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I read up on vita. D & magnesium deficiency and the symptoms I'm feeling are similar to that condition iwanna know what can I take OTC til isee my dr?

I read up on vita. D & magnesium deficiency and the symptoms I'm feeling are similar to that condition iwanna know what can I take OTC til isee my dr?

See Below: Vitamin d 2000-4000 units a day is reasonable. Do not take if you have a history of sarcoidosis or previous elevated calcium levels
magnesium- mag oxide 400 mg twice a day or mag protein plus 133 mg twice a day. Do not take if you have kidney failure because magnesium is excreted by the kidney. ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Magnesium Deficiency (Definition)

May result from a number of conditions including inadequate intake of magnesium, chronic diarrhea, malabsorption, alcoholism, chronic stress, and medications such as diuretics use among others. It ...Read more


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What are symptoms of magnesium deficiency like?

Depends: Often: headache, tight muscles, high blood pressure, fatigue.
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I found I have a magnesium deficiency, what do I eat?

I found I have a magnesium deficiency, what do I eat?

Foods with Magnesium: Bananas, kidney beans, black beans, brown rice, lentils, quinoa, oatmeal, and spinach all contain good amounts of magnesium. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of magnesium deficiency in men?

Depends: Symptoms can vary from person to person, but in general, muscle spasm, palpitations, weakness, etc.
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What is the definition or description of: magnesium deficiency?

Hypomagnesemia: May result from a number of conditions including inadequate intake of magnesium, chronic diarrhea, malabsorption, alcoholism, chronic stress, and medications such as diuretics use among others. It is an electrolyte disturbance. ...Read more

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Is long standing magnesium deficiency a major problem or a minor problem?

Mg deficiency: Hello - its a major problem and the magnesium level must be kept within normal range. Low Mg is rare and is most often seen in parenteral feeding and malabsorption syndromes. Don't overdose yourself with OTC Mg either. Thanks ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is a medical condition that could cause a magnesium deficiency?

Magnesium deficiency: Magnesium deficiency can happen temporarily with intestinal viruses that cause vomiting and diarrhea. Also, GI diseases like irritable bowel syndrome and ulcerative colitis, diabetes, and pancreatitis; hyperthyroidism, kidney disease, and taking diuretics can lead to deficiencies. So can too much coffee, soda, salt, or alcohol; heavy menstrual periods, excessive sweating, and prolonged stress. ...Read more

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Can tourette's be caused my magnesium deficiency?

No: Magnesium deficiency can cause problems related to the muscles, but it is not a cause of tourette's. ...Read more

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Might a magnesium deficiency cause your body to hoard iron?

No: Magnesium deficiency does tend to also cause potassium deficiency.
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Can a magnesium deficiency kill you immediately? Or is this only in longstanding untreated magnesium deficiency?

Hypomagnesemia: Hypomagnesemia is seen in chronically malnourished people especially if they are on diuretic therapy. It is often seen in patients in hospital ICU's. Although it can have affects on heart rhythm it usually does not contribute to sudden death. If less than 0.7 it will need to be corrected by oral and even intravenous supplements. I doubt your level is that low. Take supplemental magnesium pills. ...Read more

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Does Vit D 4000 U cause B12, Magnesium deficiency?

Does Vit D 4000 U cause B12, Magnesium deficiency?

No: Vitamin D supplementation does not cause any of these deficiencies. ...Read more

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What would EKG show with magnesium deficiency?

What would EKG show with magnesium deficiency?

QTc prolongation: Hypomagnesemia can have different effects on the ekg, but the classic effect is prolongation of the qtc--i.e., slowing of the repolarization or electrical "resetting" of the heart between each beat. This prolongation can potentiate dangerous arrhythmias, including torsade de pointes. Low mag levels may also cause pr prolongation, widening of the qrs complex or flattening of the t waves. ...Read more

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I've heard prilosec can cause magnesium deficiency. What about pepcid (famotidine)?

I've heard prilosec can cause magnesium deficiency. What about pepcid (famotidine)?

Pepcid (famotidine): Is an anti-histamine medication and has a different mechanism of action as opposed to prilosec, a proton pump inhibitor. Hypomagnesemia is listed as an uncommon reaction to prilosec but I have not encountered this in my practice. ...Read more

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Can acute magnesium deficiency really cause agoraphobia and panic attacks?

Not usually: Magnesium together with B6 can be helpful in calming the glutamate system in your brain that promotes agitation. Magnesium supplementation certainly may help panic attacks, although it is not the main treatment.
More info in magnesium here:
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Is pepcid (famotidine) better to take than prilosec? I've heard prilosec can cause magnesium deficiency and pepcid (famotidine) generally has no adverse side effects. True?

Not true: Side effects of prilosec are very rare and tend to occur in sick and hospitalized patients. If pepcid (famotidine) doesn't work and prilosec does work then stick with prilosec. You can have you magnesium check every few years for reassurance. ...Read more

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Is there any connection between lazy eye and a magnesium deficiency?

Is there any connection between lazy eye and a magnesium deficiency?

No: Magnesium deficiency is common but hard to diagnose. Get plenty of greens in your diet and get the lazy eye treated early if this is a youngster. ...Read more

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Which vitamin is better D2 or D3? doctors disagree. I have b12, D deficiency, and magnesium deficiency. Have tummy issues take ppi drugs and carafate

Which vitamin is better D2 or D3? doctors disagree. I have b12, D deficiency, and magnesium deficiency. Have tummy issues take ppi drugs and carafate

I think D3.: I prefer supplementation with vitamin D3. Vitamin D3 is the active form of vitamin D. D2 requires conversion to D3, and sometimes that ability to convert is lacking. ...Read more

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Can protonix (pantoprazole) cause magnesium deficiencies or nerve problems?

Can protonix (pantoprazole) cause magnesium deficiencies or nerve problems?

Yes: This drug is often associated with magnesium deficiency if taken for a long time. Magnesium supplement is recommended. Vit B12 may be low as well and may lead to damages to the nerves. Watch for iron deficiency due to the suppression of acid. Supplements should be considered. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the symptoms of magnesium deficiency?

Magnesium Deficiency: Constipation, muscles tension, muscle cramping, and headaches are all potential symptoms of a magnesium deficiency. ...Read more

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What type of specialist should I see to find the cause of and treat magnesium deficiency?

What type of specialist should I see to find the cause of and treat magnesium deficiency?

Depends: Integrative medicine, holistic medicine, or functional medicine physicians would be your best bet.
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Which supplement is best for magnesium deficiency?

Depends: There are many forms of magnesium on the market. Magnesium citrate if easy to find and relatively inexpensive. For more information, see:
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Should I take 250mg magnesium oxide for deficiency?

Depends: Magnesium oxide is not my preferred choice, as I believe other forms are better.
More details about magnesium supplementation on my blog:
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Can magnesium deficiency cause bruising?

Can magnesium deficiency cause bruising?

Not likely: Magnesium deficiency in isolation is unlikely to occur and if it does is not likely to explain bruising. ...Read more

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Would a magnesium deficiency caused by levaquin (levofloxacin) be affecting irritability, confusion, and depression? I'm on day 4 of it and these things seem worse

Just Levaquin (levofloxacin): There is lots of magnesium in the body, so it won't deplete to symptomatic levels in just a few days. Levaquin (levofloxacin) can have such side effects, and you should let your prescriber know about them--together decide if this is cause (and if worth putting up with for rest of course, or need new Rx for other antibiotic), or if something else might be going on and you need seen again. ...Read more

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Unusual fatigue, derealization for past 0, 5 yr. Anxiety, panic attacks since 1, 5 yrs starting with muscle cramps. Can it be magnesium deficiency? 22/M

Unusual fatigue, derealization for past 0, 5 yr. Anxiety, panic attacks since 1, 5 yrs starting with muscle cramps. Can it be magnesium deficiency? 22/M

Unlikely Mg deficien: Severe magnesium deficiencies are rare, can be due to kidney disease, Crohn's disease, problems with parathyroid function, or related to drugs for diabetes, cancer, and some antibiotics. Anxiety and panic attacks are often accompanied by depression, which can produce fatigue and derealization. Get physical checkup from MD, then consult psychologist for evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more