Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 209 53
Muscle pain 200 65
Fibromyalgia 151 43
Stiffness/Spasticity 49 14
Migraine headaches 39 4
ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) 35 7

Show all 162 reasons taken


  • 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 15
Mild 22
None 210

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Magnesium

Side effect Patients
Diarrhea 15
Loose bowel movements 4
Abdominal cramps 2
Burning sensation 2
Abdominal bloating 1
Bowel urgency 1

Show all 18 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Magnesium

Dosage Patients
400 mg daily 20
500 mg daily 15
250 mg daily 12
64 mg daily 11
300 mg daily 7
1 tablet(s) daily 6
377 mg daily 6
600 mg daily 6
200 mg daily 5
800 mg daily 5

See all 76 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Magnesium

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 69
Did not seem to work 45
Expense 17
Side effects too severe 17
Course of treatment ended 15
Personal research 12
Doctor's advice 11
Change in health plan coverage 2
See all 160 patients who’ve stopped taking Magnesium

Duration

Currently taking Magnesium

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 7
6 months - 1 year 19
1 - 2 years 30
2 - 5 years 72
5 - 10 years 44
10 years or more 12

Stopped taking Magnesium

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 19
1 - 6 months 47
6 months - 1 year 24
1 - 2 years 34
2 - 5 years 27
5 - 10 years 7
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 160
Usually 63
Sometimes 17
Never taken as prescribed 13
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 9
Somewhat hard to take 20
A little hard to take 40
Not at all hard to take 184
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 6
< $25 124
Not specified 121
Last updated:

37 patient evaluations for Magnesium

202 members have decided to share their profiles only with other members of PatientsLikeMe.

gagafor2
86527 thumb
gagafor2
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 64
PF Severity:
I am: g
I have:
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

See gagafor2's full Magnesium history

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

  • 0 helpful marks
msims1963
87652 thumb
msims1963
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: none
Arms: none
Chest: none
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
ALS

See msims1963's full Magnesium history

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

  • 0 helpful marks
marie1970
69948 thumb
marie1970
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: Little
Fatigue: All
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: Most
function: Little
external_stress: Little
Stickman: most
Description:F46y
CFS:19y Dx
I am: b
I have:
ME/CFS

See marie1970's full Magnesium history

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

  • 0 helpful marks
Last updated:
Showing 3 of 37 patient evaluations for Magnesium