Recently I received a magnesium sulfate IV.
Right before the IV, my balance was very poor and I moved very slowly (this is normal for me). Falling was very likely. In fact, I had already fallen backward just standing by the car.
Right after the IV, my balance was hugely improved and I was fairly steady on my feet. My walking speed had probably tripled. It was actually somewhat enjoyable to walk instead of just frustrating and scary.
This is similar to the walking improvement I've experienced many times during a strong niacin flush, but unlike the niacin flush walking improvement, it lasted a few days.
When I've tried to get doctors to help me walk better, I couldn't help but to think that I was not getting through to them regarding the significance of the improvements. Sooo...I've started filming my walking before and during the niacin flush. And now, before and after the Magnesium IV. I have witnesses too.
Doctors typically won't give magnesium because their standard Mg test (serum Mg) will almost always come back "normal", even if the body stores
are low in Mg.
The underestimated problem of using serum magnesium measurements to exclude magnesium deficiency in adults; a health warning is needed for "normal" results.