Just a followup from my last post

So I haven’t made an appointment with my primary care clinic, but they did leave a message for me on MyChart, which is an online thingy where patients can interact with their medical people and view their medical records. They said they want to try prescribing some supplements and try to re-test my blood after ten days of taking the supplements, and see if the situation has improved. I said okay.

I’m just really glad I don’t have to change my psych medication. That could have been potentially disastrous.

Also, I got my first dose of the Pfizer vaccine a bit ago and it’s just two weeks until I can get the second dose. I experienced no side effects other than having a somewhat sore arm for a day or so. They say it’s the second dose that can really slam you.

I love all of you and thanks for the support. Stay safe.

3 thoughts on “Just a followup from my last post

  1. Chris Mielke April 15, 2021 / 10:13 pm

    Hang in there Meaghan. I got my 2nd Moderna vax last week. Only got another sore arm. Good luck.

    • Meaghan April 15, 2021 / 10:14 pm

      My dad also got the Moderna one and also only had a sore arm. Maybe I’ll get lucky too.

  2. missingmysteries April 16, 2021 / 10:18 pm

    As someone with an uncommon hereditary disease (that I was just diagnosed with 18 months ago but after over a decade of feeling horrible), I’ve developed a level of medical experience/knowledge. And one thing I learned (from a friend who has since passed) is that low potassium can be a BIG problem. I learned because she had an issue with it, and I’ve seen firsthand how torturous it is to receive IV potassium. It’s bad. That’s an understatement. It burns like nothing else. When my friend received those IVs it broke my heart to see and hear her crying in pain from the potassium burning her. Also, rarely known factoid: low potassium is a recognized cause of injury/death in elite athletes. They sweat too much, then drink too much water, and this “too much water” dilutes their blood potassium levels to the point of causing possibly fatal heart abnormalities. When I was in a church youth group many many years ago, we had a camping trip (in comfy cabins) and the leaders thought it would be fun to play Quarters with water (rather than booze, of course). I learned then what it’s like to get drunk in water. And had I known what I know now, I’d have recognized that the “drunk” feeling was actually water poisoning, and can kill you by…yes…diluting potassium.

    I find it promising that you aren’t suffering symptoms. That makes me think that there is sime other reason why you tested so low but feel fine. It would be worth looking that up; ie, “low potassium with no symptoms” or such. I don’t condone Doctor Google for everything, but when lab results are unusual and/or don’t mesh with symptoms and presentation, it’s worth doing some digging.

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