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by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Heather,

I encourage you to read more on my site as you would have found the answer to your question had you looked around my site a bit more.

Please read my page on Magnesium and Vitamin D to see why you are simply experiencing the Signs of Magnesium Deficiency from the Vitamin D...

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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by: TAM

Hello All!!
So....I will try to be as brief as possible. For almost 2 years now I have had chronic nausea. No other symptoms such as vomiting, tummy aches, etc...just plain nausea. After many many doctors specialists, blood work and evaluations...nothing was found to be the cause....UNTIL I saw an Endocrinologist about a month and a half ago. I went there complaining of the nausea. She ran some blood work and found that I was Vitamin D Insufficient. She said that Vit D deficiency and nausea are NOT related, but she thought I should start the 50,000 IU twice a week for 2 months. Well....I am kind of a freak when it comes to taking stuff, so I asked if I could take less to start...she said to take 400 IU twice a day. So, I started that on 6/7/11. Within a week my nausea was GONE!!!!!! I was so excited and relieved....and surprised based on what she said about there not being a link between the two.
BUT! Starting last Saturday (June 25th) I began getting heart palpitations....ALL DAY, EVERY DAY! There was nothing different in my diet, activity, meds, etc....JUST THE VITAMIN D.
So, I was certain it was the D....BUT WHY?? I saw some info on your website here that state I may be deficient in Magnesium, however I have always taken a CAL/MAG/D (for years) and my Magnesium and Calcium levels have always been normal in my blood tests.

The heart palps are so bad I quit the Vitamin D on 7/3/11 until I could figure out the proper ratio...which I don't understand how to do...I don't want to take more than I need.....and end up with anymore new symptoms....

Anyway, as of yesterday, July 5th nausea is back... :/
I realize I am insufficient and need the Vit D....AND I TRULY BELIEVE THAT THE LACK OF D WAS THE REASON FOR MY NAUSEA.....but between these two symptoms I am either sick to my stomach with constant nausea or constant heart palpitations. The palps are keeping me up at night and make me nervous and uncomfortable. I have NEVER had chronic heart palps until now so it is a bit frightening even though I know they are linked to the D somehow.

So, now I just want to feel good again and I know that Vit/Min supplementation is what I need. I am just not sure what to do..???

Thanks for this site and your time~

PS---I tried to be brief :oP

*36 yr old female
I eat 80% organic most of the time, fairly healthy, don't eat sweets, eat turkey or chicken 2 or 3 times a week (no hormones) get minimal weekly exercise
*Vitamin D Insufficient - Level 24 - 6/7/2011
*Low Progesterone/Estrogen dominance
*Endometriosis - Unofficial diagnosis in 2001 (couldn't see any lesions in Laparoscopy)
*Chronic monthly ovarian cysts (usually about 3-5cm in size)
*I don't eat dairy or fish

Please ignore your blood tests...
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Please ignore your blood tests and read my page on Magnesium Level. You HAVE magnesium deficiency. Just because you've taken 'some' magnesium doesn't mean that you've taken enough magnesium to prevent magnesium deficiency- and in fact most cal/mag supplements contain a COMPLETELY inappropriately low dose of magnesium in a form that is almost completely unusable anyway.

So, please read my page on Magnesium Dosage to find out the right magnesium dosage to relieve your symptoms. Also, 400 IU's of vitamin d twice a day is totally and completely ridiculously low. While that may be a dose to START at, you need to quickly take higher dosages until you are taking approximately 7000 IU's per day, the amount necessary to bring your levels up.

Think about the logic of your doctor initially wanting you to take 50,000 IU's per week and then telling you to take 800 IU's per day, which is about 5600 IU's per week. He's having you take 1/10th the dosage of what he originally recommended. Your current weekly dose is a DAILY adult maintenance dose!

Kerri Knox RN

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