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Old 12-02-2009, 07:01 PM   #1
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what is the relationship between tension headache and calcium and magnesium

could tension headache be caused by deficiency in magnesium ? How much should a female over 55 take calcium and magnesium and vit D per day ?

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Old 12-03-2009, 09:28 AM   #2
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Re: what is the relationship between tension headache and calcium and magnesium

Hi Toroto Lady,
Welcome to Healthboards!!

Magnesium is a very important mineral and lacking it can cause many problems including muscle cramping and spasms. It is also needed for the absorption of calcium as well as vitamin D is also needed.

The recommeded daily reqirement of calcium is 1000mgm, magnesium is 400 mgm and Vitamin D is 400 IU.

You are probably not getting enough of vit D-- the sunshine vitamin particularly in the winter since you live so far North. Some experts believe that a person needs 1000 iu for every 25 pounds of body weight--daily.

I think it is best to get your Blood Tested to make sure you are deficient before starting any
supplement program. The test for Vitamin D3 is now accuate enough for a diagnosis.

I wish you well--Harry

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Old 01-21-2010, 11:29 AM   #3
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Re: what is the relationship between tension headache and calcium and magnesium

You can actually take 2000 IU of Vitamin D per day or more. I take an OTC version of D3 and it boosted my D levels to slightly above normal. The prescription Vitamin D didn't do anything; if anything, it made it worse.

A lot of people don't get enough D these days because they aren't out in the sun all day, and when they are they're usually wearing sunscreen. It's a good idea to take lots of D.

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