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Magnesium is a nutrient that helps to keep our body healthy. It helps in protein synthesis, regulation of muscle and nerve function, controlling blood glucose levels, and regulating blood pressure. It is required in the body to do glycolysis, energy production, and oxidative phosphorylation. It helps in fighting depression and boost exercise performance. The magnesium deficiency in the body causes loss of appetite, fatigue, weakness, muscle spasms and cramps, and seizures.

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Can epileptics on Valproate take Orphenadrine and Magnesium?

Query: Hello doctor, Due to muscle spasms, I was given Orphenadrine and Magnesium. Is it safe to use these medications for patients with controlled epilepsy on Valproate?  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Regarding your concern, I would explain that there are no interactions between Valproate and Orphenadrine or Magnesium. So, it is safe to take all these drugs concomitantly, as they do not interact with each other. Besides, both these drugs (Orphenadrine and Magnesium...  Read Full »

My blood tests show elevated levels of hemoglobin and bilirubin. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,My blood test showed elevated levels of hemoglobin of 18.5 g/dL, elevated bilirubin of 3.7 mg/dL, and slightly elevated RBC of 6.1 million mcL. What is the cause? I do not have any symptoms. I went on a trip to the mountains for several days before doing this blood test. Does it relate to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your hemoglobin level and RBC (red blood cells) levels are raised slightly. PCV (packed cell volume) value is on borderline. All the other reports are normal except raised bilirubin. You can have secondary polycythemia due to the trip went to a high altitude. So, yes, m...  Read Full »

I am suffering from sleep issues. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 40-year-old female suffering from sleep issues. How might taking a magnesium supplement in addition to melatonin help with sleep issues? What are the possible advantages and drawbacks of doing so? I am curious about how magnesium affects sleep regulation, how it interacts with ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I can provide you with information on how magnesium supplementation along with melatonin may help with sleep issues, their advantages and potential drawbacks, interactions, dosages, and other complementary approaches. 1. Magnesium and...  Read Full »

Will EDTA affect my vitamin C and magnesium levels?

Query: Hello doctor, My calcium score is 2000. To lower it, I am taking liposomal EDTA and a chelating agent to reduce calcium deposits in arteries. But my vitamin C and magnesium levels are sharply reduced. How can I restore vitamin C and magnesium levels without stopping liposomal EDTA?  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are taking the antioxidant EDTA (Ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid) for reducing calcium deposits in the artery, and it is helpful in reducing blood pressure and cholesterol and preventing a heart attack. Now your vitamin C and magnesium levels dropped down becau...  Read Full »

Can my diarrhea be linked to eating sushi the previous day?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had diarrhea since this afternoon. I do not have any pain or fever. I would like to know if it can be linked to having eaten sushi yesterday, in a safe place that I know, or taking Magnesium 500 mg at once today. Please help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your first query consult is on us! Yes, eating sushi can cause diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, GIT (gastrointestinal tract) upset, etc., if it is not well digested by your body. Again, taking Magnesium also causes diarrhea because it has an osmotic laxative effect and ...  Read Full »

What can be done to heal my son from stomach pain spreading to other parts of the body?

Query: Hello doctor, My 8 year old son began having pain on and around his bones about three weeks ago. It is mild in the morning and progressively gets worse into the night. The pain starts at the belly button and quickly moves to the ribs and throat. He felt like he was gagging and had tightness in throa...  Read Full »

Dr. Alon Seifan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Once you rule out major medical illness, I would consider childhood migraines in this case. Is there a family history of somebody who gets regular headaches? Migrating pain in neurology is usually diagnosable based on the duration. Seconds and minutes versus hours someti...  Read Full »

I have been taking Potassium citrate and Magnesium citrate within 30 minutes of meals. Are there any potential negative effects?

Query: Hi doctor, I informed you that I started taking potassium citrate with magnesium citrate (Noculi) 10 ml twice, some time back with considerable noticeable benefits. I take it within half an hour of meals. Would there be any possible adverse effects? If so, what? I am posing this question, as I learn...  Read Full »

Dr. Pramod Bhanudas Narkhede

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your history. Potassium supplements are good for general function but need careful monitoring of potassium levels in the blood. Potassium is a vital electrolyte in the body and has various functions depending on the cell where it accumulates. If it i...  Read Full »

Can Rabium be used for a long time?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is 47 years old. She takes Rabium 20 mg tablet daily and it gives her relief in her health problem. I just wanted to know whether this medicine is safe on daily basis. Does this cause any side effects? Is it safe for my mom to take it for a long time?  Read Full »

Dr. Salah Saad Hassan Shoman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Using Rabium (Rabeprazole) for an extended duration is generally acceptable; however, if she experiences any adverse effects, discontinuation is advisable. Potential side effects encompass nausea, abdominal pain, constipation, flatulence, and diarrhea. While taking this ...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for kidney stones, and do I need surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I was suffering from back pain and after an examination with ultrasonography in the KUB region, a 0.1 inch calculus was found in the right kidney and a 0.102 inch calculus in the left. I consulted a urologist, who suggested further examination. I have attached the reports of the same. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Khant Shahil Ramesh Bhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your history and your prescription (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You do have kidney stones, but they are too small to cause any pain. For this size, we usually we do not suggest any surgery. It can be dissolved with medicines. It...  Read Full »

I am positive for COVID-19. Is it safe to continue taking Magnesium Glycinate?

Query: Hello doctor, I tested positive for COVID-19. For the past few months, I have been taking Magnesium to aid with heart palpitations. Now I am also taking Tylenol and Mucinex (Guaifenesin). I have not taken any Magnesium tablets in two days, and my palpitations have reappeared. I would like to know ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Yes, using Magnesium Glycinate tablets regularly is safe. It will not cause any side effects in COVID-19, so continue taking it as usual. Kindly notify me about your COVID-19 symptoms. Do you have any fever or cough? Please let me know so ...  Read Full »

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