Muscle Spasms, Potassium Deficiency, and Fibromyalgia
Posted Jan 11 2009 3:37pm
Those of us who suffer from Fibromyalgia know all too well the pain we endure on a day to day basis. However if you are experiencing fatigue, and muscle spasms there maybe another reason. Potassium Deficiency or [Hypokalemia.]
Potassium Deficiency is generally not caused by lack of nutrition however people with Fibromyalgia are at a higher risk of having it. Why? Potassium Deficiency is caused by excessive diarrhea, or vomiting, and can be effected by some medications such as drugs related to High blood pressure, Diuretics, and cortisones.
Patients who suffer with fibromyalgia are more likely to suffer from excessive diarrhea due to IBS or other conditions, nausea, and have been on several medications.
Those of us with Fibromyalgia already have excessive pain all over the body so when we get a spasm or too its hard to believe its nothing other than our fibromyalgia. Potassium deficiency if not treated can lead to serious complications and effect the heart.
Listed below are a few symptoms of Potassium Deficiency you should contact your doctor if you are experiencing any of these symptoms: