I know this is an old post, but I wanted to reach out because I have this exact problem. I have tried both mag citrate and mag chloride (in the liquid added to my drinking water). Both cause terrible swelling in my feet and lower legs.
It took me a while to determine what was causing the edema so I continued with the magnesium and then I developed proteinuria (kidney related) which totally went away when I stopped taking the magnesium.
I am a thin athlete who eats very well so this edema symptom is strange for me.
I was wondering if you have the same problem with supplements that contain magnesium stearate. It is so hard to find supplements without it.
Also, taurine is excellent for those night time leg cramps. It works for me whenever I wake up with them, I just take 500 mg taurine and fall back to sleep with no further problems.
Please let me know if you have the problem with stearate. I really want to know.
Magnesium is a central mineral and also interacts with sodium and potassium. There have been reports from people who use magnesium then start having problems. Usually this is with adrenal people, the idea is that sodium and potassium stores can be changed with magnesium.
Magnesium is also antagonistic to calcium meaning it can reduce calcium stores. The inverse is true as well (calcium supplementation reduces magnesium).
It is important to include all nutrients which includes adequate mineralization, vitamin co-factors, fats (healthy) and protein. These are raw materials that the body needs. There is an inter dependency among nutrients which means if something is missing then the whole organism is affected.
Vitamin D is synergistic to magnesium. The forms of magnesium can be different and there are some forms that seem to be better such as lysinate, glycinate for example.
ProWerx Solutions out of Edmonton, Alberta Canada is a distributor to treatment professionals for Magnesium Chloride bath flakes. There are recipe's available to make your own Magnesium Oil if you prefer the oil over a foot soak or tub soak.
Thank you for taking the time to do this as after 15 years of being with my husband, I contracted hsv 2 from him for christmas (yay me) Anyway I, like you, don't believe that this has to be a life sentence, convincing my spouse of that has been challenging over the years. But I told him that he can hop on the train with me or stay put but I will heal myself. Any new developments since your last post?
So far, I have only had one outbreak. My symptoms started right after Christmas. When my husband realized the next morning that he was having an outbreak, he told me right away.
Following that, i noticed that I was sneezing alot and was wondering why. I am a pretty healthy person who rarely catches colds. My last one was 2+ years ago. I workout 4-5 days a week and eat a pretty clean pescatarian diet. Now, I have stopped eating fish and began to focus on more alkaline foods. I digress.
At the time we were traveling, in Florida. So, I thought that maybe the sneezing was related to something in the air. I now know that this was a sign of being infected. I also noticed a slight prickly feeling in my genital area.
My sores were pronounced after the new year. Took about 10 days to heal too.
I treated them topically with a garlic,coconut oil mix and ACV. Both burn like the dickens.
As a result, I have increase my intake of Irish Seamoss which is high in Iodine an many other minerals.i am also taking some herbs, 2 Tbsp of Black seed oil, and for the last 7 days been drinking activated charcoal w/ lemon and a dash of honey. I feel like I am all over the place.
I want to take garlic pills and thinking about DMSO but have included them yet.
Something is bound to work...just have to find that something.
A family member just took some magnesium citrate powder in a glass of water, which she does every night without issue. Tonight she put it in a small paper dixie cup. She drank it before she realized the cup was heating up. The magnesium citrate was having a chemical reaction with something in the paper of the cup. I have no idea what it would be, nor if it is an issue that she ingested this. We called poison control, but they couldn't tell me anything. Just as a precaution I had her take some activated charcoal. Does anyone have a clue as to what chemical would make magnesium citrate heat up and if we should be concerned?
I agree with high-dose Vitamin C, 2,000 to 4,000 mg per day upon waking and well before the first meal. Take with some water. 1,000 to 2,000 mg can also be taken before bedtime, but probably not over about 4,000 mg per day altogether. Fiber actually turns out to be harmful in the long run according to http://gutsense.org
I've just started Vitamin C myself. The first day I had two small BMs and yesterday one big BM. Today I haven't had a BM yet, but transitioning to a low fiber diet is said to sometimes involve less frequent BMs, due to less fiber. After transitioning, it's said that BMs tend to occur after each meal and are almost unnoticeable.
Vitamin C is said to be the only laxative that has zero side effects.
I'm also on low carbs in order to kill off Candida yeast infection. I'm using coconut oil, garlic and olive leaf extract to kill it. I need to get L-Glutamine which is said to be needed for the mucosal lining. Fiber is said to be hard on the mucosa and the microflora.
I think the site I linked above is the most important health finding of the century at least for North America.
The glutathion cycle information is completely new to me, I will have to look into that more.
I do not have any fungi or Candida, I have been checked inside out for just about everything. I also had a colonoscopy that has revealed some bleeding in the mucosal layer due to all the natural antibiotics I have been taking (they caused insane pain and I have a very high pain tolerance). I haven't got any worms and my immune system is doing really well and getting stronger by the day. My diet since 2 years ago has been whole foods, no gluten, no dairy, absolutely no processed foods etc etc...
I would really aprpeciate if anyone could address my question in my original post. My serum magnesium is normal, my red blood cell magnesium is on the high end of the normal range and my serum calcium is normal. However, the ration between Ca and Mg is 3 : 1. That is what's bugging me.