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Magnesium helps with pain?

Posted by marie on 1/15/03 at 12:48 (105521)

I saw a report on the news a couple of weeks ago about how taking magnesium has helped many people with arthritis, fibromyalgia etc..
the report said it helped with sore aching muscles. I have been taking it for about two weeks...it is helping. Does anyone else take it? Does it work for you?

marie e

Re: Magnesium helps with pain?

Celia C on 1/15/03 at 14:55 (105530)

Marie, what kind of magnesium that? I think there are several types.

Re: Magnesium helps with pain?

marie e on 1/16/03 at 19:48 (105646)

I don't know if there are several types. I take 500 mg of magnesium in the morning. The soreness in my calf muscles seems to have improved. I'm not perfectly well but I do feel that there has been an almost immediate difference. It's to soon to say for sure if it's the magnesium or some other factor. Time will tell.

The news report interviewed several patients who have started on magnesium. They interviewed a pain specialist who had recomended they begin taking it. I thought it was worth a try. I am not advocating for anyone but wondered if anyone else knew or had heard about magnesium helping with chronic pain.

Re: Magnesium helps with pain?

Sharon W on 1/16/03 at 22:43 (105659)

Marie,

I don't know if this will interest you, but if any doctor has ever told you that you might have fibromyalgia, you should probably give this article about the link between fibro and magnesium a read. (It was posted on the board a few months ago, and created a lot of interest.)

http://web.mit.edu/london/www/magnesium.html

Sharon

Re: Magnesium helps with pain?

marie e on 1/17/03 at 18:05 (105728)

Thanks for the site Sharon. I thought it was very informative. Let's see...I am 45 and in post menopause. I feel more stressed than ever. My doctors haven't brought up Fibromyalgia but I have given it some thought.
I am going to see my gp in 2 weeks and I will bring it up with him.

Thanks

Re: Magnesium helps with pain? -- For Women Only

nancy s. on 1/17/03 at 19:21 (105744)

excuse me, but this is the social board so i will plunge ahead with this question, with apologies to anyone who'd rather read about anything other than menopause -- a group which usually includes me, by the way! marie, i'm so envious. at 53, how come i'm not post-menopause yet??? am i being punished for neglecting my duty to procreate? i admit i'm not well educated in this area, but you'd think i'd have paid my dues by now.
nancy
p.s. i'm sorry! chalk this up to root canal / darvocet. thanks.
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Re: Magnesium helps with pain? -- For Women Only

Carole C in NOLA on 1/17/03 at 20:38 (105749)

Don't worry, Nancy! You'll get there before you turn 90, guaranteed. :)

Carole C

Re: P.S., aren't I encouraging? (grin) (nm)

Carole C in NOLA on 1/17/03 at 20:39 (105750)

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Re: P.S., aren't I encouraging? (grin) (nm)

nancy s. on 1/17/03 at 21:15 (105753)

yes carole, very encouraging indeed, thank you so much! if this goes on much longer, though, i'll be dead way before 90. on the other hand, i might consider becoming the pioneer posterwoman for having a child at age, say, 82. maybe then i'd become famous, be able to retire, have health insurance, and post the cute things my very own child says! there's a silver lining to every cloud. (i made that saying up just now.)

nancy
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Re: P.S., aren't I encouraging? (grin) (nm)

Carole C in NOLA on 1/17/03 at 22:43 (105764)

If you have a child at 82, then I think you should get a babysitter for Saturday nights so that you and Phil can go out and kick up your famous heels now and then! I look forward to your reports in years to come, covering your butting heads with parent-teacher organizations at 90, and 'helping' your child choose clothes for junior high school at 95. Can you imagine the family battles? Talk about a generation gap! LOL

Carole C

Re: Magnesium helps with pain? -- For Women Only

marie e on 1/18/03 at 09:19 (105780)

You're not alone on the menopause envy. All of my friends are mad at me too. Because my GP just couldn't believe that I was in Menopause at such a young age (started when I was about 36) he wouldn't test me. Finally about a year and a half ago I got the test...he said I had the highest score he'd ever seen. Not an acheivement I can brag about. So all those years I needed help I chalked up to stress. I had to go through menopause cold turkey. So I have paid my menopause dues.....so has my family....they had to live with me. It's a wonder they still love me.

I feel great now...there is hope.

And I know I should have posted this under treatments and not social...sorry.

I hope your root canal pain gets better soon.

marie

Re: Magnesium - For Marie

Kathy G on 1/18/03 at 09:23 (105781)

Hi Marie,

If you do a search under Brian G., I believe you'll find a ton of info on magnesium. I did try it, for about five months, but it didn't seem to do a thing for me. It really helps some people, though, so it may be worth a shot. Later today, when I have more time, I'll search my file. I think I still have the extensive print-out from the link that Brian supplied so I may have the url.

Re: Magnesium - For Marie

Kathy G on 1/18/03 at 10:17 (105789)

Hi Marie,

I found the info in my file and the URL is http://web.mit.edu/london/www/magnesium.html

This is pretty persuasive stuff and I sincerely thought I might get some help from using it but it seemed, after I took the second bottle and saw no results, like I was wasting my money. Perhaps I should have tried it for longer.

Hope this helps!

Re: P.S., aren't I encouraging? (grin) (nm)

nancy s. on 1/18/03 at 10:41 (105794)

oh yes, it's going to be great fun, carole, one for the history books. at 95, as i'm helping my child choose clothes for junior high school, phil will be 100. and he'll be dying to give his opinion, but we will tell him that as a man he's not qualified. i, on the other hand, will be supremely qualified, because my life thus far has been spent as a spectacular fashion clotheshorse and i expect that to continue well into my nineties and beyond. just check out my pics on the heelspurs photo gallery and you'll see that i'm right. yukyuk!

i'll be reading report cards with a super-duper magnifying glass, with an intensity i've not yet seen in magnifying glasses. guess i'll have to invent them!

nancy
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Re: P.S., aren't I encouraging? (grin) (nm)

john h on 1/19/03 at 15:09 (105946)

Did not Hugh Hefiner have some kids in his late 70's.? I have seen several of the TV specials about women in their late 50's (i think) having an egg impanted and fertilized and producing a child. Certainly this is not a macho guy like me speciality. Anyone want to talk some football?

Re: P.S., aren't I encouraging? (grin) (nm)

Carole C in NOLA on 1/19/03 at 16:42 (105951)

I think Picasso had a child when he was in his 90's. I'm not sure, though.

Football? Let's see... somebody is playing somebody in the Superbowl next week, but I don't know who.

Carole C

Re: P.S., aren't I encouraging? (grin) (nm)

john h on 1/19/03 at 18:22 (105968)

Carole that was me. Johnny Picasso Holt.

Re: P.S., aren't I encouraging? (grin) (nm)

Carole C in NOLA on 1/19/03 at 19:26 (105977)

Ah! well I hope you are enjoying the little tykes, then. LOLOL Forty-seven of them, you say? My my, what a man! Just don't let them all run and scamper around your ankles constantly while you are trying to type messages to the board. :)

Carole C

Re: P.S., aren't I encouraging? (grin) (nm)

marie e on 1/19/03 at 20:41 (105984)

How can football be more interesting than 70 year old parents? I have some friends in their mid fifties with a three year old. Maybe they should have been watching football instead of playing baseball with each other a few years ago. LOL, don't do it nancy. Stay away from Phil.

marie

Re: P.S., aren't I encouraging? (grin) (nm)

nancy s. on 1/19/03 at 20:49 (105986)

john, i did figure that if i'm going to have a child at age 82 (in about 30 years), you must be about 95 now and have quite a few things in common with picasso, except that you're still alive and kicking.
nancy
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Re: P.S., aren't I encouraging? (grin) (nm)

nancy s. on 1/19/03 at 21:25 (105994)

marie, as a red sox fan, i don't see how football could be more interesting than ANYthing. every time you look up at the screen, one of them is lying flat on his face, moaning. this seems to happen every 40 seconds or so. i don't get it either.

how are your mid-fifties friends with the three-year-old child faring, anyway? i'm really curious. NOT that such a scenario is in the works over here, believe me! we're staying away, we're staying away! i get envious now and then of my brother&wife, with two little girls who seem endlessly interesting to me, and he adores them, but even he says, 'make no mistake, not everything they say and do is funny. a lot of it isn't funny AT ALL.'

if i had limitless energy (not to mention limitless sanity), i might have considered it at some point. i love kids, and i love having them come into my store. i'm always haunted, though, by the face of a friend of mine after he and his wife brought their baby home from the hospital in their mid-forties. i knocked on their front door, for a visit, and karl eventually opened it, all red-eyed and half dead. i said, 'how's it going?' he said, 'it's a nice place to visit . . . but you would NOT want to live here.'

nancy
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Re: Having babies

wendyn on 1/19/03 at 22:25 (105998)

Having had my first baby at 16, and my second at 24 - I can tell you that there is a HUGE difference in the physical ability to carry children even after 8 years of aging. Not that I would recommend teenage pregnancy as an option to anyone, but physically - I think it's easier when your younger.

I simply CANNOT imagine having a baby now (at the ripe old age of 34) - let alone in my 50's!!!

Re: Having babies

nancy s. on 1/20/03 at 01:18 (106002)

wendy, did you have to put THREE exclamation points after the word '50s'? wouldn't two do, or maybe even one for those of us who are still young at mind and heart? ;} (i think i just put a wink there, i'm not sure, not good at those faces -- but that's what i meant.)

with your ages of giving birth, i guess you might be a grandmother by the time you're, say, 37? unthinkable. i still meet women my age who are new grandmothers and i say 'what??? you seem much too young to be a grandmother -- or even a mother!' But, let us face it, in these matters i live in the twilight zone.

nancy
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Re: Having babies

Julie on 1/20/03 at 03:02 (106004)

Ha! Nancy I know exactly what you mean. I keep meeting people whom I think of as young enough to be my children, but who are almost always young enough to be my grandchildren maybe even my great-grandchildren.

Re: Having babies

Carole C in NOLA on 1/20/03 at 08:23 (106011)

Well I don't know about you two, but surely I'm 26 and just stuck in this dreadful 54 year old body! Help! Lemme out!

LOL

Carole C

Re: P.S., aren't I encouraging? (grin) (nm)

marie e on 1/20/03 at 18:40 (106074)

Nancy, actually the people with a 3 year old are co worksers. They were grumpy to be around fro the first 2 years but this year seems to be going a little better. We get many stories about their son in the lunch room every day. Other than the fact that they'll be retired before he graduates from high school all is well. They waited a long time for this kid. They have a 10 year old daughter.....who was an angel as a baby. Their son is just a bit wild, the little guy keeps them on the run.

We always tell them they better be nice to their son or he won't sign them out of the nursing home for his graduation party.

marie

Re: Having babies

JudyS on 1/21/03 at 10:11 (106126)

My sons are aged 32 and 22. The thing that surprises me the most these days is that parenting doesn't end. You keep loving them, you keep wanting for them, you keep wanting to help them have good lives, you keep wanting to 'be there' for them, and you never stop worrying about them!

Re: Magnesium helps with pain?

Celia C on 1/15/03 at 14:55 (105530)

Marie, what kind of magnesium that? I think there are several types.

Re: Magnesium helps with pain?

marie e on 1/16/03 at 19:48 (105646)

I don't know if there are several types. I take 500 mg of magnesium in the morning. The soreness in my calf muscles seems to have improved. I'm not perfectly well but I do feel that there has been an almost immediate difference. It's to soon to say for sure if it's the magnesium or some other factor. Time will tell.

The news report interviewed several patients who have started on magnesium. They interviewed a pain specialist who had recomended they begin taking it. I thought it was worth a try. I am not advocating for anyone but wondered if anyone else knew or had heard about magnesium helping with chronic pain.

Re: Magnesium helps with pain?

Sharon W on 1/16/03 at 22:43 (105659)

Marie,

I don't know if this will interest you, but if any doctor has ever told you that you might have fibromyalgia, you should probably give this article about the link between fibro and magnesium a read. (It was posted on the board a few months ago, and created a lot of interest.)

http://web.mit.edu/london/www/magnesium.html

Sharon

Re: Magnesium helps with pain?

marie e on 1/17/03 at 18:05 (105728)

Thanks for the site Sharon. I thought it was very informative. Let's see...I am 45 and in post menopause. I feel more stressed than ever. My doctors haven't brought up Fibromyalgia but I have given it some thought.
I am going to see my gp in 2 weeks and I will bring it up with him.

Thanks

Re: Magnesium helps with pain? -- For Women Only

nancy s. on 1/17/03 at 19:21 (105744)

excuse me, but this is the social board so i will plunge ahead with this question, with apologies to anyone who'd rather read about anything other than menopause -- a group which usually includes me, by the way! marie, i'm so envious. at 53, how come i'm not post-menopause yet??? am i being punished for neglecting my duty to procreate? i admit i'm not well educated in this area, but you'd think i'd have paid my dues by now.
nancy
p.s. i'm sorry! chalk this up to root canal / darvocet. thanks.
.

Re: Magnesium helps with pain? -- For Women Only

Carole C in NOLA on 1/17/03 at 20:38 (105749)

Don't worry, Nancy! You'll get there before you turn 90, guaranteed. :)

Carole C

Re: P.S., aren't I encouraging? (grin) (nm)

Carole C in NOLA on 1/17/03 at 20:39 (105750)

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Re: P.S., aren't I encouraging? (grin) (nm)

nancy s. on 1/17/03 at 21:15 (105753)

yes carole, very encouraging indeed, thank you so much! if this goes on much longer, though, i'll be dead way before 90. on the other hand, i might consider becoming the pioneer posterwoman for having a child at age, say, 82. maybe then i'd become famous, be able to retire, have health insurance, and post the cute things my very own child says! there's a silver lining to every cloud. (i made that saying up just now.)

nancy
.

Re: P.S., aren't I encouraging? (grin) (nm)

Carole C in NOLA on 1/17/03 at 22:43 (105764)

If you have a child at 82, then I think you should get a babysitter for Saturday nights so that you and Phil can go out and kick up your famous heels now and then! I look forward to your reports in years to come, covering your butting heads with parent-teacher organizations at 90, and 'helping' your child choose clothes for junior high school at 95. Can you imagine the family battles? Talk about a generation gap! LOL

Carole C

Re: Magnesium helps with pain? -- For Women Only

marie e on 1/18/03 at 09:19 (105780)

You're not alone on the menopause envy. All of my friends are mad at me too. Because my GP just couldn't believe that I was in Menopause at such a young age (started when I was about 36) he wouldn't test me. Finally about a year and a half ago I got the test...he said I had the highest score he'd ever seen. Not an acheivement I can brag about. So all those years I needed help I chalked up to stress. I had to go through menopause cold turkey. So I have paid my menopause dues.....so has my family....they had to live with me. It's a wonder they still love me.

I feel great now...there is hope.

And I know I should have posted this under treatments and not social...sorry.

I hope your root canal pain gets better soon.

marie

Re: Magnesium - For Marie

Kathy G on 1/18/03 at 09:23 (105781)

Hi Marie,

If you do a search under Brian G., I believe you'll find a ton of info on magnesium. I did try it, for about five months, but it didn't seem to do a thing for me. It really helps some people, though, so it may be worth a shot. Later today, when I have more time, I'll search my file. I think I still have the extensive print-out from the link that Brian supplied so I may have the url.

Re: Magnesium - For Marie

Kathy G on 1/18/03 at 10:17 (105789)

Hi Marie,

I found the info in my file and the URL is http://web.mit.edu/london/www/magnesium.html

This is pretty persuasive stuff and I sincerely thought I might get some help from using it but it seemed, after I took the second bottle and saw no results, like I was wasting my money. Perhaps I should have tried it for longer.

Hope this helps!

Re: P.S., aren't I encouraging? (grin) (nm)

nancy s. on 1/18/03 at 10:41 (105794)

oh yes, it's going to be great fun, carole, one for the history books. at 95, as i'm helping my child choose clothes for junior high school, phil will be 100. and he'll be dying to give his opinion, but we will tell him that as a man he's not qualified. i, on the other hand, will be supremely qualified, because my life thus far has been spent as a spectacular fashion clotheshorse and i expect that to continue well into my nineties and beyond. just check out my pics on the heelspurs photo gallery and you'll see that i'm right. yukyuk!

i'll be reading report cards with a super-duper magnifying glass, with an intensity i've not yet seen in magnifying glasses. guess i'll have to invent them!

nancy
.

Re: P.S., aren't I encouraging? (grin) (nm)

john h on 1/19/03 at 15:09 (105946)

Did not Hugh Hefiner have some kids in his late 70's.? I have seen several of the TV specials about women in their late 50's (i think) having an egg impanted and fertilized and producing a child. Certainly this is not a macho guy like me speciality. Anyone want to talk some football?

Re: P.S., aren't I encouraging? (grin) (nm)

Carole C in NOLA on 1/19/03 at 16:42 (105951)

I think Picasso had a child when he was in his 90's. I'm not sure, though.

Football? Let's see... somebody is playing somebody in the Superbowl next week, but I don't know who.

Carole C

Re: P.S., aren't I encouraging? (grin) (nm)

john h on 1/19/03 at 18:22 (105968)

Carole that was me. Johnny Picasso Holt.

Re: P.S., aren't I encouraging? (grin) (nm)

Carole C in NOLA on 1/19/03 at 19:26 (105977)

Ah! well I hope you are enjoying the little tykes, then. LOLOL Forty-seven of them, you say? My my, what a man! Just don't let them all run and scamper around your ankles constantly while you are trying to type messages to the board. :)

Carole C

Re: P.S., aren't I encouraging? (grin) (nm)

marie e on 1/19/03 at 20:41 (105984)

How can football be more interesting than 70 year old parents? I have some friends in their mid fifties with a three year old. Maybe they should have been watching football instead of playing baseball with each other a few years ago. LOL, don't do it nancy. Stay away from Phil.

marie

Re: P.S., aren't I encouraging? (grin) (nm)

nancy s. on 1/19/03 at 20:49 (105986)

john, i did figure that if i'm going to have a child at age 82 (in about 30 years), you must be about 95 now and have quite a few things in common with picasso, except that you're still alive and kicking.
nancy
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Re: P.S., aren't I encouraging? (grin) (nm)

nancy s. on 1/19/03 at 21:25 (105994)

marie, as a red sox fan, i don't see how football could be more interesting than ANYthing. every time you look up at the screen, one of them is lying flat on his face, moaning. this seems to happen every 40 seconds or so. i don't get it either.

how are your mid-fifties friends with the three-year-old child faring, anyway? i'm really curious. NOT that such a scenario is in the works over here, believe me! we're staying away, we're staying away! i get envious now and then of my brother&wife, with two little girls who seem endlessly interesting to me, and he adores them, but even he says, 'make no mistake, not everything they say and do is funny. a lot of it isn't funny AT ALL.'

if i had limitless energy (not to mention limitless sanity), i might have considered it at some point. i love kids, and i love having them come into my store. i'm always haunted, though, by the face of a friend of mine after he and his wife brought their baby home from the hospital in their mid-forties. i knocked on their front door, for a visit, and karl eventually opened it, all red-eyed and half dead. i said, 'how's it going?' he said, 'it's a nice place to visit . . . but you would NOT want to live here.'

nancy
.

Re: Having babies

wendyn on 1/19/03 at 22:25 (105998)

Having had my first baby at 16, and my second at 24 - I can tell you that there is a HUGE difference in the physical ability to carry children even after 8 years of aging. Not that I would recommend teenage pregnancy as an option to anyone, but physically - I think it's easier when your younger.

I simply CANNOT imagine having a baby now (at the ripe old age of 34) - let alone in my 50's!!!

Re: Having babies

nancy s. on 1/20/03 at 01:18 (106002)

wendy, did you have to put THREE exclamation points after the word '50s'? wouldn't two do, or maybe even one for those of us who are still young at mind and heart? ;} (i think i just put a wink there, i'm not sure, not good at those faces -- but that's what i meant.)

with your ages of giving birth, i guess you might be a grandmother by the time you're, say, 37? unthinkable. i still meet women my age who are new grandmothers and i say 'what??? you seem much too young to be a grandmother -- or even a mother!' But, let us face it, in these matters i live in the twilight zone.

nancy
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Re: Having babies

Julie on 1/20/03 at 03:02 (106004)

Ha! Nancy I know exactly what you mean. I keep meeting people whom I think of as young enough to be my children, but who are almost always young enough to be my grandchildren maybe even my great-grandchildren.

Re: Having babies

Carole C in NOLA on 1/20/03 at 08:23 (106011)

Well I don't know about you two, but surely I'm 26 and just stuck in this dreadful 54 year old body! Help! Lemme out!

LOL

Carole C

Re: P.S., aren't I encouraging? (grin) (nm)

marie e on 1/20/03 at 18:40 (106074)

Nancy, actually the people with a 3 year old are co worksers. They were grumpy to be around fro the first 2 years but this year seems to be going a little better. We get many stories about their son in the lunch room every day. Other than the fact that they'll be retired before he graduates from high school all is well. They waited a long time for this kid. They have a 10 year old daughter.....who was an angel as a baby. Their son is just a bit wild, the little guy keeps them on the run.

We always tell them they better be nice to their son or he won't sign them out of the nursing home for his graduation party.

marie

Re: Having babies

JudyS on 1/21/03 at 10:11 (106126)

My sons are aged 32 and 22. The thing that surprises me the most these days is that parenting doesn't end. You keep loving them, you keep wanting for them, you keep wanting to help them have good lives, you keep wanting to 'be there' for them, and you never stop worrying about them!