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That's a Tough Question...
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Karen,

Wow! I'm so glad that you found magnesium, got off of those drugs and lost 85 pounds. That's AMAZING!!
In answer to your question, yes, you certainly can take too much magnesium. Please read my page on Magnesium Overdose here.

Interestingly, though, if you truly had a magnesium overdose, it should have shown up as a too high Magnesium Level.

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But DO trust your body and if you feel better off of magnesium, then stay off for a while or reduce your dose. Now that you are 85 pounds lighter and your PVC's 'WERE' under control, maybe you need less. But it's VERY hard to say without knowing you.

It's good that you have a Normal Potassium Level as well. With a normal level, you don't need any extra potassium.

So, it's REALLY hard to say what is going on. It could be a more subtle nutrient deficiency that is not showing up on your doctor's lab tests, but may show up on a Comprehensive Organix Profile which tests a whole bunch of nutrient markers and LOTS of other things. It gives you a VERY clear picture of your nutrient status.

Also, if you have not had a Vitamin D Test, then PLEASE get tested. While it seems unlikely that would be the problem, a very low Vitamin D Level COULD be throwing off your calcium levels and causing problems too.

So, that would be my suggestion. Get a:

Vitamin D Test

and a

Comprehensive Organix Profile

to see where you stand nutritionally.


Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune System Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner
Immune System

Too much magnesium
by: Anonymous

Kerri,

Do I have to be concerned with overdosing on magnesium, when I've had kidney stones or is it with more extreme kidney problems?
Thanks!

Kimi Ramsey

Kidney Stones and Magnesium
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Kimi,

If you read my Magnesium Dosage page, you'll see that I specifically note kidney stones as being an entirely different problem from 'kidney function'.

And if you also read my page on Preventing Kidney Stones, you'll see that magnesium deficiency is probably one of the causes of kidney stones in the first place.


Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune System Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner
Immune System

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