I am a 36 yr old female...healthy until most recently. In May 2011 I found out I was Vitamin D deficient. Which would explain some strange symptoms which had been going on for almost 2 years; back pain, neck pain and stiffness, nausea, fatigue, still tired after sleeping 8 or more hours........
Anyway, I thought this was good news because now I could feel better again!! :) Well, I started taking Vitamin D3 every day and in the beginning of the 3rd week began to experience heart palpitations REALLY bad. I will mention I have never had heart palpitations so this isn't a"regular" thing for me.
After some reading I found out that once you begin a Vitamin D therapy you may develop symptoms of Magnesium deficiency as Vitamin D uses up whatever Magnesium is in the body to do its thing in the body. Okay, I said. Then I will start Magnesium now......I began taking Magnesium and felt some relief, however the heart palps were so extreme (24/7 every second of the day - NOT exaggerating at all) I decided to go off of the D to confirm if in fact if this was happening due to the introduction of the Vit. D. Sure enough, within a week or so of stopping the Vit D the palps began to cease and within another couple of days were COMPLETELY gone. I tried this test 2 different times and it was the same both times.
Okay, so now that this is established, what do I do next?? I decided to start a product called Natural Calm Plus Calcium in order to build up my Magnesium levels so that I can start tasking the D again. Mind you, I had not had any palps in weeks and started taking the Natural Calm...felt awesome for about 4 1/2 weeks. On the 4th week, I started adding more fiber to my diet and began to get heart palps. Now, I have taken the fiber supplement (Metamucil) and eaten oatmeal on many many occasions and never had this reaction to it. WHAT IS THIS?? Does too much fiber also cause depletion of Magnesium?? And what is so strange is that I am taking the recommended amount of the Natural Calm (Magnesium, Calcium, Potassium, Vit D., Vit C & Boron)...is it possible I am STILL depleted?? I am at a loss and doctors do not know anything about proper nutrition and minerals. And currently I cannot afford to see a Nutritionist, Naturalistic or Holistic practitioner. :/
The reason I take the Natural Calm Plus Calcium is because I do not eat dairy or fish (which ironically is part of the reason I am Vit D deficient)
Anyway...where do I go from here?? My ultimate goal is to get my Vit D levels back up and trying to that has caused a new depletion...... Instead of taking supplements I have been spending at least 15 minutes a day with my arms and legs exposed and face on the weekends (no sunscreen) as to get the BEST form of Vitamin D available.
I just want to be at my optimum Self again. Any suggestions or help would be appreciated.....going crazy over here trying get in balance. I will say however, that the Natural Calm is AMAZING if you suffer from anxiety, muscle aches and pains, muscle twitching, painful menstrual cramps, panic attacks, stress AND MORE......and NO..I do not work for Natural Calm. I just know what a great product it is and would want anyone with a Magnesium deficiency to try this before a doc puts you on ANY pharmaceuticals. IT HELPS TREMENDOUSLY WITH HEART PALPS...but as I have stated here I am still getting them when I introduce Vit D again and now since I added fiber. wITHOUT THOSE THINGS IN THE MIX I DO NOT GET THE PALPS.
It also regulated pulse and may help with high blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Fortunately I do not have those problems However, my mom does and she has started the Natural Calm (magnesium mix only).
Sorry to be so long-winded...I hope someone out there can shed some light in this....do I need to be more patient and give it more time?? Any help is appreciated........