"Magnesium deficiency is very often present and quite severe. Hyperreflexia, muscle twitches, myocardial irritability, poor stamina and recurrent tight muscle spasms are clues to this deficiency. Magnesium is predominantly an intracellular ion, so blood level testing is of little value. Oral preparations are acceptable for maintenance, but those with severe deficiencies need additional, parenteral dosing: 1 gram IV or IM at least once a week until neuromuscular irritability has cleared."
ADVANCED TOPICS INLYME DISEASE DIAGNOSTIC HINTS AND TREATMENT
GUIDELINES FOR LYME AND OTHERTICK BORNE ILLNESSES
Fifteenth Edition Copyright September, 2005
JOSEPH J. BURRASCANO JR., M.D.MANAGING LYME DISEASE, 15th edition, September, 2005
Page 6 of 33 full text at http://www2.lymenet.org/domino/file.nsf/UID/guidelines
I have severe cardiac manifestations so this interesting to me, not that magnesium, calcium and potassium levels aren't something I already knew affected cardiac functions.
Post Edited (Maine76) : 5/27/2014 2:04:59 PM (GMT-6)