Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 215 58
Muscle pain 208 73
Fibromyalgia 155 45
Stiffness/Spasticity 49 14
Migraine headaches 39 4
ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) 37 11

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 6
Moderate 16
Mild 23
None 224

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Magnesium

Side effect Patients
Diarrhea 16
Loose bowel movements 4
Abdominal cramps 2
Burning sensation 2
Abdominal bloating 1
Bowel urgency 1

Show all 19 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Magnesium

Dosage Patients
400 mg daily 21
500 mg daily 17
250 mg daily 14
600 mg daily 10
64 mg daily 8
300 mg daily 8
1 tablet(s) daily 7
377 mg daily 7
200 mg daily 5
200 mg twice daily 5

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Why patients stopped taking Magnesium

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 67
Did not seem to work 46
Course of treatment ended 17
Expense 17
Side effects too severe 17
Personal research 13
Doctor's advice 12
Change in health plan coverage 2
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Duration

Currently taking Magnesium

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 10
6 months - 1 year 24
1 - 2 years 30
2 - 5 years 64
5 - 10 years 57
10 years or more 12

Stopped taking Magnesium

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 18
1 - 6 months 48
6 months - 1 year 25
1 - 2 years 33
2 - 5 years 30
5 - 10 years 7
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 169
Usually 69
Sometimes 17
Never taken as prescribed 14
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 9
Somewhat hard to take 20
A little hard to take 42
Not at all hard to take 198
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 6
< $25 131
Not specified 130
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37 patient evaluations for Magnesium

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gagafor2
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gagafor2
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 65
PF Severity:
I am: g
I have:
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

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Dec 12, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for RLS (Restless Legs Syndrome))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Constipation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 580 mg Daily

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msims1963
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msims1963
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: none
Arms: none
Chest: none
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
ALS

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Sep 19, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: This is used to fight free radical cells
Cost: < $25 monthly

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marie1970
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marie1970
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: Some
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Some
Stiffness: Some
function: None
external_stress: Little
Stickman: some
Description:F46y
CFS:19y Dx
I am: n
I have:
ME/CFS

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Jul 6, 2016 (Started Aug 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Unrefreshing or poor sleep)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Premenstrual syndrome (PMS))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Muscle pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Really helps with better sleep, not as good result with PMS after that first time. Helps with muscle pain in legs when I can't sleep.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 7, 2015 (Started Aug 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Unrefreshing or poor sleep)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Muscle pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Polymyalgia Rheumatica)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Premenstrual syndrome (PMS))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: On and off for the fall of 2014. Slight improvement in sleep. PMS suddenly gone (I did not know this!) when I took it regularly. Not enough just around the dates of the period.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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