Posted by BarbaraCat on January 12, 2002, at 19:59:26
In reply to No valerian with AD's » ST, posted by sid on January 10, 2002, at 14:05:22
Extra calcium and especially magnesium have helped somewhat for me. Nutritional docs say that we're all depleted in magnesium which causes major muscle clenching. A liquid form works best since we're also pretty compromised in our gut assimilation. Did you know that receptor sites are found all over our guts - the second brain, it's called. Anyhow, magnesium citrate or glyccinate is the recommended form. It may cause some loose bowels, but hey, druther than than constipation any day.
> My doc advised me NOT to take valerian for bruxism with Effexor XR. She received info that says it affects neuro-transmitters, but in what way? It's is not clear. So ultimately you may get more or less of the effect of your medicine than intended.
> > Sid-
> > Once I started Effexor XR I noticed my jaw being tense in the morning and noticed my teeth clenched in the middle of the night. So I take a Valerian capsule (or two) before I go to bed and it has disappeared.
> > Here's some info about it:
> > http://www.1001herbs.com/valerian/
> > -Sarah