Two other good brands of oral magnesium chloride are Trace Minerals Research “Mega Mag” liquid ionic magnesium chloride (About $13 for a two month supply) and Re Mag which is recommended by Dr. Carolyn Dean, the author of “The Magnesium Miracle”. It costs about $27 for a two month supply. I have only tried the Mega Mag, and it has really helped me. They probably both taste really bad, (I know for a fact the Mega Mag does) so when you take the magnesium with the provided dropper, just put a dropperfull in a little glass with some Odwalla OJ (since vit C helps magnesium to be better absorbed) and drink it back.
I really pushed myself i went on a mission each time i came back from from physio as they measure your bend so i decided i wanted to beat the measure each week. I could get to 120 by the time i was 6 weeks post op. I now have a full bend. I used a excersise bike each night i called through emmerdale!! I also did and still do, 2 30 min walks a day . What i do each night after my bath is to sit on the bed and attempt to bring both knees up to my chest pushing my operated knee to help it. I would do this until i couldn't take the pain any more . Now i can do it straight away without pushing or pain. You must remember though that although excersing is great for you resting is just as important.! I also had the wheat pad i pop it in between knees to help me get comfy .
It is so great to read all these posts - not to think other people are suffering - but to realise there are some common symptoms to this transition - menopause. I am about 18 months into it, not having had a period for 12 months. However, it was very sporadic for the few years before. My main symptoms are the muscle and joint aches and stiffness and the breast swelling. I have tried Wild Yam cream and it helps at times if I use much more than the recommended amount. It supposedly brings the progesterone up but my doctor says there is no evidence of this. Also the evening primrose oil and fish oil combination does seem to make a difference - I guess the hardest thing is just not having the energy levels I had two years ago. I want to do all these things but have no ummfph! And my interest in sex has gone out the window. My doc says all this is natural but how does that actually help. They don't seem to be able to say - it is the low eostrogen that causes one thing and the progesterone another or the calcium or Vit. D. etc. so that you can systematically address it. I am finding it really confusing and frustrating.