Quick observation with a larger – more important – context.
There are a couple of signs that indicate when you’re taking too much of something.
They indicate you may not need the supplement/medication.
This would be worthy of a discussion with a health care provider. It is not meant to suggest you suddenly stop taking whatever it is you are taking.
If you take too much of a supplement, or take a supplement you do not need, your body will respond first by attempting to get rid of the excess. If that doesn’t work, it will stow it.
In the case with excess calcium that will go into the joints and on the artery walls. Not great.
The irony here is that you may end up with a deficiency of whatever it is you were trying to replenish – because you took too much.
Case in point: Take thyroid medication when you don’t need it and your next blood reading will show that your TSH levels will have gone down. Happened to me – my doc explained that it was evidence that low thyroid was not my problem (or the source of my debilitating fatigue).
This was when I was trying to figure out why I was feeling so sick – what ended up being EMF Sensitivity. Every damned blood and medical test told me I was healthy – I wasn’t. But that’s a tale for another time…
So, with regards to potassium. If your body has too much of it you may have some off-the-wall symptoms. Namely, sneezing and coughing.
Which are symptoms of low potassium.
You may also get burning calves and hamstrings, along with burning muscles wherever scar tissue exists.
The association between calcium and sulphur which are on the opposite side of the potassium teeter totter – are complex- . Excess calcium and excess sulphur can both result in symptoms associated with arthritis – though they are different. Excess sulphur is burning in muscles. Excess calcium is pain in joints and where scar tissue is. And heart disease and dementia since excess calcium on artery walls reduces critical blood flow. And excess calcium on intestinal walls? …
There are a number of symptoms people may not realize are sending signals to back off medications or supplements.
Especially mowing calcium like it was M & Ms.
btw: The symptoms of diabetes and the symptoms of low potassium are similar. If you start taking insulin when in fact you have low potassium, your body will cut back on making insulin and you could end up with a condition you didn’t have to begin with.