Magnesium for pain?

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Lauralight
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   Posted 3/7/2011 2:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone else ended up like me, on high high doses of magnesium
for muscle pain? I think there is a syndrome, hypomagnesmia or something.
I think it was about chronic need or inability to absorb it well, so a l ot as to be taken. This would make sense as I'm likely leaky gut, and know I have lack of stomach acid. Any I'd read up on it and it said if I took too much Id get dirreah, and so I take just enough not to, 3 x per day, morning, afternoon and at bedtime. But it does end up being like 6.5 times the RDA for magnesium. But it's been a muscle pain reliver like you cannot believe.

CRPSpatient
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   Posted 3/7/2011 7:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Laura (from another Laura) - I take a magnesium supplement daily and I also had daily IV magnesium infusions for 4 days back in mid January - at that dose it caused me quite bad nausea, but I believe that it did help some of my muscle pain and spasms.

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   Posted 3/7/2011 11:54 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm on Magnesium too. It seems I've always had a problem with my Mag being low, but after years of prevacid/dexilant/nexium or whatever the popular drug is now, there is more of a problem than ever. The magnesium is so very important in helping me to control muscle spasms and, although I can't remember it all now, it was essential when I was carrying my child because it builds the placenta up for more nutrients for the baby and helps with implantation of the egg. I even had to do the epsom salts baths prior to the pregnancy to help ensure proper placenta buildup and implantation. I give this information from personal experience only, however, and do not recommend anyone, pregnant or trying to conceive trying this unless it is fully discussed with thier Dr. Mine was recommended by my Reproductive Endocrinologist (after multiple pregnancy losses due to uterine artery resistance.....in normal terms....lack of proper blood flow in the uterine artery and surrounding tissues). The magnesium and some other interventions (some pretty major) resulted in a wonderful child (now 11).

I guess it shows I'm a Mag supporter...............:)
Failed fusion L5-S1, Pituatary damage, HGH Def, Fibro, Bladder surgery failure, Nissen Failure, GERD, OCPD, GAD, MDD, CTS (Bilateral Surgery completed), CFS, TMJ, Migraines, Vit D, A, Magnesium deficiency, Pre-glaucomic (sp?), HBP, Idiopatic Reactive Hypoglycemia, Edema, too many Drug/Food allergies, sensitivites, and current meds to list.

Lauralight
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   Posted 3/7/2011 1:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Are you saying you have been heavily on antiacids for reflux? Have you ruled out low stomach acid induced reflux? Cause many of your health issues could come from having malabsorption, either from an underlying low stomach acid condition or the acide reducers that are hurting you. *I've suffered greatly from low stomach acid*Dr. assumed it was high cause I had reflux, and was completely mistaken, lost 30lbs. Autoimmune disease causing my stomach acid to be GONE, completely, manage reflux by taking acid replacement at very strong doses in each meal, make reflux STOP completely.

straydog
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   Posted 3/7/2011 2:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I take mag for cramps in my legs my dr started me on this last year. Also, LauraLight I read something about thisrecently the low acid thing, I suffer from horrible reflux, indigestion all the time and I take PPI's twice a day that do not stop the indigestion. I have absorb problem after small bowel resection due to crohns disease.

What test did your dr do to find out about the low acid?
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momtofourangels
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   Posted 3/7/2011 7:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh Retired mom I had no idea that you have lost your babies due to miscarriage. i'm so sorry. I lost all four of our's. Three due to miscarriage and our daughter at 20 weeks. The drs would call her a miscarriage but I don't. I'm so glad that you were able to have your son. You're really blessed.

love and hugs
Loretta
Dx: osteoarthritis, bursitis in left hip, Osteoarthrits in right hip, compression fracture in thoracic spine due to falling on frozen ground March 2001 , ddd, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, osteoarthritis in spine, osteoarthritis in both knees

JCG32
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   Posted 3/8/2011 10:59 AM (GMT -6)   
I am sorry about your loss too.
I take magnesium glycinate. I read and saw a holistic doc plus another forum I am on suggested it. It is important to get a brand that is absorbed well. The oxide type is not. I am not sure if it helps me but for some reason I keep taking it so maybe it helps a little

Retired Mom
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   Posted 3/8/2011 11:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi 9,

Thank you so much. My living child is a girl, but I understand the confusion. Even her name is somewhat confusing and she is constantly referred to as a boy by that (of course you wouldn't think so if you saw her). She is a blessing to me in so many ways.

I'm so sorry about your losses. It is impossible to describe the loss of a child, no matter if they have been "born" by the determination of the medical community. They are always in your heart. I consider them my daughter's angels and still a part of my family, though we don't really talk about it outloud or things like that. It's an internal knowledge that life was there and an angel lives on.

Again, I am so sorry for your losses. I do not mean to pry and please feel you do not have to answer, but are you still in a position of interest in trying again. If so, there is a special (and I do mean special) dr in Savannah, GA that may be able to help. Everybody I have ever referred to him (and believe me there were some seriously resistant people) have living, healthy children now. I cannot say this is always the case, but it has been the case with the people I know. If you are interested in hearing more about him or what they do, I will gladly give you the information. I do not, however, post my personal email or information for specific reasons. I do communicate with one special member in particular and I would not mind communication on the outside at all....I just don't do facebook, myspace, or other social networking sites. I don't have anything against that, but it is not for me or my family at this time.

I wish you all the best!!!

JGG32, thank you too for your kind words. Mine seems better now, but I will check in to the magnesium glycinate rather than the one that I am taking. I appreciate the info.
Failed fusion L5-S1, Pituatary damage, HGH Def, Fibro, Bladder surgery failure, Nissen Failure, GERD, OCPD, GAD, MDD, CTS (Bilateral Surgery completed), CFS, TMJ, Migraines, Vit D, A, Magnesium deficiency, Pre-glaucomic (sp?), HBP, Idiopatic Reactive Hypoglycemia, Edema, too many Drug/Food allergies, sensitivites, and current meds to list.
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