Wow reading up on magnesium deficiency

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springsjean
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   Posted 8/13/2010 9:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Only after having an episode of raynauds where my palm turned black last week and a visit to the dr. resulted in a magnesium shot, have I been researching magnesium deficiency which is common with lyme.  Some of the most common sympoms include back and neck pain, muscle spasms, anxiety, panic, depression, spasic vessels (hence the raynaud), eye twitches, migraines, etc., etc., etc.  I have increased my magnesium supplments substantially and noticed a sigificant decrease in symptoms. Is it coincidence?  I don't know but it's worth a shot.  If you get diarrhea, you know you taking too much. 
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Simela
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   Posted 8/13/2010 11:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Dr. B talks about magn and other deficits in people with lyme. I posted a link in another topic: Lyme disease protocols. There are several protocols there that I found helpful. Glad to hear you got some relief and thanks for sharing the info!

Willowrose
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   Posted 8/13/2010 12:02 PM (GMT -7)   
springsjean, how much magnesium are you now taking? I get it in my calcium supplements and in the multivitamin, but I'm wondering if the bruising down my left leg could be from a deficiency. Do you take it alone, or does it work best when combined with other things? Thanks.

Rose
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   Posted 8/13/2010 12:12 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been taking Magnesium oxide - 500 mgs am & pm- for a while now & have gotten many benefits from it. It really does help most Lymies I think.
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Willowrose
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   Posted 8/13/2010 12:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Good to know, Traveler. I will see how much I'm getting and up my intake, if necessary, to that level.

Rose
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Traveler
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   Posted 8/13/2010 12:35 PM (GMT -7)   
I believe that each individual will have their own amount that is needed. I would start out slow & build slowly to the point where you are experiencing some diarrhea, then back down to the dose that your body can handle easily. I take my mag in two doses - am & pm, and I take it at the same time as I take other pills.

Hope this helps some! :)
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May we all find peace along the journey to find healing.
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   Posted 8/13/2010 6:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Magnesium is very important - the body cannot function without it. Unfortunately, when taken orally, the magnesium can bind with other nutrients and render them un-absorbable...so I think it is best to take magnesium at least an hour apart from other supplements and medications for this reason. This info is from my Allergist, who was a chemical engineer before he became a doctor.
-Razzle
Chronic Lyme & Bartonella, Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, etc.; G-Tube; TPN via PICC (trying again to wean off the TPN).
Meds:  IV Cipro, Heparin (to flush PICC line), Singulair, Claritin, Domperidone, Colloidal Silver, probiotics, digestive enzymes, Milk Thistle & other liver support herbs, Magnesium, Progessence+ (wild yam + essential oils), Moducare, homeopathy.
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