fasciculations entire body all day long for nearly a year

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fasciculations entire body all day long for nearly a year

Postby Livelaughlove3885 » Sat Oct 19, 2013 5:32 am

Hi! I have been having ongoing problems for about 8 months now. I do not think I have MS. I think something similar may be going on. I think I have benign fasciculation syndrome. It is driving me insane. Now, my dad, his sister, and her daughter have MS and my symptoms are nothing like theirs. I just want to know so i can get some help cause these fasciculations are all day long non-stop and i wouldn't mind it if they didn't hurt, i could live with it. THe only ones that hurt are the ones in my face. Like, i feel like my cheeks are being pulled upwards. ALso, past couple months, i have been having difficulty breahthing. Nothing is wrong with my heart or lungs, so i think it's something with the muscles in my chest. I do not have acid reflux either. I do not have any weakness or tingling or numbness or balance problems, it's just these annoying twitches and breathing problem. Can anyone tell me where I can find help or treatment? i guess i should see a neurologist? or a doctor that deals with muscles? I even thought electrolyte imbalance or vitamin deficiency and i was tested and all my bloodwork is normal. I never had an MRI of my brain and I don't really want one. I just want to know what to do to make the twitching stop. It's all day long. There has to be something other than botox treatments, which i don't want that either (my eye doc said that's all they offer.... uh, no thanks). I have tried increasing calcium, B vitamins, C, D, magnesium, zinc.... nothing works and i need advice!
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Re: fasciculations entire body all day long for nearly a yea

Postby jimmylegs » Sat Oct 19, 2013 11:16 am

although you have tried it, I do suspect magnesium deficit and have some questions that could help rule it out as a potential contributor to your ongoing problem:

1) have you measured your serum levels, and are they very high normal, eg 1.1 mmol/L? if so, I would start looking for other causes. if not, you could likely still have an absorption/retention issue going on.

2) did you boost your magnesium intake to 600mg per day?

3) did you include daily servings of mag-rich foods like swiss chard and spinach? (1 cup of either, boiled, provides ~150mg which is about 1/4 of the DAILY requirement if you are experiencing symptoms)

4) did you remove magnesium-depleting influences like coffee, alcohol, dark-coloured carbonated beverages (phosphorus), or high-dose vitamin d3?

5) did you try a supplement, and if so,
a) what form was it?
b) how many mgs of elemental magnesium were provided per serving?
c) how many pills per serving?
d) how much did the elemental magnesium contribute to the daily 600mg target?
e) did you try an insoluble form like magnesium oxide? or a soluble one like magnesium glycinate? many magnesium supplements are notoriously ineffective when it comes to absorption. magnesium glycinate would be the wiser choice.
READ ME key info on nutrient targets - www.thisisms.com/ftopict-2489.html
my approach: no meds so far - just nutrient-dense anti-inflammatory whole foods, and supplements where needed
info: www.whfoods.com, www.nutritiondata.com
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