Magnesium making adrenal fatigue worse

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I heard that magnesium should make you feel good but after 8 months of supplementing I feel even more tired and my blood pressure is constantly low now, dizzy. I heard it should be avoided if you have low cortisol, which I do.

I've been craving salt and somehow it makes me feel better. Has anyone have similiar experience?

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    I never heard that. I have magnesium everyday and my blood pressure is not high nor I am dizzy or have any symptoms I can link with magnesium. I would not dream to give it up... I do not crave for salt but I read it helps the adrenals. The thing is that I do not know how much to take. Last Summer here in Australia is Autumn now, I was feeling run down and it seemed to me that after drinking  a glass of water with 1/4 of a table spoon of salt I was feeling better. Are you hypothyroid?
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      No I'm not hypothyroid but have low cortisol. I guess magnesium lowers cortisol and long use of magnesium will lower sodium. Im speculating, now I stopped supplementing with magnesuim and trying to bring sodium up. I was only taking around 400mg.

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    Drinking water with Himalayan or Sea Salt increases de sodium in the blood. I'll go to my medical  info pages and query the magnesium/cortisol/sodium thing.

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    these may be symptoms of

    primary Addison's disease

    Also, Are you losing weight

    not hungry, nauseous, dizzy upon standing

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      I keep thinking if I had Addison but my endo said my cortisol at 14 in the morning is fine. She said if I did have Addison I be dead with 0 cortisol.

      I lost 17lbs since being sick but I get hungry every 2-3 hours, dizzy at times when bp drops and standing for 5 minutes or longer. Dr. Thinks it's chronic fatigue. I hate to be misdiagnosed.

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      you need to switch endo immediately

      maybe even go to emergency clinic or hospital

      cortisol at 14nmol is not okay

      I live in Canada so not sure if you use nmol

      from everything youve described you

      most likely have Addison's

      Addison's with low blood pressure

      is an emergency

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      Yes, go to the emergency department at the hospital. It takes time to change doctor and be checked there. For the cortisol to be low in the morning is a sign of adrenal insufficiency/Addison's. In the morning cortisol has to higher than during the day or at night. I do not know what 14 is... but if it is low compared to the other readings, then you know you need help a.s.a.p.

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    from your symptoms, it definitely sounds like

    Addison's disease

    you may need a medic alert bracelet

    for your adrenal insufficiency

    in case you have an adrenal crisis

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      I am not hungry, but I can cook nice healthy gluten free  meals and eat with my partner (I do not know how much I'd eat if I was on my own...) I am not nauseous, and I am not dizzy upon standing. My cortisol levels were low in March 2015;  then I was not taking hc. In June 2015 I had the third pneumonia in 4 years. Since then I take care of myself medically and I haven't had a pneumonia again.

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