Hi all -
I had heard that MSM was good for joint pain (arthritis) and diabetes. So I said what the heck, I need all the help I can get since both are kicking my butt. Mind you the research I found did not specify rheumatoid arthritis, and I think it specified Type 2 diabetes.
From what I read there were no side effects–maybe a little tummy upset until your body gets adjust. Positive side effect would be hair and nail growth and clear skin—who could pass that up.
O.k. well good thing I decided to wait to take my first dosage on the weekend, Saturday morning to be exact. LOL! I took exactly as directed (1/4 teaspoon) with a full glass of water and Vitamin C. But the side effect I got was way different than what I read.
I got a horrible case of the MUNCHIES!!! Like smoking Mary Jane MUNCHIES!!! I have never partaken of said plant, but I raided my fridge and kitchen closet all day long Saturday. That’s not me. I’m usually thirsty when my BG spikes but not eating. And I was thirsty too. You are supposed to drink alot of water with MSM and boy I did.
And my BG was still same in the 150s. I just thought it was funny though. I took it for two days, same results. Then I switched to one dosage at night instead of day, and I stayed up all night drinking water–I was like a cactus. BG was the same.
I know that you have to give it time, but still though, I can’t drink myself to death, and I surely can’t eat the way I was doing. Naughty, naughty.
It’s supposed to cleanse my liver…I guess mine was hungry?
MSM is not for me. I don’t know if Type 1/LADA are supposed to be able to use it since my doctor labeled me a Type 2…which I wonder about. Am I really? I’m still trying to hold everything down with diet and exercise. BG creep throughout the day.
Does it even matter since they (the doctors) are adamant that I am T2?