Magnesium + Quinine - Caffeine = ?


Posted by tha vitto , Mar 17,2002,08:44   Archive
I'm searching on the net.. maybe the little movement that affects a part of my lower left eyelid is not a blaperospasm, but just a spasmophilia, considering that it is random, and almost invisible.
Anyway it never closes my eye of affect the lower left eyelid, and I don't think it's a muscle.

I've read 2 advice:
1. Take Magnesium => it has worked
2. Take Tonic Water (quinine) This second there's no proof that works

What do you think about it?

How can understand if I have a blapherospasm or a is it a simple spasmophilia?

Vittorio
Italy




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Re: Magnesium + Quinine - Caffeine = ?

Re : Magnesium + Quinine - Caffeine = ? --- tha vitto
Posted by June in Toronto (June Floyd,June in Toronto), Mar 17,2002,12:23 Top of Thread Archive
I've never read up about spasmophilia, Vittorio, but I will now! Shirley posted you a link to the Blepharospasm Foundation and I'm sure you will check that out and read all about blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm and more - especially drugs that can cause Dystonia, of which beb and hemi facial spasm are focal dystonias. Its hard enough for doctors to diagnose our dystonia problems, let alone us - perhaps it will just take time for the symptoms to increase for you or to go away. You can try less caffein, as you seem to think it could cause the problems, and also magnesium. Others take magnesium and will perhaps post to you about that. I've never heard mention of quinine helping or not - but perhaps, also, others have.

June in Toronto (beb/meige)




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Re: SPASMOPHILIA

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Posted by June in Toronto (June Floyd,June in Toronto), Mar 17,2002,12:31 Top of Thread Archive
This is what I found on spasmophilia:

"Spasmophilia is better described as a condition than as a sickness. Much more prevalent in women, this ailment is characterized by cramps, a tingling sensation, restlessness, and back spasms. It indicates a serious magnesium deficiency (Biomag).

Related to hypoglycemia, this syndrome includes anxiety, hunger, accelerated heart beat, trembling, and perspiration.

HOW IT FEELS

Many symptoms may be related to spasmophilia, but it can only be confirmed when several such signs are present. It is characterized
by hypersensitive nerves and muscles.

You are Tired when you get up in the morning and have sudden urges to go to sleep, you feel numbness in the hands and feet. You get cramps in the calves, feet, and back, spasms in the stomach, gall bladder or colon, headaches, dizziness, or sharp back pains. You are easily irritated, nervous, or anguished. You can almost surely diagnose this as spasmophilia.

These signs vary in intensity and localization. They are mostly attributed to stress, and occur at or near season changes. Besides
stress, other causes may lead to spasmophilia, such as vitamin deficiency-mostly D-, a lack or imbalance of minerals-calcium,
magnesium, potassium, or phosphorus - or a sexual hormone disorder related to glands, at the thyroid, parathyroid or suprarenal
levels.

AUTHOR'S ADVICE

The homeopathic approach to this disorder consists of 3 stages. First, the patient's calcium and magnesium reserves have to be replenished. Secondly, they have to be balanced with an addition of trace elements, and then, thirdly, by a basic homeopathic treatment.

During the first phase calcium can be absorbed as granulated Rexorubia. For magnesium content, you can take Biomag. 2 tablets of Bioplex per day may be added at the beginning of spring or autumn. During that particular phase, the dosage must be adapted to the intensity of the symptoms.

During the second phase, 2 ml of fresh juice per day can be alternated with the following oligocan: Silicon, Magnesium, Calcium, Lithium, and Copper-Gold-Silver.

During the third and final phase, the following remedies can be taken under the guidance of a homeopath: Calcarea, Natrum, Muriaticum, Sepia, Thuya, Lachesis, and Pulsatilla. Treatment may be completed with Schussler Salts or metal dilutions.

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

If you are prone to spasmophilia attacks you must avoid stress. Since this is not always possible, you should take calcium or magnesium before any symptoms appear. Calcium is appropriate if you are tired and depressed, while magnesium is suited to situations which cause nervousness, agressiveness, and overexcitement. You should not, however, take both at the same time, and if in doubt, alternate between the two every two weeks.

When subject to a spasmophilia attack you must first regain your composure. Practice breathing out as slowly as possible, maintaining
a very steady, even flow. You may take Calmotisan, and/or Biomag, the most appropriate medication for spasmophilia.

GOOD IDEAS:

Eat foods that are rich in magnesium, such as seafood, wheat germ cereals, vegetables, and dried fruits.

You may find all relaxation techniques helpful, but, first and foremost, you must learn respiratory control. It is especially important to expire very slowly and fully.

Acupuncture can also be a good basic treatment.

Among useful plants you will find valerian, horsetail, passiflora, orange blossom, and lapacho."

June in Toronto (beb/meige)




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Posted by tha vitto , Mar 18,2002,13:05 Top of Thread Archive
I've started taking Magnesium, it's 2 day and it's working!
My eyelid now is moving more frequently.
It wasn't probably bpb but anyway Magnesium seems to be a good thing.
I'll keep info about it next weeks if it completly disappear to me.

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