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A 24-year-old member asked:

can tourette's be caused my magnesium deficiency?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
No: If you have a magnesium deficiency, muscle fasciculations (almost imperceptible muscle twiches) may occur. In severe magnesium deficiency, seizures and cardiac arrythmias may occur; but the involuntary, complex, stylized motor movements of tourette's do not. Tourette's is a brain problem, not an electrolyte imbalance problem.
Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 34 years experience
No: Magnesium deficiency can cause problems related to the muscles, but it is not a cause of tourette's.

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Can magnesium sulfate (iv) relax the baby too much and cause important organs to fail?

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No: In fact we have found that premature babies who receive magnesium have less bleeding in the brain. Magnesium should be used cautiously because it can have rare but serious side effects in the mother such as too much water in the lungs.
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Can magnesium help atrial fibrillation?

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Dr. Mark Milunski
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Magnesium and afib: Research studies on this topic have yielded inconsistent results. These studies were done in patients who had undergone coronary bypass surgery. Some of the studies seem to suggest that magnesium levels need to be increased to 2.0 meq/l or more to prevent atrial fibrillation. Provided that kidney function is normal, there would be no harm in using magnesium supplements in this setting.
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A 25-year-old member asked:

Do tourette's outbursts happen more when you're stressed or relaxed or both?

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Dr. Bartholomew Vereb
Psychiatry 16 years experience
Either: It really depends on what mechanisms/techniques of suppression one is most skillful at.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Child Psychiatry 43 years experience
In general, stress tends to bring out symptoms in many disorders, certainly including Tourette's; but, it also is not uncommon for people to "hold in" tics until they are in a safe setting such as home, and then have a burst of tics.
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A 48-year-old member asked:

Where can I find magnesium chloride in the usa?

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See below: For medicinal purpose you can find it in the pharmacies.
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How are magnesium and riboflavin used for headaches?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Prevention: Riboflavin, magnesium, butterbur, feverfew, and coq-10 have been used daily to prevent migraine headaches. Quality research has suggested good success, especially with purified butterbur and riboflavin. All are available without a prescription, and, in some cases, rival success of prescription items.

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