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Old 11-27-2007, 05:47 AM   #1
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what are good magnesium supplement brands ?

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 !

 
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Re: what are good magnesium supplement brands ?

Hi Oasis, I don't have the answer to your magnesium question. But I am wondering how long do you think you were infected with Lyme before you started on antibiotics? From what I have gone through in my case I have been on them for about 8 years. From what I have read on the boards a good Lyme Literate Medical Doctor will treat up until 2 months after the symptoms are gone. Possibly you haven't gotten rid of the bacteria

What doses were you on and what combinations...I would hate to see you backslide..

It is something to think about.

I'm sure someone else will have the answer to you magnesium question. Good Luck!


 
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Old 11-27-2007, 05:10 PM   #3
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Re: what are good magnesium supplement brands ?

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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.

 
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Re: what are good magnesium supplement brands ?

Hi Oasis. Have you had your levels checked? This is an easy blood test. Then you can see how low it is.

Per my doctor, I take Magnesium-Oxide which you can get at the pharmacy without a prescription.

 
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Hello jojo, brimmy and ticker - and thank you for your replies !

I had my mg levels checked ..they were normal but I have read that the blood test isn't indicative of anything because an intracellualr deficiency won't show up on the blood work. Ticker ..I see you've got ALOT of posts....are u still under treatment ? Do you still have the infection ?

Jojo - I had the lymes for 1.5 yrs before finally getting treatment. It's been over a year now since i stopped the treatment and none of the other symptoms have returned. So i guess the twitches and headaches are because of the mg deficiency.

And finally brimmy - did u have the same situation, ie a residual mg. deficiency ? And how long did it take for the mg supplements to cause the headaches to stop ? I'd love to hear from u on that.....

Wishing everyone to ultimately be able to have the best of health..........

 
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The Albinion Magnesium by ******* is good and cheap. I worked my way up to 1200mg daily. They come in 100 mg capsules. If your stools get looose just back off one wuntill your body gets acculmated.

My serum magnesium is normal but the intracellular as measured by under tongue saliva test showed it to be low intracellular as you eluded to.

 
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Hello jojo, brimmy and ticker - and thank you for your replies !

I had my mg levels checked ..they were normal but I have read that the blood test isn't indicative of anything because an intracellualr deficiency won't show up on the blood work. Ticker ..I see you've got ALOT of posts....are u still under treatment ? Do you still have the infection ?

Jojo - I had the lymes for 1.5 yrs before finally getting treatment. It's been over a year now since i stopped the treatment and none of the other symptoms have returned. So i guess the twitches and headaches are because of the mg deficiency.

And finally brimmy - did u have the same situation, ie a residual mg. deficiency ? And how long did it take for the mg supplements to cause the headaches to stop ? I'd love to hear from u on that.....

Wishing everyone to ultimately be able to have the best of health..........

You're quite right. The blood tests are completely useless in estimating mag levels present in the brain and muscle tissues.

I'm still infected so my situation is quite different from your's. I have to continually replenish my mag levels as the Bb constantly consumes it. In my case the twitching probably decreased 90% after just about 10 days of Mag Malate, but the headaches took more like 6 weeks to lessen noticeably. Since I'm still infected though they did not improve greatly, but rather the complicating sxs like auras and scalp spasms improved greatly, and the instance of severe headaches diminished.

 
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