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I heard that taking magnesium aspartate is less beneficial for treating depression due to the excitatory effects of aspartate. Is this true?

I heard that taking magnesium aspartate is less beneficial for treating depression due to the excitatory effects of aspartate. Is this true?

Not useful: Controlled scientific studies have not demonstrated benefits of taking magnesium aspartate as a dietary supplement.

Read more: http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/201295-magnesium-aspartate-uses/#ixzz2majhuvvs. ...Read more

Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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Can a magnesium supplement help depression and what is the daily dose for women?

Can a magnesium supplement help depression and what is the daily dose for women?

No proof: There is no proof that additional magnesium will help depression. That being said a healthy, balanced diet is usually helpful. Ask your MD about the use of this supplement. Best. ...Read more

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I have bipolar II mainly depressed. I am deficient in magnesium and phosphorus. Could those deficiencies be making my depression harder to treat?

I have bipolar II mainly depressed. I am deficient in magnesium and phosphorus. Could those deficiencies be making my depression harder to treat?

Yes.: Magnesium most likely. It naturally relaxes muscle and brain. Lowers blood pressure. Low levels associated with irritable nervous system. Take 400 mg magnesium oxide per day! The phosphorus deficiency may indicate low calcium and/or vitamin d levels. Get off of the hctz! ...Read more

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Would a magnesium deficiency caused by levaquin (levofloxacin) be affecting irritability, confusion, and depression? I'm on day 4 of it and these things seem worse

Just Levaquin (levofloxacin): There is lots of magnesium in the body, so it won't deplete to symptomatic levels in just a few days. Levaquin (levofloxacin) can have such side effects, and you should let your prescriber know about them--together decide if this is cause (and if worth putting up with for rest of course, or need new Rx for other antibiotic), or if something else might be going on and you need seen again. ...Read more

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My depression and anxiety is so worse and I'm on my normal medication Paxil (paroxetine) 60mg concerta 36mg klonopin for panic attacks I've fake b vitamins, magnesium, vitamin d, folic and iron.?

My depression and anxiety is so worse and I'm on my normal medication Paxil (paroxetine) 60mg concerta 36mg klonopin for panic attacks I've fake b vitamins, magnesium, vitamin d, folic and iron.?

Need evaluation: You should see your psychiatrist ; inform him or her of your response to the treatment and to discuss a possible change in meds, such as effexor, (venlafaxine) Remeron or tricyclic antidepressant. If you do not respond to adequate trials of antidepressants, then you may need ect. You should also be evaluated for bipolar depression. In that case, I would recommend raising your seroquel ; lowering the paxil. ...Read more

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Is magnesium stearate a laxative?

Is magnesium stearate a laxative?

No: Magnesium stearate is an additive to meds/supplements used to ease/make cheaper their production (actually makes the supplement less effective b/c it decreases absorption of the nutrient in your intestines. Magnesium citrate is a laxative. ...Read more

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Is vegetable magnesium stearate a magnesuim antacid?

Is vegetable magnesium stearate a magnesuim antacid?

No: Antacids contain hydroxide which is an anion. Magnesium is a cation which can be coupled with the hydroxide to make an antacid. Other forms contain calcium (ie tums). Stearate is an anion but is not an antacid. ...Read more

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Are things found in supplement capsules bad for you? I'm thinking cellulose, magnesium stearate, silica and gelatin.

Are things found in supplement capsules bad for you? I'm thinking cellulose, magnesium stearate, silica and gelatin.

Not useful: The so-called supplement capsule are not and will not do any good for you, other than lightening your wallet.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Nigella sativa, fenspiride hydrochloride, calcium hydrogenophospate, hipromeloze, macrogol, magnesium stearate are any of these dangerous with alchool?

Nigella sativa, fenspiride hydrochloride, calcium hydrogenophospate, hipromeloze, macrogol, magnesium stearate are any of these dangerous with alchool?

Less is best: If you have tuberculosis as a current condition, you probably should be refraining from drinking alcohol, or taking anything with alcohol. The most important thing is to build up your immune system, so that it is stronger, and that you eat have a nutritious diet, and also get plenty of rest. Less is more. Taking too many things together with alcohol is not advised even if you are feeling well. ...Read more

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Take prelief for IC and reflux which contains calcium glucerophosphate and magnesium stearate. Can the magnesium stearate elevate magnesium levels? Mine are already at slightly above normal range.

Take prelief for IC and reflux which contains calcium glucerophosphate and magnesium stearate. Can the magnesium stearate elevate magnesium levels? Mine are already at slightly above normal range.

Watch & see if...: Your scenario deserves a watching with repeating testing in 3 months for confirmation do to correlate with your clinical profile under your doctor's review and guidance since the pill used should not have any significant effect on someone with reasonable functions of kidneys. To help understand how to live a long happy life, review list on Facts of Life-1, 2, &3 on HOME of www. Formefirst. Com. ...Read more

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Does magnesium stearate affect amethia birth control?

Does magnesium stearate affect amethia birth control?

Probably not: Pl see attached link for possible drug interactions of Amethia ...Read more

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Will Orphenadrine Citrate contain magnesium stearate and silica-colloidal anhydrous?

What's your??: The chemicals you mentioned are generally inactive ingredients to help a active ingredient dissolve and be absorbed in the GI tract. They basically keep the muscle relaxant pill from remaining a solid plug that doesn't get absorbed. ...Read more

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Safe to take lorazepam w/ nature made magnesium supplement (mag ox, cellulose gel, croscarmellose sodium, mag stearate, silicon dioxide, stearic acid)?

Safe to take lorazepam w/ nature made magnesium supplement (mag ox, cellulose gel, croscarmellose sodium, mag stearate, silicon dioxide, stearic acid)?

Safe but not best Mg: It is totally safe but magnesium oxide is a very poorly-absorbed form of magnesium- it may work as a laxative but won't raise your magnesium levels! You would be far better off taking magnesium glycinate, taurate or citrate!
see http://drcarolyndean. Com/magnesium_miracle/. ...Read more

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What is magnesium sterate used for and what is it made of?

What is magnesium sterate used for and what is it made of?

Diluent: Magnesium stearate is often used as a diluent in the manufacture of medical tablets, capsules and powders. In this regard, the substance is also useful, because it has lubricating properties, preventing ingredients from sticking to manufacturing equipment during the compression of chemical powders into solid tablets; magnesium stearate is the most commonly used lubricant for tablets. ...Read more

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I have not had a bowel movement in 8 days. I drank a bottle of magnesium sterate and that did not work. Can I use an enema or go to the hospital?

I have not had a bowel movement in 8 days. I drank a bottle of magnesium sterate and that did not work. Can I use an enema or go to the hospital?

Enema...: If you go to the Emergency Department, they would prescribe an enema. Save your money and try to give yourself an enema in the comfort of your home. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the signs/symptoms of depressions in teenagers?

Can you tell me the signs/symptoms of depressions in teenagers?

Teen depression: Is harder to diagnose than depression in adults. All teens have some moodiness and rapid mood swings which can be similar to depression. If you are concerned about a teenager you know consider speaking with a psychologist about your concerns and possibly set up an evaluation for the teen. If a teen is extremely isolated and lacking interest in life (possibly suicidal) get help asap. ...Read more

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What can I do for depression?

What can I do for depression?

Many things: I agree with dr. Saponaro about using psychotherapy with medications, rather than meds alone. Some studies have also shown consistent exercise to be as effective as antidepressants in treating depression. Nutritionally, you can also make sure to have enough vitamin d and omega-3 fats. If not eating wild alaskan salmon at least 2x/week, be sure to take good quality fish oil w/1000mg epa/day. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have depression?

How do I know if I have depression?

Common: Symptoms of depression are sadness, fatigue, low drive, isolation, avoidance of others, poor appetite, poor sleep, irritability etc. If you have any or most of these symptoms see a doctor for a full diagnosis and begin some treatment plan. ...Read more

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Have really bad depression, please help?

Have really bad depression, please help?

Please seek medical: Evaluation and treatment. Talking therapy ranks really high. Cognitive Behavioral therapy or psychotherapy can be effective. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night & good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies & 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, Qi Gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises & meditation. Don't isolate - spend time w friends & stay active. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some biological leads to of depression?

Biological causes: Biological causes of depression include differences in brain chemistry, inherited traits, hormonal changes and illnesses (i.e. Hypothyroidism) which adversely affect the level of one's hormones or brain chemistry. ...Read more

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How can depression work?

How can depression work?

Persistent despair: Can begin a downward spiral. As energy & motivation decrease, people often withdraw, isolate themselves & feel helpless & hopeless. They may become self-critical & self-blaming. Behaviors, thinking & emotions intensify each other. Chronic, moderate depression is dysthymia. Research & clinical experience show that cognitive-behavioral therapy (cbt) is the most effective treatment. ...Read more

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What can cause depression?

What can cause depression?

A mix: Psychiatric illnesses occur when a combination of risk factors collide. The most common factors include your genes, your family upbringing and culture, and your thoughts. ...Read more

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How can I treat depression?

How can I treat depression?

Exercise: Depression can be very serious and sometimes caused by medical illness. See your family doc to get checked out. In addition to prescription medication for depression daily vigorous exercise can help as well as seeing a councilor, reading books about depression, and taking better care of yourself. ...Read more

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How do you cure depression?

How do you cure depression?

Cure?: There is no "cure" per se, but medications and/or therapy can lead to full remission of symptoms. Sometimes after 1-2 years medication may no longer be needed, but if recurrence of symptoms on or off medication then indefinite treatment may be needed. Staying off drugs and alcohol, regular sleep pattern, and good nutrition are also important. ...Read more

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Is sun good for depression?

Is sun good for depression?

Yes: Measured sunlight can be quite helpful in treating depression. Like most things in life, you can get too much of a good thing so use adequate spf protection. ...Read more

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Who's at risk in depression?

Who's at risk in depression?

Most people...: We are all at risk of suffering depression particularly if stress becomes chronic and unmanageable. Genetics plays a role. Early childhood loss of the mother; divorced people and those unhappily married may be at higher risk. Poverty and lower socio-economic status, adult children of alcoholics may be at higher risk. Alcoholism and substance abuse are risk factors. Women report more mde than men. ...Read more

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What to do about depression?

Counseling: Begin by talking it out with someone who is trained and who you feel good chemistry with. It doesn't have to be a doctor. It could be a psychologist or a clergy person or a nurse. It helps for you to believe in them and feel they are listening. Medicines are secondary. You may need them. Keep the faith. ...Read more

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How do you define depression?

How do you define depression?

Group of Symptoms: Clinical depression is a collection of symptoms - something we call a syndrome - that includes a persistent and pervasive period of sadness and/or a lack of joy, usually associated with feelings of excessive guilt or apathy, difficulties getting motivated, poor concentration and energy, disrupted sleep, feelings of sluggishness or restlessness, social withdrawal, and/or thoughts of death. ...Read more

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How do you manage depression?

How do you manage depression?

See Below: Psychotherapy, medication (if there's need), self-care routine --establishing a time to do things that you like/enjoy; relaxation, learning what triggers your symptoms; creating "crisis card" things to do when depression worsens; stress management; sleep hygiene. Psychotherapy will help guide you through the process, while medication will help in stabilizing mood. ...Read more

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How can I relieve depression?

How can I relieve depression?

In addition. . .: In addition to the typical treatments for depression my colleagues describe, there are questions to ask yourself. Are you listening to your own inner callings about life purpose & interactions with others? How is your sense of spiritual connection? A therapist can help you consider these & more; so can therapeutic writing. While painful, depression can also signal opportunity to transform & grow. ...Read more

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Can children have depression?

Can children have depression?

Yes: children can experience depression. If you are concerned that your child is depressed, ask your pediatrician for a referral to a child psychologist. ...Read more

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What is a depression episode?

What is a depression episode?

A mental problem: Depression is generally considered a possible sign of a psychiatric illness; Sadness is a normal human emotion;
Depression as an illness can be chronic (present al the time); It can also be episodic (it comes and goes);
A person may have period of depression that may last several hours to several months and then disappear on its own; The period of depression is called an episode; ...Read more

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Will my depression ever go?

Will my depression ever go?

Feeling Good: There are several types of depression. Reactive depression occurs as a result of loss and eventually we adjust. If one does not adjust or if the cause is not clear certainly seek professional help. "feeling good" by david burns is an excellent self-help book based on science. Don't let the thickness of it intimidate you. Take it bit by bit. The very best to you. Don't rely on medication only ...Read more

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What can I do for depression.?

What can I do for depression.?

A LOT OF THINGS: There are multiple avenues to pursue. Speak to your doctor. Can do therapy, get exercise, eat right, good sleep hygiene. Reduce use of alcohol or drugs. Get therapy and consider antidepressants if sever enough. Start with your doctor as a resource and evaluation. ...Read more