Supplements: Friend's Recommendation Proved to be a Disaster
I've had problems sleeping for years. When I mentioned this to a friend she was so concerned about how it might be affecting my overall health and suggested taking magnesium supplements. She's big on taking all types of supplements for different things and some have proven to be a God-send for me and others not so much. I looked online before getting some to see if she was right about lack of sleep being due to a possible magnesium deficiency and it is listed on several sights. Anyway, I had a pretty volatile reaction to the magnesium the next day - maybe TMI but I was house-bound to be polite. So I cut the dose in half to see if that would work - no, same thing the next day. I stopped taking it. So what I am wondering is, am I one of the few or does everyone who takes it have the same problem and if so, why would they want to continue? I know there are some who would say that a person is stupid for not checking with the Doctor first on taking supplements and maybe they are right. Then there are others like my friend who think the medical profession is too rigid and critical of taking supplements rather than being prescribed dangerous drugs. Being housebound might not be dangerous, but it sure is inconvenient in my opinion. I realize that I may be just one of the worse-case scenarios concerning bad effects, I've had rare bad side effects from prescribed drugs in the past and when I mentioned them to the Doctor it was ignored and I was told I was imagining it and that infuriates me when that happens.