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originally posted by: theinsolentfish
i dont know an exact cause but i get muscle spasms further down on my jaw line, like the muscle wants to jump over to the front of my jawbone, in either case adding more potassium to my diet helped. so eat bananas! aside from that idk, if anyone else knows about this it would be nice as even with potassium it still hits me on occasion and its no fun.
A full outline of magnesium deficiency was beautifully presented in a recent article by Dr. Sidney Baker. “Magnesium deficiency can affect virtually every organ system of the body. With regard to skeletal muscle, one may experience twitches, cramps, muscle tension, muscle soreness, including back aches, neck pain, tension headaches and jaw joint (or TMJ) dysfunction. Also, one may experience chest tightness or a peculiar sensation that he can’t take a deep breath. Sometimes a person may sigh a lot.”
“Symptoms involving impaired contraction of smooth muscles include constipation; urinary spasms; menstrual cramps; difficulty swallowing or a lump in the throat-especially provoked by eating sugar; photophobia, especially difficulty adjusting to oncoming bright headlights in the absence of eye disease; and loud noise sensitivity from stapedius muscle tension in the ear.”
Magnesium plays important roles in many systems of your body, and you need a certain intake each day to maintain the necessary levels. On average, adult males require between 400 mg and 420 mg daily, and women require between 310 mg and 320 mg. Your needs may vary depending on health, pregnancy or lactation.
If you have low magnesium intake over a long period of time, this can result in a deficiency, causing symptoms such as fatigue and weakness. In more serious cases, you could begin to feel tingling sensations or have muscle spasms in locations such as your neck. You could also experience a change in your heart rhythm, spasms in your heart or seizures.