Anxiety & magnesium

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I suffer from anxiety and panic attacks and I read on an anxiety forum that taking magnesium supplements can help?

I bought some tablets earlier today and took my first tablet about a hour ago. I now feel very lightheaded, dizzy and a feeling of dread!!!

Am I supposed to feel this way??

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    don't take any phosphate and magnesium supplement unless u have been told by health professional. coz high level of electrolytes can play up with ur heart rate.

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      My GP showed me today my last blood tests results from November, my magnesium levels were fine and the electrolytes were also fine.

      I read that magnesium is good for the nervous system??

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      yes.. i have been told by a&e (ER) doctor that we should not take supplements unless we are low on them. i have palpitations issue so i was so desperate to take magnesium but dr warned me not to as in case of electrolytes imbalance, supplements are given under observation.

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    I had this same reaction...curious how long it lasted for you. I will not be adding any more supplements without seeing bloodwork that shows I NEED it. I'm still struggling with lightheadedness 36 hours after my last dose. Like it just won't leave my body.

    How long didn't your reaction last?


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