Treating Andrew Matrone with Magnesium Infusions

 In Hematology, Infusion Center, Patient Experiences

In 2002, Andrew “Andy” Matrone, began experiencing fatigue, muscle cramps, visual problems, nausea, muscle tremors and memory loss. His primary care provider noticed low iron levels and referred him to Dr. Castillos at Personalized Hematology-Oncology.

Dr. Castillos ran a complete metabolic profile and diagnosed Andy with hypomagnesemia – a condition in which the patient has low levels of magnesium, calcium or potassium.

Andy shares his experience as a patient of Personalized Hematology-Oncology, receiving regular magnesium infusions:

Finding a nephrologist was one the biggest challenges in the beginning. I saw a few, and none had any answers. Some never even tried. One doctor even suggested that I was making a much bigger deal of my symptoms than HE believed was accurate.

Since starting treatments at Personalized Hematology-Oncology, it’s been great. Everyone works together as a cohesive team. Everyone is incredibly nice, and they care about each and every patient.

I knew from my first visit that this is somewhere I wanted to be taken care of. The treatments are wonderful. I come in feeling bad and have lots of side effects. As I get therapy, I feel the effects of low magnesium fading away.

I’m not back to 100 percent, but Dr. Castillos is working hard to stop my magnesium losses. I am eternally grateful for being able to receive magnesium when I need it.

My family and friends have been a big source of help for me. They will drive me to treatments when I am too bad off to drive myself. They make sure I eat and take care of things.

I’ve gotten this far with faith, determination and a really good medical practice making sure I get what I need.

I’d like to tell other patients with chronic conditions not to give up. If you feel something is wrong, it is real and don’t ever stop trying to make things better.

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