Are you magnesium deficient? Leg cramps, foot pain or muscle ‘twitches’ are usually the first signs

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  • F.McCotter

    I have ahd pain in the upper part of both feet for about 5 years now . I have seen numerous experts had mri scan in right foot etc. All to no avail yet.
    I am now 52 years old and had always enjoyed a very active life , going to the gym regularly , walking cycling. I am wonderingnow could I have a magnesium deficiency ? Would a blood test show this up ? I am trying to find out if anyone else has had a similar experience but more imortantly and results!

  • neverke

    Yes, certainly you can measure blood magnesium serum levels. To find out more, check out http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003487.htm

  • Lynn van Dyke

    Recently I have been feeling stressed, lethargic and had bad heartburn. I diagnosed low stomach acid as my doctor prescribed proton pump inhibitors which made me very poorly with diarrhoea. I have been having fruit and veg juice and plain probiotic yoghurt to fix it myself but last night for the second time I had excruciating foot pain for no reason for 8 hours. I have also had hand pain twice for a short time recently. I rang the NHS direct for help but they never rang me back. I was googling the symptom and finally found magnesium deficiency. I had cashew nuts which were high in magnesium and after an hour or two it subsided. So is that the cause? Will be buying some mineral supplements today and asking my doctor although doctors don’t seem to be clued up on these things which is very disheartening!

  • neverke

    Hi Lynn, I hope that checking your blood magnesium serum levels will shed some light on the possible magnesium deficiency you may be experiencing. Let us know if magnesium proves to be the remedy.

  • ta

    When I drink an overabundance of juices, beer or soda pop I get very severe pain in my legs. It is a really deep pain so not sure if it involves the muscles, tissues or bone. It starts in the upper thighs and progresses to include the whole leg. It’s not really an RLS type symptom but pain. If I take a couple magnesium tablets within a half an hour they are gone. What is this all about do you know? Is there anything else I should be doing as this has been going on for probably 30 yrs now.

  • neverke

    ta: Many people experience leg pain after drinking diet sodas, as they contain aspartame that has been associated with leg pain. I would probably do a liver panel to see if everything looks right.

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  • Dan

    Can a magnesium deficiency be responsible for adrenal burnout and anxiety??

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    Nice attempt on such a complex subject. Please continue posting.

  • Margie

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