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Tipton11a
Tipton11a

Hi everyone I suffer from fibromyalgia. Since the weather has got cold I have had 3 bad flare ups especially with neck shoulder pain and fibro fog. Have taken magnesium citrate for a few years it seems to help with restless legs. I recently changed to magnesium L - Threonine , did lots of home work on it and liked the fact there was no fillers or binders. However only been taking for a week but restless legs have come back as if I had stopped taking magnesium altogether. Would appreciate any help on what magnesium has helped you. I do feel like I have a little more concentration and energy, but find I can't switch off at bed time even though I take Trazodone for anxiety and depression., witch normally knows me out in 15 minutes. I have taken amitrityline in the past for my fybromyalga but didn't think it helped enough for the side effects I was getting so all I take now is paracetamol for the pain . Sorry for going on,

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Hello, have you tried the magnesium pain spray? I’ve been using it for about a month for my restless legs at night and shoulder pain, it really helped the restless legs

It's possible that you're just going through the transition between the two types of Magnesium that you're taking, it may have been better if you had reduced the one while ramping up the other. Magnesium oil spray or maybe some magnesium chloride flakes in the bath should help.

Oh, do go on. Any info is good info, IMO. I've been on various magnesiums. I like mag bisglycinate and presently taking a liquid combo of magnesium citrate, gluconate,lactate and malic acid. I'm also taking LDN which helps, especially with sleep. It's winter so experiencing the neck and shoulder pain so use a lot of tiger balm and take Epsom salts baths. The LDN also seems to be helping brain fog.

Zoonie
Zoonie
in reply to ratoncita

Be careful with your Magnesium, too much isn’t good for you. Magnesium is actually absorbed quite well through your skin so epsom salt baths can be adequate if you put enough in them - I prefer Magnesium chloride flakes to go in the bath because it’s more easily absorbed so needs less in. If you’re not sure about where your magnesium levels are you should get them tested to make sure that you’re not overdoing it. Unfortunately over here in the UK ldn isn’t recognised so isn’t freely available, it’s definitely something that I would like to try.

ratoncita
ratoncita
in reply to Zoonie

Where do you get magnesium fluoride flakes?

Zoonie
Zoonie
in reply to ratoncita

It's Magnesium Chloride not Fluoride, that wouldn't be good for you at all; you should be able to get it from Amazon, you need a food/ pharmaceutical grade not commercial. Preferably Dead sea origin, it's the most pure. As I live in the UK I can't really point you at one like I use but if I give you some label data it will help you find a suitable one - back in a bit!

Zoonie
Zoonie
in reply to Zoonie

This is what it says:

Magnesium chloride is extracted from water with a high salt content, such as the Great Salt Lake & Dead Sea. Our magnesium chloride is extracted by solution mining from the ancient Zechstein seabed in Northwest Europe which is the cleanest available so contains the lowest contaminant levels in the world.

YASMINTINA
YASMINTINAFMA UK Volunteer

healthunlocked.com/fibromya... morning , yes my pain levels have gone up since cold the weather, I have duloxtene, codiene from doc if really needed, I try have a soak in the bath with Epsom salts that does relax my body some what. No worries we all need to speak out when we feel like this, perhaps have a word with your doctor, broken sleep is horrid I seem to be getting this at the moment. I’ve posted a link should you want too lock your posts as then only our community can see and not open to any other site engines on the internet. Take care .

Wondering what prompted the change when you say it was working for years? If it's just the fillers and binders, there is the magnesium powder. Tastes a bit yuck but it works! Other Magnesiums may have fancy names but citrate is still generally well absorbed and does the job.

Also, don't forget that for folks with slow digestive transit, magnesium citrate is a Godsend as it gives the chance to poop like a nearly normal person. Don't laugh! Much better and more comfortable than taking laxatives. And cheaper for fibros as they would want to take magnesium anyway!

Bathing in magnesium flakes is comforting. Magnesium oil? I found that unendingly greasy and irritating to the skin too. Better when added to home made lotions. Got to use it up somehow, hey?

Al10
Al10
in reply to Al10

magnesium citrate powder!

Tipton11a
Tipton11a
in reply to Al10

Can you tell me were you get yours from please.

Al10
Al10
in reply to Tipton11a

Shh don't shout it, dunno if this is Cosha? I have Solgar at present. From Bodykind😁 . It's who ever is cheapest. Depending on fillers etc that might make me pay more? Health Monthly, Amazon Ebay? There are plenty of sellers and brands. And remember the powder too.

S23S5
S23S5
in reply to Al10

Hi Al10, I was wondering at what dose of magnesium citrate you use as I have a slow digestive system also and I would love to get rid of my laxatives as they aren’t very pleasant to take at all!

Zoonie
Zoonie
in reply to S23S5

I had horrendous problems with constipation from meds, in the end I've found that taking a good quality probiotic and eating a banana as a prebiotic has worked wonders. But I also have Magnesium chloride baths rather than take a Magnesium supplement. You can get a 10kg bag of magnesium chloride from Amazon for a sensible price, sometimes not much more than 1kg from the health shops! If you want any info on probiotics or the magnesium chloride pm me.

ratoncita
ratoncita
in reply to Zoonie

Apple cider vinegar helps with that problem too and then there's always good old prunes! 😉

Zoonie
Zoonie
in reply to ratoncita

I find mixed nuts and plenty of fruit helpful as well but since using the probiotics it's basically been back to normal service 😆

Tipton11a
Tipton11a
in reply to Zoonie

Thanks for advice can you tell me which probiotic you use please.

Zoonie
Zoonie
in reply to Tipton11a

It's Bio Kult multi strain off Amazon

Al10
Al10
in reply to Zoonie

Hi Zoonie, I find it depends why you have slow transit as to what to do.

Prunes and fibre are oddly my enemy not my friend when it comes to 'SPEED'. (and I used to love prunes etc). Until my system slowed to almost static I had no idea about such a thing or why it was happening or what was making it worse. Took a long time to figure. If it is gastroparesis, even normal amounts of fibre can be a major issue.

I eat bananas and probiotics but it's not the whole answer to what ails. Magnesium is magical for me as it isn't adding to my fibre load to get the job done (so to speak). And it has to be done!

Great that so many folks are choosing natural ways to help themselves. It is about finding the fix that help each individual. Which is why this site is so valuable. Each of us find our own fixes that might also help someone else.

Zoonie
Zoonie
in reply to Al10

Absolutely, natural rules!!!

😉😉😉

Al10
Al10
in reply to S23S5

All tummies and systems are different. I take a 200mg tablet (huge bullet looking thing!) sometimes one morning and one evening and sometimes I forget one dose. It seems to work for me.

If you take the powder it is easy to adjust, and to overdo too! I thought nothing was happening so took extras and suddenly I had a bit of a gripey tum. Ooh it got things properly moving!

Unlike movicol that randomly liquifies your tum for days and days (with the associated gripey pains ongoing) without sorting the problem, this only lasted a couple of hours, and because I had sensibly started my experiment during the evening, I could safely go to bed and sleep off my exertions! Phew!

I suggest starting with one, then two and give them time to work? My bottle recommends 2x200mg tabs per day.

S23S5
S23S5
in reply to Al10

Thanks so much for all your advice. I will definitely try them.

Al10
Al10
in reply to S23S5

Good luck. and remember it is just the Citrate that has the laxative effect.

S23S5
S23S5
in reply to Al10

Thanks for the advice!

Zoonie
Zoonie
in reply to S23S5

Make sure you drink plenty of water, if you don't you could get dehydrated.

S23S5
S23S5
in reply to Zoonie

Thankyou, I’ll make sure I do.

With GPs going off for Christmas breaks, this isn't the best time to change your meds, as you seem to have found out. Your Pharmacist should be able to advise you.

you could try magnesium malate in the morning, which is best for pain, and magnesium bis glycinate in the evening to help sleep, (I have been taking both for years and it definitely helps me, I take the magnesium biglycinate an hour before bed along with vit d3 and vit K2. I tried the threonate and found it not to be as effective.

Tipton11a
Tipton11a
in reply to Chrisbel

Thanks for help I don t think I have tried that one. Do you know a reputable seller as I worry about buying in the internet.

Zoonie
Zoonie
in reply to Tipton11a

Try Amazon, but look at the reviews, if you see any with 1* look at why!

Best Immune brand look good!

Mdaisy
MdaisyAdministrator
in reply to Zoonie

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Zoonie
Zoonie
in reply to Mdaisy

I agree, that's why I said to look at the 1* reviews, this is especially important for electrical goods. I am aware of the "pay for a good review" thing because I have been asked to do it myself loads of times by Chinese companies in particular that I used to buy parts for model aircraft off and also some companies that supplied low priced guitars and ukuleles - needless to say you can guess what my response was😠😠😠

Chrisbel
Chrisbel
in reply to Tipton11a

I use amazon, they have plenty of brands, most of whom are good, I still buy different brands depending on what strength or quantity I think I need, also sometimes the tablets are too big ,so although the product is fine I will buy another that is smaller size tab. also you can buy 5kg tubs of magnesium salt for baths on amazon

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