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by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Ken,

Please read my page on Muscle Cramps. Also stress uses up TONS of magnesium. So, if your stress levels have gone up, so have your magnesium requirements.

Sometimes stress levels also go up as a RESULT of magnesium deficiency because stressors that you can handle when you aren't magnesium deficient become overwhelming when you are deficient- so it's a vicious cycle.

As far as your vitamin d, you don't say what your level was or what you did about your level, so I would have no idea if it could still be low or not. But in any case, if you have been treated for your vitamin d deficiency and you suspect that it's still low, that means that you haven't had a repeat level- so you should get one.



Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune System Queen
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OMGosh!
by: Anonymous

The same exact thing happened to me and continues to happen off and on now. I had a calf cramp for Eight Months straight while treating my vitamin D deficiency, and it was only after adding Magnesium, Calcium, and Potassium on top of the Vitamin D, AND a Multi-Vitamin on top of it All, I have finally found some relief and longer periods of time without the cramps.

They still come now and again, and may be stress related, although I never made that specific connection. I will have to watch for that link, if there is one. I also have to be on a strict diet which is why I supplement so much, that includes no gluten, rice, bread, grains, oats, sugar, starch, or dairy.. Yeah, pretty much everything except meat, fruit, and veggies! Back to the caveman days literally.. It does help me feel better, and I sometimes realize if I've strayed from the diet either accidentally, or indulged when I knew I shouldn't have, a lot of the problems like the muscle cramps and of course other issues, will come back as well.

I hope this isn't too long, but hope it helps! I would probably go to a doctor first before you go on some radical diet like mine, as mine IS doctor ordered. Anyway, good luck!

You are probably not taking enough magnesium...
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi OMG,

If you still have cramps, you probably are just not taking enough magnesium even if you 'believe' that you are. Please read my page on Magnesium Dosage to find the right dose for you.

And PLEASE do not call your diet 'radical'. Eating white flour bread and candy every day should be called 'radical'- not a paleo diet. The human race grew up on a paleo diet and had nothing else for tens of thousands of years. How is THAT to be considered 'radical'? It SHOULD be considered 'normal' and was for the entire ascent of our species...



Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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