a good article/adhd/fibromyalgia/depression

Discussion in 'Healthful Living / Natural Treatments' started by Lothlorien, Oct 18, 2007.

  1. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member

  2. flutterbee

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    Great article. Thanks for sharing.

    I was particularly interested in the link between Magnesium deficiency and aortic calcification. The CT scan after my heart attacked showed "fairly extensive calcification of the coronary artery" (which is also attributed to arteriosclerosis, but still makes ya think). I know they checked just about everything with the umpteen thousand blood draws when I was in the hospital each time, but I'm still going to talk to my doctor and see if I should have my Magnesium level checked and/or add supplements.
     
  3. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member

    Doctors don't look into vitamin deficiencies quite enough. I had an ongoing problem with my legs aching, not RLS, just incredible aching. I am miserable during the change of seasons, especially. I'd been to a few specialists, but one particular reumatologist tested me for Magnesium and said I was deficient. She recommended that I take Magnesium, but didn't tell me how much. The magnesium amount that I started with was 250 mg. I found out through some research of my own, that I need to take about 750 to 800 mg per day. That's for 150 pounds. If you are a higher or lower weight, you need to adjust accordingly. Make sure that you include any other supplements that you take. Some supplements have magnesium in them, but only 35 to 50 mg. or less.

    I had a bout of TMJ syndrome recently. I had stopped taking the magnesium. Now, that I'm back on it, the muscle has relaxed considerably and I am not clenching quite as much.

    Magnesium deficiency can cause a multitude of issues. It's definitely worth looking into.
     
  4. flutterbee

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  5. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member

    Good article. Have you had yours checked, Heather?
     
  6. flutterbee

    flutterbee Guest

    Not yet. I'm still waiting to get in to see a rheumy and I'm going to request it then as part of the work up.
     
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