Magnesium/Malic Acid?

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SarahBear9708
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   Posted 7/8/2009 10:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Ok one more question.

I was chatting online last night with a friend who also has fibro. She was telling me how she takes a supplement that has Magnesium and Malic Acid in it, and how that has really helped her with the pain, and even some with her energy. She said her doctor recommended it to her. I'm just wondering if any of you have tried this, and if so, what were your results?

Thanks again!
~*~Sarah~*~

"You were only given this life because you are strong enough to live it."

Dx: Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Migraines, Anxiety, Insomnia, Acid Reflux, RLS, Asthma.

Rx: Indomethacin, Buspar, Cymbalta, Lyrica, Requip, Nexium, Advair, Compazine, Lunesta.


Sherrine
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   Posted 7/8/2009 10:48 AM (GMT -6)   
I take it and all the information about it is in the Fibro 101 thread...the second thread on the forum.
 
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SarahBear9708
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   Posted 7/8/2009 10:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Sherrine! I just read it. I have an appt with my doctor today, I think I'll double check with him and then give it a try!
~*~Sarah~*~

"You were only given this life because you are strong enough to live it."

Dx: Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Migraines, Anxiety, Insomnia, Acid Reflux, RLS, Asthma.

Rx: Indomethacin, Buspar, Cymbalta, Lyrica, Requip, Nexium, Advair, Compazine, Lunesta.


Dagger
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   Posted 7/8/2009 2:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I have found it to be the single most helpful thing I have tried. Since I started taking it, I feel much better and my muscles respond to exercise more normally. I have been working out 4-5 days/week for about an hour. I have just started lifting weights. Sure, I get sore but it is the soreness anyone would get from this activity.

I ran out for over a week and I had to slow down at the gym and I was in more pain.

Start slow and good luck.

SarahBear9708
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   Posted 7/8/2009 4:09 PM (GMT -6)   
My doctor oked it and I'm ordering some from Puritan today. I'm excited to give it a try. Anything that might help is worth it to me!
~*~Sarah~*~

"You were only given this life because you are strong enough to live it."

Dx: Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Migraines, Anxiety, Insomnia, Acid Reflux, RLS, Asthma.

Rx: Indomethacin, Buspar, Cymbalta, Lyrica, Requip, Nexium, Advair, Compazine, Lunesta.


Dagger
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   Posted 7/8/2009 6:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I get mine from Puritan and I'm happy with the price and the quality, especially when it is buy one/get two free!

SarahBear9708
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   Posted 7/8/2009 9:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I know it, you really can't beat a deal like that!
~*~Sarah~*~

"You were only given this life because you are strong enough to live it."

Dx: Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Migraines, Anxiety, Insomnia, Acid Reflux, RLS, Asthma.

Rx: Indomethacin, Buspar, Cymbalta, Lyrica, Requip, Nexium, Advair, Compazine, Lunesta.


donnaeil
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   Posted 7/8/2009 10:25 PM (GMT -6)   
It is now buy 1 get 2 free. I ordered from there for the first time today. Thanks for the site information everyone. With this darn shoulder sprain I need all of the help that I can get.

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Littleneck
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   Posted 7/9/2009 12:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Watch for their "buy two, get three free" sales!

Carnissa
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   Posted 7/9/2009 7:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I found for me that it didn't help.. but my rhuemy told me that you should be checked to see if your magnesium levels are low first...

I know several people that use it and have luck.... but either it didn't like me or my ibs didn't like it
Diagnosed - fibromyalgia 2001
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Lyrica 75mg/day


Stari
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   Posted 7/9/2009 10:09 PM (GMT -6)   
If I start taking malic acid what should my daily dosage be? Why do you need to take calcium supplement if you take malic acid?
Where is the best place to buy malic acid from?

:)
 


Dagger
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   Posted 7/9/2009 10:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Start slow, especially if you have a sensitive stomach. Try to work up to 4 tablets/day. Some people take more than four, I take six/day. I take 2 in the morning, 2 mid day, and 2 in the evening. I was taking about 1000mg of magnesium before I started this to keep my IBS in check so I just started taking 6 pills/day right away without any problems.

You are supposed to take calcium to balance the magnesium. I've read that you shouldn't take the calcium at the same time, and I've also read that you can take them at the same time. I don't take my calcium with my magnesium.

Malic acid is a little harder to find than regular magnesium. I order it online from Puritan's Pride. Right now, they are having a buy one/get 2 free sale.

Stari
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   Posted 7/10/2009 1:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Big Hug Dagger!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you for replying to my post. And Angela for making malic acid a topic.
 


banana81
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   Posted 7/16/2009 2:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Hopefully you and your doctor can find a magnesium treatment that will work for you. I did not respond well to the magnesium pills or the raw oil so my doctor suggested epsom salt baths. In fact my doctor advised me that the magnesium sulfate (epsom salt) is absorbed best through the skin and thus soaking in it is a good strategy. I have been taking a bath in epsom salt for the last few months and I think it is reducing some of the stiffness and pain as well as making it easier for me to sleep. Personally I use Pepsom Sports spearmint epsom salt from Walgreens just because I like the scent but I'm sure any epsom salt would work. Just dissolve 2 cups of the epsom salt in a warm bath and sit back and relax for 20-30 minutes. I usually soak right before bed because I find it very calming and it seems to help me sleep as a result.

Good luck with developing a strategy with your doctor and feel better :)

Carnissa
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   Posted 7/16/2009 8:16 PM (GMT -6)   
i love the scented epsom salts... the lavender one is nice right before bed.... it is also good for taking toxins out of the body... if you go to the chiropractor or massage therapist they say it helps too.. i haven't tried it yet cuz always go on my lunch or have some where else to go.. but i do try to soak my feet after a long day of standing on them
Diagnosed - fibromyalgia 2001
Meds amitryptilene 30mg/day
Lyrica 75mg/day


Nana Monster
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   Posted 7/21/2009 2:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been using malic acid for about a year now and it helps. A lot of fibro patients have heavy metal tox in the  body. For another good help get the detox pads for the soles of your feet. Even Avon carries them. I noticed a marked difference after using them for a while. I just got some more and am going to try them again with my new round of herbal suppliments. Most of my herbs I use are NOW brand which I get from the shop near me. They seem to be high quality.
    I've been using the malic with Bio-sil and Super Cissus Rx. I have a lot freer range of motion, more energy, my joints don't hurt much (where before I was in a lot of pain). I've only been of them for about 3 months now and it is a world of difference. I work out (unloading dishes, racking them, running them and checking trays) which is my normal job 40 hours a week. My arithritis has been since I was  7 years old and has taken over most of my joints. One thing I have noticed is I have a very calcium deposit on my right thumb which was so big you could feel it on the underside of the thumb. All of a sudden it has shrunk to about 1/4 of the original size and my bones do not crunch as bad. The Bio-Sil helps to rebuild the callogen loss and the Super Cissus to fix muscle, tissue and ligament damage.  It's good to be mobile again.
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