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Hello everyone, I thought I would share this with you fellow sufferers of Achalasia.
Long story, but I had to have a heart monitor fitted 6 weeks ago, due to having an odd ECG reading (I have always had an erratic heartbeat).
Anyway, I was looking through some old hospital notes from 10 years ago and that is where I found I have Achalasia, it was picked up on a CT and MRI scan, but no-one had ever mentioned it to me - it stated in the report the patient has Achalasia of the Cardia. I guess as I was undergoing more important treatment they felt it irrelevant at the time.
My (now I know) Achalasia has been with me since I was about 14 at a guess, always suffering indigestion, periods of feeling extremely full after 2 mouthfuls of food, having a ritual of getting up from the table, walking around, drinking water, and as my husband puts it - doing a tortoise impression! As I feel the need to stretch my neck!. Sometimes I regurgitate food, and I hate it, but have learnt to cover it well when in amongst company.
Anyway, the Cardiologist said I have an eptopic heartbeat, but it's nothing to worry about; I just need to be mindful - He informed my GP that I may have anxiety issues!!
My GP said look we don't want to go down the route of medication, so suggested I try Magnesium vitamins between 400 and 800 Elemental Magnesium.
So for the last 5 weeks I have been religiously taking Magnesium Chelate two capsules in the morning and two before bed, total of 400 elemental. So what are the benefits - well, firstly I feel quite chilled, normally I can get annoyed by the slightest thing, but I don't know it seems to work.
Secondly, my skin seems clearer, I have Psoriasis, and it is less scaly and itchy.
Lastly, I can count on one hand the times I have had to get up from the dinner table and carry out my ritual. I have had the least indigestion in 25-30 years.
So I thought I would let you all know that Magnesium Chelate seems to work, at least on my Achalasia.
Now you can get cheaper brands of Magnesium but they can have the affect of Diarrhea. Likewise IF you were to take too much magnesium = the same effect.
For those at the end of their tether it may assist you, there are no other side effects of intake magnesium apart from the diarrhea if you take to much, but always consult a GP if you are unsure.
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