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Nexium, coral calcium supplements, low magnesium cluster headache.

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Nexium, coral calcium supplements, low magnesium cluster headache. Although I am extremely happy with the relief from severe GERD symptoms no longer helped with OTC or homeopatic remedies, the sudden, intense stabbing cluster headache is bothersome.
Hi--have you had your headaches evaluated by a neurologist?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Nope. Actually just had a copy of episodes driving home yesterday evening. Began 40 mg Nexium and powdered coral calcium supplement regimine March 22nd

OK--can you tell me as much as you can about these headaches and why do you term them cluster?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

The reason I called them cluster is because the pain was localized just above and behind my right eye. The stabbing or gripping sensation lasted for only 5 to 6 seconds: but occured about 3 times in 20 minutes; then one more time about 45 minutes later. I should mention I am due for an eye exam and probably an updated prescription for eye glasses, and occassionally have a wee bit of seasonal allergy related vertigo.

OK--so are you asking if there are specific medications for this?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Actually, Dr. Chip, I'm asking whether taking Nexium and coral calcium could result in low enough magnesium levels to produce cluster headaches
Well, what you're describing much more resembles what are called icepick headaches rather than cluster headaches. That said, a low magnesium level can trigger these and Nexium can cause a low magnesium level. While your taking a magnesium suppplement might help here, you should first have you magnesium levels checked.
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