okay so i went to talk to a new (to me) pharmacist about vitamin A the other day, and he diverted the convo straight onto magnesium.
this takes me back to the whole zinc thing i was mentioning when we started the light/sleep discussion. so zinc. all tied in there with magnesium. i told the pharmacist i had had some hopes for magnesium, but after taking it regularly with my D3 and calcium and zinc pill for such a long time, with only a mild effect at first, i had started to lose interest. he said, you have to take another dose of magnesium by itself. so i looked into that and it seemed pretty smart. so yesterday i stocked up on a few supplies and as of now, per day, i'm at:
1x multivitamin (including 5000IU retinol and beta carotene and a bunch of other stuff) capsule
1x B-100 complex caplet
4x 500mg ester-C capsule
3x 1000IU D3 tablet
1x cal-mag-zinc-D3 tablet
taking a break from vitamin E this week, but for this bottle i'm on 1x 800IU per day
1x 1200mg lecithin gelcap
2x 1200mg omega 3-6-9 gelcap
2x acidophilus capsule
4x 50mg zinc (added the last week and this, getting ready for mg) tablet
1x immune blend capsule
AND for this week, trial addition
2x 200mg magnesium capsule
1x 99mg potassium capsule
ALSO i've been skipping my liquid iron thing - it's so nasty!!! and i ran out of liver cleanse capsules. might grab some milk thistle something-or-other next time i run out of some ingredient
i am on day two of my extra mg and k plan, and my throat does seem to be functioning a LOT better. the sensation of spit going down the wrong way when i swallow is lessened, and i am coughing and clearing my throat much less, and when i do so it actually works and i have some peace for a while. compared to two days ago when i was barking like crazy, chest pain, difficulty breathing, to the point of going to the clinic on tuesday and a chest x-ray wednesday morning. it was bad - on monday night and tuesday i felt like i might not live til the end of 2007.
doesn't seem so bleak now. i checked some more research to reassure myself that i wouldn't be imagining it, and i checked with the family to see what they think, do i seem the same as monday to them? but they think i sound way better. and i'm not contemplating death any more :S
could be coincidence, or just a short flare-up of some kind, but i'll keep the extra mg and k up for a week, and see how it all pans out.
i'm also keeping an eye on the forearm spasticity and any jimmy in the legs, hoping this could provide added benefit in those areas.
MRI on the 17th! yeeks!