40 patient evaluations for Magnesium

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Jul 6, 2009 (Started Oct 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for constipation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Keep upping the dose until it works.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 1, 2008 (Started Oct 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for constipation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 250 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 2 helpful marks

Jul 25, 2010 (Started Jul 25, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for restless feeling in legs)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: For me, this supplement is a miracle worker for restless leg syndrome (RLS). I would get it so bad I practically had to sleep standing up due to I couldn't lay or even sit without my legs having to move all the time!! Then a neighbor suggested Magnesium and to this day, I've been free of RLS. I probably jinxed myself by saying that just now, but it's true! And after trying all the prescription stuff like Requip, all it takes is two 400mg pills with breakfast and supper and I'm all set.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 2 helpful marks

Sep 17, 2008 (Started Jan 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Oct 1, 2009 (Started Aug 07, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for numbness)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bowel problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I feel good taking magnesium to my bowel problems. I also feel better from my pain in the legs.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Jul 8, 2010 (Started May 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Before I had the Liberation Procedure this supplement really helped with spasticity. I also experienced bowel relief. Quite unexpectedly.

May 27, 2010 (Started May 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Not only is this supplement helping with my spasticity, but it has just about eliminated my constipation issues from the other medications I'm currently on.

May 26, 2010 (Started May 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I originally started this for spasticity and it does wonders for that. The very first morning after taking this a bedtime I awoke feeling muscles in my legs that I haven't felt in years. Unexpectedly I also found this eliminated my constipation problems I've had for years because of muscle weakness.

  • 1 helpful mark

Jun 14, 2010 (Started Jun 30, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily

  • 1 helpful mark

Mar 31, 2011 (Started Aug 02, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for muscle spasms)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 250 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I found that COQ10 worked much better

  • 1 helpful mark

Jul 26, 2011 (Started Mar 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for progressive muscular atrophy)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for cramps)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 1, 2009 (Started Mar 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for progressive muscular atrophy)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for cramps)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

May 15, 2015 (Started Sep 19, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for night cramps in legs and feet)
  • Side effects
    Severe (diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 64 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Taking Magnesium is the same as taking Milk of Magnesia. After weeks of diarrhea, I went to see my gastro doc and that's what he told me. As soon as I stopped taking it, the diarrhea stopped
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Dec 12, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for restless legs syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for constipation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 580 mg Daily

  • 1 helpful mark
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