My problem is that I have chronic hypomagnesemia
My problem is that I have chronic hypomagnesemia. I found this out 5 yrs ago when I had my first Atrial Fibrillation episode. My magnesium was at a critical level of 1.1 I finally went back to normal sinus rhythm with heart meds and IV Mag. For the next year my mag would continue to drop and on a monthly basis I was going in for IV Mag. Of course I would also go into A-Fib each time. I now take 2000-3000 mg of magnesium per day. Yes that is a lot since you should not take more than 400 mg a day. Even with taking as much as I do my Mag level bounces from 1.5 – 1.6 usually normal Mag level is 1.6 and greater. usually anything under 1.4 is critical. We still have not figured why I can’t seem to hold my magnesium. So needless to say with that much magnesium on a daily basis it’s hit or miss when leaving the house for any length of time. LOL We have also realized that my Vit. D is also pretty low so taking 50,000 units of D per week. The Endocrinologist says they go hand in hand. I still say the benign mass on my thyroid has something to do with this but, I can’t get anyone to agree. I even mentioned my parathyroid but, nothing. I’ve been a Paramedic for over 30 yrs and it is so frustrating that I can’t seem to fix this.