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Magnesium For Insomnia
Many women complain that they have trouble sleeping when they are pregnant. Try not to eat just before bedtime. Consider taking a warm bath at bedtime to help you relax. As your abdomen gets bigger, you may want to lie on your side with a pillow under your abdomen and a pillow between ...Read more
Tell me about magnesium for insomnia. would this also help my muscle pain from fibromyalgia? very sensitive to meds want something" natural". thanks!!
Magnesium could have: Although insomnia and muscle pain from Fibromyalgia can have multiple sources and treatments. For some people, especially if the magnesium red blood cell levels are low, may benefit from a magnesium supplement for muscle cramps and pain and in some cases sleep. There are potential side effects for some patients with magnesium, so always check with your physician before adding this supplement. ...Read more
How much magnesium a day? How much is too much? Could magnesium contribute to insomnia if too much is taken?
Magnesium and sleep: Magnesium (Mg) is found in a variety of foods. If you eat a diverse diet (particularly high fiber foods), you will get plenty of Mg. The body regulates it quite well so unless you take Mg pills, there's no reason to worry about excess. As for sleep, Mg deficiency is associated with insomnia. So getting plenty of Mg from food is a good thing for sleep. Leafy greens, nuts, whole grains, seeds. ...Read more
How does magnesium improve Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) efficacy? What form is best? Magnesium citrate causes headache/insomnia. No side effects w/ chelated magnesium tho.
Anything I have ever taken that raises my serotonin levels ( even valerian) has worsened my insomnia. So what can I take outside of magnesium?
Re-assessment: Among patients I have seen that have worsening insomnia on SSRI anti-depressants, my next question is to explore any history of mania or hypomania. It is does not automatically mean you have bipolar disease, but it worth considering. Some people do "over-activate" on SSRI's without having bipolar disorder. Please consider seeing a psychiatrist or a 2nd opinion if needed. good luck ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, you could: Magnesium (mg) is involved in over 300 necessary enzymatic reactions in the body. Blood level could be "normal" but tissue level (where mg is active) low. Eating a highly processed food diet predisposes many of us to mg deficiency. It could be worth a try to see if supplementing helps you -- can begin w/mag citrate or glycinate 150-200 mg per day w/meals. If loose stools, go more slowly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer