Malic/Magnesium Help

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   Posted 10/21/2008 8:48 PM (GMT -7)   
I have gone to Fibro101 to the second thread looking for info on malic/magnesium, but everytime I try to click on it, it tells me site not available. Please forgive me for asking this.

I'm tryng to find out what the malic/mag dosage is for treatment of fibro pain. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am currently on lyrica 100mg which I take at night for pain and sleep, prescription strength aleve or Ibuprofin as needed, and synthroid for hypothyroidism. Nothing helps, I find no relief. The only thing that helps are massages, hot baths and heating pads. I can't remember when I last had refreshing sleep. I need a good Dr. for fibro here in West Palm Beach,FL. There aren't very many Rheumatologists here and I'm not too happy with the last one I went to, so I'm only seeing my primary, however, other than the meds mentioned above, there isn't much he is doing for me. He means well but mostly tried to push Monovie on me.

My biggest fear is becoming addicted to prescription pills and I worry about liver damage from meds. I still work full-time in the medical field, but this is very difficult. Economic circumstances do not permit my going on disability. I push myself to function, but it is getting harder.
Also, has anyone had any success with a pilates machine for stretching? I need to keep from stiffening up, but walking is painful. I can only tolerate swimming in a heated pool. I am 49 years old and feel like 94 years old.

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   Posted 10/21/2008 10:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi robnor...

I've bumped up the information you need on Malic Acid dosing. If you want more threads on the topic just go to the Google Custom Search box above/center, enter malic acid and click Search Site. You will find several threads on the subject.

Hope this helps,
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   Posted 10/22/2008 8:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Stretching machines can actually tear muscles on fibros. One of my friends did this at her chiropractor's office and was laid up for months. I would suggest the Yoga Flexibility Series that I learned from a class at our local hospital. It's easy, relaxing and does a wonderful job of loosening up everything with a minimum of pain. The secret for fibros is start out slowly, only do 3 reps instead of 5 and take several weeks to work your way all the way thru the list. Also, only do yoga every other day. This series is simple and doesn't involve any strange postures. Most of it is done from a seated position on the floor. Really helps me!

about the malic acid and magnesium, start out at one tab a day and work your way up to 2400mg minimum spread out with meals. I'm up to 3200 and feeling pretty spry. (and I'm 57) Don't forget to add some calcium to your diet to balance out the additional magnesium. Hope this helps.
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