I just purchased your book last night and have a few questions. I have had fibro for 4-5 years now and have tried everything including right now I am under a naturopath for a year taking liquid magnesium for muscle relaxant which does help and take Seriophos which is L-theanine and magnesium for sleep and muscle relaxant which does help also. My question, did you try magnesium or is that just a Band-Aid as when I stop it my fibro pain worsens and constipation since having fibro worsens?
Results with magnesium could be highly personal: Hi! I tried magnesium after my massage therapist recommended it, and found no benefit from it at all. However, I tried it in year 3 of my recovery, and the results may have been much different in year zero or year one. If magnesium helps you, in my opinion, you should continue to take it as long as the benefits outweigh any issues it may bring you (if there are any).
Even if it is a band-aid, it can have value: It may be a band-aid, however, in the early months, weeks, and years of a fibromyalgia recovery, band-aids can be quite helpful, in that they allow the suffering person enough peace and energy to pursue recovery via massage, trigger-point treatment, sustained stretches, emotional sculpting, and anything else that they may have an interest in trying.
It also may not be a band-aid: I don’t know for sure. It may be that magnesium does something extremely important for a person with fibromyalgia, and the only reason I didn’t notice a difference was because I had already caused that effect in my body with something else I was doing or had done.
(Note – more recently I have written another post on this issue, stating that I think magnesium may have a lot of value in the early stages of reversing firbomyalgia)
So, if you find magnesium helps you, or want to try magnesium and see what it does for you, I think it’s a valid treatment option. Check with your doctor and then monitor the results.
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