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Im sleeping about 3 hours a night on the days I take it at NIGHT.  I wake up refreshed, but I really miss sleeping!  I'm going to start taking it in the mornings and at lunch.  It really helps my energy level like crazy!

 

 

I do take mine with my morning calcium/multi (non iron).  I may add in another dose of the magnesium, since the iron is starting to do ITS job of keeping me from going!

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Has anyone heard/read anything about magnesium to combat migraines?

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Has anyone heard/read anything about magnesium to combat migraines?

 

ih ave not.

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Has anyone heard/read anything about magnesium to combat migraines?

I've found this:    Why all migraine patients should be treated with magnesium

 

 

Abstract

Magnesium, the second most abundant intracellular cation, is essential in many intracellular processes and appears to play an important role in migraine pathogenesis. Routine blood tests do not reflect true body magnesium stores since <2% is in the measurable, extracellular space, 67% is in the bone and 31% is located intracellularly. Lack of magnesium may promote cortical spreading depression, hyperaggregation of platelets, affect serotonin receptor function, and influence synthesis and release of a variety of neurotransmitters. Migraine sufferers may develop magnesium deficiency due to genetic inability to absorb magnesium, inherited renal magnesium wasting, excretion of excessive amounts of magnesium due to stress, low nutritional intake, and several other reasons. There is strong evidence that magnesium deficiency is much more prevalent in migraine sufferers than in healthy controls. Double-blind, placebo-controlled trials have produced mixed results, most likely because both magnesium deficient and non-deficient patients were included in these trials. This is akin to giving cyanocobalamine in a blinded fashion to a group of people with peripheral neuropathy without regard to their cyanocobalamine levels. Both oral and intravenous magnesium are widely available, extremely safe, very inexpensive and for patients who are magnesium deficient can be highly effective. Considering these features of magnesium, the fact that magnesium deficiency may be present in up to half of migraine patients, and that routine blood tests are not indicative of magnesium status, empiric treatment with at least oral magnesium is warranted in all migraine sufferers.
 
© Springer-Verlag 2011

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Thank you for that!

Something to talk to my PCP about...

Migraines SUCK!

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I suffered for years with migraines right before and during (that time of the month) sometimes up to 17 in one month not to mention what I called my "brown outs" where everything was dim and foggy and I was afraid of driving to work

Every month this went on for years and being self employed this was a nightmare

I went to a least 7 different Doctors in my area at the time (NorCal) Neurologist, ,Hormone specialist, Allergist, ENT, you name it the were not much help

 

I started trying any thing any of my clients that were nurses suggested to make a long story short I was pretty miserable about 2 weeks out of every month

 

Somewhere a long the line a client mentioned magnesium I read up on it and started taking it

It helped a lot and so did  Maxalt (Miracle prescription for Migraines) and 2 Advil knocked the migraines right out

magnesium also helped me with sleeping better and energy and thru time and that time of the month going away so did all my symptoms

I was taking 550mg a day plus potassium plus D3 on top of the multiple I was taking and besides being over weight I felt good

 

I stopped taking all of it right before surgery and would like to get back to taking it again

I had the sleeve on June 16th is that too soon? I am taking all chewable's I am supposed to be taking but My sleep is starting get erratic and my legs are starting to cramp/restless

does anyone know of a chewable magnesium? if not how soon after surgery did you go back to non chewable?

How is everyone getting there magnesium in?

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How is everyone getting there magnesium in?

 

I am taking Magnesium citrate, currently at a 750mg dose.

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Magnesium citrate at 1000mg.

I take 2 500mg capsules, sometimes together but usually twice a day.

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There is liquid magnesium citrate available from Rite Aid.

I'll be trying it in the morning...

 

EDITED: Nevermind...supposed to drink 1/2 to 1 bottle at a time of this stuff.

Edited by Allycatwirt

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There is liquid magnesium citrate available from Rite Aid.

I'll be trying it in the morning...

 

EDITED: Nevermind...supposed to drink 1/2 to 1 bottle at a time of this stuff.

 

yeah, that's for use strictly as a laxative!

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Has anyone heard/read anything about magnesium to combat migraines?

I've heard it helps.  Headaches can be a symptom of low magnesium.  Vitamin D depletes your magnesium.  I take magnesium so that I can take vitamin D without getting a headache.  

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Vitamin D does not deplete magnesium or vice versa.  It's a matter of balance where too much Vit D in supplement form creates a hyper-calcium situation, and there needs to be a balance between  mag/potassium/Calcium that makes the Vit D function more optimally.  How to make sure you   are getting the right balance is the big question but increased magnesium is definitely a first step.

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