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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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B6 Magnesium (Overview)

Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) and magnesium are commonly used for the treatment of mental health disorders, including autism spectrum disorders (magnesium was added to reduce the side effects of B6). Some studies show benefit, others don


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Benign fasicucilation sydrome -is there anything in addition to B6 and magnesium that can improve this?

Benign fasicucilation sydrome -is there anything in addition to  B6 and magnesium that can improve this?

Yes: Make sure the diagnosis is correct and not ALS or other neurological disorder. Neurontin, gabapentin, has been reported in 1case report to work. Botox has been used successful ly in patients with a particular muscle that is troublesome. Carbamezepine has been used successful ly. Finally beta blocker such as inderal, (propranolol) and Primidone which are both used in essential tremor have been used. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
5 doctors shared insights

B6 Magnesium (Overview)

Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) and magnesium are commonly used for the treatment of mental health disorders, including autism spectrum disorders (magnesium was added to reduce the side effects of B6). Some studies show benefit, others don


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Are there any scientific studies proving vitamin B6 and magnesium are helpful in preventing migraine headaches? If so, what's the prescribed dosages.

Are there any scientific studies proving vitamin B6 and magnesium are helpful in preventing migraine headaches?  If so, what's the prescribed dosages.

Yes: Several studies prove magnesium can prevent migraine headaches. I recommend 400 mg/day of magnesium taurate or glycinate- see http://umm.Edu/health/medical/altmed/condition/migraine-headache one study showed 25 mg of b6 with 2 mg of Folic Acid ; 400 mcg of B12 helps- see http://migraine.Com/migraine-treatment/natural-remedies/vitamin-b6-for-migraine-headaches/ b6 ; mag. Often work well together. ...Read more

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For how long can be magnesium+vitamin b6(25-40mg/day for b6) administered for chronic fatigue without having neurological side effects?

For how long can be magnesium+vitamin b6(25-40mg/day for b6) administered for chronic fatigue without having neurological side effects?

100+ years: There is no possibility of neurological side effects from 40 mg a day of b6. Usually one has to take at least 1000 mg /day for a long time, but it has been reported at doses as low as 250 mg/day. 40 mg/day is quite safe. ...Read more

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Benign fasicucilation sydrome -is there anything in addition to B6 and magnesium that can improve this?

Yes: Make sure the diagnosis is correct and not ALS or other neurological disorder. Neurontin, gabapentin, has been reported in 1case report to work. Botox has been used successful ly in patients with a particular muscle that is troublesome. Carbamezepine has been used successful ly. Finally beta blocker such as inderal, (propranolol) and Primidone which are both used in essential tremor have been used. ...Read more

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Is it ok tot take B6 and magnesium together?

Yes: It is safe to take both together, and actually b6 can help increase magnesium levels. ...Read more

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Are there any scientific studies proving vitamin B6 and magnesium are helpful in preventing migraine headaches? If so, what's the prescribed dosages.

Yes: Several studies prove magnesium can prevent migraine headaches. I recommend 400 mg/day of magnesium taurate or glycinate- see http://umm.Edu/health/medical/altmed/condition/migraine-headache one study showed 25 mg of b6 with 2 mg of Folic Acid ; 400 mcg of B12 helps- see http://migraine.Com/migraine-treatment/natural-remedies/vitamin-b6-for-migraine-headaches/ b6 ; mag. Often work well together. ...Read more

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For how long can be magnesium+vitamin b6(25-40mg/day for b6) administered for chronic fatigue without having neurological side effects?

100+ years: There is no possibility of neurological side effects from 40 mg a day of b6. Usually one has to take at least 1000 mg /day for a long time, but it has been reported at doses as low as 250 mg/day. 40 mg/day is quite safe. ...Read more

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I've started taking magnesium and vit B6 tablets and have since had two spells of dry flushing on face, arms and chest. Could the tabs cause this?

I've started taking magnesium and vit B6 tablets and have since had two spells of dry flushing on face, arms and chest. Could the tabs cause this?

Very unlikely: When given IV magnesium can cause a warm flushing sensation deep within, not on the skin, but i've never heard of this happening with oral magnesium as one doesn't get a high level in the blood at once. B6 will not cause this. The only vitamin that causes flushing is b3 in the Niacin form (not as niacineamide) so this is almost certainly a coincidence unless it's an unusual reaction to excipients. ...Read more

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Would vitamin B6 change my inr? What about vitd, calcium, magnesium and vit c?

Would vitamin B6 change my inr? What about vitd, calcium, magnesium and vit c?

Vit C & Vit K: Taking large quantities (> 2000mg/day) of vitamin c could affect your inr. Most multivitamins contain less than this, though. The other nutrients you list would not effect inr. Vitamin k can, though. Please check your multivitamin ingredients to know whether it contains vit k. It's essential to keep your intake of this vitamin stable, so that your bleeding time will also be stable. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Vitamin B6 (Definition)

Vitamin B6 is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more