So Friday I was admitted to the hospital because I was passing a kidney stone and in a TERRIBLE amount of pain. After receiving pain meds, it finally passed, but they said my blood work came back with my potassium level at 2.6, which is dangerously low. They first did a round of potassium via IV and it went up to 3.0. Then they decided to do oral potassium pills and it dropped down to 2.8. So they did another 10 bags of potassium today and sent me home, advising me to have my blood drawn tomorrow through my general practitioner or my bariatric doctor.
This is the second time I've had low potassium and had to have it given to me intravenously. Has anyone else had this problem? I'm almost 11 weeks out and the first time it happened I was about 2 weeks out. I'm just nervous this is going to keep happening and I would rather stay out of the hospital!!!