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Re: s*icide thoughts when not depressed iris2

Posted by JLx on September 28, 2004, at 12:19:42

In reply to Re: s*icide thoughts when not depressed deirdrehbrt, posted by iris2 on September 27, 2004, at 12:18:50

Suicidal ideation and feelings for many years were the symptom of my worst depressions and sometimes came unbidden when I didn't feel
"that bad". I would wake up in the morning right into a feeling of wanting to put a gun to my head.

I haven't had this feeling or that depths of depression now for over 2 years -- since I started taking magnesium.

I used to blame myself so much for those thoughts, feeling ungrateful for the gift of life, not to mention the sheer pain of thinking that I was supposed to do it, that I just shouldn't be here. I thought it was psychology, emotions, something amenable to therapy or requiring antidepressants. But it was a magnesium deficiency. Magnesium is depleted by a high sugar/refined carb, high protein, high phosphorus (lunch meat and sodas), high calcium diet, prescription drugs...and stress.

"Patients who had made suicide attempts (by using either violent or nonviolent means) had significantly lower mean CSF magnesium level irrespective of the diagnosis." http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=2578829&dopt=Abstract

I actually asked my psychiatrist about magnesium after I ran across a website of a guy who said he'd cured his depression with magnesium. He responded negatively. Fortunately, I didn't listen to him! And I haven't seen him since. :)

JL


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