So I have been on Cymbalta (up to 60mg) for about 9 months and Sulfasalazine (up to 2000 mg) for about 5 months. This week I have some new blood work done and in my Comp Met Panel my Potassium has gone from 4.5 a few months ago to 5.5 now, the top of the range being 5.2.
How concerned should I be? I am hoping to hear from doc after holiday as I have sent her a asking message about it.
Could this be from these meds? Are kidneys being damaged? My other electrolytes & creatinine are all with range, however at either high or low depending. I have been having chest pains- I woke up in the middle of the night feeling ad though I was having a heart attack a few weeks ago. 5 instances in all (mostly when long down), ranging from light to on my way to the ER! i didn’t go…. perhaps I should have??? Just SOOOO sick of thrips to the ER.
Thoughts???? It’s especially unnerving due to family history of heart attacks, stroke, aneurysms & pacemakers.