Originally Posted by banjomama
What do YOU do for muscle pains? Are all of you just taking ibuprofin or anything?
don't worry about TMI, these are healthboars, right?
Many hypo's suffer from these pains and find that taking a calcium / magnesium supplement really helps. The two minerals help your muscles relax. It's best to take them together as well - calcium can be constipating and mangesium, well, it has the opposite effect, if you know what I mean.
Look for a brand that has both minerals together in a ratio of 2:1 (twice as much cal as magnesium). Try to get one that is made from a source that is either a citrate or a malate (calcium carbonate can be hard on the tummy). It's best to take the dose over the course of the day as taking too much will only be wasted. 1000-1500 mg of calcium and 400-600mg of magnesium is the typical dose for women.
I used to suffer from awful charlie horses and muscle pain from working out; the magnesium really made a difference for me. It can also help if you're suffering from constipation, which Hypos often do.