How long should I continue the regimen?
I have been on the basic regime for Levaquin Tendonitis recovery since June 15, 2014. This has included 900mg of Mg/day, 5000-7500 Vit D3/day, and all the other suggested minerals etc. I use the Mg gel (Ancient Minesls) daily and soak in Epson salts once a week. The first few months I was going to a physical therapist 3 times a week and now I try to get a leg and foot massage once a week. I cut back on Ca to a minimal amount in June also.
Now the nutritionist said my Ca level is too low and is worried my body will begin to steal Ca from my bones. And he is worried if I am taking so much Mg orally plus topically where it is all going? And how I can get away from the potty at all with this much Mg daily. I am fine as far as bowel movements - loose but still formed.
Also as a side note I was prescribed Levaquin for a sinus infection in October 2010 (2 back to back 10 day doses) and was not told any of the possible side effects. I was a very active 57 year old at the time and swam 4 times a week and played golf twice a week walking the course. i did later find my Vit D level was low (2012).
Unfortunately since then my knee has been damaged and my Achilles tendon torn and all of my tendons in my legs are very tight. And this is why after I am trying to get my tendons repaired so I can again feel good and be active. I do still swim but can no longer play golf and experience daily low grade pain in my legs and feet.
I think I am feeling better. My leg tendons feel looser and not so tight all the time. How long is it safe for me to continue the high doses of Mg? And what should I do about the low levels of Ca? Can I increase my Ca dosage or will this just counteract what I have accomplished? Or have I washed my body in Mg long enough and I
have gotten as much benefit from this as I can. Originally, before
my Ca levels dropped too low, I had planned to try this regime for a year.