How Much Magnesium to Take for Fibromyalgia

I have a severe case of Fibromyalgia (I am 63 yrs. old and started showing the first signs of Fibromyalgia when I was 26) I also have IBS and Chronic Fatigue. I would like to know a safe amount of Magnesium I could take with the 40 meq of Potassium Chloride I take daily. Actually, my Dr. just raised the Potassium to the 40 meq's today. Is there a way to combine the 2 so I don't have to take so much Potassium? They are really hard for me to swallow even if I break them in 1/2 they still get stuck in my throat! They also upset my stomach. The chronic pain I have from the Fibro leaves me with little or no appetite so I am wondering if I take less Potassium if it would help with the appetite issue.

I appreciate any/all input you can provide me.
Thank you,


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by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune System Queen

Hi Judith,

I go over this on my Magnesium Dosage page. And if you have trouble swallowing pills, then just get a powder such as Natural Calm Raspberry Lemon 16 oz and other powdered magnesium products. You should be able to find powdered potassium as well, however, please read my page on Causes of Low Potassium. Low potassium is often caused by low magnesium, and so your potassium levels might come up when you get enough magnesium.

Kerri Knox, RN

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