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  1. Well, you just made me ask for help to fill the bath! Being sensitive to sulfur compounds, epsom salts is out for me, but I am having discussions with my chemical company about affordable, reliably pure magnesium chloride… hoping it will work out as a wonderful substitute. Magnesium chloride hexahydrate is currently used as “magnesium oil” or topical solution and is a wonderful spasm and pain reducing product, so here’s hoping my powdered mag chlor will help me to “Calgonland” as well. Great article as always!

    • Thank you, and I’m delighted to take credit for getting you into a nice bath 🙂

      It would be wonderful if you posted a follow-up comment about the MgClH6 (did I get that right?) and let us know who your supplier is. That could be very helpful to others, especially if it absorbs better than the MgSO4.

  2. t a wonderful write up on this subject, I would only add a bit about after the bath Isy, I notice that the epsome salts and warm water really open up the pores and dialate the blood vessels, this can lead to inflammation when/if one gets up and walks around too soon afterwards, I like to recomend a person rest with legs elevated for @ 10 minutes afterwards to regulate pressure before resuming activitys.

    • Thank you!

      Sandy raises an excellent point, which I had forgotten about by the time I finished the article… Even a tepid to warm bath causes the peripheral vessels to open up, and we have to be aware of the state of our vessels, since a dysautonomic nervous system can’t compensate for changes in posture and position.

      My usual approach is to empty the bath while I’m in it. This reintroduces my body to gravity and air gradually enough that I’m generally asymptomatic when I get out. I think Sandy’s suggestion is probably more comfortable for many people, though.

      Before I came to terms with tepid baths, and always made the water too warm, I had to lie straight down – sometimes on the bathroom floor – for at least 20 min. afterwards. Otherwise, the nausea and disorientation was intolerable.

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