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#16 greenbeanie

 
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Posted 03 July 2013 - 10:45 AM

This thread got me thinking that I should try Epsom salts in a bath, since I've had SI joint pain for decades that hasn't responded to other treatments (acupuncture, massage, cortisone shots, etc.). I put two cups in a full bath, as the package said. Within minutes, my feet got a painful pins-and-needles feeling, and my skin got very red everywhere that was in the water. The water was slightly hot but cooled off quickly; it really wasn't anywhere near hot enough to cause this reaction from temperature alone. I stayed in the bath for about 15 minutes, and then about 10 minutes after I got out I suddenly felt very nauseous. The nausea went away after a little while. Is this a normal reaction of the body detoxifying? These were ordinary, plain Epsom salts with no added fragrance or anything like that. I am on my fifth day gluten-free, so I'm sure I am detoxing in general, but this still seemed like an unusually powerful reaction to have to a simple bath. 

 

Sorry this is slightly off of the original topic. I considered starting a new thread, but it seemed silly to have two threads about Epsom salts going simultaneously...


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#17 GottaSki

 
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Posted 03 July 2013 - 12:21 PM

This thread got me thinking that I should try Epsom salts in a bath, since I've had SI joint pain for decades that hasn't responded to other treatments (acupuncture, massage, cortisone shots, etc.). I put two cups in a full bath, as the package said. Within minutes, my feet got a painful pins-and-needles feeling, and my skin got very red everywhere that was in the water. The water was slightly hot but cooled off quickly; it really wasn't anywhere near hot enough to cause this reaction from temperature alone. I stayed in the bath for about 15 minutes, and then about 10 minutes after I got out I suddenly felt very nauseous. The nausea went away after a little while. Is this a normal reaction of the body detoxifying? These were ordinary, plain Epsom salts with no added fragrance or anything like that. I am on my fifth day gluten-free, so I'm sure I am detoxing in general, but this still seemed like an unusually powerful reaction to have to a simple bath. 

 

Sorry this is slightly off of the original topic. I considered starting a new thread, but it seemed silly to have two threads about Epsom salts going simultaneously...

 

I agree that it is good to keep all the epsom talk in one place.

 

My first thought is that you should take another bath tomorrow at approximately the same time and temperature without epsom salt to see if just sitting in a warm tub caused this reaction.


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Posted 03 July 2013 - 12:38 PM

We were talking about Epsom salts baths in yoga. A couple people said they like it half strength.
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Posted 03 July 2013 - 02:21 PM

I've never tried Epsom salts but think I may now as it looks like from this info, that even bathing in it can have an effect on kidneys and liver etc....unless I've read it wrong? (I am tired and its gone past my bedtime!). Also, I may try my son who has dyspraxia/autism.

http://www.thepeacef...o.uk/epsom.html
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Posted 04 July 2013 - 10:06 AM

My first thought is that you should take another bath tomorrow at approximately the same time and temperature without epsom salt to see if just sitting in a warm tub caused this reaction.

 

I tried a normal, similar bath (without Epsom salts) and nothing unusual happened. I do often take baths, and they've never made me nauseous before. An hour later I tried a foot bath in the salts, and I got all tingly and nauseous again! Weird.

 

I'll try a foot bath with a much smaller amount next time, and see if I can work my way up. It would be nice to have an alternative to oral magnesium supplements once in a while, though I tolerate the pills just fine as long as I take them with food. Thanks for the suggestions.


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Me: Diagnosis still unclear after extensive testing: Atypical wheat allergy, severe NCGI, or false negative celiac tests? Doctors disagree.Gluten challenge caused acute gastritis, esophagitis, and angioedema that lasted 4 months and was eventually determined to be a sulfite allergy. Gluten light for 15 years, then gluten free since June 2013.
Long history of eczema, chronic diarrhea, steatorrhea, ataxia, peripheral neuropathy, infertility, chronic insomnia, low cholesterol, vitamin deficiencies, and joint pain. Improved greatly within six months of going gluten-free.


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Posted 04 July 2013 - 10:10 AM

I tried a normal, similar bath (without Epsom salts) and nothing unusual happened. I do often take baths, and they've never made me nauseous before. An hour later I tried a foot bath in the salts, and I got all tingly and nauseous again! Weird.

 

I'll try a foot bath with a much smaller amount next time, and see if I can work my way up. It would be nice to have an alternative to oral magnesium supplements once in a while, though I tolerate the pills just fine as long as I take them with food. Thanks for the suggestions.

 

Interesting....thanks for the update :)

 

Meanwhile....I continue to soak each morning -- to get muscles/joints moving -- not sure how much this helps as magnsium supplementation.  Do know that my skin has been glowing of late -- which is nice.


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3/26/09 gluten-free - dignosed celiac - blood 3/3/09, biopsy 3/26/09, double DQ2 / single DQ8 positive

10/25/13 - MCAD

Health history since celiac diagnosis became too long -- moved to the "about me" section of my profile

My children and I all have multiple copies of the genes for Celiac Disease, along with large variety of symptoms/resolution gluten-free

Current tally from me, three kids and two grands: 4 diagnosed with Celiac Disease, 2 NCGS

Get PROPERLY tested BEFORE REMOVING GLUTEN.

ALWAYS independently research health related information found on internet forums/blogs.

"LTES" a Gem :)





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