have seen some people post that using magnesium can be helpful while quitting. Wondering about anyone’s experience with this? Thanks!
I'm curious about why you asked this question, and interested to see what other replies you get.
At my last physical, my doctor asked me if I was still quit. I said yes, it had been about a year and a half. Then, out of the blue, she asked me if I ever get leg or feet muscle cramps (like charlie horses). I said yes, that I had noticed getting them fairly often (2-3 times a month) in the last year. She recommended I take 250mg per day of magnesium, and sure enough, I rarely get them now. I have no idea how/why that works, or if the cramps had anything to do with not smoking anymore.
So, for me, it wasn't and aid to quit smoking, but still curious what you and others have heard or experienced.
Magnesium relaxes. Most of us are deficient in the nutrient because our soils are depleted. I have been taking it for years (before and after I quit.) I prefer Magnesium/Calcium supplement. I take one at bedtime with an ounce of Noni Juice. I believe it helps me relax and sleep well.
Lots of foods to get your magnesium, B12s, Potassium is also good to ward off cramps.
8 Foods High in Magnesium | Everyday Health
Thank you Kim for this list...I just found I get a lot of magnesium through my diet...suppose to help migraines...but not so sure about this with me...LOL...
My Doctor recommended that I take magnesium to relieve my anxiety and depression. There is a definite lack of dopamine when recovering from Nicotine Addiction which magnesium may be able to relieve. May I suggest that all supplements be discussed with your care provider? It's very important that your Doctor know which supplements you add to the mix of medications you are taking.
The very best way to get what you need, if at all possible is eating it. Apilling09
I had severe leg cramps before/during and after my quit. I started taking potassium along with a multi vitamin in the mornings and the leg cramps have all but vanished.
mrios5776 wrote: I had severe leg cramps before/during and after my quit. I started taking potassium along with a multi vitamin in the mornings and the leg cramps have all but vanished.
"all but" meaning nearly or all except?
All but EXcept for every once in a while I get one.
I have had severe leg (calf) cramps in the morning in bed. I found that one of the reasons was that I wasn't taking in enough water during the day. If I hydrate well, I get less cramps. But yes, magnesium really does alleviate them. That's one of the reasons Epsom Salts works so well. It's Magnesium (absorbed through your skin in the bath.) I take Magnesium tablets (which don't work that well for me, but probably because I'm not taking the right one. There are LOTS of different forms of it: https://www.vitacost.com/blog/vitamins-supplements/supplements/types-of-magnesium.html I use a product called "Natural Calm." It's a powder and it really does work. (You can get it at Walmart.) Though it's also acts as a diuretic, so best to just ask your doc before using. As Barbara said, "magnesium relaxes." It can also relax the bowels! lol
i.e. Yes, G as in Milk of Magnesia
HA - never thought of that! Thanks for the continuing education!
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