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Dr. Joseph Boland
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Difficulty Sleeping (Definition)

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


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Tell me about magnesium for insomnia. would this also help my muscle pain from fibromyalgia? very sensitive to meds want something" natural". thanks!!

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

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How much magnesium a day? How much is too much? Could magnesium contribute to insomnia if too much is taken?

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

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How does magnesium improve Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) efficacy? What form is best? Magnesium citrate causes headache/insomnia. No side effects w/ chelated magnesium tho.

How does magnesium improve Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) efficacy? What form is best? Magnesium citrate causes headache/insomnia. No side effects w/ chelated magnesium tho.

Magnesium: If chelated magnesium sets well with you then that is the best form of magnesium for you. Having good levels of magnesium and other healthy minerals is important in staying healthy. Live a healthy livestyle, do not smoke or take recreational drugs, or use very much alcohol. ...Read more

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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 more

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Can I have insomnia, constipation and weight gain due to low magnesium ?

Can I have insomnia, constipation and weight gain due to low magnesium ?

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 more

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I am taking 100-125 mg. magnesium to help myself fall asleep(slight/moderate insomnia). Is it going to have any negative side effect(29 yrs male)?

I am unsure of the: meds of you are on. However for the general population in good health magnesium helps with proper elimination of bowels . Helps relax people somewhat, increases muscle relaxation. Ask a general practitioner who is familiar with the meds and diagnoses you have. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

A sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more