JL: I'm on a multivitamin everyday...not sure about whats in it cuz i dont have it infront of me right now)...was wondering about the magnesium...how much should i take a day to help the spasms??
I got an anxiety medication from my family dr because my anxiety is pretty much getting the best of me right now which could possibly be making it worse.
to start i'll just comment that regular multivitamins are IMHO meant to keep healthy people topped up, not to correct the kinds of issues seen in nutrition status of ms patients.
as far as amounts of magnesium, i'd say pick up a tub of magnesium citrate powder, or just powder in capsules, and take 500mg per day. if you take any vitamin d3, take some magnesium with that and some at a different time. magnesium is best absorbed from food and dark leafy greens like kale, and chard, are great sources. i'm pretty sure you can get some decent magnesium from eating fish, too.
you may also wish to consider adding a hi dose b-complex into your daily routine, such as a b50 complex. the b6 should help with cellular retention of magnesium.
if you do not take vit d3, i recommend starting to do so. vitamin d3 and magnesium together should do a lot for anxiety. anxiety itself can strip things like calcium and magnesium, so it's best to stay on top of all these things
you might also consider upping your dietary intakes of nutrient dense foods. here's one of my fave web sites on that:
The World's Healthiest Foods
129 foods that can serve as the basis of your Healthiest Way of Eating
(this site is where you can check if fish gets you some magnesium
in terms of diet for ms, some schools of thought would say ixnay on the egumeslay, airyday and ainsgray. personally i say pshaw to that, you just have to make sure you balance inflammatory foods and anti-inflammatory foods, and make sure your zinc status is optimal
oh by the way, fave site which can tell you inflammation factors for specific foods including options for serving size: www.nutritiondata.com
i'd be very interested to hear if you do start on some higher intakes of various nutrients, and whether you notice improvement.
ps sorry i did not see your post before today - when i search the forums for ppl talking to me, i can only use jimmy or jimmylegs - it won't find any results for 'JL' i should stop referring to myself by initials!