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king1234
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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 11/2/2008 12:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi guys! So as some of you know I worry if my symptoms are MS or Lyme. My MRI's of brain and full spine have been clear of no lesions, just compression on my c cord due to a disc issue.
 
I however was told by two people who are well versed with MS and they said typically twitching with MS is in one area that is effected by the nerve at first. My twitches are ALL OVER my body-you name it, it twitches.

Now with Lyme, does twitching usually hit the whole body as mine or one localized part of the body that is effected? I would assume all over since the lyme is in the entire body?
 
 
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33 yr old female
 
GERD dx March 2007
Migraines with Aura
IBS
Currently no dx for:  migratory joint/bone pain, extreme joint cracking, feet buzzing/vibrating, right eye pain,mid spine soreness (like a constant bruise) fatigue and dizzy spells, bumps and indents on nails. New as of Aug-muscle twitching throughout my body. 
 
New as of Oct- DX with mild to moderate c spine stenosis and compression on spinal cord .
 
TESTS-BloodCBC,ANA,Sed rate,Lupus,RA, Vit D,Anti nuc,Calcium.TSH (seems to flucuate alot),T3 -Too many to list -all CLEAR
 
Scans/xraysUltra sound of stomach organs,Sig/colonoscopy (mid way through),MRI of head and spine, full body bone scan-ALL CLEAR
 
 
 
 
 
 


ticker
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   Posted 11/2/2008 12:39 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi king1234.  Many people who have Lyme have twitching.  I think it can occur anywhere.  I have had this in many different places.  Magnesium deficiency can also cause twitching, so make sure you are not deficient.

Have you seen a Lyme doctor?


king1234
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 491
   Posted 11/2/2008 1:05 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi ticker, I went to one a month ago with all my labs etc in hand. My Ig IGM was post on 34 and IND on 31 and 41. She ran more blood tests and co infections, I go back next wk

 

I have not been dx and am currently in the midst of trying to find out it this is related to lyme, MS, or cspine problems (not likley)


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33 yr old female
 
GERD dx March 2007
Migraines with Aura
IBS
Currently no dx for:  migratory joint/bone pain, extreme joint cracking, feet buzzing/vibrating, right eye pain,mid spine soreness (like a constant bruise) fatigue and dizzy spells, bumps and indents on nails. New as of Aug-muscle twitching throughout my body. 
 
New as of Oct- DX with mild to moderate c spine stenosis and compression on spinal cord .
 
TESTS-BloodCBC,ANA,Sed rate,Lupus,RA, Vit D,Anti nuc,Calcium.TSH (seems to flucuate alot),T3 -Too many to list -all CLEAR
 
Scans/xraysUltra sound of stomach organs,Sig/colonoscopy (mid way through),MRI of head and spine, full body bone scan-ALL CLEAR
 
 
 
 
 
 


Sulma
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 366
   Posted 11/2/2008 3:23 PM (GMT -6)   
king1234 said...
Hi ticker, I went to one a month ago with all my labs etc in hand. My Ig IGM was post on 34 and IND on 31 and 41. She ran more blood tests and co infections, I go back next wk



I have not been dx and am currently in the midst of trying to find out it this is related to lyme, MS, or cspine problems (not likley)


Just based on my own use of different products I'd say most of the Lyme induced twitching is mag deficiency and some of it is neurotoxin build-up.

By far the easiest and cheapest way to rule out Borrellia (Lyme) induced twitching is just to buy a very good magnesium supplement and start taking twice the RDA each day in divided doses. Don't draw any conclusions from blood tests since they do not measure the amount of mag in your tissues, just your bloodstream. That's like saying "but I have plenty of gas in the gas can in my trunk. How can I be stuck on the side of the road out of gas!?" Doesn't matter how much is in your bloodstream.

Mag supplementation certainly can't hurt, and may well greatly reduce your twitching. A year and a half ago I was twitching so badly all over that it had become obvious to even casual observers; magnesium supplementation reduced the frequency and intensity of the twitching by over 75% I'd guess.

No mag stearate, it is poorly absorbed. Citrate is very well absorbed but is only about 17% elemental mag. A good oxide is fine. I like the Vitacost mag oxide since it has worked well for me and is very inexpensive.

king1234
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 491
   Posted 11/2/2008 3:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I have taken mag supps on and off. How long does it take to work typically?
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33 yr old female
 
GERD dx March 2007
Migraines with Aura
IBS
Currently no dx for:  migratory joint/bone pain, extreme joint cracking, feet buzzing/vibrating, right eye pain,mid spine soreness (like a constant bruise) fatigue and dizzy spells, bumps and indents on nails. New as of Aug-muscle twitching throughout my body. 
 
New as of Oct- DX with mild to moderate c spine stenosis and compression on spinal cord .
 
TESTS-BloodCBC,ANA,Sed rate,Lupus,RA, Vit D,Anti nuc,Calcium.TSH (seems to flucuate alot),T3 -Too many to list -all CLEAR
 
Scans/xraysUltra sound of stomach organs,Sig/colonoscopy (mid way through),MRI of head and spine, full body bone scan-ALL CLEAR
 
 
 
 
 
 


Sulma
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 366
   Posted 11/2/2008 3:57 PM (GMT -6)   
king1234 said...
I have taken mag supps on and off. How long does it take to work typically?


Twice the daily recommended allowance in divided doses of a good quality mag for a week should show results. You should not be drinking caffeine since it blocks magnesium absorption. Now if it doesn't help it could still be a mag problem.

If you are carrying a lot of heavy metals, then the proper receptors for magnesium (in your muscles in this case) are already occupied by other metals. This is called receptor antagonization. It means something is occupying a receptor and preventing a normal function from occurring.

What I'd suggest is first do a week on a good mag under the guidelines I mentioned. If you get no reduction in the twitching at all, then do at least a few weeks on a good heavy metal detoxer, like the chlorella/cilantro combo, then go back to the mag.

A lot of these treatments really have to be done in steps. I know it can sound like a big PITA to do all this, but doing this stuff in the right order can really make a big difference. :-)
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