Do we stick with the mag malate?
17 month old leaky gut toddler again 🙂 So she clearly needs mag, she sleeps better with it. We’re still having trouble with delivery methods though.
We’ve been doing epsom salt baths nightly since June as part of her GAPS protocol. No improvement whatsoever in sleep.
We started with Mag chloride spray which gave her basically a 1st degree burn that was gone the next day but made her sleep 9 hours strait (after she was done screaming for 15 min) You don’t even understand, I haven’t gotten more than 3 consecutive hours of sleep since she was born and even that is rare.
Next we tried milk of mag on her belly but it did nothing.
Next up oral mag sulfate, gave her a horrible stomach ache for 24 hours, lots of crying. So much so that it didn’t help sleep at all.
Next up mag chloride spray again mixed with coconut oil. Same screaming, less sleep, persistent rash that lasted 48 hours.
For the past week we’ve been slowly upping mag malate (made by seeking health, the only brand of supplements she hasn’t reacted to. She reacts orally to just about everything 🙁 ) We started at 50mg and increased to 250. At 250 we saw some improvement in sleep but the next day she had terrible acidic diapers that burned her skin to the point of bleeding. We back off to 200 and the rash is still there but not as bad. So-so on sleep.
So what’s next? I feel like I need a chemistry degree lol Do we stick with the mag malate? Will she eventually get used to it? Help!!!