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Magnesium

My pain is so excrutiating ... BOTH inner thighs in the middle of the night ... I jump out of bed. My doctor recommended magnesium and it works WONDERS! I would try taking a couple of magnesium vitamin pills before going to bed. I also take a potassium vitamin plus eat bananas. When I do this on a regular basis, I don't have the cramps. But if I neglect this for a few weeks, my magnesium and potassium reserves run low and they start again.

I also have something called cramps911 (I am now using the CVS generic) which is a homeopathic pill which helps subside the cramping within a few minutes, otherwise they can last over 15-20 minutes. It is easier to just make sure I am getting enough magnesium and potassium since I drink a lot of water and can dilute my reserves.


This discussion is related to Severe Thigh Cramps which originated on the Ovarian Cancer Community
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Magnesium is pretty amazing, my mother-in-law has this issue too with her knee and it always stops when she starts taking a supplement again.
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may I ask if there are any side effects as I tried magnesium once and didnt feel good , but maybe I will try it again ..does it help with sleep ?
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I took some magnesium and vit D and it seems to really help blood flow and I feel warmth all over my body- was having numbness, pain
I heard it can help sleep and asthma
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does mag really relax the smooth muscles in your lungs and help asthma?  
is it safe at high doses or toxic?
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I took some vit D and magnesium and it opened my lungs up a little and the wheezing is less worse now
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Margypops sorry for the delayed response, if you take it at night you won't feel nauseated that seems to help.  I am not sure so perhaps you can advise I thought Magnesium was fat soluble and not water soluble --- would be interested to see if this helps you breath in the long run keep us posted
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I find it helps in other areas, too .... like keeping regular.

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lol ChitChatNine, very good point! :)
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