Nutritional Support for Growing Pains? - Mothering Forums

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#1 of 2 Old 08-04-2011, 11:45 AM - Thread Starter
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I believe my 6 yr old is having a growth spurt and is complaining of his shins hurting.  He used to wake up in the night w/ horrible pain in this area every 2 months (on the dot) between ages 2 1/2 - 3 1/2.  He hasn't complained about it in a long time.  He's recently shot up in height and matured in his face, etc. Today he is complaining of this pain.  Is there anything extra I can give him to help support him through these spurts?  Magnesium or potassium?  And if so, how much for a 6 yr old.

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I've never found anything great for growing pains.  Magnesium may work - you can give about 200 mg to a child that age.  I don't know the potassium dose though, but I've heard some good reports on that from some patients.

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