Lately it seems that Fibromyalgia has taken over my life. This week has been one of the most painful since I was diagnosed. I live in a rural area and don't have access to a specialist on Fibro so mostly its a learn on the Internet and try it out treatment for me. All that being said I wanted to share one success story from my research. I have been taking magnesium malate since October so I feel that is long enough to judge that it has worked for me.
Anyone who has Fibro or knows someone with it, understands the overwhelming fatigue associated with fibromyalgia. I googled and read and googled and read and over and over heard mention of magnesium helping with fibromyalgia. So I decided to give it a try. I first tried a different form of magnesium and it helped but I read that magnesium malate was better absorbed into the body so I tried a different. Really between the 2 I can't tell much difference as long as I remember to take it. I take 1 tablet a day although you can take more. After a week of taking this magnesium, I could feel a difference. I have way more energy. It isn't like the energy you get when you drink an energy drink, I am not bouncing all over the place, my heart isn't racing, etc.. But I do feel more like a real person again. I have the energy to go about my daily life again.
An unexpected effect was that once I started taking the magnesium, my monthly female problems greatly improved. May of 2015 I was hospitalized and given blood transfusions because my iron count was way too low. For 8 years I have had issues with bleeding heavily and for weeks at a time. The doctors decided in June that we were finally going to do a hysterectomy. The doctor and I had an issue and I stopped seeing him so that my surgery didn't happen. But once I took magnesium that bleeding stopped. If I remember to take the magnesium every day (not going to lie, sometimes I forget for a week or 2) then I don't even have a period that month and if I do it is way lighter and shorter. I prefer not having them so I try to remember to take the pill. My daughter has had horrible period cramps her whole life. The doctors say she has endometriosis, so I told her to try the pills out. She started taking the first magnesium pills I ordered and now she takes them every day because they stopped her cramps.
Disclaimer: I am not a medical practitioner of any sort and have had no medical training. All I can testify is what has worked for me. Please check with your doctor before trying this mineral for yourself. I paid for this mineral myself and wasn't compensated in any form for it. My opinions are my own. Your opinion may vary from mine. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.