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Do Other People Have Problems With Low Blood Pressure, Dizziness At Times And Trouble Keeping Your Potassium Levels High Enough?

Do Other People Have Problems With Low Blood Pressure, Dizziness At Times And Trouble Keeping Your Potassium Levels High Enough?

My blood pressure is low most days, low 90 to Mid 80's my meds make it hard to keep a good level of potassium, I try to eat right but end up feeling frustrated having to cook for just me. I end up snacking I know thats not good! How to cope??!

posted June 27, 2018
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

Hi Aleecia I take potassium supplements and I also eat two bananas a day

posted June 27, 2018
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

Yes I cannot afford a lot either thank you for this info! I had bought those before but it has been a while since I bought healthy choice...! Hope you day is going well !!

posted June 29, 2018
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

I like Healthy Choice Frozen Dinners. However, when budget gets tight, I buy Banquet for about a dollar on sale. The calories are as low as diet meals and there is a good variety. Yes, you can buy potassium at pharmacies OTC and even Dollar Tree has them for a dollar and they have women's vitamins for a dollar, too. I know you miss your kitty as much as I miss mine. Cannot afford another one. Having a pet is a luxury these days. Happy weekend, Aleecia.

posted June 29, 2018
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

Hi Friend, I had that show-up when I went for surgery one time. They jumpstarted it with a potassium I V. After that I have had no low levels. I, too, cook for one and rely mainly on frozen food. Just took a nutrition class and discovered it is better than fresh, because it is flash-frozen right at the source instead of being transported for days. Also, I cook chicken and rice, things of that sort and freeze it. Also, I save a serving or two of whatever I eat and freeze that to have a variety later. My thing is paying for meds and having an extremely tight budget without a cent to spare or enjoy on retirement income in a one-person with all expenses household. Love your Kitty Cat...looks like my Stardust I had a few years ago.

posted June 27, 2018
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

I fell and landed in the hospital having a dizzy spell and tripping on the sidewalk, they said my potassium levels were seriously low, I was trying to a cleanse consume tons of water not a good idea. But I deal with low potassium take magnesium everyday. I not be in hospital for another week thank you please, except for the guy who brought in breakfast every morning, he was so cute and such a greeter he would smile at me, I never forget him. And really nurses they don't get enough. They are amazing Nurses.

posted September 20

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