SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Forum > Miscellaneous > Magnesium suppliments ( Moderated by Deepika, EleanorSews, CynthiaSue)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Magnesium suppliments
Anybody ever tried them?
allycovey
star
allycovey  Friend of PR
Intermediate
AR USA
Member since 11/16/07
Posts: 1597
Send Message

      
thumbsup 3 members like this.



Date: 6/9/14 1:47 PM

I was looking through the web one day and ran across an article on magnesium deficiency. The article said a magnesium deficiency was not common in the US except for elderly and people with gastric problems. I have been having digestive problems for years.
The interesting thing were the symptoms- Muscle Spasms

I found out they treat diabetes, PMS, and fibromyalgia with magnesium. I get sever muscle spasms, even the muscles under my chin will go into spasms when I yawn, If I move the wrong way (and often do) I get muscle spasm under my ribcage. These are very painful, I get them in my neck my eyes all over a lot.

So I started taking supplements on my own, it has been a week, and I am not having spasms. I have been walking around in constant pain for years. Oh and I still have a monthly cycle, a usually very painful one. I had a DNC and used to take the pill to try and lower my pain level but neither worked. My menstrual cycle is so painful no midol or pamprin will begin to relieve the pain.
I just started my cycle today, started having pain this morning, couldn't find any kind of pain reliever, took my morning magnesium supplement and went to work thinking , "I am not going to make it , I am going to have to get what I have to done and take off today."
Three hours later, NO PAIN!!!!

My doctor never told me anything about magnesium, and I know I have to tell him next time I go in.

article on mangnesium as a treatment
-- Edited on 6/9/14 1:57 PM --

marymary86
marymary86
Intermediate
GA USA
Member since 7/20/08
Posts: 3075
Send Message

      



Date: 6/9/14 2:48 PM

DH, DS and I take them to alleviate cramping.

We also try to eat a banana (potassium) on days that we've worked up a sweat outside. I don't wake up with painful cramps any more.

------
Mary


a7yrstitch
star
a7yrstitch  Friend of PR
Intermediate
TX USA
Member since 4/1/08
Posts: 5836
Send Message

      
thumbsup 2 members like this.



Date: 6/9/14 3:05 PM

We take magnesium and both prefer a specific powdered brand. And we try to keep a balance of magnesium/potassium/calcium intake - food sources as much as possible. Consider having your Vitamin D levels checked too.

Sending you an extra note in a PM.

------
I have no idea what Apple thought I was saying so be a Peach and credit anything bizarre to auto correct.

GatorDenise
GatorDenise  Friend of PR
FL
Member since 9/9/10
Posts: 156
Send Message

      



In reply to allycovey <<
thumbsup 2 members like this.


Date: 6/9/14 3:48 PM

Magnesium seems to be helping my insomnia!

Denise

ccris
ccris
Intermediate
Member since 10/27/05
Posts: 5002
Send Message

      



In reply to allycovey <<
thumbsup 2 members like this.


Date: 6/9/14 3:58 PM

Have been supplementing with magnesium on a daily basis since 1977.

rivergum
starstarstar
rivergum
Advanced
AUSTRALIA
Member since 12/17/06
Posts: 1530
Send Message

      
thumbsup 3 members like this.



Date: 6/9/14 5:25 PM

I have extra heart beats. Everyone has these and they are not dangerous, but I am a bit on the extreme side. In the 24 hours I wore a monitor to check, I had about 4000 of them and it didn't feel like a particularly bad day.

The cardiologist told me to try taking magnesium. He said he could give me meds to cut down on the extras, but the outcome in the long run was worse than not taking anything. He also said that extra beats wasn't the same as an irregular heart beat, which is very dangerous.

Magnesium definitely improved things. I can always tell when I have not taken it for a while, because I can feel the extra beats getting worse again. I also changed from my extrememly stressful ICT job to a much better life style working with DH in our own company. It sure makes a difference.

------
Taking in is happier than letting out.

Sydney, Australia

Doris W. in TN
star
Doris W. in TN  Friend of PR
Intermediate
TN USA
Member since 2/9/04
Posts: 7734
Send Message

      
thumbsup 2 members like this.



Date: 6/9/14 6:58 PM

There was a discussion on magnesium here, not too long ago.
http://sewing.patternreview.com/cgi-bin/sewingclasses/board.pl?t=81589
If that doesn't work, do a search of the PR message boards for magnesium in this topic category.

Kim12469
starstarstar
Kim12469
Beginner
MT USA
Member since 3/27/08
Posts: 2328
Send Message

      
thumbsup 2 members like this.



Date: 6/9/14 11:39 PM

I've been taking a supplement with a lot of magnesium in it for years for my fibro.

FibroEase

One caution with magnesium is it will give you loose stools if you take too much.

------
http://kimsewsilly.blogspot.com/

BrendaR
BrendaR
Intermediate
VA USA
Member since 6/13/13
Posts: 502
Send Message

      
thumbsup 1 member likes this.



Date: 6/10/14 1:40 AM

I take calcium/magnesium/zinc combo. If you are familiar with the cramps that happen during swimming, the usual advice is to take potassium. However, every time I did that, the cramps were worse! Magnesium lets me have a longer swim. Without it, 30 minutes seems to be my max. With it, 50 mins and sometimes longer.

allycovey
star
allycovey  Friend of PR
Intermediate
AR USA
Member since 11/16/07
Posts: 1597
Send Message

      
thumbsup 1 member likes this.



Date: 6/10/14 3:16 PM

I had no idea so much was out there about this and how many people already knew about it. DH has been having troubles with leg cramps at night so now he is taking the supplements I sure hope this helps him.

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Miscellaneous >> Magnesium suppliments

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Expert Sewing Techniques for Jackets
Expert Sewing Techniques for Jackets

Register

Put it on the Bias
Put it on the Bias

Register

Vogue Patterns 1160

photo
by: VirginiasD...

Review
Butterick B5751

photo
by: Louweezy23

Review
Islander Sewing Systems Waterfall Pattern Pattern

Islander Sewing Systems Waterfall Pattern Pattern

Buy Now
Favorite Things Sweet Es-Cape Pattern

Favorite Things Sweet Es-Cape Pattern

Buy Now

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.