I got my diagnosis from the nephrologist of Gitelman’s Syndrome. This is the cause of the hypokalemia. The diagnosis was made by doing two 24 hour urine screenings and blood tests. My kidneys excrete too much potassium and magnesium.
I now take Amiloride and Potassium. After seeing the doctor who went over my test results with me and recognizing that I cannot take magnesium supplements due to having Myasthenia Gravis, increased the Amiloride. Tomorrow I am to decrease the Potassium.
I have weekly blood tests for my Potassium levels. I also have a monthly BUN test. My ultimate goal is to get my Potassium level up to a 4.0 which is above normal. The reasoning for this is because of having Myasthenia Gravis. The nephrologist can tweek my levels by using the blood test results and the medications.