My muscles have all been taking turns cramping up the last week+. Today I had a massage which was wonderful until I got in the car to drive home and my mid back cramped up. Have done heat, ice, tens unit, etc today and the only way I can stand it is if I'm flat on my back with legs up. But I can't ever fall asleep on my back. Anyway, my question is, does anyone have suggestions on how to stop cramping up in the first place? I already take a proper dose of magnesium and decently regular Epsom salt baths. What am I blanking out on?
This will sound odd but try drinking some pickle juice. The other thing for immediate help is yellow mustard. Also are you using magnesium oil or oral supplements? I believe the oil (it isn't really an oil just feels that way) absorbed through the skin is better absorbed and utilized by the body than orally. Though Epsom baths should be doing that as well.
Aliya, I use Magnesium in small doses, I also make certain my potassium levels are where they need to be because i tend to run low. I also use Zanaflex 4mg tablets which, as I'm sure you're aware, are muscle relaxants. I can take those 4 times a day as needed but I try not to because they knock me out. Imagine that.... I can take Morphine and Oxycodone together and you would never know I took anything but if I take the Zanaflex, I will fall asleep in the middle of a sentence, while eating and my face will end up right in the plate... LOL!!!!!