Just wanted to put something out there for those of you who are under stress, in case it helps, even a little.
When we respond to stress, our bodies use up more magnesium and B vitamins, and Vitamin C than normal. When stress is chronic, it can be really easy to run low on these nutrients. It can be really difficult to get enough magnesium through diet (especially for those with digestive disorders), Soaking feet in Epsom salts foot bath a few times a week can help, also you can get magnesium oil to rub on the skin , and your body will absorb it. A good B complex is useful to support the daily stress response - a methylated form is good (more expensive, but better than standard). Our eating habits can go out of the window when we're caring for loved ones, and it's so easy to let our own nutrition slip. When B vits get low, we're more prone to feeling low, in both energy and mood. Low magnesium can cause cramps, muscle pain, headaches, high blood pressure...and can stop your body using calcium properly for bone health. It's all i can do to keep propping my mum up, keep cooking meals and ordering supplements! Thought I'd put it here in case it helped anyone else.
You're all amazing. I'm in awe of the posts I read every day. I don't post often as life is so frantic, but it's lovely to have you all in the background. I wish I could persuade my mum to access this group too - still working on it!