Monday, June 19, 2006

psa - muscle cramps and chills

just a friendly public service announcement for anyone trying to google answers to their muscle cramps and chills - MAGNESIUM!

anyone who has read my blog for awhile knows that i struggled with intense cold chills. it could be the middle of summer and i could still be wracked with debilitating cold chills. also my muscles had started to cramp so badly i couldn't kneel, i was getting shooting cramps up my ribcage and foot and leg cramps would wake me out of deep sleep.

i was at church the other day trying to clear past liam in the chairs and i got a muscle cramp in my leg. the woman we were talking to said 'magnesium' - pardon? magnesium is what you need to deal with muscle cramps. i said i thought it was potassium, she said 'nope, magnesium'.

so here i am a couple weeks past that and i've been taking 3 magnesium tablets a day every day and i am cramp and chill free. it is a good thing!

such a good thing i can't believe that my doctor of five years (who i complained to every time i saw her...) never ONCE did the calcium/magnesium test or just recommended it. maybe this is a deep, dark secret?? don't know - but i have found an answer and just wanted to pass it on to you.

(i also have a sneaking suspicion it will help with migranes as i haven't had even the hint of a headache or tension in my neck or scalp - worth giving it a try???)

UPDATE: i'm also sleeping better and dreaming again, go figure???

4 comments:

Patchouli said...

Yep, the Em was low on magnesium--and her heart would "flutter." My wonderful doctor also told me about magnesium over 13 years ago when I was having early contractions with Abby.

Sarah Louise said...

Hmm--how much are you taking? I need help with cramps of a monthly nature...

M.Shawn said...

Warming up and stretching before exercising are the best way to prevent muscle cramps. And I do these every day before hitting the gym. It's really a great help. You should try this too. You'd feel the difference.

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M.Shawn said...

Warming up and stretching before exercising are the best way to prevent muscle cramps. And I do these every day before hitting the gym. It's really a great help. You should try this too. You'd feel the difference.

muscle cramps