Link between RA and Potassium
Thursday, April 08, 2021
No, I don't have RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) but I do have Raynaud's Syndrome which affects my hands/fingers and last year I got the "dreaded white fingers" which is quite uncomfortable and even painful.
I was googling RA & Potassium, out of curiosity for 2 friends with Severe RA and was surprised to read that the recommendation is 6000 mg Potassium daily.
Well, you know me - I said, what the heck - I have 2 new bottles of Potassium and my shakes are full of potassium. It required me to add a Potassium Pill to each meal and one at bedtime. (Interestingly, prescription Potassium Pills are only 600mg each and the price I found was $20 for a month's supply. I can do this with pills during the day for less money.)
The good news is that since I started this, no more white fingers and no more tingling neuropathy in my fingers! I have even had to take off my wrist band - a practice since I was 25 to keep my hands from hurting.
PLEASE! Ask your physician before you even consider trying this. YOU might have a reason not to consume this much Potassium. Take a picture of the articles with your phone and bring it the next time you see your physician. Better to be safe than to be sorry.