posted on Feb, 16 2012 @ 09:22 AM
I've spent most of the past year in more pain than I'd been in over the previous 36 combined. I had painful muscle spasms and sciatic pain 24/7,
didn't matter if I was standing, sitting, lying, moving (or trying to move), the whole left side of my body felt like it was trying to retreat inside
my body tortoise-like.
The hospital and my own GP prescribed valium and traxamol, which didn't treat the condition at all, they just blurred me out of my head so I didn't
notice I was in agony. When the pills wore off, the pain was back, and getting progressively worse.
I was awake for 36 hours at a stretch, so I researched my symptoms, and discovered that doctors treat all sciatic pain as the same, and treat the
same, when in fact there's 4 different causes of sciatic pain, but 3 of them aren't considered by your doctor.
I told my doctor that I was going to look for a non-drug solution that worked, if one existed, and he was very supportive of that. The thing to
remember is that your symptoms, your pain, are your problem. As far as your doctor is concerned, your symptoms take up 20 minutes of his day, and
then he has another person to see, and another. Doctors aren't computers, they haven't memorised every medical condition, and all the really good
doctors who aced their exams aren't sitting in a GP's office 5 days a week.
I found the cause of my pain, and from that I found a natural, effective treatment that has me on the road to recovery, and I don't believe another
few courses of valium would have done that. My doctor thinks I'm great, he wishes more of his patients approached their own care the way I have. At
every stage, before trying anything, I consulted with my doctor by phone.
GP's don't have unlimited resources, they're not all Gregory House, all they have is a database of prescription medication. When I joined the
dots, muscles need magnesium to relax, so a magnesium deficiency can lead to muscle spasms. The majority of us in the industrialised world are
deficient in magnesium to some degree. It's been stripped out of our water, our soil, our food. Magnesium is involved in over 350 different
processes in our bodies, it's absolutely vital. All those processes mean that for different people, that deficiency can manifest in different ways.
However, there was nothing on the doctor's database that addressed magnesium deficiency, which meant there was nothing he could do.
Big Pharma has, I believe, encouraged ignorance in regard to magnesium. If all of us were getting enough magnesium, there wouldn't be ADHD, or
widespread Type 2 Diabetes, there'd be a lot fewer heart attacks, and a great many more of these "new" conditions are just fancy names for
magnesium deficiency. If we all had enough magnesium in our bodies, Big Pharma would just be pharma.
So, a bag of epsom salts, made up 1 cup of salts to 1 cup of water, and then heated until it's all dissolved. I put that into a spray bottle and
apply it directly to the skin where the spasms are going on.
I'd taken every medicine the doctor could prescribe, and none of it worked. There was relief of pain due to being doped out of consciousness, but
nothing stopped the spasms.
1 application of the magnesium solution un-spasmed me in 10 minutes. They came back later, but with each application the gap before the spasms
returned got larger. After a few weeks, as long as I applied the spray once a day, I was good to go, no spasms, no pain.
Every hospital has bags of epsom salts in it's maternity wards. If the hospital doctor I'd seen had given me a bag of epsom salts (very cheap)
instead of 2 packs of useless drugs (not cheap) I'd have been out of pain months before I was. Magnesium deficiency is the primary cause of muscle
spasms, so really, it should be the first thing to try.