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Dowa
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   Posted 9/5/2009 2:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Are any of you members of Dr. Mercolas website? He posted an article in August about Lyme and a friend just sent it to me. It was written by Dr. K in Washington who is supposed to be one of the best. I was reading it this morning and came across a part that said Do NOT take oral magnsium as it will FEED the spirochtets. OMG, I have been taking 800 mg daily for five years now! Have any of you heard this? I am confused once again...  Thanks  D

Razzle
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   Posted 9/5/2009 3:40 PM (GMT -6)   
There is a lot of disagreement about magnesium in the Lyme community. My personal take is that the body requires magnesium to function, therefore not taking it is not a good idea. However, I also think one should not take excess magnesium.
-Razzle
Chronic Lyme Disease, Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, chronic Lymphopenia, intermittant pancytopenia, chronic malabsorption/malnutrition, etc.; G-Tube; Currently TPN-dependent.
Meds:  Pulmicort, IV Ceftazidime, Heparin (to flush PICC line), Claritin, Domperidone, Colloidal Silver (used topically), probiotics, homeopathy.


Dowa
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   Posted 9/5/2009 3:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Razzle. What amount would you consider excessive? The article says to take it by injection, and honestly I dont see the difference. Why wouldnt an injection feed the spirochetes as well? Do you know? Thanks  D

KeepHope
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   Posted 9/5/2009 5:40 PM (GMT -6)   
My understanding is that they do not want you to take Magnesium because it also helps build the biofilm and feeds the bacteria too. So then also not taking extra calcum or iron etc is important as well.

I think we forget that we were not intended to supplement and just because we do not supplement does not mean will will not have enough through our normal consumption.

So I would not be too worried if you stop a supplement like that and i have read more and more lately about the fact that we over supplement and it can be taxing to our immune systems and bodies in a negative way because it makes it work extra hard.

I take only what i think I need or do some cycling if I am trying to target or use it for a certain purpose. I feel better not taking as many.

Good Luck and Be well.. and listen to your body too....

and yeah i think there is something to the whole minerals and biofilm and feeding of these infetions we have to be careful with .

strongmom
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   Posted 9/5/2009 7:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow and here I just increased my magnesium intake to help with my muscle pains and stiffness,  and today I feel horrible.  Was making progress now I feel like I've taken a few steps back.

strongmom
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   Posted 9/5/2009 7:23 PM (GMT -6)   
It's crazy with this thing,  it's like a superbug that just knows everything to do to us to make a great environment for itself.

Razzle
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   Posted 9/5/2009 7:25 PM (GMT -6)   
It depends on the person and their specific needs. I don't absorb from oral intake very well, so I have to take larger amounts of things to get enough for my body to function. I feel horrible when I don't take calcium and magnesium (muscle pain & cramps, obstipation, stressed out), my red blood cell counts drop when I'm not taking iron supplements, etc., because I cannot get enough from my diet alone (food restrictions due to allergies/intolerances, malabsorption).

I don't see a difference between injections and oral intake of supplements except in cases of malabsorption of oral nutrition.
-Razzle
Chronic Lyme Disease, Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, chronic Lymphopenia, intermittant pancytopenia, chronic malabsorption/malnutrition, etc.; G-Tube; Currently TPN-dependent.
Meds:  Pulmicort, IV Ceftazidime, Heparin (to flush PICC line), Claritin, Domperidone, Colloidal Silver (used topically), probiotics, homeopathy.

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