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  • Posted By: Mini Lop
  • August 16, 2007
  • 10:41 AM

Hello all!

I'm new here so just a quick wave to everybody around before i begin
*wave*

I'm a 23 year old student and recently ran into some trouble.
Right before my exams started at the start of June i got muscle twitches.
They didn't come alone because before that i was generally more tired then usual and feeling off a lot. Also I got muscle aches for no apparent reason and kept feeling sick. Somethimes when i went up the stairs my legs felt like somebody poured cement around them.

I firstly went to the doctor at the start of july. He pulled blood and guessed it was a magnesium shortage. I was pritty glad since that whould sort things out ! The results from the blood confirmed it i guess and i started taking magnesium.

Now it's been easily over a month and the twitching and muscle aches have improved, actuelly where gone from a while. Thing is i never stoped feeling tired/off/generally bad!

People often tell me I look really pale. I often feel like i'm ill but with no real "pain" like you would have with a stumic flu or something like that. I get a 8 hour sleep normally but still spend the day nodding off/feeling tired. If i go out on a weekend (meaning less sleep) I just feel like a wreck the next day. I'm talking situations I used to be able to handle without a problem and where my friends who had very little sleep for 3 weekends and work trough the week are more fit then me! On top of that the muscle twitches seem to be coming back at times as i somethimes get them for a short period. Difference is that now they are much more stronger but less in number.

I whould go back to the doctor but basicly i've got no clue what to tell him. I've gone 3 times in a short while allready (irritated bowl/ear infection/twitches). This all also annoys me because I used to be the healtiest person around. Basicly if a flu was going around everybody in the house whould get it but I wouldn't or i'd get it but get rid of it in a day while anybody else was sick for 3 days.

I hope anybody has any sort of advice for me!

Ps. I hope i placed this right i was doubing about it for a while!
Ps 2. Sorry for any mistakes in spelling/other writing but i'm not a native english speaker and i'm trying my very best!

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  • I had your symptoms too!! and about 70 more.I have chronic fatigue syndrome.The only thing that helped was NAET/Bioset therapy.Where are you from?....I will help you find a practicioner in your area if you let me know..NO KIDDING!!.....I was sick a long time with countless symptoms. Everyone thought I was crazy until I found a doc who was "verse" in CFS.Google NAET or Bioset and the area where you live.There is information at www.naet.com I'm a nurse and never believed this could work for me, but it did.Someone in this forum recommended it highly and I was desperate so I went.Best of luck....mommy cat:D
    mommy cat 1654 Replies
    • August 16, 2007
    • 11:12 AM
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  • Thanks for you're reply!I'm in europe, i can be more specific but i'm guessing you're from the usa and can't really help in locations and all. But still thanks anyway!Part of the problem is that what i'm feeling is pritty unclear. I mean it's not like I can clearly point out whats wrong even tough something is wrong and making me feel bad! It's kind of all over my bodyI'm just not sure in what direction I should go now? Just wait and hope it blows over? Go back to the doctor and risk him thinking that i'm just beeing a wussy (since he can't really find something wrong with me the last times i went i do believe he starts to think that!)
    Mini Lop 4 Replies
    • August 16, 2007
    • 08:45 PM
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  • Dear Mini...Please be more specific...where in Europe, exactly?...city/country. I am from the USA but that doesn't mean I can't help. I've helped someone in Australia find NAET/Bioset recently for her daughter....I'm here to help...where are you? mommy cat:)
    mommy cat 1654 Replies
    • August 16, 2007
    • 09:11 PM
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  • I have CFS too and too agree with mommycat that it could be something like chronic fatigue syndrome, but do think since you've had your symptoms only since June that you shouldnt be really considering this right now as it's far too early to consider that it could be something like that, esp with your current symptoms. Feeling off colour, tiredness etc is the sign of so many different things and its more likely to be another problem than CFS. CFS can be triggered by stress.. and in my own case it WAS exams and collage assigments which first triggered this condition for me and this is a common trigger for many for it. I do think you do need to go back and see your doctor again so he can look for other causes. Since you had a magnesium deficiency, maybe you also have other deficiencies or maybe you aint eatting well????? Deficiency of one of the B vitamins?? The magnesium deficiency can actually be also a sign that something else is wrong, maybe the cause of the magnesium deficiency needs to be sought!. My nutrition book says the following "Magnesium deficiency Even when average magnesium intakes are below the RDA, deficiency symptoms are not appparent except with disease. Magnesium deficiency develops in alcohol abuse, protein malnutrition, renal or endocrine disorders or diseases that cause prolonged vomiting or diarrhea. People using diuretics may also show symptoms".
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies
    • August 16, 2007
    • 11:46 PM
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  • i just found something else in my college nutrition notes. Magnesium acts as a cofactor to B1 and B6, it increases the efficiency of these B complex vitamins. So if you werent/arent getting enough magnesium, you could also have problems with these vitamins. Defienciency of some of the B vitamins could cause your symptoms. Are you on a normal diet?? Are you vegatarian?
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies
    • August 17, 2007
    • 00:09 AM
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  • Sorry for the late reply but i've been extremly busy since my last visit.(exams/vacation work/mum needed surgery...)I do not have any B vitams shortages since my blood was checked and no sign of it showed up. I'm also not on any sort of special diet.I haven't been to the doctor yet but i plan to after i've been on vacation (in two weeks or so) but i fear he'll just say it's the magnesium and it's because of stress (with the exams and all) even tough i have the feeling it's not.I'm still taking the magnesium and now the muscle twitching and the likes seems completly back. Like before i get a "tired/crampy" feeling in my muscles. Tingling sensations. Something it feels like a pinprick before the muscles twitches... Could it be that after 60 days the magnesium still isn't working?
    Mini Lop 4 Replies
    • September 11, 2007
    • 08:23 PM
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