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sunshine2000
02-20-09, 04:27 PM
I was just cruising this site looking for advise for aunt who has Fibromyalgia and thought I would pass along one of her tips as a way to give back. She has had fibromyalgia symptoms for many years now and recently someone told her to try taking a bath in epsom salt. She found that taking epsom salt baths really helped reduce her muscle aches and stress. Then a few days ago we were in Walgreens and found an awesome new brand of epsom salt in the first aid aisle called Pepsom Sports. She decided to try it because it was spearmint scented and found that she really liked the way it made her feel especially because the spearmint scent was very relaxing. Just thought I would pass along this information for anyone struggling with this horrible disease. Good luck to all!

Tachyon
02-21-09, 02:21 AM
For relaxation or after a long work day, I like taking Epsom Salts + Baking Soda + grated Ginger baths.. feels like heaven after one of these baths.

Tilly
02-21-09, 04:26 PM
I've been taking epsom salt baths for the past few weeks and I love it. It really does relax the muscles so nicely. Sometimes I treat myself to a bath after I work out.

I mix mine with sea salts and whatever essential oils I want to throw in. I like peppermint the best so far.

The salts are supposed to help with detox. I've been reading about them for the past two years. I've listened to parents say how much they help their children calm down. Also that they help with food behavior reactions.

I used them with my son, but I made the mistake of giving him a full cup instead of easing the amount up over time. I'm not sure if it was the epsom salts or another treatment, but he couldn't fall asleep for a couple hours at bedtime even though he was exhausted. This lasted an entire week.

I just gave him a bath yesterday, but only gave him 1/4 of a cup.

Thank you both for sharing that. I wonder if the spearmint is a natural smell or artificial ingredient. And I like the ginger idea. I love ginger. BTW I do the baking soda too, it really softens the water.

You just reminded me I forgot to pick up more when I was at the store today (lol).


d-ribose is a supplement that has really helped me with muscle soreness. It has almost fixed a shoulder pain I've had daily for about 6 years. In case anyone is interested. It can help with fatigue as well, but I didn't notice a difference in that area.

QueensU_girl
03-09-09, 11:48 AM
re:#1

I wonder if this is an ad?

FinallyAnswered
03-09-09, 12:03 PM
re:#1

I wonder if this is an ad?

LOL....I'm thinking you may be correct. My ex has had severe Fibromyalgia and I did more research than any of our doctors. However, I never once considered an ADD site as the place to look for Fibro advice...lol.

With that being said, instead of paying through the nose for "Pepsom Sports", let's just buy the generic epsom salts for a fraction of the cost and just add a drop of spearmint or peppermint oil to the bath.

Could save Auntie a ton of money.....because when taking a bath, you shouldn't have to "take a bath".:D

EYEFORGOT
03-09-09, 02:14 PM
It's under $4 at Walgreens.

I like the idea of adding the scented oil instead to the regular epsom salts, that way you know you're getting an all natural bath and not extra chemicals you don't want your skin absorbing. I have no idea what's in the stuff.

hazen005
10-09-09, 02:36 AM
Hello Sunshine,
My brother was having an Fibromyalgia,but he's actually doing fine now.Have you heard about phoneConsultation.Com,he relies on this.It's online consultation obviously,but aside from that you can visit them.The doctors are very much accommodating.They will also give a script together with 2 refill when you have to consult to them.<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8"><meta name="ProgId" content="Word.Document"><meta name="Generator" content="Microsoft Word 12"><meta name="Originator" content="Microsoft Word 12"><link rel="File-List" href="file:///C:%5CDOCUME%7E1%5CADMINI%7E1%5CLOCALS%7E1%5CTemp%5 Cmsohtmlclip1%5C01%5Cclip_filelist.xml"><link rel="themeData" href="file:///C:%5CDOCUME%7E1%5CADMINI%7E1%5CLOCALS%7E1%5CTemp%5 Cmsohtmlclip1%5C01%5Cclip_themedata.thmx"><link rel="colorSchemeMapping" href="file:///C:%5CDOCUME%7E1%5CADMINI%7E1%5CLOCALS%7E1%5CTemp%5 Cmsohtmlclip1%5C01%5Cclip_colorschememapping.xml"><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> 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Lunacie
10-25-09, 10:16 AM
This is interesting. I had not heard of using espom salt baths for the ease of fibromyalgia pain, and will have to suggest this to my daughter. She developed FM about six years ago following a severe car crash and sometimes is very achey and sore all over.

I developed FM myself almost 40 years ago and have gone through flare ups and remissions. I thought I had been in remission for a couple of years because I haven't been feeling that achey and sore feeling, but reading an article published by Mayo Clinic recently I realized that the chronic headache and irritable bladder I've been having for over a year now are probably symptoms of the FM. I've been blaming Migraine Disorder because my dad had it and it's very genetic, and some of my headaches are undoubtedly Migraines but it's possible that many of them are symptoms of the FM, eh?

I've been going to the clinic of Chinese medicine for a little over a month to be treated for the headaches with accupuncture, and the doctor was quite willing to adapt the treatment to include FM. I am feeling somewhat better, but apparently it will take more than just a month or two to rebalance what has been off-kilter for so many years. She gave me a powder for soaking my feet that draws the imputities out of my system. Just wish I could hear about something as simple as an Epsom salt bath for relieveing my headache pain the way it apparently relieves body pain.

Bella1980
02-14-10, 07:04 PM
re:#1

I wonder if this is an ad?

I dont think Walgreens needs anymore help, they are taking over the world except China!
But Magnesium should help with ADHD as well, my nephew will start this week - hope it helps!

k31kozumi
02-18-10, 12:12 PM
I have come to rely on epsom salt baths to relax my chronic tense muscles. It helps my adhd and fibro. i also take doans back pills when i need too. there have been studies reported showing many ppl w/ adhd are magnesium deficient..ties in with tension and fibro
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
In one study of 119 children with ADHD, 95% were found to have mild magnesium deficiency. In another study, 75 children with both ADHD and a magnesium deficiency were treated with either just ADHD medication, or ADHD medication and a magnesium supplement. The children whose magnesium deficiency was treated showed a significant improvement to behavior, concentration and irritability.
Magnesium plays a part in literally hundreds of chemical and electrical processes in the body. Among the conditions where magnesium supplementation may be helpful are asthma, inflammatory bowel disease, attention deficit disorder, atherosclerosis, connective tissue disorders, diabetes, migraines and depression. Magnesium is a catalyst or cofactor in metabolic processes that help break down proteins and fats, assists in metabolizing sugar, keeps heart rhythm regular, supports a healthy immune system, works with calcium to help build strong bones and promotes healthy blood pressure levels.

http://www.nutritionalsupplementscenter.com/info/Minerals/Magnesium.html

Lunacie
02-18-10, 04:01 PM
I have come to rely on epsom salt baths to relax my chronic tense muscles. It helps my adhd and fibro. i also take doans back pills when i need too. there have been studies reported showing many ppl w/ adhd are magnesium deficient..ties in with tension and fibro


http://www.nutritionalsupplementscenter.com/info/Minerals/Magnesium.html

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I've been taking a supplement for several years now that includes Calcium, Magnesium, and Zinc. It contiains magnesium oxide rather than magnesium salicylate (a salt). I have a history of at least four of the things on that list, so I'm very careful about the OTC pain relief meds I take.