coffee definitely interferes with zinc so yes, less caffeine could definitely have had an impact.
have you ever done a calculation to see the actual mg per day of magnesium from your typical diet? if not, that would be an interesting exercise.
as for your mag product.. hard to say.. is there an online link anywhere to detailed product info? could be easier to tease out with more to read.
GET YOUR ZINC UP before adding new drugs. please.
as for MRI, I have some very recent ones of my knee, will that help?
yeah I guess it's time for another 'after' scan. my first two were two close together, I think one in the start of 2006, one at the end of 2007. too early in the process and I didn't understand everything yet. another year and we should have more info for ya :S
my approach: no meds so far - just nutrient-dense anti-inflammatory whole foods, and supplements where needed
info: www.whfoods.com, www.nutritiondata.com