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major leg cramps after epsom salt bath

Discussion in 'Detox: Methylation; B12; Glutathione; Chelation' started by dsdmom, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. dsdmom

    dsdmom Senior Member

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    I just took my second ever epsom salt bath. 1 cup for 10 minutes. I was nervous because I wasn't sure how I'd react since I don't do well with msm. I thought I did pretty well after the first one but had minor cramping in my thighs mainly. Took another one today and my legs are really hurting. Thighs and calves. Drank a bunch of water afterward. Is this a detox reaction or is it an indication that I shouldn't do the baths? Any help is appreciated.
  2. Sushi

    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque

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    Have you tried taking some potassium when you take an epsom salts bath? Maybe the magnesium/potassium ratio is being affected?
    Sushi
  3. Bob

    Bob

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    I'm always very cautious about using any supplements, as I react negatively to almost all supplements.
    Our bodies might not be efficient at getting rid of an excess of substances, which might include magnesium and sulphate, so taking a lot of magnesium or sulphate may have negative consequences.
    If it's causing you cramps, then I suggest not taking it. Anything that upsets the balance of our bodies can cause relapses, in my experience.
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    Little Bluestem Senescent on the Illinois prairie, USA

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    Maybe doing it two days in a row was too much, too fast.
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    SJB944 Senior Member

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    Not quite the same, but I actually got more muscle twitching after I started taking Magnesium. Eventually I worked out I needed more vitamin D -- they work together. s
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    Rand56 Senior Member

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    Leg cramps can also come from a lack of sodium. Maybe add some baking soda into your Epsom salt bath too to see if that helps.

    Rand

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