reply to post by unityemissions
I have to agree with you there, from my own personal experience. I've been suffering from depression and increasingly painful muscle spasms
accompanied by sciatic pain. The past 6 weeks have been hellish for me, back and forth to the doctor and even the a&e, and all they would do was
prescribe traxamol and valium, which didn't do a thing for the spasms, they just made me loose time and while I was on the drugs, I wasn't really in
the room at all.
I bought some epsom salts off ebay, because none of the local chemists stock it, and half filled the bath with a generous pour of the salts, and then
kept topping it up as it cooled to keep the water as hot as I could stick it, and soaked for a couple of hours. The relief was unbelievable, more
effective than all the prescription drugs combined. I've since been taking magnesium supplements and I even applied magnesium sulphate paste directly
on to the skin and then wrapped it in a crepe bandage.
I've been reading up on it, and the number 1 cause of muscle spasms is a magnesium deficiency. Muscles absorb calcium when they contract, and then
need to absorb magnesium to relax. That's basic medical knowledge, you know, the kind of thing you'd expect a doctor to know. But, yet, not 1 of the
doctors I've seen mentioned it, and when I phoned my doctor today to ask if he had a magnesium gel he could prescribe for me, he said he'd never heard
of such a thing and even tried to sound surprised that the magnesium had worked, and said "Well, I suppose if it works for you, there's no real harm
in it". He didn't sound pleased at all when I told him how quickly I'd been able to get out of pain by addressing this common mineral deficiency.
And no, there's nothing he could find in his database of prescription drugs that he contained magnesium, apart from an IV injection used for
Doctors aren't there to make you better, they're there to funnel tax payer's funds to the pharma firms. Here in N Ireland, prescriptions are free,
all paid for by taxes.
The proper name for what I've been suffering is Piriformis Syndrome. The piriformis muscle is in your butt, and it lies directly over the sciatic
nerve, so when it spasms, it clamps down on the nerve and causes the pain. 70% of piriformis syndrome sufferers are female. Most prescription drugs
either deplete magnesium, or inhibit it's absorption. 2 of the biggest culprits are oral contraception pills and HRT. Can anyone join the dots on
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