Boy do you have this right, Johnny! IV potassium is the MOST PAINFUL treatment I have ever received! I have "run out" more than 5 times,one time I was so low that the ER staff "squesed" a liter into my vein, I thought I was going to die from not only the potassium, but from the cold fluid!! The last IV I had the ER Dr. gave me an RX for the tablet! They are HUGE, I break them in half, I will get them down somehow, just no more IV Potassium!! I also take 2 per day!
I also recommend that anyone that has Crohn's check your level, and just like Johnny said: YOU DO NOT WANT AN IV!! Unless you like horrible pain! Just a bit of info on IV potassium, it is the lethal drug used for lethal injection! The first is a vein nummer, the 2nd is a sedative, and then the 3rd is the potassium!! (the doctor told me this) Why do they get the first two, we real sick people only get the 3rd!View Thread