A couple of months ago, my mental health was at an all-time low. I was melancholic, weepy, anxious, couldn’t sleep and was constantly exhausted. I managed to perform my day to day chores but just barely. In the beginning, I didn’t think too much about how I was feeling because I was used to feeling like crap, once in a while. I just waited for my ‘mood to pass’ and in the meanwhile, I ate healthily, worked out, went for walks, meditated…you know, did all the things I was supposed to do. Also Read: WEIGHTED BLANKETS FOR ANXIETY AND INSOMNIA: DOES IT WORK?
But my mood didn’t pass. On the contrary, it became more acute. I had random bursts of hysteria, crying and anxiety just took over me.
During one terrible day and in a state of panic, I made an emergency visit to my Gynaecologist and in between tears and sobs, I explained how shitty I was feeling. After hearing me out patiently and convincing me that I don’t need to change my birth control pill, she handed me water-soluble magnesium supplements and directed me to have one glass daily for 30 days. That’s it.
I was a bit shocked, to be honest. Because I was assured something more was happening with me than just a stupid deficiency. But boy, was I wrong. I started feeling better within a few days of taking magnesium supplements and within 30 days, my symptoms were almost gone. I was calmer, stable, not weepy and feeling much better. I was feeling sane again.
This was 4 months ago and I am still taking one glass of water with magnesium every day and it has been terrific for my mental health. So, when I came across this video yesterday, I had to share it with you. Because as it turns out, there’s a big connection between magnesium deficiency and mental health.