Magnesium loss

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jeanette57
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Magnesium loss

Postby jeanette57 » Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:04 pm

Why is my body after 2 years - completely deleted in magnesium? I get IV take 1000 pills and still can't keep it? This is crazy! :evil:
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Re: Magnesium loss

Postby janklo » Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:10 pm

Are you getting chemo? That happened to Lauren on erbitex and vectibex. She had to get infusions of magnesium. It can be life threatening, so keep your eye on it and go to the ER if your hands or face muscles seize up!
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Re: Magnesium loss

Postby jeanette57 » Wed Apr 23, 2014 9:53 pm

Ok
Yes to both chemo's. Making no blood also so having 4 unites of blood this week. I am going off this chemo and on to another next week. Been doing chemo for 2 years weekly, getting tired. :D
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Re: Magnesium loss

Postby Stevet » Thu Apr 24, 2014 2:27 am

Your body can't keep magnesium levels stable if your potassium is low, and vice versa. Your potassium may be off!

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Re: Magnesium loss

Postby Peabody5422 » Thu Apr 24, 2014 3:28 pm

My potassium level was so low that they had to postpone my surgery and give me potassium in the holding area. It stayed low all the time so I finally tossed a temper fit and my family dr gave me tabs. My gyno suggest magnesium for my charlie horses and that has worked. I no longer get them in my upper and lower legs. The potassium is a little hard on my stomach so I have to take it with food and zantax.
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Re: Magnesium loss

Postby jeanette57 » Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:45 pm

potassium for me is normal or little high but within range. I had to watch it as I am eating artichoke hearts for the magnesium. I have low blood protein and then some low albutium (spell). magnesium is hell.
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Re: Magnesium loss

Postby pfCml73183 » Fri Apr 25, 2014 12:23 am

This is weird but, my husband low potassium levels during his last chemo round. I started buying him Smart Water and it did the trick for him. I don't recall what else is in it but, if you like plain water, you may want to check it out.
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Re: Magnesium loss

Postby gtownguy » Fri Apr 25, 2014 12:25 am

I always got infusions of both magnesium and calcium before each chemo session. The nurse told me that is supposed to help lessen the side effects.
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Re: Magnesium loss

Postby jeanette57 » Tue May 06, 2014 1:11 pm

ok, bought a case of smart water at Costco. I appreciate the help. I am also taking pills.

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