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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Calcium - Magnesium Supplements
I take a Calcium - Magnesium supplement at night to help me sleep (seems to work as a sleeping tablet for me) but it appears to cause headaches as I always have a headache the following day, if I have taken the supplement. The headaches are worse if I take higher doses. Is this possible and why would it be happening? What other natural substance can I take to help me sleep that won`t cause headaches?
Yes, that can happen from the calcium mixed in so we use just the magnesium oxide.
Glen F Aukerman, MD, DABFP
Professor of Family Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University