I have been experiencing severe nausea, pain, fatigue, and a bout of pancreatitis. I can usually control this with the IV medications, hydration, etc I have, but for some reason, not this time. My home healthcare pharmacy (I'm on TPN) called to discuss my delivery and I asked the pharmacy what my magnesium was last week. Come to find out a I right on the borderline of being too low and would explain some of the uncontrollable symptoms I am having. Thought I would share this information with you.
Symptoms of Low Magnesium
The other symptoms of magnesium deficiency are difficulty in swallowing, constipation, urinary spasms, menstrual cramps, photophobia, chest tightness, neck pain, jaw joint dysfunction and breast tenderness. Magnesium deficiency primarily affects the nervous system. This causes insomnia, anxiety, hyperactivity, restlessness, panic attacks and premenstrual irritability. The symptoms arising out of peripheral effect on nervous system are numbness and tingling.
Low levels of magnesium also affect the heart. Palpitations, heart arrhythmias, high blood pressure and mitral valve prolapse are the common its common magnesium deficiency symptoms. Persons suffering from magnesium deficiency often experience desperate urge to eat chocolates.
Hope this helps.