Magnesium

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  1. dads2vette

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    Ok, I'm old. There, I fully admitted it. Technically not old but sometimes I feel old...crap, not quite admitting it any longer.

    After reading a few posts, one by @Harper (thank you), I decided to try getting a magnesium supplement. I picked up a bottle of 400 mg pills, have been taking it for about a week and have noticed a significant decrease in pain at my knees and ankles. Now, this may all be psychosomatic but, who cares as long as I feel better. I haven't noticed any pain decrease in my back but I'm sleeping on a cot and haven't seen my own bed in almost 4 weeks. I'll reevaluate once I get back home.

    Thanks again for the advice and suggestions.
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    I take a 1/4 teaspoon of Epsom salt each evening and in the morning I wake up with significantly less aches and swelling in my back, knees, feet and hands. If I miss a day or two I notice the pain in the morning again and shuffle around until I limber up. I am 52 years old and I was wondering if I was going to be crippled in ten years. Between being a big guy and working hard I had to figure out a way that didn't involve pain meds and NSAIDs.
     
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    I've been taking it in the morning but I think I'll take it at night since it's also suppose to aid in sleeping.

    ***side note:***My Dr would ask when the last time I had 8 hours of solid sleep. Uhhh, let's see Anthony(my oldest) was born May 23 1991 so, I figure the 24th, just before he got home.
     
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    Magnesium is good for heart health and blood pressure. Be sure to clear over the counter meds with your doctor though. Best of health.
     
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    I am not a fan of taking fat soluble vitamins and minerals that we need in trace amounts that we should be getting in a balanced diet. However! I have been taking magnesium for decades because I was at the point the western medicine folks were getting ready to prescribe injections of morphine for the headaches I was being crippled with, and read an article suggesting it as a treatment instead. I have gone from almost daily make you puke headaches to one every couple of years. I also take a good dose of the fat soluble vitamin D daily at the recommendation of a physician who I have received exceptional care from. So I kind of have broken my own rules :D
     
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    Following my first kidney stone, the urologist ran tests and determined that part of the issue was a magnesium deficiency and he started me on supplements. After 2 years without a kidney stone, I got slack and stopped taking the magnesium. Kidney stone #2 required a ureteroscopy, followed by a week with a stent. . .

    I take magnesium every day now.
     
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    My younger daughter had been having nearly daily migraines. A certain wise member here suggested daily magnesium, and her migraines are gone. She also can start fires easier now!:4:
     
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    I’m happy to read your daughter is being helped with the magnesium; my only caution is to be sure she does not have something else going on that the headaches could be a symptom of and are now masked with the supplement.
     
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