Muscle spasms! Any natural remedies? Having the worst spasm in my back that is radiating into my rib on the same side. I am 31 weeks pregnant so can't take any muscle relaxers. I just took a bunch of magnesium.

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atharpe
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I did some pregnancy yoga stretches when I was pregnant. I bet there are some in YouTube.


d_kasandra68
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Magnesium! it is a life saver!!!!


n.sternberg
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Are you on any medication during your pregnancy?

majorsjeanmarie88
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Just thyroid medicine

n.sternberg
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Ok. I'm 9 weeks and have never been on medicines but just very anxious.

majorsjeanmarie88
Answered 1 year ago    reply

They say that pregnancy often puts autoimmune diseases in remission and people feel great while pregnant (after the usual 1st trimester yuckiness!!) I hope that is the case for you. I have felt pretty good in terms of sjogrens.. unfortunately I have a thyroid issue too and that has been out of whack.


m.heck
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Are muscle spasms part of Sjogrens? I have suffered for years and the only diagnosis I received is "muscle dysfunction"

majorsjeanmarie88
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I am not sure, always figured they were related somehow.

khaley
Answered 1 year ago    reply

My rheumy says they are part of Sjogrens. I get them in my feet and legs. I take 2 magnesium and 1 muscle relaxant every night before bed. Also, don't let your legs get cold. I sleep under a ceiling fan and if I don't cover my legs the cramps are 100 times worse. I use a heating mini-blanket under my legs in the winter.

m.heck
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I get them everywhere. Abdomen and thigh are the worst. Have been on magnesium daily for about a year and they have subsided. I can finally go to the gym. Before even getting into car would send me into spasms. And I regularly use a heating pad for my legs and I am in Florida!


m.tamera99
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Hot water bottle


t94
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Heating pad on your chest. Likely pecs are too tight, which pulls on back. Can also be tight quads/hips. I have an infrared heating pad that is a life saver. They are on amazon. I use it on my hips and chest a lot to minimize back pain.

majorsjeanmarie88
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Hips are soo tight! Never thought it could be related!

t94
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Jeanmarie yes. I have a miracle worker in a physical therapist and have learned that generally wherever I have pain is caused from tightness somewhere else - low back is tight hips. Shoulder pain is tightness in neck etc. running joke is she will cure pain by rubbing my toe


joella_f
Answered 1 year ago

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t94
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I was taking designs for health magnesium buffered chelate 300mg. Now I take MBi nutraceuticals bio-calmag (vit d 600, calcium 525, and magnesium 260).

lanelle_johannes41
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I have been taking mag gluconate GNC store brand. I take one a day but don't have the bottle with me. They only have just two just magnesium and the other is not magnesium glucomate. Very noticeable results. Dr recommended it and if I miss a dose, I know it. Check with your doc first!

mccolluminsane
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Puritan's Pride Triple Magnesium Complex. I take one only because I have IBS and it can have a laxative effect.

majorsjeanmarie88
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Jigsaw Magnesium SRT. 4 pills a day (they are easy to swallow). I stopped taking it for a while, don't know why but I will be starting again now.


danica_m
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I wont go without Magnesium. You might find Magnesium oil spray useful for these extra cramps. Also vinegar might help meantime.


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