My head has become scrambled. Fatigue has overwhelmed me, partly because I haven’t been able to sleep due to insomnia. My brain has become fuzzy, hazy and unclear. I couldn’t follow a clear train of thought. And I began to have random migraines.
Driving, I usually love putting on music. I don’t put it on low either – but the noise began to annoy me.
Everything began to stress me.
I really did not know what to do with myself.
I tried doing exercise but it simply made me more tired.
I felt like I lost my mojo, my sense of self and it was driving me crazy.
Over the weekend I sat on my couch looking very pale and slightly out of it.
Everyone that knows me asked me what was wrong since no one sees me just sitting there! I am not a very sitting there type of person. Really not! I told them ‘nothing.’ In a quiet tone of voice.
They kept on asking – repeatedly.
Some tried to make me happy by doing small favors and by just being nice.
I was thinking that maybe I was a little burnt out from school and work and the like and that was what was making me so out of it. Obviously vacationing was a necessity. But I couldn’t seem to muster up enough energy to do any intense research to make plans.
I did not feel like eating. I couldn’t sleep. And my constant headaches were making me dizzy.
Then I began a lucid moment which made me think I may be depressed. But I am not that type and exercise is supposed to help. I didn’t.
I began doing some research.
Intense research and this is what I discovered:
A magnesium deficiency would cause the following:
§ Inability to sleep or insomnia
§ Sensitivity to noise
§ Mental disturbances
§ Anxiety, depression or restlessness
§ Muscle soreness or spasms
§ High levels of stress
§ Heart “flutters” or palpitations
§ Fatigue or unusual tiredness
§ Coldness in extremities
§ Fuzzy brain or difficulty concentrating
§ Allergies and sensitivities
§ Lack of appetite
§ Back pain
§ Body odor
§ Bad short term memory
§ Poor coordination
§ Carbohydrate cravings
§ Frequent cavities or poor dental health
What clinched it were my cavities – I had just gone to the dentist and was horrified that even though I really take good care of my teeth the amount of cavities I had was unbelievable.
My research uncovered something else very interesting – that although I may be taking supplements but if its combined with calcium intake than it would bind with it and not get digested properly. Unless it’s in a 2:1 ratio. Another interesting point was the fact that a magnesium deficiency would be hard to detect since people have a low concentration of magnesium in the blood. It takes about two weeks for your body to be back to normal and I am looking forward.
Another solution that may expedite your good health is to take a bath with a cup of Epsom salt since that is one way your body can absorb it.
Please let me know if you have any questions or comments and I will respond to them!