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Barrett's syndrome, extreme fatigue, drowsiness. Taking potassium tablets, diuretics. How can I get over these?

I have been disagnosed with Barrters syndrome and currently taking 22 potassium tabs a day and 2 different diuretics. My potassium level is still only 3. I am extreemly tired and fall into deep sleeps which worry me. I am 31 years old and have given birth to thre children in three years aged 9 months to 3.5 years. I have no other illnesses.
Asked On : Tue, 12 Jun 2012
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Hi Denise,
Thanks for writing in.
I understand your concern.
As far as the Bartter's syndrome is concerned, you should be talking to a nephrologist for drugs like spironolactone and angiotensin receptor antagonists like losartan. This along with potassium supplements should help you maintain your potassium levels. Also, it is recommended that you take plenty of water and potassium rich foods like tomatoes, bananas, orange juice.
It is extremely important that you keep yourself well hydrated, especially when you exercise.
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