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I was getting horrendous daily headaches at the start of my second trimester (26 weeks now) and am not Pre-e. My midwife and doula both suggested taking Magnesium. So I ordered some off of Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Vitality-Magnesium-Organic-Raspberry/dp/B00BPUY3W0?th=1)
No idea if its placebo or not, but it seems to have done WONDERS. I rarely if ever wake up with a headache anymore (unless I forget to take some). Might be worth looking into?
Ok I just checked, magnesium citrate is what I was told is ok. Here is the link to the specific brand they recommended. Natural Vitality Calm #1 Selling Magnesium Citrate Supplement, Anti-Stress Magnesium Supplement Drink Mix Powder- Raspberry Lemon, Vegan, Gluten Free and Non-GMO (Package May Vary), 16 oz 113 Servings https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BPUY3W0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_9FAJ4F7ZMHQ4QGZ3Z381
I stopped drinking on May 4 and my anxiety had also been horrible (granted I have been on anti anxiety medicine for the past 13 months). I literally shiver with anxiety constantly (not the alcohol shakes, but whole body shivers). A friend recommended this and I had a glass of it and 20 minutes later, my shivers were gone! It is called Calm (a magnesium drink). I got it on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BPUY3W0/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_api_glt_fabc_2SHRQYWCDASMBF9FRD8G
Keep things as consistent as you can. This may be difficult right now but as things mellow, again keep sleep consistent. Same wake up times, regardless of how you slept, for the most part. There can be exceptions but again, consistency. Also, try some of this if you feel inclined. I use it and it's pretty nice.
I'm going to second the magnesium supplements! I didn't have much luck with the oil sprays, but I drink a glass of "Natural Calm" every night. I've had a significant decrease in muscle spasms at night and during the day as well. When I first started taking it, I noticed a slight improvement in my ability to fall asleep, and after a couple of weeks, I realized that the spasms had started to decrease. I've been taking it for about 6 months now, and it's now on my must-have list. The product is Natural Vitality's Natural Calm drink mix, and I get it through Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BPUY3W0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&th=1). I use 2 tsp in a tall glass nightly, and I do NOT recommend the unflavored version.
Like commented above, I have read that they must be taken at least 45 minutes before. Also like mentioned, agmatine totally muted the effects of the kratom for me. The only potentiators I have found to be helpful are piperine (1-2 hours prior to burn) and magnesium powder 30-45 mins before burn.
i love moon juice i don’t care if it’s tacky, power + brain dusts are great and way better than sakara metabolism powder in taste and physical effects. i drink a crapload of green tea (antioxidants) and mint tea (skin glow). i like this metabolism powder and it tastes better / is cheaper per volume than the moon juice one. i’m not vegan but i hate whey protein and vega proteins + greens is great, it’s pea protein with extra greens. i mix the vega protein w the moon juice dusts, some cocoa powder and oatmilk in a blender bottle for breakfast. they sell chlorophyll tonic tinctures on amazon and they taste better than any powder and i didn’t experience any differences when i switched, usually i add that to the tea.
it’s great to take 5-HTP supplements for like 3 days in a row every couple months, like a huge serotonin hit but don’t take too much or it’ll mess with your stomach. l-tyrosine supplements in combination with dopa mucuna / velvet bean supplements is a good 1-2 dopamine punch, don’t expect stimulant level effects but it’s good when combined w/ moon juice brain dust imo. i take it on the days i don’t take my adderall
this is like mostly skin glow and nootropics but w.e good luck out there
Have you looked into supplementing magnesium? Modern humans tend to be deficient, and alcohol use further depletes. I have been taking this since even before I got sober:
Natural Vitality Calm https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BPUY3W0
I've also found fish oil in the evening improves my sleep, as does eating pumpkin seeds since they contain magnesium and tryptophan.
Yeah thats a good example. Citrate can be used as a laxative as well and glycinate can be used for migraines , relaxation and sleep.
This is the brand you use right?
Did you have your iron levels tested, or did they just blanket recommend that to you?
If you were tested and actually had low iron—that's one thing. But as far as I know, they recommend that to just about everyone without regard for whether individual people actually need or do well on iron supplements.
I reacted similarly to you. It's 100% the iron supplements. I switched to a gummy prenatal (without iron) and it got MUCH better. Started a magnesium supplement and suddenly I was going more regularly than in my entire adult life.
Obligatory "check with your care provider", but when I mentioned wanting to switch prenatals my midwife just asked a few questions about my diet. Turns out I get plenty of iron that way so the iron supplement was straight up overkill.
Definitely one of those "too much of a good thing" situations.
Here’s a link- they have it in CVS and target and stuff too usually. It can take a day or so- its not immediate, but just be consistent. Start with 1spoonful at night, see how it goes.
Try drinking some Natural Calm with magnesium. I drink two spoon fulls mixed with water every morning for this reason. You could also try some Duralax or Miralax. I get what you're saying because on the weekends if I don't drink my Natural Calm it feels like I'm bearing a small child on the toilet.
Link to Natural Calm
I’m sorry to hear you’re experiencing side effects. I (30F) remember those side effects well, and it does get better. One way I managed the body aches was to take OTC magnesium powder, which you can get here: Natural Vitality Calm #1 Selling Magnesium Citrate Supplement, Anti-Stress Magnesium Supplement Drink Mix Powder- Raspberry Lemon, Vegan, Gluten Free and Non-GMO (Package May Vary), 16 oz 113 Servings https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BPUY3W0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_GX77PS3QYBNHB1NM0H40
Good luck, hang in there!
Natural Vitality Calm #1 Selling Magnesium Citrate Supplement, Anti-Stress Magnesium Supplement Drink Mix Powder- Raspberry Lemon, Vegan, Gluten Free and Non-GMO (Package May Vary), 16 oz 113 Servings https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BPUY3W0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_23VKSFEQNWMACEWV625Z
Please allow me to introduce you to your fiancée's new best friend. In fact, she may wish to marry this stuff instead of you. Don't say I didn't warn you.
I thought I knew what constipation felt like before pregnancy. I was wrong. It lasted the full 39 weeks, too. Had all but lost hope when I came across this stuff but it turned out to be a holy grail product. My OB was 100% fine with me taking it but I'll insert my obligatory "check with your doc" here anyway.
I have to take magnesium before I go to bed at night or I always wake up with calf cramps. Like the same kind, charley horse holy crap am I dying cramps in my calf’s that are then sore for a few days.
I got the Calm brand from Amazon. I take it at night because it has a very tiny amount of sleep aid too, my OB said it was fine.
I take the flavourless version of this regularly and it helps my constipation. So far no issues with it but I've heard that we shouldn't over use magnesium citrate.
Try the powder version, Calm is a good choice:
It's not going to make anything taste better, but it's an excellent supplement and I live on it. However, drop some Calm powder into your water for a tasty electrolytes water. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BPUY3W0/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_D5X9SQX8D05C7RPGX5KD
Geesh, you are on a lot. I found a cbd that's water soluble and absolutely disgusting, but completely thc free. It's also like $60, but lasts like 2 months. The price totally sucks, but it's worth it. I have a pill organizer...but never remember to fill it so I have like 4 pill bottles rattling in my purse lol. There's also this weird drink mix called "calm" that is weird, not bad or good...just something lemony and kind of fizzy. I mix it with hot water and drink it like tea on those night where thoughts or emotions take over. It has magnesium and seems to help with stress. Idk, my grandmother is a supplement/vitamins person and she gave it to me lol. It does help. I'll add the link if you want to check it out!
Try this. It works miracles and is a good magnesium supplement for aching muscles.
this one is the one I buy.
Natural vitality sorry... not nature's way.
I make mine. But the above is correct. Low sodium is far more dangerous in the short term. Long term high sodium can be a problem but easy enough to avoid. Assuming you don’t have high blood pressure or kidney failure.
Are you fasting longer than 24 hours? If not, just get your electrolytes in your eating window.
Making bone broth is pretty simple, tastes better too. But if you want an easy way to replace electrolytes during longer fasts, just drink water w added pinch of pink salt, squeeze of lemon, and scoop of Mg Calm (link below w edit). Take a Multiple vitamin w a glass of milk at the end of your eating window prior to beginning the long fast.
(squeeze of an orange slice will add calories but also add potassium; guess you could eat the orange within your eating window)
Edit: Natural Vitality Calm #1 Selling Magnesium Citrate Supplement, Anti-Stress Magnesium Supplement Drink Mix Powder- Raspberry Lemon, Vegan, Gluten Free and Non-GMO (Package May Vary), 16 oz 113 Servings https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BPUY3W0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_2F96KMG5W2SGAZ8HFXJ1
I do take medicine. But, I’ve done a lot of research on ADHD. Try fish oil supplements and magnesium supplements , apparently most people with adhd are low in magnesium. I use this https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Vitality-Anti-Stress-Supplement-Raspberry/dp/B00BPUY3W0, you can get it in gummies too. Try zinc supplements too. Eliminate processed foods and foods with artificial dyes. I’ve recently decided to try meditation to try to calm my mind down.
What are you're *l*ctrolyt*s like? Magnesium usually does the trick for most people. However, I have a really messed-up sleep cycle when I'm on a shift cycle (6a - 6p for two days, 24 hours off, then 6p - 6a for two days, then I'm off shift cycles) so I also have to add passionfruit, valerian root, and melatonin to get a full eight-hours' clear. There are harder OTC sleep drugs I can use when that doesn't do the trick, but I don't think you're at that point yet. It just sounds like you need something to push through the hunger, so magnesium should work.
Natural Vitality Calm Magnesium Supplement is my favorite way to get magnesium and if you mix it with 6-10 oz. of water it even chases away hunger for a few hours.
When I don't feel like toughing it out, I always mix a teaspoon and a half of potassium chloride with a tablespoon of Natural Vitality Calm Magnesium Supplement and a few squirts of lemon juice. It tastes like really mediocre lemonade, but it works.
Generally though I just put my potassium chloride in a water bottle and sip it over the morning during my morning routine and drive to work. I've drank it often enough that I can chug it if I feel like it, you will get used to it.
Man this knocks me out! Natural Vitality Calm #1 Selling Magnesium Citrate Supplement, Anti-Stress Magnesium Supplement Drink Mix Powder- Raspberry Lemon, Vegan, Gluten Free and Non-GMO (Package May Vary), 16 oz 113 Servings https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BPUY3W0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_94GWMB4QCRB32ACN0FT5
I had it SO bad I couldn't sleep until I started drinking this and it went away completely. My midwife recommended it.
Just wanted to say that my OB had recommended Calm Vitality for migraine prevention during pregnancy. It also loosens your bowels. I didn’t use it with my previous pregnancy and had way less gas pains and constipation this time around.
Natural Vitality Calm #1 Selling Magnesium Citrate Supplement, Anti-Stress Magnesium Supplement Drink Mix Powder- Raspberry Lemon, Vegan, Gluten Free and Non-GMO (Package May Vary), 16 oz 113 Servings https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BPUY3W0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_kR90FbMHRS4P9
Here's a listing. There are smaller containers you can get started with too. Just don't buy the gummies - very NOT Keto. :)
2 tsps is 325 mgs, so check that by your recommended magnesium.
Agree with another poster here that it sounds like a sleep problem rather than a diet problem. Your sleep has improved but it still isn't good. Diet alone cant fix that. One thing that helps me is magnesium citrate right before bed. I use calm:
Natural Vitality Calm, The Anti-Stress Drink Mix, Magnesium Supplement Powder, Raspberry Lemon - 16 ounce https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BPUY3W0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_VHTrDbQVB2924
This is the stuff I take, if you were wanting to know. It's not hard to find locally either. Whole foods, fresh thyme and even Sam's club has it.
Hope it helps, good luck mama!������
Yes. It's horrible.
Things that I've tried that have helped:
- Not eating anything at least 3 hours before bed
- Sleepy tea
- Some of this before bed
Squatting potty, prunes, whole grains, and I’m introducing this starting today. I have used it in the past, I’ve heard magnesium is good for nausea and can have a laxative effect.
I take a magnesium citrate supplement in the evenings that makes me very tired. I usually take it an hour or so before I plan to go to sleep. I told my OB about it and she had no concerns but obv consult yours first if it’s not something you have run by them in the past.
This is the one I use:
Natural Vitality Natural Calm Diet Supplement, Raspberry Lemon, 16 Ounce https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BPUY3W0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_KuHYBbK1TEVF0
If you’re not taking it already, try
Natural Vitality Natural Calm Diet Supplement, Raspberry Lemon, 16 Ounce https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BPUY3W0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_Y1X-AbRET8SY7
I have bad constipation too, and if I take 2.5 - 3 teaspoons in 8oz of water 2x a day it helps. Added bonus is it tastes great and you’re getting magnesium.
I also find eating cooked spinach regularly helps loosen stool.
Could be dehydration, not enough electrolytes, so water is recycling to hold onto what you have. Add a ketoade or some form of supplement for daily sodium, potassium, magnesium. Magnesium helps irritation, stress, and sleep, as well as constipation. Natural Calm is a good one. Week three is usually a stall week, if you're new.
This has been saving me every night! I was having terrible leg cramps and not sleeping well due to anxiety. This helped with both my anxiety and leg cramps. I try to take it about 10 hours before I need to wake up (I wake up at 5:15, so I take it around 7:30).
No experience with MCT Oil.
But on the subject of being regular my surgeons office instructs us to take magnesium to stay regular lol specifically CALM (https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BPUY3W0/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1) which for me does work really well. I don't use it all the time only when things seem to be backing up/slowing down. If you use it alone in water it tastes like lemon water kinda. I mix mine with a SF drink mix, it works super well with anything else lemonade-ish because it actually enhances the flavor lol.
I've never heard of it helping stomach issues, if anything it can make a stools a little loser. it can help with anxiety a bit theirs a powder form i like called calm
You sound dehydrated, which can cause stalls. Something is off if you feel so crappy. Try mixing up a ketoade to drink throughout your day so you have a steady intake of salts. Try some lemon juice and sweetener or mio in a bottle with 1/2t lite salt and 1t magnesium citrate powder. Try adding some coconut oil to coffee or chicken bouillon in the morning. Take a multivitamin. Because your calories are on the low end, you may not be getting enough electrolytes through food alone.
Magnesium has been a game changer for me.
A tsp of magnesium powder in an 8 oz glass of warm water, and not only do I sleep better, but my dreams are intensely vivid.
Like switching from a 14" b&w TV to a 65" 4k ultra HD TV.
You might look into the Magnesium supplements - I use this one before bed and I never have to think for more than a minute about whats happening when I wake up every morning. (and it helps with preventing muscle cramps as well...)
Its an electrolyte supplement. I use Calm Tea from Natural Vitality, but you could just buy a magnesium citrate supplement from any store. 300-400 mg of magnesium does the trick. You do want to be careful not to take too much.
I take a small spoonful of Natural Calm mixed in water before about a half an hour before I go to bed. It really does calm your body down and let you go to sleep. http://www.amazon.com/Natural-Vitality-Calm-Raspberry-Lemon/dp/B00BPUY3W0 I have got a lot of people to take it and they all say it has helped them get a better night sleep.
I add some Calm magnesium along with the Lite Salt and flavoring. This link shows the raspberry lemon flavor (it's NOT sweetened) but it comes plain too.
That gives you sodium + potassium + magnesium + calcium in certain versions of the Calm.
Magnesium! Natural Calm - raspberry lemonade flavor is my favorite. It's like Emergen-C, I got it on Amazon but it may be at your grocer or a health store. It's kept me regular throughout my pregnancy (38+5 now), and it also helps me get to sleep. It's a thing that will continue well after birth.
I definitely do when travelling. You might try Natural Calm. It's a magnesium supplement that REALLY helps. You would take it at bedtime in conjunction with LOTS of water.
Something else that may help is probiotics, whether from fermented foods (think sauerkraut or kombucha) or supplements.
I take this. I mix two teaspoons in about sixteen ounces of water.
First - thank you for a thought out response!!!
That sounds good. Should I go for a spoonful of coconut oil+salt prior to workouts then? So far I've been trying to not take breaks during the WOD (crossfit), but having the light headedness does suck. I've been drinking lite-salt added to water usually after workouts - so maybe I should try that before.
I might give it a try using a tracker. Typically my diet consists of the following which is why I havent been counting:
> - breakfast = 12 oz coffee + 2tbsp heavy cream
> - lunch = (i usually dont eat lunch, but if i do) its a palm sized amount of salad, 1 hardboiled egg, onions sliced, and if its available oil + vinegar (about 1/2 tsp each)
> - dinner = palm sized portion of meat (cooked in coconut oil or kerrygold) plus veggies
> - snacks (if any) = pork rinds, seeds, nori all portioned
I take natural calm usually an hourish before bed. But i try not to overdo it since it can cause not fun bathroom effects.
I use Calm Magnesium supplement http://www.amazon.com/Natural-Vitality-Calm-Raspberry-Lemon/dp/B00BPUY3W0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1431603352&sr=8-1&keywords=calm+magnesium+powder in the evening. I fall asleep easily, stay asleep all night. Be careful when you add magnesium, you want to start in small quantities and increase over several days (Magnesium has a laxative effect).
Read the reviews about it helping sleep.
Agreed. The other night I woke up with leg cramps so bad I had to go downstairs and make some Calm tea.
This is what I'm using to to manage the 'C' part of my IBS and I like it. Makes me go no more than twice a day and has a relaxing affect on my mental state. Linzess is harsh - at least it was on me. I did not enjoy being in the bathroom 24/7. Consider this if you want something gentler. The taste is pretty palatable too.
Today is my second day with Shakeology and so far I like it. I actually like it blended with some ice cubes, 1/2 c. milk, and 1 c. water. I must be the weird one that prefers it fairly plain, because I thought it was really rich. I think the addition of the ice really fluffs it up.
I also have had GI problems, and if this is a good answer, I'll be excited. As an aside, I had a lot of luck with using a product called Natural Calm, which is basically a magnesium supplement that is intended to help your GI tract. If I remember correctly, it basically worked the first day. I found the powder to be too sweet, so I mixed it with a TON of water, but I also think things like Gatorade are too sweet, so maybe it is just my preference.
Here's the link to the product, there may be other flavors available. http://www.amazon.com/Natural-Vitality-Calm-Raspberry-Lemon/dp/B00BPUY3W0/ref=sr_1_1?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1423493391&sr=1-1&keywords=natural+calm
Okay, so I ended up buying a magnesium citrate/calcium powdered supplement (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BPUY3W0/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A1P546TAL7E4CV), well a sample version. The recommended dose is 2 heaping teaspoons. I followed suggestions I had seen that said to only take a 1/2 teaspoon at first; I took 1/4 teaspoon yesterday morning with the plan to take another 1/4 at night. I had a pretty loose stool a few hours later but didn't know if it was the supplement or something I ate prior. I forgot to take the other half. So this morning, I took an entire 1/2 so I wouldn't forget, and a few hours later, had really bad diarrhea. There's only like 225mg in 2 full teaspoons, so I'm not sure if I just have to really slowly ease into using it or what. Any thoughts?
Also, will I feel the positive effects of the magnesium immediately or does it take time?
I'm tempted to just buy the magnesium glycinate pills I was originally going to get...
I get tired of popping pills so I tried the Natural Calm Magnesium drink powder. The raspberry lemonade flavor is pretty good, not delicious, but good. You just mix it in water and drink. It has 325 mg per serving, which it claims is 85% DV on the facts chart.
You can get it on Amazon and natural food stores. Anyway, that's my 2 cents about reaching the magnesium levels sufficiently.
I had the same exact issue and magnesium fixed me in 2 days. I LOVE Calm Magnesium
It isn't cheap, but it's worth every penny. If I don't take my daily dose for a couple of days, my leg pain comes right back. Further, I'm able to relax and sleep SO much better when I have a small glass before bed.
I like Natural Calm for mag.
You can also get mag from adding Epsom salt to a bath and soaking for a bit(great for sore muscles).
It’s spendy but it helps and once you get the hang of how much works for you - you can look for the generic brands or larger contianers.
I found that Natural Calm helped the most with bloating. I like to drink it with warm water and lemon after dinner. (I like the flavors better - but since they contain stevia, the unflavored is the only one that is W30 compliant) https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Vitality-Anti-Stress-Supplement-Raspberry/dp/B00BPUY3W0
You can get it in any vitamin section I believe. Magnesium citrate powder. You can even order it on Amazon.
I've found magnesium supplements to be helpful! I like the Calm powder drink because it forces me to drink more water. And I know this goes against most GI advice - but fiber makes my entire gut go slower.
Maybe there's an autonomic neurologist (via Dysautonomia International) near you?
Thank you for sharing all of this and being so open! I had COVID in mid-July and I had a pretty similar range of symptoms to the ones you described. I am a 24 y/o female with no pre-existing conditions and I was fairly active (worked out 3x a week) before this. COVID completely knocked me on my ass for a good 3 weeks, it then took me another 5 weeks of trying to rest after that to feel significantly better. I kept starting to feel okay and then pushing myself too hard and then relapsing into having symptoms again. I can relate to the 7 PM thing because I also felt my symptoms got much worse throughout the day. Some days in recovery, I would wake up feeling great, and then by the time I wanted to go to bed I felt terrible. So frustrating.
All of this to say, I am now 10 weeks post-testing positive and finally feeling more like myself. I still have times where I feel shortness of breath or have to cough to clear my throat, but it's much less frequent than before. Another lasting symptom I've experienced is chest tightness, but I've identified that to be from my anxiety (which I had pre-COVID). For that, it really helps me to watch yoga videos and try to expand my lungs daily with breathing exercises. I also got an inhaler from the doctor and had bloodwork and x-rays done, and apparently everything is normal, which makes me hopeful that this is almost over. I think the vitamins/meds you're taking are excellent and the only thing I would suggest is this to help with your anxiety: https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Vitality-Anti-Stress-Supplement-Raspberry/dp/B00BPUY3W0
I can totally relate to the anxious feeling and I know it's not easy. Please feel free to message me if you need anything. You will be feeling 100% before you know it!
I just looked it up- it is “Natural Vitality: CALM” - here’s a link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BPUY3W0?ref=nb_sb_ss_w_as-reorder-t1_ypp_rep_k4_1_3&amp&crid=AVFYV580D6VG&amp&sprefix=cal
I'm pregnant and get leg cramps, so my doctor recommended magnesium powder. When they hit, the only thing I can do is stand up and put weight on that leg. Sometimes it spreads into my foot and it looks like my foot is flat on the floor, but I literally have to stand on the top corner of my foot to get it to go all the way down. Once the weight is on it, it starts to relax and the cramp releases.
I use this one: https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Vitality-Anti-Stress-Supplement-Raspberry/dp/B00BPUY3W0
A scoop in some low sugar juice right before bedtime (I find it to be pretty nasty in water). GOOD TO GO!
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If you have any motility issues, Nature's Calm. Take care with dosing because it can clean you out!
Otherwise, I recommend Magnesium Glycinate Lysinate:
I'm just gonna talk about my experience because it was pretty similar to yours (besides the music part). But the drinking 4-8 beers a night after work was right where I was for years. I thought I absolutely needed something to just calm my mind from the stress of the day, the constant noise. I thought I needed a few beers to just be still and relax.
The truth is, that was only because I was psychologically addicted to alcohol. I'm 25 days sober and I am so calm at night. I'm not gonna say I was quite as calm as I was after a bottle of wine or a 6 pack of beer. But I feel no need to calm myself further than what I currently experience.
Something that helps me relax even more before bed is funny enough a drink called "calm" by a company called natural vitality. It's just magnesium, but magnesium (in the form of either citrate or glycinate) is known to reduce stress and induce a calming feeling. I used to take magnesium glycinate pills, but I had to take 2-4 pills so I like this drink mix better.
Here's a link: https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Vitality-Anti-Stress-Supplement-Raspberry/dp/B00BPUY3W0
There are other brands I'm sure, but this one is the most popular/heavily marketed and it's worked well for me.
You can do this buddy. Also, laying off the caffeine or nicotine (if you do either), will also help a ton!
I got it at my local supermarket in the pharmacy aisle, but it's also available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Vitality-Anti-Stress-Supplement-Raspberry/dp/B00BPUY3W0?th=1
This one works for me
This is a balancing act, been there many times in my earlier days of Xyrem. From what I've read over the years (and this is what helped me) you need to find your Xyrem time frame sweet spot.
Calm magnesium: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BPUY3W0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_imm_t1_CHN5E7PHJFAJX1WBS2G2
I recommend drinking this twice a day when dosing along with some NAC and you'll be golden.
This stuff will help you stay regular: https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Vitality-Anti-Stress-Supplement-Raspberry/dp/B00BPUY3W0 My wife has a similar issue and takes this daily.
Have you tried magnesium? There are a few different form but it May be worth investigating. Many of us are deficient so it can be a good item to throw into the mix plus it helps relax you and your muscles.
Some of my athlete friends swear by stuff called “natural calm” which is a magnesium mix. Found on amazon here It didn’t work great for me but multiple friends love it.
I like Doc Parsley’s sleep remedy which also uses magnesium as an ingredient (among others). You can check it out here
CALM on Amazon
Breaks and better using patterns would be helpful. OP could take a T break and see if it improves. If not, taking something like Calm ( Magnesium Citrate supplement mixed with water, https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Vitality-Anti-Stress-Supplement-Raspberry/dp/B00BPUY3W0 ) before work could help wonders. Definitely improved my nervous sweating when meds didn't help me (have hyperhidrosis connected with anxiety).
Someone on reddit told me this stuff was good for shaking from ayahuasca
Magnesium is good for muscles and helps with tremors in general. I've been preloading with it for the last few days with my first ceremony being this Friday
Edit: here is the original post that told me about this
You can get it online (https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Vitality-Anti-Stress-Supplement-Raspberry/dp/B00BPUY3W0) I hope this works
Magnesium powder from either natural calm or now foods. https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Vitality-Anti-Stress-Supplement-Raspberry/dp/B00BPUY3W0/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?keywords=natural+calm&qid=1571083253&sr=8-3
Check this out: Natural Vitality Calm, The Anti-Stress Drink Mix, Magnesium Supp... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BPUY3W0/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_awdb_t1_XBBDDbAMF75GR
Is this it ? https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Vitality-Supplement-Raspberry-Lemon/dp/B00BPUY3W0?th=1
Ordering online is more convenient as my stoned ass will not be wanting to drive somewhere tomorrow.
So much for getting baked on edibles lmao. I still have two more brownies that I'm debating on whether I should just gobble them both up or wait until I find an answer to this.
Natural Calm Magnesium was what helped me when I was pregnant! I swear by that stuff :)
The magnesium. I use https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Vitality-Supplement-Raspberry-Lemon/dp/B00BPUY3W0 but the unflavored version
I take this one before bed: Natural Vitality Natural Calm Diet Supplement, Raspberry Lemon, 16 Ounce https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BPUY3W0
I buy Natural Calm Magnesium Citrate Powder which is at GNC, Walmart, Amazon, or in some nature stores like Sprouts.
Natural Calm magnesium citrate magnesium is great before bed, not a high, but mellowing. Also soaking in a warm epsom salt bath is highly relaxing.
Seconding the recommendation for Natural Calm! There are a lot of specific blends like for sleep and stress, but I just use the basic [raspberry lemonade ](www.amazon.com/dp/B00BPUY3W0/) flavor- it’s pretty mild and not at all salty.
Try Natural Calm! This stuff saved me in the 3rd trimester after having the worst charlie horse of my life.
Thirding (fourthing?) magnesium! I drink Natural Calm every couple of nights.
I take Natural Calm It also helps me sleep
Or you could soak in an epsom salt bath and absorb the mag through osmosis.
Natural Vitality Natural Calm Magnesium Anti Stress, Organic, Raspberry Lemon, 16 oz https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BPUY3W0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_Lt6vzbY86SGMS
I drank this in a glass of water before bed with my first pregnancy and it helped: https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Vitality-Magnesium-Organic-Raspberry/dp/B00BPUY3W0
I always preach Calm Magnesium Powder (take about a teaspoon, teaspoon and a half) and Magnesium Glycinate (I take 2 of these with the other). Helps you stay really regular and if you take them right before bed, they help you sleep as well.
Sorry, it's Natural Calm? I got it off Amazon after reading the recommendations here. It's a drink mix with magnesium and some other electrolytes.
It does all of the things it says it does and keeps ya regular. I love it.
Natural Vitality Natural Calm Magnesium Anti Stress, Organic, Raspberry Lemon, 16 oz https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BPUY3W0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_N34bybCJV2E75
Natural Calm makes magnesium citrate that's flavored with stevia that tastes pretty good: https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Vitality-Magnesium-Organic-Raspberry/dp/B00BPUY3W0
this changed my world, no more constipation
Magnesium deficiency can interrupt sleep. It's very common. You can buy magnesium mixes like this.
Personally, I take 3mg of slow-release melatonin. It helps a lot, especially if you're consistent with taking it.
That's a good list. A simplified version might look like: take vitamin C and E after your last meal or before dropping; they're antioxidants and will help mitigate the effects of e's toxicity on your precious brain. Your body metabolizes C, E quickly so you want to take them relatively close to when you plan on dropping. Also, put some Emergen-C's in your pocket and dump in your water bottle during your trip as well.
Magnesium is great to take, its a natural relaxant and if you're tensing up, clenching your jaw, or just need to chill, you can get it in pill form or there is a great supplement called Calm I use regularly. Its a great supplement to keep around the house.
I've never tried antacids but couldn't hurt if it prolongs the effects.
5-htp can be bought at a pharmacy and is good for AFTER your are done rolling and are trying to pass out. Its generally NOT recommended to take before or while you're rolling. Your body turns 5-htp into serotonin and serotonin overload can mess you up.
All of these supplements are pretty cheap online, do some shopping around and you'll usually find better prices than at a pharmacy.
In vitamin shops or on Amazon.
I reall like Natural Vitality Natural Calm
Dealing with sleep deprivation on top of such intense anxiety has got to be really hard! Something that really helps me is this product called Calm that I drink every night and Tension Tamer Tea. Having a set routine every day and rituals and minimal media/news/video games really helps me. Being outside doing yard work and gardening and walking helps so much. Eat really healthy, your body and brain need all those micronutrients to function at their best!
If I'm in the middle of a panic attack I practice breathing and I hold my little dog and count or put in head phones with really calming music.
You can learn self soothing techniques that can train your brain to get out of the anxiety zone!
Here is a link from the side bar that has some work books you can do to help train your brain. Also anti-depressants CAN help anxiety, but some can make it worse, make sure you are talking to your doctor and letting him know how intense your panic is so that he can help you best. Treating anxiety like it's depression is not always the best option...
Take care, we are here to help you!
Natural Calm - http://www.amazon.com/Natural-Vitality-Calm-Raspberry-Lemon/dp/B00BPUY3W0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1424920109&sr=8-1&keywords=natural+calmv
Take this just before bed. has many benefits, one being that it helps stop cramps.
realize your anger does nothing to help you
go get some Natural Calm magnesium supplement and drink it up
What everybody else said, there is even a supplement called CALM that uses magnesium as the main ingredient.
This is mostly your anxiety disorder playing a trick on you......you feel anxious because you think you should feel anxious after an exhilarating event like that.
One thing we recommend at the medical clinic I work at is a product called "Calm." It is simply a magnesium electrolyte drink that helps you feel better and reduce the cortisol/stress/anxiety response. We have all of our anxiety patients have a glass of it on almost a daily basis. Statistically over 90% of people who suffer from anxiety disorder(s) are magnesium deficient, but they need a certain type of magnesium (magnesium citrate) in order to truly address the problem. Here is a link for it on Amazon:
If you have a glass of this you will seriously feel much better in about 60 seconds. Enjoy
I'm a big fan of Natural Calm.
It makes my muscles less achy from lack of sleep.
I use Natural Calm Mg and it works really well for me when I take it before bedtime. It doesn't taste too bad, either. Be careful about how much you take at once, as it can have a laxative effect if you aren't used to taking Mg.
Peeps...you don't have to suffer through anxiety. There is a reason why you are anxious so you need to figure it out. It may be a repressed memory, someone you are around, your lifestyle, etc but you have to be truthful and find out.
Or it may be an imbalance in your body. You may be deficient in a mineral. Magnesium helps a lot with anxiety and if you are under high stress the body becomes depleted in magnesium a lot quicker. I used stay calm magnesium supplement to get rid of my anxiety. Its an up hill battle but you can get your anxiety under control. Be safe out there.
Here is the link to it on amazon. Its also sold at wholefoods, cvs etc... take care of yourself...you are the biggest asset that you have.