malic acid/magnesium

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SadSickTired
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   Posted 9/27/2009 4:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Can anyone tell me how long this takes to work?  I am on 1800mg of Neurontin and I don't know if that's a lot or not?  But if I can find something else either to enhance or take the place the rx that would be great!
Thanks!
   Trish
 
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Meds & Supplements are Vicodin (as needed), Neurontin (300mgs 2/day), Cymbalta (60/day), Atenelol (50 mg/day) Biotin (5,000mcgs/day) & Yasmin (continuously).  Oh and a LOVELY retainer for the TMJ! 
 


boo32
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   Posted 9/27/2009 5:13 AM (GMT -6)   
hiya,
I found magnesium to be great especially if taken at night. It helps the muscles, i'm not sure about malic acid.
All these supplements vary as to how long they take to get into your system, some feel the benefits in 2 weeks others in 6, just give them a bash and see.
I also found glucosamine and chondroitin to be good. All available in health shops.
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Sherrine
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   Posted 9/27/2009 10:04 AM (GMT -6)   

I take this in the morning and in the evening.  There is a link all about it in the Fibro 101 thread with all the info there.  For me, it took a couple of weeks after I got up to the 2,400 mg level where it starts to help with the pain. 

Be sure to check with your doctor or pharmacist to make sure this will not interact with other things you are taking.

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getting by
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   Posted 9/28/2009 9:14 AM (GMT -6)   
It helped me almost immediately. Though it could have been the magnesium part. Because my muscles felt so much better. Keep trying, do read the fibro101 thread on it. You kind of have to go slow, the magnesium part can give you diarhea if you go too fast.

I hope that this works for you.

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nomadicmom
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   Posted 9/28/2009 2:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I have also heard that magnesium can help you sleep better. I've heard it cane make you sleepy. Has anyone had that effect? I am VERY sensetive to the side effect of drowsy!!! If it says drowsy on the label, I'm practically OUT like a light withing half an hour! LOL

I am nervous about trying this because of this effect. Can I just take it at night? Or do I just need to ease into it and let my body adjust?

I had to stop Lyrica because of how tired I was. I couldnt even see straight or stay away for more than a few hours at a time! It was THAT bad! Flexiril does the same to me, knocks me out cold.

However, other pain meds like Ultram or Lortab have no drowsy effect on me at all.

Nana Monster
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   Posted 9/28/2009 2:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I take a malic both in the morn and nite. I haven't seen the sleepy yet. I've been taking it for abouit
a year now and it definately makes a lot of difference in the muscles.

nomadicmom
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   Posted 9/28/2009 2:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I'll definatly have to try it myself and see if it helps.

getting by
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   Posted 9/28/2009 3:26 PM (GMT -6)   
You do start out really slow with this. I am not sure but I think on the fibro101 thread it talks about it. I get mine at Puritan.com. Or Puritan's Pride. They are 800mg capsules that have the magnesium in them. It seems like I started with one a day for a few days, then went to one in the morning and one in the evening. Now I take two in the morning and one in the evening. Some take four a day. They really do make you feel good. The magnesium doesn't make me sleepy. But I kind of feel relaxed. I guess because my muscles feel better. But at Puritans, they sometimes run buy one get one free. And it is not expensive at all. I hope that you try it and that it works for you. Just go a few days or even a week in between increases. What ever you feel comfortable with.

Hugs, Karen
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