Originally Posted by Oasis
I had lymes and took antibiotics for 1 year. thankfully that cleared up the infection. But I was left with two symptoms ...twitching anywhere on the body and sometimes headaches especially during my periods.........
Since I've been off the antibiotics for 1.5 years now with no return of infection,
I feel that that is conclusive evidence that these symptoms are no more caused by the bacteria but by a magnesium deficiency as a result of the disease before.
Atleast that is what I have gained from posts on the net from folks with exactly the same situation. And also from ILADs guidelines.
So does anyone know a good brand of magnesium to supplement with ? and in what dosage ?
I'd really appreciate the input....so thanx in advance !
Your sxs are because the borellia consumed most of the magnesium in your body. Bb has an affinity for magnesium. You just need to replenish it.
Source Naturals is a good brand and they make a magnesium malate, which is a form I think regarded as the best absorbed. The amount to take depends on your body. The Source Naturals preparation I bought provides 110% of the RDA in six tabs. I started with 2 tabs per meal, 4 times a day, then slowly built up the dose until very loose stools developed. That is the bowel tolerance. Once the stools are almost liquid you arent efficiently absorbing any additional magnesium, so back down the dose slightly until the stools are more normal again. For me I think the tolerance threshold was about 250% of the daily RDA or 14 tabs a day.
Since you arent infected anymore I bet 4 weeks of the bowel tolerance dose will be enough to stop the twitching. For whatever reason it seems to take longer for mag levels to increase enough in the brain to help the headaches though.