Anybody experienced dizziness? Early this morning before I got out of bed, I sat up and was extremely dizzy so I had to lay back down. Didn’t think anything of it. And then a few minutes ago after a dinner, I got dizzy again. Not sure what’s going on. Anybody experience dizziness?
Up your electrolytes.
Yes, salt. And if need be a magnesium supplement.
I take mag nightly.
It might not be enough. I supp with pure powdered magnesium and potassium dissolved in water (with a pinch of Celtic sea salt thrown in) throughout the day, it’s easier for me to meet my electrolyte needs consistently that way.
You can get pure magnesium & potassium powders very cheaply from iHerb. Brand: NOW. It’s what I use- really struggled to find pure powders before I stumbled across NOW. options are limited in Australia though, you might have more choice where you live
Few times, yeah. Like weird, out of nowhere, dizzy in the morning before you get out of bed. Almost like you have a mild case of spins from being really drunk, which is usually a precursor to puking. But you didn’t drink anything.
I have had that a few times. Maybe 3 or 4, over 8 months. Not recently, but I do remember that it happened.
I agree with the electrolyte advice. Whenever I am having a bit of fatigue or headache (especially in the morning) I mix 1/2 tsp of Morton Lite salt (sodium and potassium) in a glass of water and drink it. Seems to help. I take a magnesium supplement most days, so that’s already covered.
Light-headedness and cramps are things I experience when I slack on my sodium intake.
Lick a few grains of salt
Monique, Are these the ones you use? Both citrate form? About how much do you estimate you take in a day? I typically use Brenda’s keto-aide recipe which uses liquid magnesium citrate and Lite Salt. She has warned about taking too much Lite Salt or too much potassium in general, so I limit to two servings of the keto-aide per day. I’m just curious about comparing what others are using to what I’m using.
Yep that’s exactly what I use! And my usage varies from a 1/4 tsp per day of each (low activity days) to a full tsp throughout the day (high activity days, or if I had cramping the night before).
Potassium Citrate is also good for preventing kidney stones, if you are prone to them. It is prescribed sometimes as “Urocit-K” which is basically that stuff in pill form.
Because it is actually a prescription drug (in pill form), that means there are well documented lists of side effects and interactions. Example here on WebMD:
Might be worth a read to make sure you aren’t taking too high of a dose and what other stuff it might interact with. JUST in case.
I have a powder that I take in the mornings.