High magnesium serum level
After having similar symptoms to magnesium deficiency, and being tested for everything else (MRI, ENT visits, all coming back normal) I asked my doctor for a magnesium test, and the only available test was the serum test.
To my surprise, I recieved my test results and noticed that my magnesium levels were in fact too high? Nothing outrageous, the test said the normal range was 1.8-2.4, mine was 2.6. I am aware that I am not a doctor in any shape or form but I can say I have done in depth research on magnesium and the different types of tests to discover a deficiency.
From multiple sources- the serum test is the most inaccurate test to view the body's magnesium levels. The reason I am pointing this out and focusing on the magnesium is because I have been taking the supplement and have noticed it helping my symptoms. In addition, I know that based on my lifestyle and diet, it's very odd to me that I would actually be getting too much magnesium.
I also know that one of the most common signs you are getting enough/more than enough magnesium is the body flushing it out (diarrhea). I have been increasing my supplement 100mg a day (to reach 400mg) and have had no stomach problems or diarrhea.
My doctor reccomended I don't supplement. I am simply looking for your opinion on whether or not it is safe to keep supplementing, and again, I have noticed an improvement.