Living with Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA)

A cure for fatigue, seriously


I started taking 400mg of magnesium glycinate a day to lower my cholesterol and it had two wonderful “side effects.”

One, I am super full of energy throughout the day. I suffered from chronic fatigue for almost three years now due to PsA and inability to exercise. Now I have more energy than I know what to do with. Cleaning and organizing are fun now!

Two, I am sleeping like a rock. No more waking up a million times a night due to pain or bad dreams. I don’t really remember my dreams which is highly unusual for me. I wake up feeling rested and refreshed for the first time since PsA onset.

One caveat, when you first start taking it, it may give you loose stools. This cleared up for me after about a week. Well worth the benefits.

Good luck. Let me know if it works for you.


This is interesting, but I have a couple questions…

Are you on a biologic or any heart meds?
What brand of magnesium glycinate do you take?

I’ve been grasping at straws trying to figure out how to fix some of my health problems. I’ve had trouble with insomnia for years, although it has gotten somewhat better recently since I’m on Sertraline. I don’t have much energy–definitely no staying power and I sure could use some! My achy legs when I walk could maybe benefit from the magnesium.

I googled it and I would probably need to ask my cardiologist and rheumy if it’s safe for me to take.
Thanks for posting this!


I am on stelara and prednisone. I heard about the health benefits, the lowering cholesterol, from a cardiologist. I found the magnesium on amazon. Not sure the brand, I’m in the car. I’ll reply when I get home.


Here is the brand I am using:


Last night wasn’t good…i woke up at 1:15 and fell back asleep about 3:45. My husband started talking to me at 5:45 and I couldn’t fall back asleep…so, it was another night with only about 5 hours’ sleep. Not quite enough! No wonder I have no energy.


Just woke up myself after falling asleep around 2 am. I have been sleeping around 6 hours a night instead of sleeping about 9 broken hours. Solid, quality sleep really makes a difference. I hope it helps you, too.


do you think it helped the fatigue because it helped you sleep or do you think it directly addressed the fatigue?


I think it helped the fatigue which allowed me to be way more active during the day, which in turn led to better sleep.

The first night I took it I was up late and couldn’t get to sleep. I took it at lunch and was too wired to sleep. Second night was a little easier. Third night I felt tired around midnight, a little early for me. Fell right to sleep. Woke up feeling pretty good.

Since then, im finding it easier to be active, get tired and fall asleep at bedtime and stay asleep waking feeling pretty good -considering how bad I’ve felt for so long now.

My onset of PsA was in November of 15. I’ve been on 7 medicines including 3 biologics. Hoping this latest one works. No side effects yet.

I suffered from fatigue a lot for a long time. I’m thrilled to be off the couch and out of bed more often. It helps both physically and mentally.