Diurex & senna tea dangerous to potassium?
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Chamill1 posted:
To start I am a 22 yo female. For the past three days I have been taking two doses of over the counter diurex and one cup of senna tea a day. I didn't have the senna tea today but I read online taking these things together can cause dangerously low potassium levels. I have had a headache almost all day today but other than that I feel normal. I have been trying to count my pulse but I'm not good at if myself. My question is are these things dangerous? I was taking them to make weight for something on Thursday and I was going to stop taking them tomorrow but should I stop now? What can I do to get my potassium levels normal quickly? I don't have insurance right now so I can't go to the doctors or hospital.
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PetuniaPea responded:
You're going down a slippery slope by taking diurex and senna tea. To get potassium levels up quickly, eat a lot of high potassium foods! Quick!

In order of most potassium to least, give or take:

Avocado - one whole
Papaya - eat a half or more
Sweet potato - one medium
Potato - one medium
Cantaloupe - eat half or more
White navy beans - 1/2 to 1 cup
Wild Alaskan Salmon -4 ounces
Other various beans - 1/2 cup to 1 cup
Carrot juice - one cup
Coconut water- one cup
Orange Juice - one cup
Cooked spinach - 1/2 cup
Banana - one medium

Eat many of these foods daily, plus any other foods you research regarding potassium, and enjoy those daily! Good luck!

I wrote this last year: http://www.thedoctorstv.com/GreenFish/posts/14343-Are-you-getting-enough-potassium
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