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Old 01-12-2007, 09:46 PM   #77
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Re: The Miracle Of Magnesium

Magnesium is said to help with Insomnia. Can anyone expand on this? Thx.

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Old 02-21-2007, 10:06 PM   #78
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has anyone heard of magnesium chloride? is it any good?
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Old 02-22-2007, 07:51 AM   #79
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Old 04-07-2007, 10:04 PM   #80
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I have been reading about the use of melatonin for sleeping. My question is my friend is on Effixor so is it safe for her to try melatonin? Everything I have read about melatonin recoomends not to take with anti dep. She is also in c/t withdrawl from paxil, the Effixor was "to help with the withdrawl",

I also just found out today my other really good friend is also on Paxil. She told me she feels great unless she doesn't take it for a week. Then she gets weepy. I told her about this site and sent her the link. I didn't want to scare her but she has been on it for I think close to 4 years 20mg. I am concerned that the poop out I have read about and witnessed my other friend go through may be just a matter of time for her too. I pray that she will get of the paxil slowly and if not at least have read the info on this website so she knows what is going on if she has bad withdrawls and where to get help.
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Old 04-21-2007, 12:13 PM   #81
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I just bought a bottle of magnesium glycinate supplements. It's Solgar brand, 400 mg tablets.

The bottle says the recommended dosage is 4 tablets per day...that's 1600 mg or 400% of recommended daily value. That seems like an awfully big dose. Should I take less? I just took one tablet for now.
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Old 04-21-2007, 01:24 PM   #82
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I don't know about the total ultimate dose of the glycinate to shoot for, and I have a different form of magnesium, but I do know that the general rule when adding any supplement is to start small and see how you do.

Magnesium can cause stomach upset/loose bowels, but I believe the glycinate form may be the least likely to cause trouble.

Others who know the total dose to work up to will probably come along and post, but for now, start low and see how you tolerate it before working up to a higher dose.

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Old 04-21-2007, 05:52 PM   #84
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Re: The Miracle Of Magnesium

I have KAL brand magnesium glycinate and it's 400 mg. Two tabs is 400 mg -- which the recommended dosage on this brand -- and they're scored down the middle, so I take them four times a day, 100 mg at a time. From what I've read the dose you're talking about is too high.
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Old 04-21-2007, 05:54 PM   #85
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I have been reading about the use of melatonin for sleeping. My question is my friend is on Effixor so is it safe for her to try melatonin? Everything I have read about melatonin recoomends not to take with anti dep. She is also in c/t withdrawl from paxil, the Effixor was "to help with the withdrawl",

I also just found out today my other really good friend is also on Paxil. She told me she feels great unless she doesn't take it for a week. Then she gets weepy. I told her about this site and sent her the link. I didn't want to scare her but she has been on it for I think close to 4 years 20mg. I am concerned that the poop out I have read about and witnessed my other friend go through may be just a matter of time for her too. I pray that she will get of the paxil slowly and if not at least have read the info on this website so she knows what is going on if she has bad withdrawls and where to get help.

Melatonin can be very iffy. I took Altostrata's advice and when I need it I only take .5 mg. I'm not sure about taking it with Effexor, though. Personally it doesn't sound like a good idea. I also only add the melatonin when I absolutely need it, otherwise I use Valerian.
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I just bought a bottle of magnesium glycinate supplements. It's Solgar brand, 400 mg tablets.

The bottle says the recommended dosage is 4 tablets per day...that's 1600 mg or 400% of recommended daily value. That seems like an awfully big dose. Should I take less? I just took one tablet for now.
ADC, make sure you're reading the label correctly. The label says serving size is 4 tablets, for a total of 400 mg per serving. This would make each tablet 100 mg, which the label doesn't specifically say. At least that's what my bottle of Solgar magnesium glycinate tablets says.

A dose of 400 mg per day should be about right as a supplement. But start slow, to check for tolerance -- since I started taking magnesium supplements, my bowels have become looser than they have ever been before...
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Old 04-22-2007, 08:42 AM   #87
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ADC, make sure you're reading the label correctly. The label says serving size is 4 tablets, for a total of 400 mg per serving. This would make each tablet 100 mg, which the label doesn't specifically say. At least that's what my bottle of Solgar magnesium glycinate tablets says.

A dose of 400 mg per day should be about right as a supplement. But start slow, to check for tolerance -- since I started taking magnesium supplements, my bowels have become looser than they have ever been before...
You're right...it's 400mg per serving, not per pill. Which seems pretty misleading...I'm used to looking at the info on a pill bottle and having it be per pill, not per xxx pills.

Right now I'm going to try taking one in the morning and one in the late afternoon.
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Old 06-24-2007, 01:59 PM   #90
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Another question asked many times, so sorry!
How much magnesium is a good dose? I've recently started 300mg daily, without problem.
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Hi,
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They are just sold as Magnesium.......as a food supplement.
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Oxide isn't well metabolized. You would be better off with citrate or glycinate. I believe the glycinate is better tolerated in the tummy. All of this info is in this thread, it just takes some reading!
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Thank you katesmom. I have read so much on the thread, it seems i cant see the straightforward info through it all. I'll blame that on the paxil!
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Nah, it's a long thread and I have to read through it all every time. Lots of questions and answers sprinkled in. It's easy to lose your way when you aren't sure what you're looking for!

Remember, no supplement is a panacea. It may help; it may not. It's always worth a try!
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A word about Liquid Magnesium chloride - it tastes like urine....

not that I know what urine tastes like, but I imagine it to be similar
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Old 07-28-2007, 01:28 PM   #98
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So Magnesium would be good to take while going off paxil? are standard recommendations enough?
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You might want to start with a lower than normal amount, simply because large amounts of magnesium can cause diarrhea in some people. Since people in withdrawal sometimes (not always) have diarrhea for a while in withdrawal, starting at a low amount (a fraction of a tablet or pouring out just part of a capsule), then increasing it gradually every four days or so, can help you find a level that helps you but doesn't cause of aggravate diarrhea. You can keep increasing it that way til you find what works well for you.

I would definitely recommend what Kim suggests -- starting with magnesium glycinate or magnesium citrate (magnesium malate and magnesium taurate also are supposed to be utilized well by the body). More common forms like magnesium oxide (which is what's in most multivitamin/multiminerals as well as most magnesium supplements) is not well absorbed by the body, so although it's cheaper than the others, it doesn't work as well and also is much more likely to cause diarrhea when the body gets rid of what it can't absorb.

There's a lot written on this board about magnesium. If you want to read what people have learned about it here over the years, click on "Search" on the green bar at the top of the page, then type in "magnesium" plus whatever other word(s) applies to what you want to know, and you'll find a lot of information. But if you have any other questions, just ask. I don't use magnesium (bad digestive problems plus for some reason I seem to need huge amounts of calcium rather than magnesium), but by far most of the members of this group have found it helps their w/d symptoms and can tell you a lot about it. The amount each person needs can differ from person to person, however, so work up from a low dose and see what's right for you.
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ok. thank you so much for the info. today i tried valerian root for the first time - i was in a lot of phyical pain and VERY distaught - it seemed to help with the physical and emotional distress - i cut the paxil and trazadone in half over two wks ago and thought all was fine then all of a sudden i am over whelmed - it sucks big time! im lost.
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