Here is a page on causes of tetany (the severe cramps):http://www.rightdiagnosis.com/sym/tetany.htm
(too many choices!)
And here is one on acidity:http://www.relfe.com/health_natural/pH_human_body_balance_health_level_1.html
I did well on magnesium for a while; then it caused problems. The bone supp caused problems. Now I don't know what to do, but will keep trying to figure it out. I'm scared to try things. Ack!
What form of magnesium did you take?
If you did well on magnesium for any length of time, what were your issues with it? I have
a strong feeling that you're magnesium deficient, like most of us are.
I have had muscle, fibro issues for nearly 30 years. Somewhere in the middle of seeing Dr D
for the first time in my late 40s, I was also seeing a holistic MD who had my exact same
symptoms. He had late state Lyme disease as I did....and he used to put in me on an IV drip
or "push" of minerals....I would walk into his office barely able to get down a flight of stairs
and find after the minerals, I was able to walk back up the stairs like a totally new person.
But after a week or so, I needed more minerals and had to drive back to his office for another
"out of pocket" drip.
That experience of feeling terrible and then feeling better after mineral drips, spoke volumes right there. MINERALS...electrolytes.....something I couldn't absorb orally, but why?
AHA....I didn't know then but I do know now that I had gluten intolerance. A leaky gut....and
although I was following the Basic blood type diet for A at the time, I was not avoiding gluten
grains.....WHY? Because nobody brought it to my attention....I didn't have the gut issues (at the
time, but I did later on) with gluten intolerance. I had neurological issues though.....My body
would get these jolts of nerve pain....which I was told was a vitamin B deficiency so for months
I got B12 shots.
The B12 shots helped somewhat but the mineral infusions helped more. I did those mineral
infusions for years.....and managed to feel fairly good.
Until my MD retired and I couldn't find anyone to give me mineral infusions without winding up
in the office of chiropractic quacks who were focusing on chelation.
I then went to 3 Lyme specialists who wanted to put me back on antibiotics.
I know now but I didn't know then what my real problem was.
MAGNESIUM deficiency.....an imbalance of minerals.
My compromised gut would not absorb minerals from supplements.. .And for too long I was
taking more calcium than magnesium from citrate forms.....and went back to severe muscle
I honestly thought my issues were related to Lyme disease. But to even have a few good days
told me this can't be so.....
I spend a lot of time researching my own personal issues and most of them are related to
I really think most people are focusing on what makes them feel toxic. Yes, I think some people
have overloaded their bodies with toxins....but shouldn't the body work correctly with the right
THe most impressive information so far that I've been reading about is magnesium deficiency.
You might want to check out the vitamin D updates thread and the old plus the new magnesium
Topically, magnesium oil doesn't seem to do enough for me Foot baths aren't enough and I've
tried the mag oil in a bath plus I also put it all over my body and shower it off 20 minutes later.
Lately I'm taking magnesium malate and sipping magnesium citrate all day long from Natural Calm added to water.
A lot of magnesium gives some people diarrhea, but not me. I seem to be able to take huge
quantities of it without it bothering my gut. But the combination of these forms of magnesium
and continuing to use it topically has FINALLY made me feel I'm absorbing more of it than I used
Magnesium is necessary to get vitamin D out of storage and into the body. People who keep
swallowing lots of vitamin D in pill form are lowering their magnesium stores.
I've read that 80% of everyone is magnesium deficient and it gets worse as we age. I've had
this problem for over 25 years and I'm finally realizing that it was NEVER a calcium deficiency....
it was never a sodium/potassium issue....It was always a magnesium deficiency and I'm finally
I tried the pills for leg cramps and they did nothing.....so my leg cramps were not from a deficiency in that formula.