My mom was on a gluten-free diet kick for "curing me" for a long while. Unfortunately, I simply cannot give up bread.
Now she believes that magnesium pills will help me. I'll give it a shot. I don't disagree that natural cures exist.
My mom used to put me on wacky diets and suppliments as a kid, not to cure my progressing mental illness, but because she was always trying fad diets and natural cures. It sucked eating carob and rice cakes when all the other kids had pbj on white... LOL.
Magnesium has done WONDERS for my sleep. I've been taking a suppliment with Magnesium, Zinc and Vitamin B6 at night for the last two weeks or so, and I am FINALLY sleeping through the night. The last three nights I've gotten six solid hours of sleep before waking up. Last night I went to sleep at 11 and didn't wake up until 5 am, and was able to snooze until 6. I can't remember the last time that happened and it wasn't induced by extra 'sleep' meds. I feel like I slept well- not knocked out from meds, but actually rested... I take 100mg of Seroquel every night, which helps me fall asleep but does nothing to keep me asleep. (I've been on Seroquel for 4 years and it seems to help keep my rage down. I don't get angry and psychotic very often anymore- thankfully) I was still waking up at least 4 times, minimum. Insomnia was just becoming a way of life and I was sick of the dr just pushing another pharmaceutical down my throat. . Anyway, I'd heard magnesium was helpful for sleep and relaxation, and that cortisol levels impact the sleep wake cycle severely. (I've read somewhere that many people have bpd have increased cortisol bc of our constant 'flight or fight' that goes off, unlike 'normal' folks...) I'm not sure that it's a bpd cure, like your mom suggests, but if you have sleep issues like me (severe problems for years, I've tried everything) I would say try it!
It's a certain type of magnesium too- not the standard magnesium oxide...
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