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does magnesium hydroxide help symptoms of opiate withdrawl?

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Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
May: Magnesium is a natural muscle relaxant and has other calming properties. It may alleviate some of your symptoms of withdrawal.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

It is ok to take magnesium along with a blood thinning medication?

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Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Botox and thinners: While the risk of bleeding and bruising is higher with anticoagulants, especially if more than one is used, i feel comfortable using Botox in most facial regions. Make sure to disclose all the medications you are using, including supplements, vitamins, or even special diets you are on. These can all affect overall bleeding.
A 40-year-old member asked:

My sleeping after opiates withdrawal was getting better but suddenly is getting worse, what's going on?

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Dr. Jeff Blixt
Addiction Medicine 24 years experience
Could be PAWS: Post acute withdrawal syndrome from opiates, is a low grade withdrawal weeks to months after last use, it tends to come and go. If symptoms persist or worsen see your doctor. Try regular exercise avoid caffiene, hang in there. Try counselor or meetings as well. More support helps symptoms.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

Can a magnesium supplement help resolve pvcs?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Yes: It all depends on what's causing the pvcs. But if your magnesium is on the low side, supplementing mg can help prevent pvcs from deteriorating into a more serious rhythm like v tach or v fib. Usually, mg is an add-on to another cardiac med but you should discuss your treatment options and purpose of each med with your cardiologist.
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A 51-year-old member asked:

Can you use magnesium for dietary supplement ?

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Dr. Paul Hartlaub
Preventive Medicine 34 years experience
Yes: Magnesium is important. It is involved in over 300 chemical reactions including muscle, nerve, immune system, heart and bone functions. Adult men need up to 420 mg/day, with younger men, women and children needing less. There is plenty in foods like cereal, nuts, beans, and spinach, so a supplement may not be needed. More info: http://ods.Od.Nih.Gov/factsheets/magnesium-healthprofessional/.
A 46-year-old member asked:

My pet was prescribed buprenex (buprenorphine) so can I use this to ween myself off opiates?

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Dr. Richard Rosenthal
Pain Management 36 years experience
Absolutely Not: Veterinary medicines do not have the same purity as human medicine-they are not intended for human consumption. In addition, one must never take a drug prescribed for someone else (human or animal).

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