i used to have a killer problem with my throat when i was high dosing d3 and not balancing and timing right with magnesium in particular.
when i got the magnesium timed right it was amazing how fast my throat resolved.
when i took magnesium at bedtime, it helped me sleep too.
then i switched to magnesium glycinate and began a horrible reflux journey which had me coughing so hard at first that i missed sleep, missed work, couldn't eat, dry heaves and all.
i had never slept on an incline before the year of the cough - but i tested positive for reflux, and it was a little better when i stayed upright. for a while i had to sleep in a chair.
for whatever reason it took me a YEAR to make the connection to the change in form of magnesium.
now i take magnesium glycinate ONLY before a large meal, to get it away from my lower oesophageal sphincter. if i take magnesium at bedtime, it's magnesium citrate. i can sleep flat again thank goodness.
b-complex is great for dreaming by the way
sorry to hear about the painful one
Thanks for the input, jimmy, interesting.....how did you test "positive for reflux?"
I would have blamed my reflux thing on supplements/foods, except that in January I had an Endoscopy where they found a hiatal hernia. Of course it could be exacerbated by something I'm swallowing.
If you recall, I had severe esophageal spasms from fish oil, but they didn't lead to reflux like this - just pain.
I just started taking my Vit D in morning only, because my evening meal usually has so much magnesium in it. I'm scared to try any more supplements, because I'm also fighting with my blood pressure regimen.
The reflux is way scarier than MS - I really believe I've come close to death by asphyxiation a few times.
I don't know if I'll ever have the nerve to sleep flat again, because with the hernia the reflux comes out of nowhere, with no heartburn or anything! It even happens early in the morning after a good night's sleep if I slip down off my pillow pedestal.
But it did begin close to the time of the vitamins. This is so frustrating to figure out!
Since I'm on my dream thread, I'll say I hoped someone else would have had a similar experience. I still can't get the Dream Pain out of my mind, wondering what really happened. And besides, I had another epic dream the next night with a cast of 100s, inducing both deep introspection and fanciful musing upon awakening, and I had to write about it, of course.
Anyway, in the new one, I was on a Dream Cruise (never been on a Real Life one), on a ship sailing through a crocodile-infested ocean, (or maybe they were 'ocean gators' or another sort of friendly dream reptile instead).
But while on board, I had to climb a staircase that had an obstruction at the very top...everyone else could clamber up and over it easily and step onto the highest deck where the action was. But I had MS. I clung desperately to the obstruction and tried to take the big step to safety, but I was dizzy and off balance and missed it - barely avoiding a tragic fall.
Back on the lower level, those of us who couldn't make it went looking for another passage (shades of the Poseidon Adventure...) to the entertainment above. And in the dining room there was a cameo appearance by a friend who died of lung cancer this winter, looking lovely, healthy, and puffing on her beloved cigarettes.
She was an unrepentant, unapologetic smoker who died within a week of another friend, a devout vegetarian/health nut with pancreatic cancer. The 3 of us were within 5 yrs age, but both were younger than me. And they didn't have MS.
Just musing this morning. I'm glad for the dreams, even though I always seem to have MS in them.
And I was pleased that my friend had breezed through this one to say hello.
Analyze away. Or even better - tell me some of your