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danielb
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do many doctors do this? i want it for neuropsych, cognitive, movement and fatigue symptoms? does it help a lot for this, and are the results quick? (as opposed to with pills for long periods.) is it also very safe?
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It helps me with my muscle pain but that is about it. I find just taking it orally once a day helps almost just as much and it is about 1/15th the price of an IV and alot less painful! [Wink]
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Between the oral and the IV is the IM shot. I did it for years, and it helped greatly with the muscle pain. Once a month.
The rationale the doctor used at the time was that we had low levels of magnesium in our red blood cells-not plasma, red blood cells.
Of about 10 people, I did the best on it..they had below normal magnesium levels, and mine was was low normal. I think perhaps they needed heavier dosing.
There was an article in the Lancet in 1993 supporting IM magnesium for fibro.

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I did Iv magnesium 2x /week while on Iv and it helped very much with the neurological symptoms. When i went off IV, I switched to IM injections of magnesium sulfate and still do them, they help very much. [Smile]
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I do IV Mag Sulfate after my Rocephin infusions as time permits.

It relaxes me. Also the symptom it has helped the most with is my numb spots.

I have a PICC so I do it at home. The price is very resonable between $35-$55 for 30 vials. But then there are your solution bags syringes, needles, etc. Insurance covers approx 80% for me.

Hope this helps.
Lyme x 9

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Marnie
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Mg works WITH the B vitamins (esp. B6).

It needs to be given WITH them.

As in a "Meyer's Cocktail"...

From Johns Hopkins University years ago.

It is believed, "A rising tide lifts all boats" sorta thing...In other words:

Flood the system to trigger/force uptake.

Within a 2 hour time frame, the kidneys rebalance the electrolytes...as I understand it.

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the FFC has Magnesium in thier IV's and so does my LLMD but they also have lots of other good things like other minerals and vitamins, antivirals, etc.

I used to sleep very soundly through my IV's (I would schedule them at my naptime) and the nurse said it was due to the Magnesium.

I now take it orally. It helps the body stay alkaline, too

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I LOVE the Meyer's IV's of magnesium and B vitamins. Mostly, they deeply, deeply relax me --something that I have found elusive since the lyme years.

These IV's "soothe the savage beast" of agitation within -- physical and mental.

Ahhhhhh...just thinking about them.

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