That sounds more like a muscle spasm. The magnesium should help with that.stevenp wrote:Over the last few months I have undergone almost violent stretching and shaking upon awakening to the point of feeling as if my muscles are going to detach my tendons from my joints.
For me, the first movement I make in bed after awakening sets off sudden, strong muscle spasms, particularly in my lower body; these last several seconds. If I fail to move very slowly at first, I get shaking/kicking. Sitting for extended periods produces a similar, but much milder effect.
I have found these spasms to lessen with significant, daily magnesium intake (particularly Mg foot soaks and use of Mg oil) http://www.thisisms.com/forum/natural-a ... 22604.html. They worsen with reduced Mg intake. This relationship between Mg and spasm intensity I have consistently observed. Recently I have been working on increasing my Mg retention so as to experience the Mg benefits on a much more permanent basis.
This does sound like an Mg issue. Both caffeine and calcium reduce magnesium. I also find that dairy consumption worsens my Mg deficiency symptoms.heyray wrote:Within the last couple of months I have also been having trouble waking up with a stiff body, and after stretching I have come to endure a violent shaking. I know its a significant change to my body. I began having this symptom after adding more milk to my diet and consuming more coffee. Shakes made out of milk, strawberries, banana, chia seeds, and Amaranto. I have also increased my coffee intake. If anyone has any idea of the cause of the sudden stiffness to the body, violent stretches, and sudden stiffness please leave a comment. In the mean time I will follow Stevens reasoning, increase my magnesium but will also decrease my milk intake. I don't know if I want to decrease my coffee intake because I really need it to exercise.
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with enough diligence, a coffee a day shouldnt be a problem. it actually has a lot of magnesium - too bad it's also a diuretic so you pee it right back out again, and then some lol. i enjoy my daily coffee, but i wouldn't say i *need* it to get my butt to the gym - not at all
heyrey, i've recently posted re high density mag foods, and then linked several others to it. if you would like to see it but can't find it, let me know i have to write a paper today - am just procrastinating here atm lol better get busy!
pursue optimal self care at least as actively as a diagnosis
ask for referrals to preventive health care specialists eg dietitians
don't let suboptimal self care muddy any underlying diagnostic picture!
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