friday Posted September 22, 2004 Report Share Posted September 22, 2004 I first started posting here right before a trip to the ER. My worst symptoms were dizziness, nausea, numbness tingling in the arms legs, apnea, High heart rate, restless leg syndrome, trouble breathing, pressure in the neck and chest, lightheadedness, (I have many more things going on but those are the one I related to neurology.) Anyway. Someone had told me it could be low Magnesium causing the problems, so I started taking 900 mgs, daily. Also in reading about POTS I started eating extra salt since my blood pressure was on the low side I thought why not. In spite of that, after a week or so of getting really weird times of numbness, difficulty breathing, weird feelings in my limbs, I wound up going to the ER because it got so bad it scared the **** out of me. It felt like I was almost paralyzed, and didn't even want to move my mouth to get words out. Plus the pressure I had been feeling in my chest and throat got worse and it got harder to breathe. Anyway, They were mostly concerned about my heart, and kept me in the hospital for a few days. It checked out okay. What I found interesting was that as soon as the blood tests came back they said I was low in Electrolytes and gave me several bags of fluids through an IV. In fact I was on it most of the 2 and a half days I was there. And I still left with the magnesium a little low. So since then I have upped my Magnesium to 1150 a day. Any more seems to give me diarrhea. I started taking calcium, and more salt, also the doctor prescribed Potassium. What I am wondering about is does anyone else have problems with their Electrolytes? They didn't give me an explanation about why they got so low. They suggested diarrhea since I had it in the hospital. But I was actually constipated until I went to the hospital. I didn't get diarrhea until afterthe Electrolytes had already dropped. I guess I?m just trying to figure out where low Electrolytes fit in, and if anyone else has problems with them?Sue Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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