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Re: New and Looking for Answers

Postby jimmylegs » Wed Apr 04, 2012 5:05 am

personally, i agree the usual cal-mag-zn products are not the best solution but i do know folks that have had success using them. it won't be as easy to find a blend containing the best forms of each.
my magnesium comes from diet, magnesium glycinate and magnesium citrate, and my zinc is zinc citrate (50 mg, balanced with 2mg copper citrate). you can get mag glycinate or mag citrate and zinc citrate in powder form if you choose to go the extra mile.
i have found supplementing calcium is not something i personally seem to need, but it is recommended by others. the ratio seems off to me though. supplementing 2:1 calcium to magnesium messes me up. i did buy a calcium supplement once, but quite soon felt (increased spasticity) that my magnesium status was actually suffering. so now, whatever calcium i get myself is in diet and in my multi.
odd sx? no dx? check w/ dietitian
99% don't meet these. meds/lifestyle can affect levels
status can be low in ms & other cond'ns
'but my results are normal'. typical panels don't test all
deficits occur in 'normal' range
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Re: New and Looking for Answers

Postby acaldwell66 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:12 am

Thanks everyone. You have overloaded my brain with lots of information that I did not know. (this is a good thing)

I saw a different neuro yesterday that decided to continue the B12 injections. He added B1 250mg daily, Horizant, Soma and Tramadol. I see him again in 2 months. He had MUCH better bedside mannors than the intern neuro I saw.

I am going to take this one day at a time and do all I can to make each day the best it can be. A diagnosis will come in time.... one way or another.

Thanks again & Take Care!
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