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Neuroplastic

Has anybody found themselves sensitive to magnesium? Curiously enough, it *might* be the case with me. I say it *might* be, for the chances are that one of the bad waves in the past coincided with my taking magnesium, and magnesium is not culprit here.

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angie007

Hi Neuro,

 

Yes i had an awful problem with magnesium citrate, i used to take the chelated mag through a lot of my taper with zero

problems, and decided as it was very calming and helped with sleep issues for me once, that i would restart.

On going to the store to get a refill, i was informed they were out of stock, so decided to get the Citrate instead.

I started that last saturday night.

By sunday morning i felt like every nerve in my body was jangling, i was so jittery and shaky and felt pretty unwell,

and stupidly put this down to wd from paxil, and continued to take the citrate until wednesday of this week, with virtually

zero let up in symptoms. Then i had a " lightbulb" moment, maybe it was the mag!!!!!!! so i stopped it.

 

Thursday wasnt too good, and friday was even worse with bad panic/anxiety, shaky, dizzy, lightheaded, faint feelings.

So of course, id stopped the mag, so then decided to miss a night of my sliver of paxil too, just to make sure id got the

correct culprit.

 

Today has been better in many ways, not perfect, but then ive been out, and the anxiety has been at a much lower level

than it has at any stage this last week.

Could it be the mag??? these shaky jittery feelings didnt start until i took the mag!!!!

Or could it be the missed dose of paxil thats stopped the insane anxiety!!!!

This has been my experience this last week, i spoke to my doctor on thursday, and he says that when we reach a low level

in tapering, sometimes we are just too hyper sensitive for any suppliments.

Hope this helps!!!!!!

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Tilz

I had a horrible reaction to magnesium a few years back. I remember only taking it for one day and ended up with major anxiety and brain fog which lasted around 4 days. Can't remember which form of Mg but was quite disappointed because I had read (and still do) so many beneficial things! It was definitely the Mg because I wasn't taking any other supps at the time.

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alexjuice

Depends on the mag and the day. Somedays have been better than others for my sensitivity.

 

Mag glycinate is very sedating. Useless, wakeuphungover, sedating. Mag Chloride (dermally only) given me skin rash, other times I've been fine. Mag Citrate tolerated fairly well but it was the last to get a try so I'm probably less sensitive generally. Mag sulfate (epsom bath) is okay for me. Sedating but in a pleasant, anxiolytic way.

 

Alex

 

ps- I believe my hypersensitivity is improving. I feel less at risk of a freak adverse reaction and have been more successfully in gradually increasing doses of previously problematic foods and substances. Still, I remain cautious.

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Whatever

I only take Magnesium Oxide with Calcium since 1) it has the highest amount of Magnesium of all the types out there, 2) it is what my neurologist recommended for chronic headaches and 3) I have read that Magnesium is most effective when compounded with calcium.

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Altostrata

Mag oxide, though, is one of the types less absorbed.

 

However, if it works for you, it works!

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Sally3

Hello - Yesterday I took Magnesium for the first time and about an hour or so afterward as I was trying to rest, I started having body jerks, which I rarely get anymore. They lasted while resting and then again at bedtime as I was trying to sleep. This was surprising to me as I thought the Magnesium was supposed to relax our muscles...I am not going to take it today. The plus side of this is that I woke this morning with no cortisol shaking...so don't know what's up with this. Any thoughts on this or anyone experience the same thing? And if I keep taking the Magnesium, do the body jerks just wear off?

Thanks I've learned alot from this site...lots of good information...the fish oil is my next thing to try.

Sally3

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Georgia

I had the same problem with magnesium. It also gave me breathing problems/apnea during sleep. (Maybe I should say it worsened existing withdrawal problems.)Magnesium glycinate is the worst for me. I don't seem to have any problem with magnesium (Epsom Salt) in the bath, or foods that contain magnesium. Very low amount of mag citrate in my multi-vitamin seems to be OK, but I don't take it regularly. I avoid D3 for the same reason, except in small doses.

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GiaK

I've always gone with the jerking...it feels like it's releasing tension to me...it makes me think of neurogenic tremors which animals do to release trauma...after I let them do what they want I feel better...

 

Anyway...it may not be a good thing for you...but for me I've always interpreted the jerking as a sort of "kriya" energetic release...I imagine if they scared people they might work the opposite way and make things worse if it resulting in tightening up or getting more tense...

 

in any case, it's possible we are not experiencing the same thing as well...just wanted to share my experience.

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Sally3

Thank you for your responses....Gia - they don't scare me at all...mostly annoying when trying to rest... but they have been gone pretty much but returned when I took the magnesium. Puzzling to say the least....and also no morning cortisol this morning and just makes me wonder if that was from the magnesium or just my lucky day....

Thanks

Sally3

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Altostrata

How much mag did you take? Maybe it's too much for you.

 

It sounds like it set off a paradoxical reaction (too much mag) and when it wore off, it was beneficial.

 

A lower dose might suit you better. People can be hypersensitive to magnesium, too.

 

(Sally, I'm moving this to the Symptoms and Self-Care forum. Only one topic to a customer in the Intro forum.)

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Sally3

Thanks Alto - I don't know my way around this forum very well so forgive me...just don't know exactly where to go to ask a question...the magnesium I took was 100 mg...I'll try it again in a day or so but just take half the dose...

Sally3

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Survivor1

I wanted to revive this thread as I have had a terrible reaction to magnesium glycinate also.  Was on it for a year and did not know that it was mag glycinate that was causing the jerks.  I also had apnea, head click and other head noises, and an alerting sensation in my head when I took it. 

 

Did some research and found that glycine can cause myoclonic jerks.

 

Was taking 200 mg at night and 200 upon awakening in the mornings. Went away immediately upon discontinuing.

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Frogie
1 minute ago, Survivor1 said:

I wanted to revive this thread as I have had a terrible reaction to magnesium glycinate also.  Was on it for a year and did not know that it was mag glycinate that was causing the jerks.  I also had apnea, head click and other head noises, and an alerting sensation in my head when I too it. 

 

Did some research and found that glycine can cause myoclonic jerks.

 

Was taking 200 mg at night and 200 upon awakening in the mornings. Went away immediately upon discontinuing.

That's great to hear!

 

I can't remember what type magnesium I was taking, but it started making me nauseous so I quit taking it. I've had an upset stomach a couple times since.

 

I'm so glad you figured it out! Now for some sleep!  😴😴😴💤💤💤

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Dalalea
1 hour ago, Survivor1 said:

Did some research and found that glycine can cause myoclonic jerks.

Thank you for posting this! There are so many different kinds!

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NobodySpecial

If you're looking for an easy to stomach, non-glycinate magnesium source, I'd recommend - Nature Calm (no affiliation).

 

I think it's "ionic" magnesium citrate, which means almost nothing to me other than it being a highly absorbable source.

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ryan1982

Hi all- it’s been a while since my last post and I plan on updating my signature when I get a chance. I’m back on Lexapro 4 MG and I recently started taking 100MG magnesium glycinate to help me sleep. Since then, I’ve had pretty consistent feelings of breathlessness, heart palpitations, anxiety etc.

 

Is it possible that those of us with a destabilized nervous system can have a paradoxical reaction to magnesium? I’m going to stop taking it as that’s the only thing I can equate to the issues I’ve been having. 

 

I appreciate anyone’s advice in advance!

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ChessieCat

Hi ryan,

 

I've moved your post to an existing topic.

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RealMe
On 3/16/2018 at 4:17 AM, NobodySpecial said:

If you're looking for an easy to stomach, non-glycinate magnesium source, I'd recommend - Nature Calm (no affiliation).

 

I think it's "ionic" magnesium citrate, which means almost nothing to me other than it being a highly absorbable source.

I could not find NatureCalm Magnesium.  Could it be Natural Calm?  I am looking for magnesium that won't cause side effects for me.  I experience a swollen, irritated tongue whenever I take Magnesium even in small amounts.  I have tried staying off it for quite a while, and that symptom disappears.  When I resume it, the irritated tongue returns.  Thus, I'm pretty sure the magnesium is what causes it.

Thanks,

RM

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Rosetta
On July 5, 2018 at 7:39 PM, RealMe said:

I could not find NatureCalm Magnesium.  Could it be Natural Calm?  I am looking for magnesium that won't cause side effects for me.  I experience a swollen, irritated tongue whenever I take Magnesium even in small amounts.  I have tried staying off it for quite a while, and that symptom disappears.  When I resume it, the irritated tongue returns.  Thus, I'm pretty sure the magnesium is what causes it.

Thanks,

RM

 

This is what I use

 

http://naturalvitality.com/natural-calm/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI4ta-8YKO3AIVkF5-Ch00BAOBEAAYASAAEgIYvvD_BwE

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NobodySpecial
On 7/6/2018 at 10:39 AM, RealMe said:

I could not find NatureCalm Magnesium.  Could it be Natural Calm?  I am looking for magnesium that won't cause side effects for me.  I experience a swollen, irritated tongue whenever I take Magnesium even in small amounts.  I have tried staying off it for quite a while, and that symptom disappears.  When I resume it, the irritated tongue returns.  Thus, I'm pretty sure the magnesium is what causes it.

Thanks,

RM

 

Hey, my bad, it's Natural Calm. Rosetta posted the link. You can also buy it from iHerb. I would thoroughly recommend trying it!

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NobodySpecial

@RealMe, keep me posted :)

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RealMe
On 7/12/2018 at 11:32 PM, NobodySpecial said:

@RealMe, keep me posted :)

Hi NS,

I tried a tiny bit, thought I noticed a reaction, decided to wait a few days and try again.  I'll let you know how it works out.

RM

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Altostrata
On 7/5/2018 at 11:44 AM, ryan1982 said:

Hi all- it’s been a while since my last post and I plan on updating my signature when I get a chance. I’m back on Lexapro 4 MG and I recently started taking 100MG magnesium glycinate to help me sleep. Since then, I’ve had pretty consistent feelings of breathlessness, heart palpitations, anxiety etc.

 

Is it possible that those of us with a destabilized nervous system can have a paradoxical reaction to magnesium? I’m going to stop taking it as that’s the only thing I can equate to the issues I’ve been having. 

 

I appreciate anyone’s advice in advance!

 

You may wish to cut the tablet in half and see if those symptoms reduce. If not, they're probably not from the magnesium.

 

Taking smaller doses more often is more effective than larger doses.

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ryan1982

Thanks @Altostrata, I’m very appreciative of your note. I did cut out the magnesium and the symptoms disappeared.  Any chance you’d know when I can try again? I used to take melatonin, Hydroxyzine and magnesium and now I can’t tolerate any of them. 

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Altostrata

Give your nervous system a rest for a while and then try a very small amount of magnesium and melatonin. You probably should not take hydroxyzine for sleep again.

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ryan1982

I have some tinnitus for the first time, @Altostrata, after taking magnesium.  Is that normal at all?  Will this go away?

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