Posted 6/4/2015 8:41 AM (GMT -7)
FightUC-- It seemed as if you wanted to start a fight. Everyone is entitled to their own point of view, and everyone will find a different path to feeling better. But demanding obedience to your protocol isn't useful.
I read your earlier post, and didn't agree with your assessment, but it wasn't worth enough to me to post about it. Frankly, an individual who is on a message board, and posting anonymously about it doesn't have a lot of credibility.
Now, it is.
Perhaps in some cases, Magnesium can work to alleviate depression. It is an essential mineral for our bodies. I, too, take it daily due to Fibromyalgia, and have for years. My levels are checked twice a year.
But--unlike something simple such as a cut finger, depression isn't so easily cured/resolved. You cut your finger, usually with something sharp, you wash it, cover it, and your body works to heal it. With a few minor variations, this is how to take care of a cut.
Depression has many causes, it takes many forms, and affects everyone very differently. To essentialize the mental condition is be disingenuous about it. It's NOT simple. By its very nature, it is individual, caused by circumstance, environment, family, a singular event, a series of events, our brain chemistry. There is no ONE answer to this puzzle, but it is personal to each and every one.
I have a family history of anxiety and depression. For some of my life, I was able to minimize the symptoms by self-talk and mindfulness. Other times, like now, I am going through a transition and need more help. Frankly, I wish this bad patch would be over. It's been long enough--five years now.
Also, to suggest that one fairly common mineral is THE answer will strike others who have struggled for years as kind of rude, if not oblivious to their needs and battles. Most are under the treatment of a doctor, as well as a therapist, both familiar with our particular battle and history.
I wish you well on your path, and hope you find healing.
Ulcerative Colitis 2003, Fibromyalgia DX 2005, Crohn's 2013, Enteropathic arthritis, 2013. Family History of Fibro--2 out of 3 siblings diagnosed. Started SCD-June 2013. *There are three kinds of people in the world: ones who see the glass as half-full, ones who see the glass as half-empty, and others who see a big crack in the side which is leaking all over their %$#@# foot