The last few months I have been suffering from a thumping sound in my left ear. I hear it only when I lay on my left side, and it is a really fast thumping sound just about as loud as my heartbeat Then I started noticing my left eye twitching. What was going on with me!? So I went to the internet to start exploring for answers….
Several forums suggested taking magnesium for the eye twitching, but very few spoke of the ear noise. So I talked to my chiropractor about it, and she agreed that Magnesium would help. She let me know that not all Magnesium is the same, and she gave me a list of ones to get and ones to avoid.
First, let me say my disclosure…. I am not a doctor. I am only sharing what helped me. I am also not a sales person, and no one is paying me to say this stuff. I just want to help others.
- Best: Chelated magnesium
- Good: Magnesium citrate, Magnesium glycinate, Magnesium threonate
- Not so good: Magnesium stearate, Magnesium carbonate, Magnesium oxide. (Why are these not recommended? My chiropractor said these are not great because they are like rocks and don’t get absorbed well.)
I went to the drug store, but all I found was Magnesium oxide. So back home I went, with plans to visit a health food store over the weekend. Then I looked in my medicine cabinet and found some Natural CALM, which has ionic magnesium citrate. I had bought this not knowing it was magnesium. I thought, “I might as well try it. I have been bothered with that annoying thumping sound for too long. I have got to try something.” So I poured myself a glass and mixed in 1 teaspoon. Even though the recommended dose is 2 heaping teaspoons, I only added 1 because I had been warned that it could give me diarrhea and I should start with a little and increase it to the full dosage.
My Results: Vast Improvement with Chelated Magnesium
First, I tried Natural CALM, and it kind of worked. I took the first dose right after my lunch. Then an hour later I took a nap, and the noises were gone. It was so relaxing to just hear my natural heartbeat again. When I went to bed that night, however, the noises had returned. I got up and took the other half of the Natural CALM dose, and then I went right back to sleep. The thumping noises were still there. Maybe it takes 30 minutes or more to start working. Maybe I will need to take Magnesium consistently for it to keep working. Maybe I need a slow release form. I’ll keep taking Natural CALM and update this blog in about a week. After a week, I have noticed sometimes the thumping sound sometimes returns. I haven’t given up the search yet! The next thing I will try is getting Chelated Magnesium instead. I will let you know what happens!
Next, I picked up some Chelated Magnesium, and that night the sounds stopped completely. The recommended dose was 4 tablets per day, but I only took 1. However, on day 3, the thumping sound returned only slightly for a moment. Overall, I am really pleased with the results of the Chelated Magnesium.
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