My name is Laura, I am 53 now diagnosed 8 years ago. It comes to my attention today that I don’t tolerate magnesium.
Over the past 9 months, I have been taking vitamin D 1000 IU, calcium 500 mg, and magnesium 200 mg daily. With the support of these supplements, I was able to walk easily ( still have balance issue), and also able to get up from my chair, transfer from bed was also easy. 2 months ago I started to have bunch of new symptoms, my knees buckled down, shaking a lot while standing, legs became very weak, hard to stand, turning on bed extremely hard, couldn’t even get up from bed, started shuffling ( I wasn’t before), worse balance , thigh muscle twisting while standing, difficulty moving my legs ...... as Parkinson’s is progressive disease, I thought this is just a new development of the disease. I tried various routes to address these problems, adding potassium, electrolytes, vitamin B Complex, multivitamin, B1, etc. None worked.
My personal feelings is that all these new symptoms seem to be related to weak muscle. I did some research on magnesium , found that for some people, magnesium reduces parathyroid hormones, thus result in calcium deficiency. To prove my theory, I stopped magnesium for 2 days while continue taking vitamin D and calcium. Surprisingly the first day I stopped magnesium, my leg dragging improved immediately, muscle weakness improved, bigger steps while walking, reflex better, and my balance was better. Of course without magnesium accompany calcium calcium and vitamin D, I had anxiety last night. This morning I took magnesium again, same weakness and movement difficulties came back.
Now I am stunned. I need magnesium for vitamin D and calcium, also I was trying B1, magnesium is also needed. I am currently taking magnesium citrate. Has anyone experienced this before? Appreciate it greatly if anyone can shed some light!