MAGNESIUM and sleep

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MAGNESIUM and sleep

Post by sweet50s » Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:29 am

Hi everyone!

I truly need some advice here.
Started taking magnesium hudroxide 300mg once a day to help with sleep. After about 2 weeks I slept better BUT I got a bad skin reaction ( my rosacea bursted out) , my skin in my face started tingling with burned feeling and even when I thouched my skin on my neck I got all red! I stoped the magnesium and my skin went back to normal after about 3 days.
I asked my GP about this and he had nothing to say..
The thing is that the magnesium helped me sleep better so is it possible to take some other type of magnesium?

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Re: MAGNESIUM and sleep

Post by NHE » Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:10 pm

sweet50s wrote:I truly need some advice here.
Started taking magnesium hydroxide 300mg once a day to help with sleep. After about 2 weeks I slept better BUT I got a bad skin reaction ( my rosacea bursted out) , my skin in my face started tingling with burned feeling and even when I touched my skin on my neck I got all red! I stopped the magnesium and my skin went back to normal after about 3 days.
I asked my GP about this and he had nothing to say..
The thing is that the magnesium helped me sleep better so is it possible to take some other type of magnesium?
Sure. You could try magnesium gylcinate.

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Re: MAGNESIUM and sleep

Post by sweet50s » Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:31 am

Thank you for your reply NHE.
About the magnesium gylcinate, do you know if it can trigger rosacea skin outburst?

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Re: MAGNESIUM and sleep

Post by NHE » Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:14 pm

sweet50s wrote:About the magnesium gylcinate, do you know if it can trigger rosacea skin outburst?
No. Though it sounds like what your taking is triggering a proinflammatory reaction. You mentioned that it was magnesium hydroxide. However, I suspect that it's likely magnesium oxide which is more common in supplements. This form is known to irritate the stomach. I suspect that this may be related to the increased inflammation.

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Re: MAGNESIUM and sleep

Post by jimmylegs » Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:44 pm

i remember telling the nurses at the school clinic over 10 yrs ago, that i thought my stomach pain was from constipation due to having taken milk of magnesia (magnesiumm hydroxide).
in hindsight (no pun intended) i bet they were laughing up their sleeves at me.
take control of your own health
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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