past two years. I have passed out 4 times and when waken cannot move my body due to muscle weakness. I was told by three different specialist I had TIA (Mini Strokes) but now I think it was severe low potassium. I have always been very athletic playing sports year round through my years of school and played college basketball-since graduation I have always played softball and general excersie. Now, even with postassium supplements, I cannot go up a flight of stairs or run to first base without feeling like I have ran a marathon. It feels like my muscles are dying. I often wake wihtout being able to move my body or If I am able I am in pain or I am very, very weak. My legs hurt ALL the time and now my arms are starting to hurt the same way. I feel like I am 80 yrs old. I am sick of this and want some answers. My doctor does not seem to want to find the cause of my body not having the ability anymore to retain potassium and just keeps writting a prescription fopr more supplements of potassium at 1500 mg twice a day. I do not want to live like this anymore-I have two children 9 yrs and 7 yrs and I am their softball and basketball coach for thier recreation teams but I have to give that up now b/c I can't stand for very long. Some days are better than others. But even on good days I have to come home from work and take a nap as I am soooo exhausted. I have had heart palpatations (feels like my heart is jumping or stopping and starting rapidly), muscle cramps, muscle weakness, exhaustin (all the time), constipation, leg pain-all the time. I also get migraines and sometimes virtigo with the migraines and I have found that this goes along when my potassium levels are low. I was diagnosised with hyperparathyriodism in 2004 but had surgery to remove the abnormal parathyriod and no longer have problems with that. I NEED HELP! PLEASE, someone, tell me what kind of doctor can help me?Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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