Sunday, March 20, 2016

Magnesium for muscle pain for Psoriatic Arthritis

In a discussion on facebook about taking magnesium for leg /muscle pain :

"Magnesium glutamate is what my endocrinologist 'recommend. I take 2 ,400 mg pills at bedtime. It jas been an amazing addition. It helps my sleep, it has taken away all of my nightly leg cramps. I really notice if I miss a dose. I see an endocrinologist for bone loss because of bone loss from steroids use. Love it. He said for magnesium to work correctly and to help with fibromyalgia pain, I need to take vitamin D3 and vitamin k with it. "

Others took about 500mg and some took 2  of the 500.  The one pictured below does not give diarrhea but it is about 150 mg for 2 pills and it says to take this amount 2x a day.


How much magnesium should you take?

The recommended dietary allowance (RDA) includes the magnesium you get from both the food you eat and any supplements you take.
Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA)
1-3 years
80 mg/day
4-8 years
130 mg/day
9-13 years
240 mg/day
14-18 years
360 mg/day
19-30 years
310 mg/day
31 years and over
320 mg/day
Under 19 years: 400 mg/day

19 to 30 years: 350 mg/day

31 years and up: 360 mg/day
Under 19 years: 360 mg/day

19 to 30 years: 310 mg/day

31 years and up: 320 mg/day
14-18 years
410 mg/day
19-30 years
400 mg/day
31 years and up
420 mg/day
It's safe to get high levels of magnesium from food. But excessive use of magnesium supplements can be toxic. The upper limit -- the highest dose a person can take -- of magnesium supplements is:
  • 65 mg/day for children ages 1-3
  • 110 mg/day for children ages 4-8
  • 350 mg/day for adults and children ages 9 and up

It also says "Overdose. Signs of a magnesium overdose can include nausea, diarrhea, low blood pressure, muscle weakness, and fatigue. At very high doses, magnesium can be fatal." says this:
How Much: Recommended dietary allowance (RDA) = 420 milligrams (mg) daily for men 31 and older; 320 mg for women. For best absorption, choose magnesium orotate, oxide or citrate.
Too Much: Tolerable upper limit (UL) = 350 mg.


Saturday, March 5, 2016

Methotrexate stuff

also this in regard to injections:  If it is single dose then room temperature. DO NOT, reuse after initially piercing the septum. Multi dose vials have preservatives that inhibit bacterial growth. Single dose doesn't, so it isn't safe to save the vi

Here is some comments on it: "At first I did have some nausea and flu like symptoms so my dr divided my dose over two nights. After about a month my body adjusted so I now take it at night around 9 PM and make sure I have something to eat like a banana or yogurt. I rarely suffer from any side effects. Once in a while I'll wake up with a little nausea but it is not a problem."

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