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Crohn's Disease and Muscle Cramps
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Anonymous,

Sorry to hear about your issues, but I'm glad that you found your vitamin d deficiency and have been correcting that, yeah!

But I'm not sure that I agree 100% that your Chrohn's caused your nutrient deficiencies because there is some evidence that its the nutrient deficiencies that caused the Crohn's!! Especially a vitamin D deficiency has been linked to Crohn's and there is a lot of evidence of nutrient deficiencies 'triggering' a genetic predisposition for disease- and then the Crohn's ends up creating MORE nutrient deficiencies leading into a downward spiral.

But as far as the muscle cramps, did you read my page on Muscle Cramps?

First: please make sure that your multivitamin contains at least 400 IU's of vitamin e like Jigsaw Health's Essential Daily Packs.

Second: You say that you are taking magnesium, but if you have Crohn's AND you are taking vitamin d, you may just have been breaking even and not actually increasing your stores of magnesium since you've been taking it. I would recommend reading my page on getting the Magnesium Dosage and using Magnesium Bath Flakes and/or Transdermal Magnesium Gel to increase your dosage if your digestive tract just won't take any more.

While potassium can also help, what Causes Low Potassium levels is most often low magnesium!! So, getting more magnesium is likely the problem, but it wouldn't hurt to take one tablet of potassium in the form of Potassium Orotate Supplements.

OK. Enough for now. Try that out and let me know what happens!!

Comment about the Prednisone..
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

I also wanted to comment on the fact that you are taking Prednisone. Be aware of the Prednisone Side Effects and especially that the combination of Prednisone and Quinolone Antibiotics can lead to a disabling condition called Cipro Tendonitis that is BEST avoided.

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune System Queen
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