Hello, welcome to the forum pooderdog. I’m sorry to find you in so much pain. I hope you find the knowledge and support you are seeking on this forum.
Hep93 & Transparent, I was wondering if either of you had tried the Calcium/Magnesium supplements to help with your muscle aches?
Well, I’ve since found a comprehensive site that explains things in too much detail, but what I found interesting is that the mineral excess/deficiencies affect different sides of the body. The pain you described was right-sided—this is dependent on the cell receptors.
Given that you are suffering liver damage, vitamin/mineral storage/delivery is impaired. Each individual responds differently, so much would be trial and error, and I would certainly consider supplements under a doctor’s care and with blood test supporting the balances. This may be the key to your relief.
P.S. Contrary to many publications, the 2:1 ratio of calcium/magnesium may be misstated. This site recommends taking no more than 500mg of calcium at a time and it should be taken with meals.
I hope you find the relief you are seeking.
By the way, Pooderdog,
I think it’s great that you have a holistic doctor. You need to be dealing with someone that has an open mind. The liver is so complex and I simply don’t believe man will ever crack it’s codes—only because we are all individuals. What works for one may not work for another.
I wish you all well in your quest for relief. I pray you find it.
Pooderdog, I think I'm missing something here. HPV is the abbreviation for human papilloma virus (an STD.) If you have liver disease, could you write it out, please?
Penny, I'm not the one with the muscle problems. I have some arthritic pain, but that's a whole other story.
I was referring to a conversation we had back in February with kat1635 (not transparent) where you described chronic left-sided pain that you’ve been dealing with since 2001. I researched it and someone experienced the same symptoms and all tests came back normal. The doctor explained that there is a major muscle group just below the rib cage and the pain could be associated with a lack of magnesium. Calcium and magnesium allow your muscles to expand and contract. The doctor believed that the pain was associated with this muscle group cramping. He recommended a 2:1 ratio of Calcium to Magnesium. The individual started taking CalMag and claimed it brought him/her complete relief.
It made sense that a magnesium deficiency could be the source of inexplicable pain. When the liver is not functioning properly, essential vitamins/mineral balance is lost. Supplements should be taken, however the dosages need to be explored under a doctor's supervision and supported by blood analysis. As you know, some vitamins/minerals can be toxic in mass quantities.