Friday, March 22, 2013


It was about 5 months ago that I had my overnight stay in the hospital for the pressure I was feeling in my right shoulder/neck/chest.  I had been doing so much better... until about 3 weeks ago.  The pressure feeling was slowly coming back.  It was all in the same place, my neck, shoulder and chest.  Thankfully this time it wasn't as hard to breath!

  I began to do my ice packs. When that didn't work I went to heat, then back to ice.  I tried Motrin, motrin, and more motrin.  That made Patrick nervous I was going to ruin my liver, so I used Tylenol, then motrin.  And slowly felt the pressure build.  Not much fun.

About a week ago I also started feeling very tired.  And achy.  Once again Patrick became Daddy and Momma and I went to bed.  After a week of this we decided it was enough and I went to the doctor.  I decided to see the doctor that did the checkups for Callie and Micah and I really like her. She is a little unsure of the problem (just like the other doctor) My bloodwork all came back normal, but after looking at my symptoms and doing some reflex testing, it seems that I'm Magnesium deficient.  I had been taking Magnesium supplements for about 13 years (ever since Brenna was born my midwife recommended me taking Calcium, Magnesium and Vitamin D)  But, after Micah was born, I ran out and never bought anymore.  After looking at the symptoms online, I do seem to have them.  So for now I have 4 boxes of medicines to take and hopefully that will work.  I need to be the Momma again!

Anyone else ever had problems similar to this?
And thank you to everyone who has been praying for me.  You're a blessing!


  1. I suffer from foot and leg cramps. Some of it caused by medicine and some of it I've always had. I did start taking magnesium and it helped. Then like you I stopped and now that I have a lot of pain in the feet again (and leg cramps starting up), I'm back to magnesium. I have no idea how long it takes to feel better but I do hope you (and I) feel better real soon. God bless. xx

  2. Kami, in my second boom In Every Place, I have a bout of tachycardia and feeling of malaise & strange sensations much like yours. I had recently been through a bout of amoebic dysentery. Magnesium was most of the culprit. But always always remember that Calcium, Magnesium, and D go hand-in-hand with the efficiency of being absorbed. There is most likely another reason for your deficiency but then again maybe not. I had tingling in my cheekbones. That was always the first symptom for me! Praying you'll feel better soon.

    1. Second book....not boom! :)

    2. Now that you mention it, I do remember reading that in your second book. I'm going to have to do some research. Thanks so much Mrs. Kim!

    3. Yes, Calcium, Magnesium and D go hand in hand in specific balance. It can be so confusing at times. I just heard from a naturopath on tv last week that one shouldn't take a supplement that has calcium and magnesium in the same pill and that it can be dangerous to take calcium in incorrect dosage. Thank God we have a heavenly Father who can protect us despite not being experts...while we're trying to learn more.

  3. Praying for you and all the family. Get better soon!!!! We need you well for our visit. Or we might just bring you and a few kids back with us. Love you