steel band around my waist with a key tightener

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steel band around my waist with a key tightener

Postby jtjdmj » Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:37 pm

does anyone else have this problem, it's like I have a steel band around my middle that someone is tightening with a key as time passes, know it's when I'm sitting in wheelchair. Anyone else ever deal with something like this? Any thoughts/ideas how to deal with this would be appreciated.
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Postby jimmylegs » Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:08 am

it's known as the ms hug. possibly due to spasticity. ensure serum magnesium is at least 0.90 mmol/L to stay in balance with calcium which contracts muscles. magnesium interferes with calcium action allowing muscles to relax. try magnesium citrate, magnesium bisglycinate, and lots of dark leafy greens. all of it is good for you, good for ms patients, and cheap to try. good luck!
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Postby jtjdmj » Thu Mar 24, 2011 4:50 pm

jimmylegs wrote:it's known as the ms hug. possibly due to spasticity. ensure serum magnesium is at least 0.90 mmol/L to stay in balance with calcium which contracts muscles. magnesium interferes with calcium action allowing muscles to relax. try magnesium citrate, magnesium bisglycinate, and lots of dark leafy greens. all of it is good for you, good for ms patients, and cheap to try. good luck!


where do you get your mmol/L checked? Already have a visiting nurse monthly to change foley cath. and take blood for coumadin levels, on since April or May of 2006. Thanks for any help!
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Postby jimmylegs » Thu Mar 24, 2011 5:13 pm

hey there, personally i go to my doc and ask her to write me a requisition, then i take it to the lab. if it wasn't covered (it is here though) i would be able to go to a naturopathic doctor to get the test requisition, and then i would expect to pay the lab for the test. probably about $30 here (canada).
hope that helps!
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