Magnesium supplements

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Hi just wondering if anyone else has tried taking magnesium for anxiety disorders? I have had multiple heart tests all ok so im thinking im suffering more from anxiety, tight chest fast heart beat etc. Just seeing if theres any natural remedies out there rather than prescription drugs to start off with im at a cardiologist in September. Looking to try something to calm me with no side effects see if i am suffering from anxiety. Thanks

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    Yes magnessium glycinate, magnessium flakes foot soaks and magnessium  oils do work. I use the glycinate and foot soaks. In moderations it can be nice and calming. It has been touted chamomile tea is very lovely to sip and calm the nerves as well. Choosing alternative also means approaching the whole body so meditation, yoga, therapy ..etc..needs to be added to the mix. I have found suntheanine l theanine in the evening induces calmness as well. Understanding this anxiety disorder is crucial to tackle it so research that well. We live in the age of the internet where the world can come to you, use it wisely. Utube, Pinterest, books, podcasts ....theres a ton of avenues to pursue in your quest for knowledge and remedies. There is no magic supplements, pills, wands out there this is what resonates with you to bring you to place where you can self calm and manage it. Good luck.
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    Yes magnessium is helpful. Read thru this forum it went to moderation to fully explain.
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    One of the best things i have found as a natural sedative is cnamomile tea made from the flowers...nothing else in it.

    As to magnesium, That's one of those things you do not want to take in pill form without a doctor's directive. However...for muscle cramps, pain, etc. a magnesium spray does the trick in moments.

    So, magnesium spray will calm your muscles, and chamomile tea will calm the rest of you. This of course depends how bad your anxiety is!!!! Many of us had to start with meds for awhile. Hugs, Rachel

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      My magnesium blood level always comes back normal...so taking a supplement would be overdosing, and you don't want to do that with minerals. Bad news, upsets whole mineral balance.

      However, during a stress spike, muscles can cramp of spasm, depleting magnesium very quickly...temporarily. But during that time you don't have enough to relax those muscle, so the spray  on oil penetrates the skin hitting the blood stream immediately giving relief. The muscles get what they need, and body goes back to normal.

      I am getting ready to start on a very heavy drug for cirrhosis. The provider spoke to me for over an hour before releasing it to be sent to my doctor. He quizzed on every supplement, tea, mineral, skin lotion hair product, soap, food I used. This drug has a 95 % cure rate, and a high instance of reversal of the scarring.....but they were very clear as to what and how I used anything. It isn't stringent at all, I just need to pay attention....especially with minerals and calcium probucts.

      Check on overdosing on magnesium on line. The usual reasons are added supplements, taking a lot of milk of magnesia, and epsom salt baths.

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      Mine have always been nirmal too. But i did ask the doc he said foot soaks are fine. And the low dose glycinate are fine. He told me to add ubiqinol tears ago apparently calms heart palps. Mind you in post menapause so im sure age has a lot to do with that one. I use the ubiqinol some how i get headaches on it, i have stayed on them six weeks at a time then stop because if the headaches. I would have apprecuated my body complying but why should it start now lol.Unsure why that happens. I also react to probiotics i get ear cloggs and other ..what i think is allergy reactions.so i have given uo in that and use foods instead. Cia i am excited for you, i can sense you are nervous but this can change your world for the better. I hope it all goes well and you watch girl..half your symptoms are going to dissolve in the process. I got a feeling here. A good active liver metabolizes well and detoxifyies you well hence you feel and are funuctiong better.
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      Thank for the encouragement. Lisa. I needed that.

      Here's a laugh for you, I just found out that it looks like I have hyperthyroidism!! When it rains, build an ark.cry I go to the doctor to start the liver meds today, but if the thyroid problem is indeed what we think, that has to be regulated first.

      So that's my latest. It ain't always easy, but we keep on keeping on, don't we, Honey?biggrin

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    On the subject of natural supplements, have you heard of L theanine or Suntheanine? 

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theanine 

    For some it is a Gods send while others don't notice a thing. For me personally it works wonders. It is an amino acid derived from green tea leaves. It has actual psychoactive properties to cross the blood brain barrier and is a major producer of gaba in the brain. it has no discernable side effects that I notice. 

    Also B vitamins help as well as probiotics to keep the gut in balance. supposdly if your gastointestinal track is a mess, your brain chemisty is greatly affected. 

    Hope this helps!

    Black1492

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    Foot soaks are safe as long as you have a normal blood pressure. And you are not on any blood pressure medications. Half an hour, half a cuo in warm water. Magnessium glycinate in low dose as long as your doctor knows and approves is fine as well. Magnessium can lower blood oressure so too much is not a good thing it can effect your heart as a result. So no You dont want to use them like you would vitamin c. 
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    Magnesium supplement at 100 mg twice daily helps me alot. No side effects for me as I am sensitive to meds. Good luck!
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    There's a lot said here about magnesium, but I must repeat...PLEASE do not take a supplement (pill or capsule) for either magnesium or potassium until you check with your doctor.

    Our pharmacists even ask if your doctor knows you are buying one of them. They would still sell to you as it is an over the counter thing, but they do advise people to be sure their doctor knows they are taking either.

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    i'm going to be really blunt here. Just because something is natural does not mean it is safe to take. Anyone remember St. John's Wart? Everybody was taking it. My stepfather almost died from taking it, because of its interaction with something else he was taking. I was the one who gave it to him.

    This was back in the days you had to go to the library and actually read books. I practically lived there for a few months. Many of my clients would ask me for supplemet advice...I learned to refer them to their doctor. Often I could tell them why they should check, but from then on, I do not refer to a product without doing my homework. Even then, I will usually post the warnings.....like Chamomile tea should not be used if allergic to the ragweed family, or if pregnant.

    At my clinic, I am REQUIRED to report any and every natural thing I want to take. I often get a no, and a clear explanation as to why.

    When I was being interviewed for approval to take Havarti, the company representative spent 45 minutes of the phone with me, asking about everything I ate, drugs I was on, and especially what "natural" supplements I was on. I was forbidden one more day on two of them, as the interaction with the new drug would not be good. Other things, I could take, but it has to be a four hour span between them and the Havarti.

    I remarked that it was a pretty thorough interview. He said being that particular is one of the reasons their success rate is 95% cure rate.

    Does anyone remember when everyone was taking comfrey? Really our of demand now. Please, people, unless you are a drug interaction, or physiological interaction professional, don't just pick up a bottle and take it.

    Well, I can't do any more that warn people. What anyone does is their choice and not mine. But it was my choice to tell what I know for a fact. And do remember, there is a reason we are told not to give our prescription meds to anyone else. Same is true of natural supplements. What heals you may harm someone else.

    When giving someone a couple of asperin...if they are on cumadin (a heave duty blood thinner) those asperin could cause internal bleeding, or if they get a cut...no clotting happens.

    Good health and wise choices to us all.

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    magnesium is a vital mineral for brain function but you don't need a lot you can take it in a homeopathic powder.

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