Muscle pain in both legs-how to stop tensing up at night?

posted 2 years ago in Wellness
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Busy bee

Have you tried magnesium? It can help with muscle pain, just make sure to take a good quality one (try magnesium biglycinate). 

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BakerBee16:  are you drinking enough water throughout the day? 

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BakerBee16:  I have read and experienced that if I don’t drink enough water throughout the day I will get cramps in the middle of the night. Maybe you should try drinkning more water throughout the day and a glass before bed. 

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I definitely agree that you need to drink more water.

I tense up at night too. . my hands turn into fists and my jaws feel like they are locked.

every night while I’m in bed ready to go to sleep  I lay on my back and visualize each muscle relaxing. . I feel them getting warm and very very heavy (like I’m going to go thru the mattress) from my feet all the way to my head.  It really seems to help.  

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BakerBee16:  I just listened to a podcast about this on my drive in this morning. You may have a magnesium deficiency. Most doctors don’t monitor it and at least 80% of people are magnesium deficient. And it’s hard to get enough of it from your food.

There is a whole balancing act between calcium, potasium and magnesium. So getting more potasium might have actually made the magnesium deficiency worse. 

I’ve been working with a nutritionist and she has me taking magnesium supplement. (Becareful and work up your dosage slowly, it can cause diarrhea) I also use a magnesuim lotion at night to help me sleep (and also use magnesium oil, in a spray bottle. But I broke out in hives on my arms (even if I just put it on my legs), but I don’t have the problem with the lotion). One of te best ways to get more magnesium is to take a epsom salt bath. Do it before bed because it will cause you to be super relaxed!

The podcast I was listening to was from the People’s Pharmacy. The author wrote a book called, I think, Magnesium Miracle. 

Here is my nuritionist http://www.wholehealthrd.com/

Here are some People’s Pharmacy articles/pdcast

 

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2014/11/06/show-969-magnesium-the-neglected-mineral/

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2011/10/17/is-magnesium-a-wonder-supplement/

 

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Bumble bee

I get leg and hips aches before sleeping and saw a PT about it.  What I do is a quick leg stretch before bed:

you lay on your back, one leg extended, one leg bent at the knee.  Lift the extended leg and it raises up, reach around the knee with your arms.  Gently pull and once you feel a stretch bend that leg at the knee down and then back up and point the toes toward you (flat) 10x and then switch legs.  It does wonders for me!

Good luck and hope you feel better soon!

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BakerBee16:  Daizy914:  Keep in mind, for many people who are magnesium deficient, drinking large amounts of plain water might make things worse. You need to get electrolytes (but not from over-sugared sports drinks).

Coconut water is good (Harvest Bay is the yummiest brand). Diluted Orange juice also. But my favorite is Kate’s Miracle Hydrating Beverage. I make a batch every night a sip it throughout the day. Best part is I dont crave sweets or chocolate anymore (I had a huge sweet tooth!) and my bad snacking (chips etc) is totally gone. 

 

http://katedeering.com/archives/1514 

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Busy bee

Have you checked out yoga? There are some great relaxing videos on youtube I’ve been using lately. Also, do you maybe have some “restless leg” type syndrome things going on? Maybe you could benefit from a body pillow, or a different type of sheet.

Also, which may be more extreme, but have you had your thyroid checked? Or was this around your time of the month? I know that people don’t really pay attention to hormones that much, but I will get body pains sometimes if my thyroid is acting up, especially during PMS time.

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