Magnesium and neuropathy

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SandiaBuddy
SandiaBuddy Member Posts: 1,381 Member

Here is an interesting article about magnesium intake and chemotherapy induced neuropathy: http://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/10/4/398/htm

Magnesium intake during chemotherapy was statistically significantly associated with lower prevalence of CIPN [Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy] (prevalence ratio (PR) 0.53, 95% confidence interval (CI) 0.32, 0.92). Furthermore, higher dietary intake of magnesium during (β −1.08, 95% CI −1.95, −0.22) and after chemotherapy (β −0.93, 95% CI −1.81, −0.06) was associated with less severe CIPN.

 

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  • JanJan63
    JanJan63 Member Posts: 2,478 Member
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    Thanks for sharing that! 
    Jan

    Thanks for sharing that! 

    Jan

  • Mikenh
    Mikenh Member Posts: 777
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    I took 400 mg this morning

    I took 400 mg this morning because of cramps last night. The pills are huge though. I've increased my exercise but need more electrolytes in general. I usually get them from Nuun but the direct tablets provide a lot more and faster.

  • lizard44
    lizard44 Member Posts: 409 Member
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    That's interesting

    My diet  has always included a lot of magnesium-rich foods like spinach, salmon, avocado, hummus, bananas,  whole grains, nuts, etc.  I have a little mild  neuropathy in my feet because of the  oxaliplatin  but it has never been as bad as what some here have described. I wonder if  that's because of the magnesium.

    Grace/lizard44

  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,800 Member
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    lizard44 said:

    That's interesting

    My diet  has always included a lot of magnesium-rich foods like spinach, salmon, avocado, hummus, bananas,  whole grains, nuts, etc.  I have a little mild  neuropathy in my feet because of the  oxaliplatin  but it has never been as bad as what some here have described. I wonder if  that's because of the magnesium.

    Grace/lizard44

    Magnesium and neuropathy

    Interesting thought, Grace.  Maybe I will look into increasing my mag intake; as my neuropathy is a quite (but not very) bad. 

    Tru

  • BRHMichigan
    BRHMichigan Member Posts: 368
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    Trubrit said:

    Magnesium and neuropathy

    Interesting thought, Grace.  Maybe I will look into increasing my mag intake; as my neuropathy is a quite (but not very) bad. 

    Tru

    Easy magnesium

    Epsom salt baths help increase my magnesium intake. Two full cups in the hottest bath I can stand, soaking up to my neck. I have neuropathy in my feet pretty bad, but not unbearable...so far. 

  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,742 Member
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    I've Tried That

    Wish my doctor just would have listened to me when telling her that it was becoming a real problem.  So much more that's come out since I've been on it.  Thanks for the info.

    Kim

  • darcher
    darcher Member Posts: 304 Member
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    Good info

      I wish my doc would have said more than telling me I don't need to change my diet. Then again, they said no restrictions on diet after surgery and that didn't go well.  Ive got it in my finger tips and my feet look like something from dawn of the dead. The toe nails are whitish which I know can't be right.  It's tough to walk right sometimes without the proper sensation in the toes. It's not super bad but I notice it and it stinks to have those reminders.  

  • SandiaBuddy
    SandiaBuddy Member Posts: 1,381 Member
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    darcher said:

    Good info

      I wish my doc would have said more than telling me I don't need to change my diet. Then again, they said no restrictions on diet after surgery and that didn't go well.  Ive got it in my finger tips and my feet look like something from dawn of the dead. The toe nails are whitish which I know can't be right.  It's tough to walk right sometimes without the proper sensation in the toes. It's not super bad but I notice it and it stinks to have those reminders.  

    Yeah, all they told me was "resume normal diet."  But in fact, reseach demostrates that there are many nutritional and lifestyle modifications that can help.  For me, the discussion of these is the most valuable aspect of the forum.