jimmylegs wrote:hey there, glad you got an answer you can act on with the magnesium result! this is pure good news - mri doesn't indicate ms, and you DO know what's wrong. magnesium deficiency is not a joke! what other tests were done, if i may ask? want to make sure that i agree with the 'great' assessment
at the risk of repeating myself lol! here's some mag info:
aim for at least 600mg magnesium intake per day. find a magnesium glycinate supplement for best absorption - better than citrate.
magnesium-rich foods with mgs per serving - build as much of these as possible into your daily 600mg intake:
http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tnam ... #foodchart
you can also track down a magnesium-rich mineral water - tap water has magnesium removed so that the mineral scale buildup doesn't clog the works.
Epsom salts (mag sulfate) baths can help too. or concentrated solutions (eg 1c mag salts to 1c water) can be applied topically.
i don't know a target for RBC magnesium off the top of my head. will have to dig around for a target. questions: what were the units for the RBC magnesium result, and what reference range was provided by the lab that did the test?
if you send me a three day diet diary, i can have a look for dietary gaps and other things that might be interfering with magnesium absorption. it's possible that you have related deficiencies to investigate if you have had a chronic magnesium deficit situation.
thejeeperswife wrote:Hi saja,
I understand your feeling about the waiting game. I'm seeing the specialist-neurologist on February 5, while my symptoms only get worse. You feel stuck and always in pain/numb/twitching/tremors/burning/etc. Just hang in there. It might be next week, months, or years before doctors can figure out something. I have been waiting for seven years. The Number #1 thing is to not stop trying to figure out. Keep going to the physicians, get second/third/fourth options. I keep telling myself I will have peace of mind one day (diagnosis one way or another). I hope you find your peace very soon so you may be healthy and happy.
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