Alainaluvsu wrote:I had my MRI and EMG / nerve conduction test. While the real results are unknown to me, the tech who did the EMG told me that my PNS was responding perfectly, but he told me to "expect a lot more testing in your future". I have no idea what that means. When I asked if this ruled out a pinched nerve, he told me "You don't have any pinched nerves coming out of your spine, but this doesn't tell us if you have any pinched nerves in your spine".
The comment about "expecting a lot more testing" sounds like something isn't quite right. I'll go on to say I'm glad that's out of the way. That ruled out quite a bit and I don't want another one of those tests again!! The needle part of it HURT in a couple spots (like the bicep and calf).
Signs and Symptoms of B12 Deficiency:
Sore Mouth or Tongue
Stomach and G.I. Problems
Limb Movement Disorders
Thoughts of Suicide
so, fibro dx or no, it's certainly looking plausible that the magnesium issue would be causing related trouble with d3 status, regardless of sunshine exposure. probably worth checking out if you get the opportunity to do so.Determinants of vitamin D status in patients with hip fracture and in elderly control subjects13
Sunshine score and dietary and biochemical data from 125 patients with hip fracture and from 74 elderly control subjects
Vitamin D intake (IU/d).....................114 ± 44...........116 ± 63
Magnesium (mmol/L).......................0.82 ± 0.07........0.76 ± 0. 12
25-hydroxyvitamin D (nmol/L)...........32.9 ± 13.6........18.5 ± 10.6
l,25-dihydroxyvitamin D (pmal/L)........105 ± 31..............79 ± 46
teasing out the 'sunshine score' element of this article, i note the following with interest:
control subjects with low sunshine scores have serum 25(OH)vitd3 levels averaging 24.3 ± 9.1 nmol/L, while patients with similarly low sunshine scores have MUCH lower serum 25(OH)vitD3 levels, averaging 13.3 ± 5.7 nmol/L... this despite the patients having slightly higher average vit d3 intake overall. the dynamic is repeated when you compare patients and controls with intermediate and high sunshine scores.
the first article mentions the periventricular area but i don't have access to full text for articles in that particular journal.[/quote]Congenital Malformations Resulting from Zinc Deficiency in Rats
A mild but specific zinc deficiency was produced in female rats by the use of a purified diet lacking the element and by stringent elimination of sources of zinc contamination from the environment. Almost all of the full-term fetuses produced under such conditions showed gross congenital malformations encompassing a wide variety of organ systems, including skeletal, brain, eye, heart, lung, and urogenital defects. The fetuses from zinc-deficient females contained less zinc than did their controls, suggesting that the congenital anomalies resulted from a direct effect of lack of zinc in the fetal tissues.
Congenital malformations of the central nervous system in rats produced by maternal zinc deficiency
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1 ... 7/abstract
Teratogenic effects of maternal zinc deficiency in rats have been observed, confirming previous reports. The deficient diet differed in several respects from that used by Hurley and coworkers but the results were essentially the same. Special attention was given to malformations of the central nervous system and to tissue anomalies not recognizable by gross inspection of the fetuses.
Alainaluvsu wrote:...Saying B12 is too low and causing issues is just not something I'll be willing to believe when it's in the high 400s. In fact, I have a hard time believing nearly any deficiency is in order due to the symptoms being (mostly) unilateral to the right side.
...If I could, yes, I would get a decent Magnesium supplement just in case, and load up on B12 just in case, and load up on whatever, just in case. I have been eating more peanut butter lately... That's about all I can really do.
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