just wondering - ever had your magnesium level tested to see if it matches an ms patient level vs a healthy person's level? research links magnesium deficiency and ms.
pharma stuff is fine but if you correct your electrolytes first, then you know what you're really dealing with.
ms patients have mag levels lower than healthy controls.
the 'normal range' is 0.70-1.10 mmol/L, but healthy control levels are at least 0.90 mmol/L.
about the misdiagnosis of magnesium deficiency:
[quote]In patients with Mg serum values lower than 0.9 mmol/l Mg, magnesium supplementation is recommended; for patients with values lower than 0.8 mmol/l, starting Mg supplementation is necessary. We recommend that a mMg serum value of 0.9 mmol/l
Mg be considered as the lower reference limit
, in evaluating symptoms or diseases suspected as being associated with Mg deficiency. In this case, Mg
has to be used as a first choice therapy
. When symptoms of the MDS are found, patients with serum values of less than 0.8 mmol/l Mg, or better 0.9 mmol/l Mg, ought not be erroneously declared normomagnesemic
my approach: no meds so far - just nutrient-dense anti-inflammatory whole foods, and supplements where needed
info: www.whfoods.com, www.nutritiondata.com