Thursday, September 30, 2010
I went to my doctor today to discuss my cholesterol, get a flu shot, and most importantly, to talk about my worsening depression. We're going to switch from Lexapro to Zoloft, and hope that this helps.
But what really has me going is that I happened to ask about leg cramps, which I've been getting quite frequently. I've changed my diet a lot in the last six months, so I thought it could be a deficiency of some kind. One of the things she mentioned was magnesium, so I've been researching it. O.M.G.!!! Low levels of magnesium are implicated in depression, anxiety, migraines, osteoporosis, and numerous other health issues. I've ordered some magnesium taurate (more easily absorbed than magnesium oxide) and will see what happens. Some of the anecdotal evidence is that within a few days people experienced less depression, less anxiety, better motivation, and better sleep.
I'm very leery of miracle cures, but this one does have me excited. I'll let y'all know what happens.