Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 204 53
Muscle pain 192 61
Fibromyalgia 145 41
Stiffness/Spasticity 48 13
Migraine headaches 37 3
ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) 35 7

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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 15
Mild 21
None 203

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Magnesium

Side effect Patients
Diarrhea 15
Loose stools 4
Abdominal cramps 2
Burning sensation 2
Bloating 1
Bowel urgency 1

Show all 17 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Magnesium

Dosage Patients
400 mg daily 18
250 mg daily 13
500 mg daily 13
64 mg daily 11
1 tablet(s) daily 5
300 mg daily 5
600 mg daily 5
800 mg daily 5
200 mg daily 4
1 mg daily 3

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Why patients stopped taking Magnesium

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 68
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
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Duration

Currently taking Magnesium

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 10
6 months - 1 year 11
1 - 2 years 28
2 - 5 years 62
5 - 10 years 42
10 years or more 9

Stopped taking Magnesium

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 17
1 - 6 months 48
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 155
Usually 60
Sometimes 17
Never taken as prescribed 13
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 7
Somewhat hard to take 20
A little hard to take 39
Not at all hard to take 179
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 6
< $25 119
Not specified 118
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38 patient evaluations for Magnesium

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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: All
Sleep: Some
Stiffness: Most
function: None
external_stress: Some
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
Bullydawg3
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Bullydawg3
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
On
Mouth/throat: none
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I have:
Parkinson's

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Jun 21, 2016 (Started Mar 14, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Muscle pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 250 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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