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It'll work... if that's the problem..
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Regina,

Expecting to be able to take a pill and get rid of a symptom that has probably been around a long time and has a complex set of problems is simplistic to say the least.

If you don't want to be disappointed if it doesn't work, then I would suggest that you don't try it because you just very well may be absolutely disappointed.

It'll only work for you if magnesium deficiency is the problem- and since you are relying on ONLY taking ONE thing, then it better be ONLY that one thing that is wrong. If it's a combination of problems then it's not going to work.

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So, I DON'T suggest that you take '800 mg of magnesium' because everyone is different and has different needs. How does THAT person know exactly how much you might need?

And your condition may even be a condition unrelated to magnesium at all and it could be a condition called 'Tension Myositis Syndrome' that could be relieved simply by READING this book called Free From Chronic Pain.

Yes, really. If your problem is 'TMS', then just READING that book could solve your problem. But I wouldn't suggest that you do that either if you are afraid of being disappointed.

I'm sorry to sound so harsh, but no one is going to guarantee that anything is going to work for you- and I'm certainly not. Especially when you are relying on 'that' being 'The One'. So, you have to be willing to take a chance on something and not expect it to be a miracle cure when problems are most often much more complex than that.

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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yes its teriffic
by: rex of australia

the non affected know nothing , sciatica and muscle ache or tension can be greatly relieved by 400 mg per day of magnesium .even if the causative factors are intractable it will assist you . magnesium relaxes all muscles and is very effective to relieve or prevent cramps too . magnesium is an essential health element , and that dose daily will do a heck of a lot of good for you anyway.

Kerri's note: Many people will need more, sometimes LOTS LOTS more, than 400 mg of Magnesium at first to make a difference. If you 'just' try 400 mg, it may not work if you are very deficient. Later on, once tissues are saturated from taking higher doses, most can maintain their levels by taking doses of 400 mg or so per day.

sciatica and low vitamin c levels
by: Anonymous

We tried everything for my husbands debilitating everyone told him surgery...10 month almost heading for a divorce sciatica...inversion therapy, magnesium, transdermal magnesium, 4 different chiropractors, b12, massage, vitamin d, herbs topical and internal, arnica topical and internal, specific homeopathic remedies, magnet therapy with high guass magnets and I'm sure there are tonnes more things.

All I can say is thank gawd we never gave up. I stumbled on articles relating to back problems and low vitamin c. since i am a huge fan of high dose of Vitamin C Supplements, I read all the articles to him. he said I'm already taking lots of vitamin c. i said TAKE MORE what have you got to lose?

Within 4 days he was sitting at the table for the first time in 10 months... within a couple weeks he was off all pain meds and finally able to lay down to sleep (prior to that could only be on his knees with his butt in the air at night- sleep was an interesting term for him - we were all exhausted ;-( ) after about a month he tapered it down but the pain came back although not as bad. he kept at it and around 3 months he tapered off and has been fine and now just takes a few grams of Vitamin C Supplements per day.

Anyhow he did find a better chiropractor and he thinks he helped too with ART therapy but honestly I read the articles, I saw the turn around in 24 hours - then within 4 DAYS... plus I've also seen what it did for the kids and I during nasty whooping cough 7 years ago. Turned us around on a DIME in 24 hours.... and I've also had vitamin c IV when i had my amalgams removed in Colorado 5 yrs ago.

Sciatica Nerve symdromes
by: Anonymous

I've suffered with my Sciatica Nerve problem for about three years. Have taken remedies of all sorts and my problem was still present. Visited two Chiropractors, and spend a bunch of money without any results.

My main problem started in 1991 what my Thyroid went haywire and I developed Hyperthyroidism. This problem followed me for one year straight without being diagnosed. yet that problem was resolved in 1992.

In 2010 I had a bad fall and I dislocated my hip. Fortunately, I went to therapy and had in place in a few months. yet the Doctor explained that I had a pinched nerve. I didn't have a severe pain at that time, yet as time went by, the pain got worse.

I didn't go back to the doctor, on the result of him mentioning I might need surgery. But, I didn't give up.

I was roaming through the internet and found some information on this wonderful Herb called Magnesium. About nine of the symptoms shown agree with my pain. I have cramps, feet pain, pin and needle poking spasms and tingling sensations in my right thigh.

I've taken this herb capsules for two months and I feel great!

by: kate

i upped my magnesium last nite and took 600 mg gabapentin and woke up this morning with no pain.. Lets see if it works tonite and tomorrow..

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