A Big Winner for Lyme and Morgellons Aches, Pains and Frustration’s
by Living With Morgellons
With many chronic illness’ we suffer a lot of physical pain. Many of us are already taking a whole bunch of pills and supplements to kill of off various infections and to also rebuild bio terrain and support our immune systems. It’s a lot of pill taking. On top of my supplements, when I went through my Lyme treatment it was an insane schedule of medication and really difficult to keep up. Five days a week I had to give myself intramuscular Rochepin injections. I also took biltricide, flagyl, albendazole, mebendazole, ivermectin, fluconazole, and I am sure I have forgotten to mention one or two.
I will go into what my Lyme Dr did for me in another post.
Between my natural supplementation and my pharmaceutical med schedule, there was almost not a time of the day when I was not swallowing a pill or getting stuck by a needle or having to gulp something down.
I was also in a lot of pain. When the meds kick in a die off process happens and sometimes it makes you really sick.
Dealing with pain is a fact a life. Pain killers can be bad news and usually they don’t really even work. There are other options and today I want to talk about a very simple, inexpensive and safe option.
Trans-dermal magnesium is a fancy word for rubbing or spraying liquid magnesium onto your skin (or even just taking an epsom salt bath). Those of you with Lyme might want to consider this option as there has been talk that oral magnesium supplementation aids bio film growth. This could also be something the Morgellons sufferer might want to consider.
Now my dad seems to think you can’t get anything through the skin (I’m sorry daddy, not to be contrary, but you are wrong). If that were true nicotine patches wouldn’t work. Many women take hormones via a patch on the skin. The skin is an amazing and complex organ and that’s an important point. Skin is an organ and it is endowed with as many gifts and ability to perform complex functions as all the other organs are.
Dr Sarah Myhill (chronic fatigue specialist) writes:
“A recent paper by Rosemary Waring from Birmingham has been very helpful. She did experiments with people looking at the absorption of Epsom Salts in the bath. A 15 minute bath at 40ºC with a 1% solution of Epsom Salts caused significant rises in plasma magnesium and sulphate levels together with an increase in magnesium excretion in the urine. To achieve a 1% solution, a standard UK bath of 15 gallons requires 600grams, (just over a 1lb) of Epson Salts. The water should feel slightly soapy. In this experiment there were no adverse effects, indeed 2 of the volunteers who were over 60 years of age commented without prompting that their rheumatic pains had disappeared. Magnesium chloride could also be given through the skin. Again there is good scientific work showing that magnesium chloride is well absorbed through the skin. The recipe for this is a 33% solution of magnesium chloride. So if you take 333grams of magnesium chloride (I can supply) into a jug and make this up to a litre this will give you the correct solution. You may have to warm this up for it to be completely dissolved. Or you could add a bit more water – it really doesn’t matter. The daily dose is then 10mls (or more) rubbed onto skin. Use soft skin such as in the tummy or in the armpits or inside the thighs, don’t wash it off subsequently but every day add to magnesium on site – as the levels build up the absorption will be improved”.
For another brilliant way of absorbing magnesium through the skin see Magnesium cream – how to make it and use it.” if that link does not work try this http://www.drmyhill.co.uk/wiki/Magnesium_cream_-
By the way, that link provides excellent information on how to make a simple topical magnesium cream and how to use it.
Here is another excellent link to learn how epsom salt helps you detox: http://www.enzymestuff.com/epsomsalts.htm
This morning I woke up with some pain in my lower back. I rubbed a little mag oil on it and it’s fine now. Many lyme patients (myself included) feel magnesium softens their neurological symptoms. My nuero symptoms seemed to be gone for now but it wasn’t so long ago I was experiencing on and off flares and during my treatment….it was really bad! During the flares I was amazed at how fast I could get back to normal with a good hot magnesium bath (epsom salt). Magnesium in what ever way you want to get it in your body is an over all no brainer.
You can buy magnesium oil in a spray at the health food store or you can easy squeezy make your own for just a few bucks. It really is a comfort to use. I don’t like the spray because it stings when I spray it on. I like to apply a little liquid by hand.
When you apply magnesium to the skin it is an all over winner because it is performing several functions. You are supplementing magnesium but also experiencing pain relief. It is inexpensive as well.
With Morgellons you are NOT going to want to use it on open lesions, trust me, it hurts. Use it on healthier sections of skin. You will find that magnesium oil makes your skin amazingly soft and healthy. That right there is another bonus for the Morgellons patient! At the health food store I bought a little container of magnesium to carry in my hand bag (for frustration when I am on the fly). It was $3.99 and I fill this little container up from my big home-made batch that I keep in the bathroom and rub on after bathing.
I try to not suggest too many products for someone with Morgellons to run out and buy. It is a very costly illness (Lyme too) but the magnesium oil is so inexpensive and such all around do gooder that I feel it is a must have in my personal arsenal and have no reservations about suggesting one use it.
It’s nice because it works fast and it one less pill to take. It also relives pain. Many Lyme patients are magnesium deficient. I am going to go so far to say that most likely the Morgellons patient is as well.
Also the sulphate in magnesium is repulsive if not down right lethal to many external parasites (it can’t hurt to be safe..right?)
PS: My father is a brilliant man and he is almost always right. If you need your airplane repaired he is the man to call. I am just a little bit proud today to be able to say “you’re wrong and I’m right….yay”. Why does It feel so good to be right and why do we love to tell people they are wrong? This subject deserves its own post. Mmmmmm….. thinking… best to all, Tina