I have virtually eliminated my anxiety and depression overnight by soaking my feet in magnesium.Â Anyone with Crohn’s disease should try this.Â I’ve been religious with my oral magnesium glycinate tablets for months; tolerating about 400 mg. a day.Â It’s helped the twitching a bit, but as I’ve been going to the bathroom more the last few weeks (food choices, or are the hookworms starting to fail?Â Ah, the ever present paranoia.)
But I read about transdermal magnesium and first did a 1:1 ratio of magnesium sulfate (Epsom Salts ) to water, warmed it up until hot, then soaked my feet in it for 20 minutes.Â That afternoon I didn’t have the racing heart I’d grown accustomed to every afternoon since January.Â (and September – December)Â I fell asleep that night without the necessary combo of 2 Benadryl, 3 mg. of melatonin, and Ambien.Â The next day I bought some magnesium chloride from a vendor at the farmer’s market (none of my local health food stores carried it, though it can be found online.)Â I tried to make “magnesium oil” but it stings when I put it on, so I prefer the foot bath. I cup of magnesium chloride to enough warm water to barely cover my feet.Â I reuse it about 4 times, then dump it out and start again.Â I also rub it on my face, legs, and arms while I’m soaking my feet.
I thought it was a fluke, so I’ve waited a week before reporting on it.Â Now I’ve slept unaided every night since then, which is amazing considering I was back on Ambien since the second week of January, and fearing dependence and withdrawal.Â I even have added back in marijuana and alcohol without ill effects, and the last few months it’s been causing worse insomnia and increased anxiety.Â Woo hoo!Â I’m feeling back to my normal, happy self, and it was as easy as a foot bath!
I’m due to get my period this week, so I should be a grumpy, nervous mess.Â Even more proof it’s working.
I visited my psychiatrist only 9 days ago and she suggested the Celexa had “petered out” and I should add a low dose anti-psychotic that they use for depression that also helps with sleep.Â I never got the name of it, I was too depressed.Â What, 2 months on Celexa, with really only a few weeks of relief, and it had already stopped working?Â I cried for a day, then had an enormous pie party to bake for (try inviting 71 people over for 21 pies made in 3 days when you’re suffering from “major depressive disorder” and anxiety.Â I pulled it off, but I wish I had discovered the transdermal magnesium before that week.)
Now I get to focus on a trip to LA that was previously making me incredibly anxious (and now I’m getting excited about) and the Hookworm Incubation Project.Â My Crohn’s symptoms are slowly coming back (more mucus, more bowel movements, a sore butt because of it), and I’m wondering if I just need a redose every 6 months or something.Â I love the high, but I got a full 6 weeks of side effects last September, including neurological ones, so I’m not that keen.Â I also need to do an egg count.
Hopefully I’ll manage both before we leave, and the little yogurt maker will be incubating away while we are out.Â We have a secured, seperate locked room, so no animals or children can mess with the experiment.Â I still feel paranoid about writing about it, but how else are we going to learn about it?
I won’t provide links to the transdermal magnesium, since it’s mostly testimonials, but I recommend anyone suffering from depression, anxiety, insomnia, muscle fascillations, charlie-horses, longstanding IBD, to soak your feet in hot liquid magnesium chloride or sulfate every night.Â It’s a wonderful cure.
Worms and foot baths.Â Highly recommended.