I have been on Bio Identical HRT for two years. Last bloodwork showed that my estradiol was 117, down from 522 5 months previous. Estriol (Serum) was <.03 prev. .10.
Having leg cramps, headachs and heart palpatations, all symptoms leading to magnesium deficiency. Free Testosterone was <0.2, Total 50. Progesterone 1.0.
Bloodpressure was up after receiving cost of lab bill, even with insurance!
Going to the health food store to get some info on magnesium. But could use some input from those that have gone before me with this issue.
I too have all the symptoms of low magnesium. I have been running in circles trying to get myself balanced with estrogen/thyroid and it has been a nightmare! I am awaiting the results of my magnesium levels to come back but have read so much about how it helps with "unbalanced symptoms" and how many of us sisters are very low. After all my reading I found the best type of magnesium (told to me by a hormone specialist )is CHELATED, and she wants me to take CAL/MAG. I bought mine at the Vitamin Shoppe and am starting it today. I just started Armour thyroid a week ago and seem to be doing much better on that than the levothyroid (adding T3 helps me SO much because I was off the charts) I do find that my bones ache by early evening even though I am splitting my dosage. The magnesium is supposed to help with relaxing our muscles and be somewhat calming to the nerves. My mom who has had a heart condition for years swears by magnesium for her heart palps! (I have too from my estrogen levels going from 200-19 in a month!!? I wanted to get the Armour thyroid in my system and get my body used to it before adding anything else. I am SO sensitive to new meds/vitamins.... I am also very low (deficient in D) and will start that in a few days. Hope this helps!!
By the way, what form of hrt are you using? I am still usng the climara and have NO idea why it stopped absorbing after almost 4 years. I have been diaganosed with hypothyroidism 14 years ago. I am changing my patch every 3 days and will probably have to go on a bio-identical compound (bi-est) within a couple of weeks (STILL awaiting all the labs before I get to see the hormone specialist) Ughhh!!
I use transdermal drops, E2/E3 3/5mg/ml b.i.d , Progesterone 200mg/ml b.i.d , Testosterone10mg/ml qd. Kinda messy so I am thinking about the progesterone cream. It is the cost of the blood levels test that is bothersome. Going to check out the Magnesium at the local vit. shop. Thanks for the info.
I read about magnesium deficiency, and looked up the symptoms, and I had some of them, too. I have been taking magnesium and calcium for about seven weeks, and I think it helps a lot. My joints don't hurt, and my heart doesn't palpitate anymore. And it helps with bowel movements! I don't know if I have chelated or not; I am almost out so I will make sure I get that next time.
When I looked up magnesium deficiency symptoms, I realized my DH had several symptoms: diabetes, restless legs, tmj, high blood pressure.....so he is taking it, too. It has definitely helped his restless legs!