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hypoglycaemia

Discussion in 'Reactive Hypoglycemia' started by Ayed447_, Apr 2, 2017.

  1. lindisfel

    lindisfel · Well-Known Member

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    almonds are a good source of magnesium.
     
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    algarvedave Reactive hypoglycemia · Active Member

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    Thanks.
    I eat lots of greens and in particular spinach so I would have thought I got enough magnesium. I will check out Holland & Barretts.
    Definitely don't need the "bowel loosening" effect.
     
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    algarvedave Reactive hypoglycemia · Active Member

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    Hi Brunneria,
    How long do magnesium capsules take to make an effect?
    I have taken one 400mg capsule before going to bed for 3 nights now and if anything my leg cramps have worsened.
    Last night was particularly bad.
    I think from 3am onwards I had to leap out of bed every half hour or so with very painful cramp in one leg or the other.
    This morning my legs are extremely sore, I feel like I have just played a cup final.
    Maybe I am being too impatient.
     
  4. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Guru

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    I'm always a little wary of making 'claims' about supplements, for a whole host of reasons. Dosing, and efficacy, and time to take effect, and so on. We all vary so much.

    But from what I have observed, from my own supplement intake:
    - for me, magnesium seems to help with muscle weakness and heavy limbs, but not really with cramping - but other people find it does help with cramps
    - for me, potassium rapidly helps with cramping. I find it works within a couple of hours, and so long as I remember to take the tablets, does not reoccur

    The reason I know that for me potassium has more effect on cramps than magnesium, is that I used potassium for years and it eliminated my cramps for years (I have been low carbing for a loooooong time ;) ). Then I arrived on this forum, and ppl kept recommending magnesium - so I tried it - and I found that it helped with trembly legs and heavy limbs.

    Hope that makes sense.
     
  5. Lamont D

    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    Hi @algarvedave

    Do you take statins or other meds?

    I had a month of them and so you describe happened to me!
     
  6. algarvedave

    algarvedave Reactive hypoglycemia · Active Member

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    No I am not on any meds except Claritin each morning at the moment for hay fever.
     
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  7. algarvedave

    algarvedave Reactive hypoglycemia · Active Member

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    Thanks.
    Up until around a year ago I used to get lots of cramp, legs, arms, feet on a fairly regular basis at any time of the day or night, something I have always had since childhood. Then it mysteriously stopped and I have never really understood what I was doing differently.
    LCHF has definitely been the reason for my leg cramps returning during the night. I guessed it was dehydration so have seriously upped my water intake which I don't think has really had any effect.

    I have also have very heavy legs and low energy some days but normally I can help that by eating a few extra carbs snacks like a few nuts.

    Someone else said potassium so I will give that a go instead.
    Maybe that won't give me raging diarrhea like the magnesium did.
     
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