esophageal spams and magnesium deficiency

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   Posted 6/27/2012 10:51 AM (GMT -6)   
HI everyone-
I did find some information for anyone who is suffering from esophageal spasms. As some of you know, this has escalated for me over the past few months and it has been my primary out of control symptom. I read online and on this site that magnesium suppliments may help muscle and nerve function as well as muscle spasms. As the esophagus is a muscle and the PPI drugs deplete magnesium (as well as other minerals) I figured I would give it a try. I tried this Saturday and so far I do feel a difference. If I have them they are much less intense and less frequent. I am not sure if this is a coincidence or not but I plan to continue to take the suppliment. For anyone who is suffering from these spasm, try the magnesium suppliment.

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   Posted 6/27/2012 1:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Erica,
Glad to hear the magnesium is working for you. Fingers crossed that you continue to improve! Do you mind letting us know what kind of magnesium supplement you are taking? I've heard some are absorbed by the body better than others.

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   Posted 6/27/2012 2:06 PM (GMT -6)   
The one I am taking is Nature Made 250mg. I have heard the magnesium oils are better so I may try that. Too much magnesium can make you have diarreaha so I do not want to over do it. I am going to keep taking it and I am also on a gluten free diet. I lost too much weight on the low carb diet. I am just happy that something seems to be helping. We will see
Diagnosed GERD, no other medical conditions (this one is enough)
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