Magnesium induced Apathy
I found out I was extremely deficient in vit D a few months ago, so I started taking vit D supplements. After a week I started experiencing awful side effects: overall weakness, bone and muscle aches, anxiety etc, and after coming across your blog, I realized they were due to the fact that all the Mg from my body had probably been depleted.
So following your advice I started taking Mg supplements daily along with vit D, thinking I would finally get my minerals in order! After a few days I started experiencing something weird... like a feeling of apathy and lack of general motivation. Since I am already clinically depressed and take anti-depressions, this scared me and I stopped both the Mg and vit D supplements - and wouldn't you know it - all my adverse symptoms went away. How is this possible? Isn't Mg supposed to give you energy and make you more alert?
I googled it and found a few forums where people were experiencing something similar, despite being told it was impossible. Has anyone else had any similar experiences? Now it has been a over a month and I'm scared to go back to supplementing.
I need vit D desperately, but the side effects are overwhelming. And the Mg induced apathy is scary! What should I do? Someone please help.