I was sitting on my couch, drinking a cup of coffee Tuesday morning, June 17, 2014. The skin on the right upper side of my back began to itch. I realized I had not dealt with this annoying issue for several days. I knew in that moment that a trip to the beach had both relaxed me and increased the magnesium levels in my body.
I first remember acknowledging this problem in October 2000. My husband and I were told we were going to be ordained and consecrated as Deacon and Deaconess in February 2001. I recall thinking that if my back began to itch while I was seated in the front of the church, people would think I had not bathed.
I do not know when it actually began, but on random occasions, the skin down from my right shoulder blade would feel as if I were being tickled with a feather or piece of string. Most times it was when I was wearing a sweater or coat, and could not reach it. This was very irritating and sometimes happened 5 or 6 times a day.
My doctor did not seem concerned, but I scratched so long and hard that the skin in this area looked bruised. Shortly after I began using Natural Calm, for panic attacks, I realized I no longer had itchy skin. I read that stress depletes magnesium, and this product replenished it. I concluded that the itching was stress related.
While I was taking the Natural Calm, I was also using Metamusal to lower my cholesterol . One afternoon while at the kitchen sink it was if my throat close up. We I tried to breath, a hissing sound came out, and I was not getting any air.through my lungs. and realized I could pass out and even die.
I could not speak or pray, but in my mind I said “Lord help me” and instantly I was able to breath again. I wondered of the Metamusal and or Natural Calm had blocked my air tubes, and decided not to use either again. When I later was told of an acquaintance, who had surgery because her throat closed up I thanked God I did not have to deal with that.
Since that time the itching has been a thorn in my side, that cremes, lotions, and magnesium supplements have not done much good for. I do get some relief after soaking in Epsom salts which have magnesium.
I recall that last summer while at Virginia Beach, I did not deal with the itching, so I will hit the sand when I can. As I cannot take a trip to the beach every day, I will use alternate methods, such as Salt bath Fizzes, and topical magnesium oil, to increase the magnesium levels in my body. I have been eating more magnesium rich foods, such as seeds and nuts but that does not seem to be enough.