Last summer and for many years, I have been reporting major pain. Many on here know I suffer with pain more than probably any symptom. I wrote last summer about how I have tested as having very little magnesium in my body through a test I did. A urine test. My magnesium basically came back absent. Also, Taurine was low. My doctor has had me supplement with magnesium for years. Ancient Minerals on the skin, epsom salts and Natural Calm. In the beginning, Ancient Minerals helped and I was doing better but then it just stopped. Epsom salt baths have never done ANYTHING. NOTHING. Finally, with the help of another member on PR, I tried intramuscular shots in my butt. For 2 months now I have been on this. My pain has gone down by about 30-40%. That is huge for me. I rarely take meds now, as in Percocet or Tramadol and Fentanyl is only on rare occasions. I also take Potassium pills. I had tried Magnesium in a nebulizer, but I literally felt like my lungs weren't working. So, I couldn't stick with that. The only downside to this is I have knots in my rear from the shots or the magnesium that hurt. Right now, I am sitting on an ice pack. But, hey, I will take it over the never ending pain I had. I am wondering if Magnesium can help the immune system. I hope so. I just wanted to put this out there for folks that are in pain because honestly, I didn't think anything would ever help and especially a supplement/alternative treatment. Nothing alternatively has ever touched my pain. I am so grateful. Now, if only it would take away my severe brain fog and fatigue...that would truly be great. That is now my #1 symptom, as opposed to the cruelty of horrific pain. It's not that I don't have pain ever...I can move now and the other day, I actually wore a heel/wedge on my foot and went out for the whole day with that. I have not really been able to wear wedges/heels, etc....for a few years now since the pain cranked up. Next up....battling the fatigue and lethargic feeling and fog...I hope! As well as the pain. One shot of Enbrel (A biologic-like Humira) the other day and so far, so good.