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Thanks for posting this. I am taking calcium and magnesium while trying to conceive, so myabe it will work for my anxiety as well.
I hope it helps you. It's not been a cure all. I still have anxiety, but it's more situational. Yes, my response to things tends to be more on the anxious side, but it's not this irrational overwhelming panic that comes out of nowhere.
I also have long periods of time with no anxiety at all and that didn't used to be the case.
There is a brand I found at the store called Calm that a lot of people like. I didn't like having to drink it.
Give it a few days and post if it helps take off the edge. Prayers that it helps you!
I have a spray that I ordered a while ago. I'm going to try that again, and maybe give the tablets you suggested a try. Anything but this. This is ruining my life.
If hunger is not the problem, then eating is not the solution.
It really has been a miracle for me and I try to tell everyone I can. When I saw this forum I thought I would share the info.
I take a brand called Mag Ox that I have to order online on Amazon. Somebody recommended it to me. I ran out of it one time and took a brand from the store and I noticed a difference. It's a pill but it's very soft and chalky. I think it must break down quickly or something.
If you google, you'll see so much info on it. I found articles on several of the famous doctor's sites like Dr. Mercola, etc. I think even Dr. Oz had one.
It's very frustrating that doctors either don't know it or don't bother to tell their patients to try it. If it doesn't work, then at least you tried.
One of the articles I read said that it can be deficient in your cells, so you can take a blood test and your magnesium will look normal because it's floating around in your blood, but your cells don't have enough.
for sharing this valuable info. I know there are many that can not tolerate the anxiety meds. I have not taken magnesium specifically for anxiety, but I have noticed it does have a calming effect and it also helps relax my muscles and sleep better.
Glad you have found something that is working for you!
Cynthia~~~ A follower of Jesus Christ!!
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I take magnesium in conjunction with calcium for osteoporosis. I hadn't really paid attention to my panic attacks. Thanks for the information. I'll have to pay attention now.
God grant me the serenity to change the things I can, to accept the things I cannot change, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Has anyone tried taking magnesium supplements for anxiety? I read about it in a book by Dr. Hyman called the Blood Sugar Solution. Then I googled it and there were articles all over the place about taking magnesium to help anxiety.
I've never taken meds for my anxiety. The side effects are just so awful for me. So I tried magnesium and it made a HUGE difference within 24 hours.
I've been taking it for a few months now and I don't have panic attacks. I still get anxious sometimes, but nothing like before. Most days my anxiety is pretty much gone or very mild.
The kind I take is magnesium only, not mixed with calcium or anything. The dose is two pills, but I take one in the morning and only take the second one in the afternoon if I need it.
I even found an article on the National Institute of Mental Health website about studies where magnesium did as well as medications in trials. I was so mad that not one doctor ever mentioned this to me.
I shared with my doctor and she actually said she would recommend it to some other patients. I was pretty surprised because I thought she might get defensive.
I really recommend trying it and seeing if it at least takes the edge off. For some reason the magnesium in my multi vitamin wasn't enough. I have to take the separate pill.