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Hi new this forum, but have a weird problem. I have GERD and take esomeprazole long term, my GP has cut my dosage as she believes that it interferes with magnesium. I started earlier this year taking magnesium supplements 375mg and about the same time started to get a really sore chest, as if something had scratched inside and it was raw, it made me have a wheezy cough and after several visits to GP they said it was GERD. Long story short about 10 days ago I ran out of magnesium, this pain went, 3 days ago started up again and chest pain and dry cough back, have not taken today and the pain is subsiding. I also take intermittent B12 supplements wondering could it be either of these. Wondering whether they are causing an allergic reaction?

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    In my book if something repeatedly starts and stops in concert with starting and stopping another action - there is a fair chance there is a link. Especially when we're talking medications - OTC or not.
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    Hi UAH. it sounds that there's possibly a connection between the Mag. & ur reaction. however, it might actually be something synthetic in the binding of the tablet or filling if capsule. u could try epsom salts and see what happens.



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