Posted by ed_uk on August 29, 2005, at 13:25:54
In reply to Re: Keppra pharmacological properties - Shawn T.? » ed_uk, posted by Nickengland on August 29, 2005, at 12:05:32
>I wonder, would it do any harm to take a supplement along side the medication i'm taking now do you think?
I wouldn't recommend it. OTC supplements contain potassium chloride - you don't want that. You want potassium bicarbonate.
>To be honest as well, the natural sources of potassium that I could/should be consuming in my diet I appear to be lacking in too ~ do you think it makes sense to give it try?
I'm told that bananas are high in potassium.
>I think next time I see my psychiatrist, I doubt he'll request, I will ask for a blood test just to check things to make sure everything is okay with reagrds to the Topamax.
You need a 'U&Es' test (urea and electrolytes) - including urea, sodium, potassium, chloride, creatinine and bicarbonate. Most importantly, the test should measure your bicarbonate level.
I believe the U&Es test is called a 'chem 7' in the US, but a 'chem 7' includes glucose as well.