09-07-2005, 09:24 PM
Over the last 2 years I have been in the hospital 3 times for atrial fibrillation (one case was induced by a 33 drink binge on my 21st tuttut ) of the heart (the defibrillators feel nothing short of being smashed in the chest with a basball bat) and more recently started showing signs of mild stable angina... had some blood work done and found that I have been suffering from a potassium deficiency. I started doing some research and everything makes sense now. I am definitely upping my potassium intake to 6-7 grams for a week and then dropping down to a maintanence dosage of 4 grams. The following article/editorial makes some interesting points in how important it really is. This is one mineral I will be SURE to get more enough of in the future.