your post has literally tied everything together for me in understanding my symptoms. I had the Mirena iud in for 6 year's when I developed severe IBS 2 year's prior to its removal in 2008. I began doing independent research an was convinced it was the iud causing Candida overgrowth . I had the iud removed but suddenly my symptoms became worse. my potassium levels began testing very low and I was sick all the time. everything I ate was coming right back out. 5 Years now I have been suffering with borderline inflammatory bowel disease which caused severe me anxiety and heart palpitations, even begun having svt attacks of 200 bpm. well, it took me 2 year's to even get a potassium prescription to stop the heart rhythms. my insurance won't even pay for the magnesium they prescribed me.
I've been on potassium and magnesium for 2 year's now and my potassium levels were still low. it was just last week I began reading about low progesterone levels caused by estrogen dominance that cause low potassium. so now I am taking progesterone cream 2 Times a day and it is really helping my anxiety and my heart arrhythmias to stop. I am also sleeping again.
I'm just wondering. I don't see any mention in your article about progesterone replacement therapy. it will be very hard for me to see a doctor and explain all this. I think I will be taking your article with me. wish me luck. :)