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   Posted 6/7/2010 1:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, I got back from my Dr. appointment not long ago.  My bloodwork had come back, all but the Vitamin D level (which she suspests is low too).  My Magnesium was low as well as B12.  Also, my liver functions were a tad low but Dr. said not to worry too much about that.  She also said I have a Candidiasis infection in the mouth and she seems to think it has gone all the way down my digestive tract and thinks I may be chronic with the Candidiasis.  Which would explain alot of the digestion symptoms I'm having.  She also gave me a fact sheet on this and I have most of the symptoms on there. She says all of this happens alot of times in conjunction with Fibro.  Does anyone else deal with any of this?  Especially wondering about the low Magnesium and B12.

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   Posted 6/7/2010 1:31 PM (GMT -7)   
My B12 levels were fine in my last bloodwork, but my magnesium levels were a bit low, and I currently take a Malic Acid/Magnesium supplement. I highly recommend taking does help! Good luck!

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Rx: Celebrex, Buspar, Savella, Lyrica, Neurontin, Requip, Nexium, Symbicort, Compazine, Lunesta, Synthoid.
Supplements: Vitamin B Complex, Vitamin D, Vitamin C, Iron, Malic Acid/Magnesium

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   Posted 6/7/2010 1:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Libby!

I've never heard of this combination before so I went looking. I found some research...not 'shock sites' nor scare tactics...and at that time they felt there might be a link between the two or that Candidiasis might even be the cause of fibro. Then I looked at the date of the article. 2003! Much has been studied since then and theories have changed drastically. Researchers, including Sean Mackay at Stanford pain center, are beginning to see links of fibro and the central nervous system. But there still is a long way to go to get to the mechanisms that are behind this miserable disorder.

Many people here do use the magnesium and it's classic for fibro's to be low on D too. Some doctors will just tell you to take extra D in conjunction with your daily multiple vitamin. I sure hope you find a combination that helps you and that you can get rid of the Candidiasis soon. That in itself would likely sap your energy.

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   Posted 6/7/2010 4:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Libby, hopefully getting your levels back up in the normal range will make you feel alot
better. I know that I feel I have alot more energy since I have been taking 5000mcgs B-12
daily. My rheumy suggested I start taking it because my fatigue felt ioverwhelming. My
Vitamin D level is now in the normal range after taking prescription 50,000 IU wkly for 8
weeks. I take Vitamin D daily now and get around 2000-3000 between the D and calcium+D.
Hope you feel better soon!

Hugs, Robin
Fibromyalgia, MCTD (Lupus, Scleroderma & RA) Raynaud's, Osteoporosis,
Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Migraines, and Hypertension
Prescription Meds: Savella, Cyclobenzaprine, Methotrexate, Diltiazem, Boniva,
Folic Acid.  OTC Meds: Multi-vitamin. Vit, D, Vitamin B12 & calciim supplements

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