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    Default Magnesium deficiency/migraines

    After spending half of today being monitored at the hospital as I had a debilitating headache with weird vision, I've been told I now suffer from migraines and I also have a magnesium deficiency.

    Can anyone shed any light for me on this. I'm now starting to wonder if a lot of what I've experienced lately is related.

    - persistent foot/leg cramps
    - numbness in legs/cold feeling
    - persistent headaches (even when fluid intake is fine)
    - lack of appetite
    - slow growing baby (I'm 33+3 and measuring only 30.5 weeks - growth was fine up until 28 weeks)

    Doctors initially thought I had preeclampsia but my bp is spot on (for a normal person, slightly high for me but not of concern)

    Thanks in advance ladies


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    The leg cramps and muscular stuff, and loss of appetite I can say definitely are magnesium related issues. Not sure about the headaches or bub related symptoms though.

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    Thanks ausgirl - looks like its off to the chemist for me

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    yep lots of things can be attributed to magnesium deficiency, even when not pregnant. our food is depleted from magnesiym so most ppl are,lacking it n should be taking supplements especially when pregnant! cramping, headaches n insomnia are the most common signs.

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    Yep, my acupuncturist was always talking about magnesium - apparently it can help with sleep if you're experiencing preggy insomnia and you can also put it in your bathtub - I think they're called Epsom salts? Great for aching muscles. I'm going to have to ask her about my nearly 3 yr old having leg cramps at nighttime in his sleep, as I'm starting to wonder whether it's the same deficiency?

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