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Fibro & Magnesium Spray.

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Evening all.

So as I've only been recently been diagnosed with Fibro (although had many symptoms for many years ) and I've been on Pregabalin for a number of years too, I was wondering if anyone else has had much success with using Magnesium Spray?.

I did some research and this was something that cropped up quite often.

Now I am the kind of person that if it sounds good then I'm gonna try it out 😜.

So I proceeded to buy a bottle which duly arrived over the weekend, so the first night (Saturday)I sprayed a small amount on my feet, on my upper arms and I sprayed a little on my toothbrush as apparently this was supposed to get into your system quickly 😵.

Result....It tasted foul 😂, and I couldn't get to sleep for love nor money and my shift on Sunday was done with eyes half shut😴.

Fast forward to Sunday night, now I've bought this stuff so I intend to use it, so this time I got my fella to rub it into my shoulders,across the top of my back and down to my elbows (I suffer worse in my upper body and my feet) and the he just sprayed my feet all over, I didn't fancy putting it on my toothbrush again so left that one out.🤣.

Last night was the BEST sleep I've had in years!.

So has anyone else tried it out?

Did it work for you?

Did you get any unwanted side affects?

I would love to hear from anyone who has used it, but also from anyone who is maybe thinking of using it and why?

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Arymretep profile image
Arymretep

Hi, I always massage magnesium oil in before bed , wouldn’t fancy using it orally though 😳

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catcalling in reply to Arymretep

Hiya, thankyou so much for replying, I'm thinking I may use it morning and evening and see how I get on. I did check the bottle (incase I had read it wrong) but it does say its great for removing plaque and firming the gums, but it did taste bloody awful 😂x

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Murpy

HI, yes I swear by it. I got the idea from this community. Now I always use it but definitely not on my toothbrush 😄

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catcalling in reply to Murpy

Hiya.

It's great to read it works for some people, although I didn't sleep so well last night, I still feel its better than normal.

And i double checked about using it orally and it did say it was good for removing plaque and for firming the gums.

But...It's not something I would recommend as it tasted vile...🤣 x

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Piddlysmam

HI, I tried using the spray on my legs but it felt horrible on my skin and it didn't seem to help at all. 😏 I've not tried it since.

If it wasn't for the horrible tacky feeling it left on my skin, I probably would have persevered with it for a while.

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Mum007 in reply to Piddlysmam

you can leave it on for 20 minutes to absorb then wash it off.

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Piddlysmam in reply to Mum007

I tried that but it still didn't feel right. Is it worth trying again or is there another type which doesn't leave a residue?

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Tedy in reply to Piddlysmam

I didn't like the feel of it. Too sticky. Didn't make any improvement on my knees.

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Piddlysmam in reply to Tedy

That's just what I thought. I get on better with my weighted blanket.

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Arymretep in reply to Piddlysmam

You have to massage it well into the skin to get the benefit

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catcalling in reply to Piddlysmam

I've read that some people find it makes their skin feel quite tingly, I just found it oily which absorbed into the skin really well x

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Mum007

I use Betteryou from Holland and Barrett. It does feel sticky that’s because it’s an oil but I put it on at bedtime and it’s fine in the morning. You could try magnesium lotion instead but it may not be as concentrated so check ingredients.

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BlueTofu

I was recommended it by an osteopath. I use Better You brand. The sensitive version.

I spray into a basin for a foot bath in the morning ( while I brush my teeth etc). I spray odd achy bits, but don't use it on my face, I don't think it's for internal use, either! It mostly helps. I had a word reaction to trying at night, it kept me awake. Apparently some people react in the opposite way like that. So besides being wierd because of fibro, I'm extra wierd on top !

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catcalling in reply to BlueTofu

Honestly mine does say use to help get rid of plaque and to firm the gums.🤣.

One night I sleep well the next night its hit and miss, but I;m going to persevere at least until I've finished the bottle x

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Welshcatlady

I've been using Magnesium spray since December last year with good results. I use it on my lower legs after showering every morning and until recently it was working fine, but now most days I have to use it in the evenings as well. I've never heard of using it on a toothbrush though, and I don't think I'd like to try that either.

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catcalling in reply to Welshcatlady

I wouldn't recommend it either it doesn't taste so good 😂x

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bookish

I use Better You sensitive as well and it is fabulous for me. Wouldn't use on toothbrush though! I spray on inner arms at bedtime or wrists and then apply to extra sore bits during the day. The magnesium can make skin a bit tingly, usually worse if you are very depleted, but if I get that feeling I just wipe it off after 15 mins. Best avoid broken skin and eyes. I started as I read that most were low in magnesium and I felt terrible so was happy to try, and it made me feel different quite fast. A year or so after I did some genetic testing and found that I have a SNP for slow COMT enzyme function and COMT is magnesium dependent, so maybe that was why it helped and I continue to find it beneficial. Both high COMT function and low COMT function have been linked to fibro and other pain conditions, as well as affecting methylation generally. Ideally we want our neurotransmitters happily in the middle. Helps me sleep, keeps me regular, calms histamine reactions, speeds my slow COMT (helping to reduce excess oestrogen) - what is not to love......Cheers

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catcalling in reply to bookish

Hiya.

Yours makes for a very interesting read, thankyou for taking the time to reply with such a detailed response, so happy it works so well for you x

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bookish in reply to catcalling

My pleasure. Best wishes x

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YassytinaFMA UK Volunteer

Glad too read it has helped you , I’ve read with interest all the responses, so far the only magnesium I have is in my Epsom salts , think I might explore this next time I go too H &B .xx

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catcalling in reply to Yassytina

I'm certainly going to keep on going with it and see if the results start to come together more frequently.

Let me know how you get on if you do decide to invest in some x

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bookish in reply to Yassytina

I started with Epsom too, but read that other forms may be better and it was making my skin a bit dry, so I changed to Better You flakes first and then the sensitive oil spray as well. When it is cold I soak my feet in a nice bowlful of warm water with the flakes and read a good book!

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rosewine

I tried the magnesium spray on my legs but unfortunately I found that it made no difference. Just proves that our bodiees react differently, what suits one doesn't suit another. So pleased it seems to be working for you.x

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catcalling in reply to rosewine

Did you find anything different that works for you? x

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rosewine in reply to catcalling

Prebablin has helped to some extent although like with many medicines I can only tolerate a low dose. I found Coenzyme Q10 helped quite a bit with the muscle pains in my legs he took so e weeks to are a difference. I try to eat a good diet and keep my weight to an acceptable level. I alwaysfeel better if I can get out in the fresh air and have a gentle walk each day. I also do gentle stretching exercises. All these see to have made life more tolerable.

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catcalling in reply to rosewine

Well last night was a nights sleep I could of only dreamed of.

I don't know if its down to the magnesium spray or not but I slept solidly for 9 hours 👍 and today I've had so much energy that I can honestly say I've felt like a different person 😀.

I'm on pregabalin like you, 150 in the morning along with 300 of codeine, 400 of ibuprofen ( which is stopping) vitamin D & C and now 300 in the evening with the codeine & Promethazine.

We all find things that suit us but I find it really interesting in how others cope and deal with it..x

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rosewine in reply to catcalling

Fantastic news I'm so pleased for you. I've never had 9 hours straight sleep in my life. Have unfortunately always been an extremely light sleeper but since fibro have really hit the buffers. I am allowed a sleeping tablet twice a week which gives me about 5 hours on and off but I try to only take it if desperate as I am headachy and groggy most of the next day. Ha ha the only time I've ever had a good sleep isnder anesthetic

My body reacts badly to so many meds that I unfortunately some like antidepressants have had to be stopped within weeks. Pregablin initially made me like a zombie but as it helped with the nigh on unbearable pain at the time I stuck with it. If I want to drive I have to keep the dose down to 50mg in the morning and 75mg at night it is such a balancing act.

I take Zapain which is 30mg of codeine and 500mg of Paracetamol and I also take Ibuprofen, the last two are for osteoarthritis but it also helps with the fibro. I used to take the maximum of both but cut down the Ibuprofen to one a day and the Zapain to 5 most days as if I was having a very bad time I had no extra meds to help. My gp prescribed Tramadol to help with extra pain but was so giddy with a terrible headache I had to stop it.

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CM1EDSUK

Honestly I'd say that current medical research doesn't support the fact that magnesium sprays may be helpful: mdpi.com/2072-6643/9/8/813/htm

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catcalling in reply to CM1EDSUK

I guess what doesn't work for one may work for someone else x

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bookish in reply to CM1EDSUK

Interesting, thanks, but nor does it say that it can't and it calls for more research. Does say that it may help with those with sub-optimal magnesium status. I have never thought that all fibro has the same causes, so not all treatments will help all of us. 'Would that it were so simple'.....Best wishes

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CM1EDSUK

Absolutely right; we're all different, so what will work for some won't for others. I just wouldn't like people to waste their money on this, nor Epsom salts (tho know others swear by these too). I have always been guided by medical evidence.....Epsom salts debunked: painscience.com/articles/ep...

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bookish in reply to CM1EDSUK

I agree that we are all different, but let's face it if people don't try it, they won't know. I started the Epsom as an alternative to taking oral as I was unable to digest pretty much anything, losing a lot of weight, and deficient in just about everything - so anything I could spray or apply to skin or take sublingually was better for me. For me, it made an obvious and immediate difference and continues to help so I use it daily and take a spray out wherever I go. At least Epsom are cheap, and Boots have Westlab at half price at the moment. Cheers

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CheetieCat

Absolutely love it! Just about drown myself in it sometimes, have bottles everywhere in the house and in every bag. They do a lotion too, doesn't feel quite as bad as the spray on your skin. I'm using the lavender one just now. Never heard of using it on your Toothbrush though! 🤮😳😂

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catcalling in reply to CheetieCat

Hiya.

I've got to agree with you to date, I used it again last night and spent more time rubbing it in and again had a fantastic sleep, loads of energy today ( a good sleep certainly seems to help ).

As for trying it on a toothbrush I wouldn't recommend it, kinda wasn't the most enjoyable experience...😂🤑

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CheetieCat in reply to catcalling

Aw I'm so jealous! Sadly it's never helped with my sleep 😕 Maybe I'll stick a little bit on my toothbrush tonight 🤣🤣

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catcalling in reply to CheetieCat

Do you take any medication ?

You could try adding a few drops in something alcoholic...it may work, would taste better for sure..😂🤣

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CheetieCat in reply to catcalling

I do, a couple that help with sleep too! I can fall asleep no problems at all, anywhere, but just can't stay asleep for any length of time. Actually can't remember the last time I had a full night's sleep. Pretty normal for most of us though. Alcohol might be the way to go! 🍷🤣🤣

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Adlon57

Magnesium oil spray on my knees just after a morning shower, excellent for my osteoarthritis👍Pregabalin was prescribed for my epilepsy🙄but reacted badly with my joints🥴 By evening my knees are terrible going down the stairs, I have genetic arthritis, my uncle and brother both had knee operations!

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catcalling in reply to Adlon57

Hiya thanks for your comment.

It's a shame pregabalin didn't work so well for you, I've personally found it helpful in taking the edge off the pain along with codeine,until recently ibuprofen 400, vitamin D and a vitamin C shot every morning.

Evenings is the same routine just a higher dose of pregabalin & Promethazine and now the Magnesium spray.

I hope you can find something that may help you more, hence why I love this forum as everyone has their own stories of what helps them x

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