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Postby jerrygallow » Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:53 pm

I've never had the MS hug that people talk about. But I woke up today with more pain in my back than I've ever experienced. It's only on my lower left side and feels like a pulled or sprained muscle. It gives me sharp pain when I move too fast or bend in certain directions. I don't know how I could have stressed it in bed. But I'm wondering what you experience when you have MS hug? Does this sound like it, or is this just a muscle problem do you think?

Only on one side, feels like a sprain, and gets worse with movement in certain directions. Like I can't sit and look over my shoulder to the left. Thanks
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Re: MS hug

Postby jimmylegs » Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:49 pm

doesn't sound like the ms hug to me... ms hug is I think at least in part due to a spasmed diaphragm. but ime it also felt like a kind of wide belt around the rib cage. perhaps a more severe version could be painful.

what's your daily d3/magnesium situation like lately?
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Re: MS hug

Postby jerrygallow » Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:19 am

thanks for the reply. It's much better today. Maybe a strain or something.

My vid d came in at 70 a few weeks ago. It was 80 last year. So I upped the dose. I take 8,000 and sometimes 12,000 IU. I take 250mg of magnesium.

I don't know about magnesium and calcium. I am dairy free so I know I don't get much calicum from my diet. But when I take calcium, even with magnesium, I don't feel very good, and my circulation gets bad--very cold hands and feet. How much calcium should people take if they are taking high vit d?
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Re: MS hug

Postby HappyPoet » Mon Feb 10, 2014 11:49 am

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The MS Hug can present in many ways, and it can, indeed, be very painful, so painful that one of our members took his own life due to his pain--this was an extreme case, though.

If your pain continues, you might want to ask your doc for Lidocaine pain patches which stopped me from jumping off a bridge due to my MS Hug pain. Now, along with using the patches, I take methadone, Oxycontin, and Lyrica for my MS Hug pain.
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Re: MS hug

Postby jimmylegs » Mon Feb 10, 2014 2:14 pm

the units for d3 were nmol/L I take it? 70 nmol/L?

what form of magnesium is your 250mgs? oxide? citrate? glycinate?

if you're taking 8000-12000 IU of d3 per day, I wouldn't think 250 of mag would be able to keep up, regardless of form...
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Re: MS hug

Postby oreo » Mon Feb 10, 2014 6:12 pm

Could be something as simple as a kidney stone on the move. They cause massive amounts of back pain, usually on just one side - for obvious reasons.
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Re: MS hug

Postby Kronk » Tue Feb 11, 2014 3:33 pm

With that level of vitamin D the chances of a kidney stone would be much higher unless you drink a ton of water each day. The other option since it presented itself in the morning is as you stated, a strained muscle from sleeping. Happens to me regularly.
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