Originally Posted by Jack31
Now that my husband and I want children we are challenged with the possibility of having to adopt, so that I can stay healthy. I've dreamed of being a mom since I was 12, dreamed of carrying a baby. Now it is up to the Lord if I carry my own children or not.
Some women with chronic health problems get a reprieve while pregnant, I honestly hope you are one that does as well.
Has blood pressure (even low can do it), brain, or even cerebral/spine pressure been ruled out as a cause? How about working with an allergist to get rid of any possible food triggers?
Originally Posted by LDG
Some Docs recommend just the magnesium - but it usually gives people diarrhea unless taken with the calcium to balance it out, and women need the extra calcium anyway.
If I'm not mistaken, that's because the most common type of magnesium (and cheapest) is magnesium oxide. This isn't as bioavailable as other forms either. Citrate is another form that's cheap and not as easily absorbed. Though if one is constipated they could use those forms for that...
Chelated is generally considered better, such as magnesium glycinate, magnesium orotate, magnesium taurate, and magnesium malate (malic acid in particular could be helpful to some).
As for calcium - calcium carbonate isn't absorbed as well as calcium citrate and if you're going to take it you may also want to take vitamin D along with it.
I suggest if one is going to take extra vitamins daily that they look up/research as to avoid side effects like sour stomach and diarrhea.
I've learned that, unfortunately, my stomach cannot tolerate vitamin C at all - even in multivitamins.
... There's my semi useless info of the day.