Weird, I just got a charlie horse in the muscle under my jawbone. I’ve never had one there before. I also had one this morning in a muscle over my ribcage and I’ve been having a general feeling of uneasiness in my chest as well. Doing some sprints seemed to help. I’ve been drinking a lot but I do feel dehydrated.
Muscle cramps are sudden, involuntary contractions or spasms in one or more of your muscles. They often occur after exercise or at night, lasting a few seconds to several minutes. It is a very common muscle problem. Muscle cramps can be caused by nerves that malfunction. Sometimes this malfunction is due to a health problem, such as a spinal cord injury or a pinched nerve in the neck or back. Other causes are Straining or overusing a muscle, Dehydration, A lack of minerals in your diet or the depletion of minerals in your body, Not enough blood getting to your muscles
Ah, I may be low on Magnesium. (Although I took a multi-vitamin this morning).
Are you suffering from anxiety? Having muscle spasms or cramping? Having trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep? You are not alone. In fact, 70% of Americans are not getting enough of this essential mineral and only 20% of Americans are getting even half of their daily value. What is this mineral? Magnesium! Magnesium is essential for a properly functioning nervous system including nerve conduction and electrolyte balances. Magnesium is also necessary for proper muscle function as it’s the body’s natural muscle relaxant. Low magnesium has also been associated with personality changes and depression. Magnesium is responsible for over 300 enzyme reactions in the body and is also needed for proper blood coagulation, energy production, bone and cell formation, and nutrient absorption.
Time to get some pumpkin or sunflower seeds to snack on. Cashews worked. Love this Internet thing. 😉