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Magnesium Citrate playing havoc with my bladder!

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Could anybody please advise me if taking Magnesium Citrate causes them to pee more frequently. I was put on a Vit D supplements by my gp as my level was 30. Then I gradually introduced Vit B Complex tablets with no side effects, then Vit K2 MK7, and Vit B12. All was going fine until I introduced Magnesium Citrate which appears to be making me pass urine even more than I normally do with 3 night time trips to the loo. I have a bladder problem (amongst many other things) in that I have no power when passing urine, increased frequency and incomplete emptying of my bladder so this added increase is so not welcome. Just wondered if it was a coincidence or if others have found it affects them too. If so would I get the added Magnesium from Epsom Salt baths and how often should I do this if it would be the better route to for me?

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Magnesium relaxes smooth muscle and that includes the bladder. You will get this effect however magnesium enters your system. If you have any kidney problem you should not take magnesium without a doctor's advice.

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Thanks for that info jimh111. I was advised on this forum to take Magnesium probably to help with the pins and needles in my legs/feet/buttocks and the excruciating pain has eased slightly since starting the Magnesium but the effect it is having on my bladder is not good and neither is having to do 3 visits to the loo at night!

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ahaah, now i know why i go to the loo 3 times at night! not every night, mind you. i welcome it, as i thought i my loose some of my body water...?

i take magnesium magnate.

it is sad if you can not continue to take a magnesium supplement. maybe someone will have a solution for you. xx

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Thanks mojas,, I welcome anything which relieves my painful legs but it does leave you tired when you're up 3 times at night to pee!

There must get an alternative

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i am lucky at that part [leaving you tired] i am a pensioner now. still more uninterrupted sleep would be of more help.

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I go every2-3 hours in the night without the magnesium.

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It's no fun is it?! One night trip to the loo at 55 yrs of age is acceptable I suppose but 3 seems excessive!

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No fun at all, but I tell myself that my limbs are moving so when I do get up in the morning I am less stiff .I am over 70.

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So do I......

3 or 4 times a Night, I don't even take Magnesium at this time.

But was recommended by my Dr.

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If you are not taking it already try B12, high dose sublingual methyl cobalamin for the leg pain. Even if a blood test should show your B12 levels are OK.

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I am already taking B12 5000 sublingual methyl cobalamin jimh111

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I'm sure we would all benefit from an uninterrupted nights sleep!

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A little bit of the problem may. E down to your thyroid being improved by getting these levels up and you are now getting rid of some extra fluid you have accumulated. But just in case you can't waitcforcitcto settle down more then consider taking another form of magnesium. I take Mag malate, glycinate andcirtate but I take thecitrate as the other two make me constipated. Different ones have different properties and gelp with other problems like sleeplessness.

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Thanks silverfox7

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When do you take the magnesium Lulu23?

If taking it before bedtime, could you take it earlier in the day,so at least it isn't interrupting your sleep.I take mine in the morning,because I find that if I take it in the evening my stomach is gurgling all night!

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Yes I do take it before bed as I had read some people say they don't take minerals and vitamins together. I don't know if there is a reason why you can't take them together or if that's just their preferred option? Otherwise I could take all vits and mins after my evening meal (I now take my levo at 1.30 pm)

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Hi,

I don't see why you can't take them together,I think it's only a few that need to be taken separately.Or you could take it in the morning with breakfast as you don't take levo until 1.30 as long as it's 4 hours between.I would just try experimenting and see how you are.To be honest I don't leave 4 hours between levo and magnesium,it doesn't seem to make any difference to me anyway.

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