My physiotherapist has recommended magnesium powder to help with the fibro pain. It does work, however, it is I find brand relative. The more expensive the better it is. Hence why I haven't taken it for a while. Hope this helps a bit.
MarkS, I was told to take magnesium for muscle cramps in my calves, and for my intestinal muscles, which have been super sluggish since a mass was removed in 2010( a very complicated 5 in 1 surgery affecting bladder, bowel and other organs). I've had IBS-C since the 1980's but that surgery has almost stopped my muscle function in my abdomen. Since being in the magnesium I'm having less let cramps and better bowel function; not normal, just improved. Magnesium is suppose to be good for muscles and circulatory system. I hope that is helpful.🙂💕🙏🌸
It helps me greatly with muscle aches. I take magnesium, zinc and vitamin D, tablets daily. On high pain days/flares I take hot Epsom salt baths/soaks. Epsom salt is magnesium and it actually helps me with nerve pain. Typically in a large jacuzzi tub I use 7 cups and soak for at least an hour. Make sure you rinse off because it leaves a salty grit kinda been to the beach feel, lol. I was told by a doctor that the magnesium (particularly baths/soaks) help the nerves fire more properly especially when they are all over firing and erratic. The other way you can get a benefit is by taking a full cup or two of Epsom salt put it in a spray bottle add hot water to completely dissolve solution. You can spray your legs. Try to keep it on your skin for as long as possible. Because of the minerals and salinity it feels oily, salty and kinda stings a little. Rinse it off when you cannot stand it anymore. They sell this spray online for some stupid price. Although I do take the pills everyday and they do help me, I can tell if I do not take them for a few days. The greatest benefit is when I bath in Epsom salts. As a bonus any scrath, wound or slight skin infection heals amazing after being soaked. Important for us immune compromised people. If you are taking Epsom salt as a laxative by drinking it, I hear it works well and you still absorb some magnesium and it helps with muscle pain. To say the least this is my go to "guarantee to make me feel better" best bath ever!!!
Thank you LMB, I have bathed in epson dalts but it didn't help. It seems that I wasn't using enough for it to really be of benefit, so tomorrow I am going to have a very long hot bath with loads more salts in it. 😊🌻