hi coffee, if you can get a serum magnesium test, do. ensure levels minimum 0.90 mmol/L ('normal' range 0.70-1.10 so don't take 'your levels are normal' for an answer)
i've posted lots recently on ways to get dietary, lifestyle, and supplemental magnesium. mag is required for the biochemistry of muscle relaxation. if your calcium-magnesium ratio is off, you'll feel it in the muscles.
check out this little tale from a couple of years ago, re variable spasm depending on type of exercise (yoga, running, surfing), and links to magnesium:general-discussion-f1/topic13515.html#p131638
Thanks for the information! The good news is that this isn't the first decline, and that one eventually passed. Both came along with other problems, mainly this time, bad heartburn, or GERD. Similar to before. Heartburn and GERD left, the MS flare-ups went away, so I'm thinking solve one, solve both. My medical docs seem to agree, or at least want to wait and see what happens when the GERD leaves. Which is of course a bastard to get rid of. My typical luck; rarely have caught a cold in my life, no cavities before 23, and I develop MS, and have issues with GERD. I must have cut off a nun in traffic in a past life.
But thanks, I need to learn those specifics. The way it is now, I kind of just go along with whatever is suggested, and don't know enough to ask questions. I need to change that. Because sometimes I'm lost, or leave the hospital wishing more was discussed. So thanks!
Oh and the name is just what I've been craving for over a year, and will be having when I feel better, God Willing; and just a general love of mine. I have a lot of food loves, and coffee loves. Hence the GERD. The magnesium is interesting because that was in the Rolaids I took last time.