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    Quote Originally Posted by INTJMom View Post
    The secret is to take a 45 minute power nap.
    I really should try that. My husband does it too, and it works wonders for him too.

    It doesn't require too much energy to put frozen broccoli in my grocery cart and microwave it for 7 minutes when I'm making dinner.
    True I see we use the same tricks

    I'm going to be 50 in 13 months, and I think I'm getting psyched up to get my life in order by then - that includes my house and my body.
    I'm 33... No wait ! I'm 34! Man, I wrote in my intro post that I'm 33, but I turned 34 a month ago already!! Wow, that's scary, if I can't even keep track of my own age ... So anyway, I'm 34, and I want *want* WANT another kid, so that's my motivation to get things running more smoothly *soon*.

    I'm going to try increasing my magnesium intake because of the migraines I get but I was reading that it gives energy, too, so I'm hopeful that it will help.
    Oh yeah, lack of magnesium can definitely make you tired!

    I'd rather use good nutrition than meds to solve my physical problems.
    I hear you !

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    Quote Originally Posted by INTJMom View Post
    And you, too!
    I'm going to be 50 in 13 months, and I think I'm getting psyched up to get my life in order by then - that includes my house and my body.
    50! Congratulations in advance! =)

    I'm going to try increasing my magnesium intake because of the migraines I get but I was reading that it gives energy, too, so I'm hopeful that it will help.

    I'd rather use good nutrition than meds to solve my physical problems.
    I hear that! For supplements, I am a HUGE fan of potassium/magnesium/calcium combination -- it gives me a lot of energy, and I can sleep like a baby at night.
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    Is that magnesium/potassium/calcium supplement all in one?

    Thanks,

    Jae Rae

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    Mag helps Calcium absorption, but for people who need more Mag, they say take the Calcium at a different time of day.

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    Sandy, is that what you do? Or do you take all together? I'm not much for pills or supplements, so all-in-one sounds better to me.

    Jae Rae

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    I take levothyroxine. I was given the runaround for over 15 years on this because the standard, HMO-approved TSH tests always came up *normal*.

    IMO, if you really want to get accurate and exhaustive thyroid testing, you need to see a specialist - an endocrinologist. They will test you on at least 3 levels, not just the standard TSH one.

    Ask your PCP for a referral; if they won't give you one, you may have to pay out of pocket - as I did - to get the initial labs done by the specialist. I was able to negotiate a less frequent check-up schedule in order to save money. Once the doc has found the correct dose needed to stabilize your thyroid levels (it took me about 3 visits over 12 months), you really only have to pay for the refills.

    Good luck.

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    eGads! I didn't see this question from Jae Rae, however she PMd me and I responded with this:

    (re: calcium, magnesium and potassium supplements)... I take each supplement separately. (There may be a supplement out there with all three, but I hadn't checked into it). In fact, I initially had cut each supplement in half and took them in the morning first to see how I felt (I felt so much better after a couple of days), and then I started taking the other half in the evening, and man... I was able to sleep like a baby. Now, I still take a half tab of the potassium and magnesium in the morning and evening but I take a full 500 mg of calcium in the morning AND evening (my family is prone to osteoporosis, so I figured it can't hurt!)

    Also, I use to have aches in my bones... I use to attribute it to growing pains, but as I got to be an adult, I found out that I had classic restless leg syndrome. Taking this combination of vitamins stopped the pain cold. I don't take any other vitamin supplement except for vitamin C. Oh, I do take a zinc losenge when I start getting cold symptoms, and that stops the symptoms. That's it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy View Post
    eGads! I didn't see this question from Jae Rae, however she PMd me and I responded with this:

    (re: calcium, magnesium and potassium supplements)... I take each supplement separately. (There may be a supplement out there with all three, but I hadn't checked into it). In fact, I initially had cut each supplement in half and took them in the morning first to see how I felt (I felt so much better after a couple of days), and then I started taking the other half in the evening, and man... I was able to sleep like a baby. Now, I still take a half tab of the potassium and magnesium in the morning and evening but I take a full 500 mg of calcium in the morning AND evening (my family is prone to osteoporosis, so I figured it can't hurt!)

    Also, I use to have aches in my bones... I use to attribute it to growing pains, but as I got to be an adult, I found out that I had classic restless leg syndrome. Taking this combination of vitamins stopped the pain cold. I don't take any other vitamin supplement except for vitamin C. Oh, I do take a zinc losenge when I start getting cold symptoms, and that stops the symptoms. That's it!
    How careful are you about the brands you use? Do you go to the health food store, or just get whatever they have at the grocery store?

    I guess I'm asking if the expensive supplements appear to work better than the inexpensive ones.

    By the way: I'm craving black licorice!
    What's up with that?

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    Licorice supposedly improves the sex drive. [smile.]

    Jae Rae
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jae Rae View Post
    Licorice supposedly improves the sex drive. [smile.]

    Jae Rae
    My husband will be happy about that!

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