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Effective Natural Remedies for Anxiety

| Modified on Mar 09, 2022

Chia Oil
Posted by Irina (New York) on 03/07/2022
5 out of 5 stars

I recently discovered chia oil. Like others who have posted here, flaxseed oil helped my anxiety - but both the seeds and the oil caused me to have sinus congestion. I thought maybe all kinds of Omega 3s would have a calming effect on me - but I was wrong - cod liver oil made me anxious and fish oil didn't help at all. I take chia seeds every day with only positive benefits and randomly came across an edible form of chia oil and thought I'd try it. The very first teaspoon I took had an instant calming effect that felt much stronger than flaxseed oil. I went from super anxious to extremely calm in literally just a few minutes. I am now taking 2-3 teaspoons of chia oil a day (spaced apart, with meals) I can't believe the difference in myself - I feel almost too relaxed to the point where I just want to rest a lot - and this is coming from someone who not only has anxiety. but hyperthyroid. Also, I am able to fall right to sleep at night. I highly suggest trying this oil if you suffer from any of the ailments I've mentioned - it's life-changing!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Dwane (NJ) on 03/05/2022

Put a pinch of baking soda in it as well. It calms the second brain and sends better signals to your brain.


Valerian Root with Hops
Posted by Beth W. (AL) on 02/17/2022
5 out of 5 stars

Back when I was really sick, anxiety became a terrible side effect that left me debilitated on most days. I got so bad that I had to resort to Ativan for a couple of days to stabilize me. In the meantime, I did research and discovered valerian root and hops. I got both in tincture form (for me personally works way stronger/quicker) and for severe anxiety will take about 10 drops of both. Within minutes I felt relief that was possibly better than that from the ativan. While I worked through detoxing and getting well, I had to use this combo a few times and it has never failed me.


Acetyl L-Carnitine
Posted by Diana (California ) on 01/17/2022

Hello Joseph, thank you for sharing.

Could you take the herb when taking antidepressants? Thank you.


Ashwagandha
Posted by Betty (CA) on 11/22/2021

What dosage will you be taking if I can ask?

I discussed it with my dr and she said for me 600mg per day. I haven't started taking it yet but have it.


Ashwagandha
Posted by Pacific Coast Lady (Crescent City, CA) on 11/22/2021 159 posts

I am starting Ashwagandha today, again, after purchasing it some, time ago. I never stuck with it, but I truly believe many of my issues are caused by stress/anxiety. Some things I cannot eliminate from my life, things like my own thinking. I need to try taking something, adding something to my diet, beside a prescription which I am not willing to take. If there's a side-effect, I will get it, and that goes for alternative medicines as well so I have to sort of be my own guinea pig.

I'll try to make it back here to tell folks how it works/or doesn't work to improve things for me. It's 2021, November now so the only 2 that posted were, some, years ago. I so hope someone has tried this and might post their experience. Thank you much!


Alternatives to Benzos
Posted by Joseph A. (Stockton, Ca ) on 11/11/2021 71 posts

Thanks young lady (charity) sorry for late reply, I am just not sure how the replies work. I don't know if they go to my site or just posted on EC site. It would be nice to communicate directly, with a copy posted on site for all to view. This is old news, however curious how long you took 6 Valiums (60mg) daily? Wow. That's a lot, actually to much in my opinion but couldn't have been taking long or you would have had major Anxiety Attack plus………? Thank you, curious especially since my son took them for 5+ yrs and when I shaved a tiny off of one pill his Anxiety exploded. Today I restarted and after 3 days of reducing 2mg off of 20mg he is doing quite well. Albeit I do add a few natural things.


5-HTP
Posted by Gord235 (Vancouver, Canada) on 11/07/2021

5HTP doesn't mimic serotonin. it acts a a precursor for serotonin and melatonin which means it helps your body to naturally produce more of each. The end result is you feel better (serotonin) and sleep better (melatonin). The recommended dosage is 50mg. per day. Exceeding 50mg may cause anxiety so best to stick to 50mg.


5-HTP
Posted by Gord235 (Vancouver, Canada) on 11/07/2021

That's hilarious! I suppose as you were reading your own comment you were thinking, "This person sounds pretty intelligent, too." ha, ha.


Acetyl L-Carnitine
Posted by Joseph A. (Stockton, Ca) on 11/07/2021 71 posts

Hi, I know this is a very old reply, however in your comment, you stated you took 50mg Acetylcarnitine, actually, I think you meant 500mg, they don't make 50mg, plus all the problems you had couldn't have been eliminated with 50mg, sure it's possible but improbable. My son has Severe Anxiety and he takes 500mg twice daily for 1.000mg. I will look into him taking more Safely. Thank you, Joseph


Acetyl L-Carnitine
Posted by Joseph A, (Stockton, Ca) on 11/07/2021 71 posts

This reply is a lil late since I don't receive all comments, nor am I on this site each day. The question is regarding taking SERPINA with high blood pressure. As far as I know it is safe, however keep in mind that this Serpina was originally produced to lower blood pressure in 1934. I did see it on line and at Amazon for sale. It does help with Insomnia, mental illness, Anxiety, and much more. Interacts with cold flu medicine, antipsychotic medications. Sorry I was late but I forgot about checking fir reply's. Thank you. Joseph


5-HTP
Posted by Joseph A. (Stockton, Ca) on 11/07/2021 71 posts

I was searching for something natural that would help with Anxiety when tapering off benzodiazepines. As I read comments from all so far, I came across this one by Joseph, I said I agree with everything this guy says, then I looked at name and realized it was my own comment. Lol, lol .


5-HTP
Posted by Gord235 (Vancouver, Canada) on 10/25/2021

For anxiety what worked for me was Vitamin B3-450mg taken first thing in the morning and just before going to bed. This eliminated anxiety within 24 hr.


5-HTP
Posted by Gord235 (Vancouver) on 10/24/2021

I successfully transitioned from an anti-depressant, anti-anxiety medication(Paxil) to 5HTP-50mg by gradually reducing Paxil by 50% each day while increasing 5HTP TO 50mg. The whole weaning process took about four days. Note: experts say an anti-anxiety ant-depressant should never be stopped suddenly and I agree. I tried that once and found myself doing some irrational things.

CAUTION: I did find when I increased the 5HTP to 100mg, it actually increased my anxiety. This happened when my health food store brought in 100mg strength instead of the usual 50mg strength. Fortunately I realised what was happening and split the remainder in half and everything was fine from there on.


5-HTP
Posted by Gord235 (Vancouver) on 10/24/2021

At the time, I had no idea that taking twice my regular dose would have such an adverse effect as 5HTP was described to me as a vita-nutrient. So to me, it was the same as taking a double dose of vitamin C.


B3
Posted by Gord235 (Vancouver, Canada) on 10/24/2021
5 out of 5 stars

Vitamin B3 - 450mg twice a day.

After reading a report that cited over 30 studies showing success reducing anxiety with 1,000mg and up to 5,000mg of Vitamin B3 per day. I decided to take a more conservative approach. I took B3-450mg once in the morning upon waking and once at night before sleeping and my anxiety disappeared within 24 hr.


5-HTP
Posted by Joseph (Stockton, CA) on 10/22/2021 71 posts

For Anxiety, calmness of the mind, insomnia, etc., please try Indian Ayurvedic Serpina (Indian Snakeroot) sold in India, and at USA Amazon. Dosage: 1-3 pills daily, if severe anxiety use 2 pills 3X daily or 3 pills in am & 3 pills in pm. Dosages are 4mg each. One of the Best products ever, helps mental illness, psychosis, high blood pressure. My comments are most likely meant for current members. Questions feel free to ask. Thank you


Acetyl L-Carnitine
Posted by Joseph (Stockton, CA) on 10/22/2021 71 posts

Hi Sandi,

I am very sorry for your painful loss, I know it can take its toll, however life goes on and I want to explain a few things to you. First of all there is a book out called “Medication Madness” by Dr Peter Breggin, you will learn a lot. Now Serpina I used for my ill son with Schizophrenia, mental illness, insomnia, psychosis, etc., it is an herb developed in 1934 in India as the worlds first Anti-hypertensive medication, it restores normal blood pressure in hypertensives. This pill also fights Anxiety (best), reduces fevers, calm the nerves, used as a sedative in some psychotic disorders. Almost no side effects except when taking Antipsychotics or cold flu medicines. Sold at Amazon for $7.00 for 100 pills 4mg. I took my son off of antipsychotics and replaced with Serpina for 8 successful years, he did well until OCD entered his life, then medication was given Antipsychotic poison again, needless to say I learned the hard way with interaction so I stop Serpina. You can stop cold turkey, no food is needed prior to taking. I will reply to questions. Joseph


5-HTP
Posted by Joseph (Stockton, CA) on 10/22/2021 71 posts

Regarding 5HTP, you can't blame the store for taking 100mg instead of 50mg. Common sense is if your taking 50mg and they are out, then buy 100mg and cut in half, sorry but that was your fault! One must learn to Google things they take and or change MG (milligrams) what foods don't mix with medications, usually Grapefruit and licorice.


Alternatives to Benzos
Posted by sue (PNW) on 10/18/2021

Hi Joe,

I was tapered off a benzo which I depended on for sleep for way too many years. I had tried to reduce many times on my own, and couldn't, but with the help of a new "doctor, " actually a young nurse practitioner, we were successful. It took six months plus to slowly taper down to a very, very low dose which seemed almost microscopic, but then I just couldn't go any lower. She then prescribed Doxepin, a tricyclic anti-depressant at a low dose. At a dosage of 75 mg and up it treats depression, but they have found that a low dosage of 3 - 6 mgs helps with insomnia. It has helped me, a lot, I am off of the benzo and sleeping better, with a clearer head. I don't know if this will help your son with his issue, PTSD and benzos, but it might be another tool available for his tool kit.

I hope he has as good a clinician as my young ARNP.


Alternatives to Benzos
Posted by Joseph (Stockton, Ca ) on 09/11/2021 71 posts

Sept 11,2021, just read your article, not quite sure I understand but I will view the link. My son is a disabled vet, has PTSD, (severe) among other issues, his VA Dr got him addicted to Valiums for 5 yrs and he takes 30mg daily. He has a new Dr., and in about 5 weeks hopefully she will start tapering him off. I know it is painful and people still suffer even though it is out of his system. Plus it can return and even seizures are possible. I am almost 80 yrs old the Dr says he can be an outpatient, I just have to monitor him. All I have for anxiety now is Acetyl-L-Carnitine 500mg 2X daily, I will also start Taurine. Acetyl-L Carnitine is for the brain, yet it works great, I stoped the L-Theanine 800mg. Anything else you can share will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.


Alternatives to Benzos
Posted by Emersyn (Virginia) on 09/09/2021

I never found any supplements that helped a lot for benzo withdrawal--it took me 3 years to taper off of Ativan. Possibly fish oil and tiny bit? The thing that helped the most was to do a liquid micro taper--crush the pill, either mix it with water to form a suspension or mix it with a ml of alcohol first to dissolve then mix some water to dilute and just decrease the amounts by micrograms every day. Here's some info on how to and the Benzo Buddies website is also helpful.

http://benzo.alwaysdata.net/titration/titrationHelp.htm?help=Readme+First


L-Theanine
Posted by Joseph A. (Stockton, Ca.) on 09/01/2021 71 posts
5 out of 5 stars

I have read a lot about L-Theanine and just want to get this info out to people who take L-Theanine for Anxiety, Relaxation, and how to search for interactions with supplements and or prescription medicines.

First of all, when purchasing L-Theanine, it is imperative that you purchase only the companies that list Suntheanine on the front container, it represents the best of L-Theanine. Theanine without the name Suntheanine is very, very inexpensive and it will not be the product you want to help your problem.

Dosages, companies supply 100mg, 125mg, 150mg, 200mg, you can safely take approximately 8,000mg L-Theanine (Suntheanine), I have found that 400mg (2 capsules each with 200mg each) in the morning and same in the evening. With or without food is fine. Of course, you can take less, depending on your reason for taking it. If you want to check for interaction(s) then Google that question yourself, it is not necessary to ask, just know that many of your questions can be answered by Googling your question.

Anxiety searchers can find relief from Severe Anxiety with Serpina (Indian Snakeroot) (Amazon) or 500mg-1000mg of N-acetyl-L-Carnitine, Amazon sells 500mg, 1000mg and 1500mg pills. Magnesium glycinate also helps but not as good as the other two products.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Michelle (Port Charlotte, FL) on 07/30/2021

Coconut vinegar is better. It's less acid and you can get the same results with half the amount.


Magnesium
Posted by Linda (Castle Rock, Colo) on 07/18/2021

Which kind do you take?


B12
Posted by Clatterbuck (Beltsville, Md) on 07/12/2021
5 out of 5 stars

I had horrible anxiety and paranoia a few years ago. It seemed to come out of no where. I couldn't get any relief. My doctor ran some blood tests and discovered I was extremely low on vitamin B12. I was prescribed B12 shots because I eat plenty of meat so I shouldn't be deficient. Shots are the only way my body can absorb this vitamin. Well, after the first shot I felt a peaceful calm settle over me. The paranoia left at the same time. It was like a miracle.

I have to take monthly B12 shots or the anxiety and paranoia come back. Google B12 deficiency and see if your son has some of the other symptoms that come with this disease.

EC: Cross-posted from https://answers.earthclinic.com/natural-remedies-for-anxiety-with-antipsychotics.html so that more people see it. Thank you!


Acetyl L-Carnitine
Posted by Denise (Saint Louis, MO) on 06/26/2021

Hi Joseph,

Do you know if it is safe to take Serpina along with prescription blood pressure medication until it starts to take effect?


Acetyl L-Carnitine
Posted by Jennifer (UK) on 06/26/2021

I am sorry for your sad loss. Regarding high blood pressure, magnesium is effective, and most people are deficient. Magnesium chloride is very absorbable, I just have a pinch per day, but Epsom Salts (magnesium sulphate) could also be used. Red beetroots also help lower blood pressure.


Acetyl L-Carnitine
Posted by DiDi (OR) on 06/25/2021

Hi Joe,

I would like to try the pills but cannot find on Amazon.

Can you please share the name of the company/manufacturer?

THX in advance.


Acetyl L-Carnitine
Posted by Sandi (Arizona ) on 06/21/2021

I am taking metoprolol 50 mg for my high blood pressure. I wonder about adding the serpina, if there would be problems or interactions. But I do prefer the natural over pharmaceuticals. Thank you for responding.


Acetyl L-Carnitine
Posted by Sandi (Arizona, USA) on 06/20/2021
5 out of 5 stars

Thanks to the info on here, I just tried acetyl L carnitine for my anxiety. I am pleased to say I think it's helping. My husband took it years ago for neuropathy and it was great. My son is trying it for his neuropathy as well. My anxiety has been so bad because my husband died six months ago after fighting lung cancer for 14 months. My checkup showed elevated blood pressure. High blood pressure causes anxiety which raises blood pressure which causes more anxiety and round and round. So I am so happy to find something besides Xanax that actually makes me feel somewhat better. Now hopefully I can get my blood pressure down. 🤪🤪

Alternatives to Benzos
Posted by Charity (faithville, Us) on 06/14/2021

Here are a few links. I found out I was pregnant and took 6 valiums a day and went cold turkey....really overwhelmed 42 years ago, it was a boy.

Guide to Safely Withdrawing from Benzodiazepines - ADT Healthcare ADT Healthcare (adt-healthcare.com)

Can GABA Supplements Help Benzodiazepine Withdrawal? | Exercise.com

5 Best GABA Adaptogens for Benzo Withdrawal, Holy Basil, Ashwagandha (healthybodyhack.com)

Reading posts on sites about drug addicts you can find what they have used to get free. I watch AML daily and count my blessings I am not in their shoes.

Wild Youth - Bronson - YouTube

Hope something here helps you. Blessings, Charity


Alternatives to Benzos
Posted by Joe A (Stockton) on 06/13/2021 71 posts
5 out of 5 stars

Severe Anxiety relief, what helps for Benzo withdrawal/taper off symptoms?

L-theanine 800mg helps, mulungu 500mg helps (most people never heard of) psychedelic mushrooms, ketamine may help. What helps you when you must withdraw (taper off Benzo addiction)?

5-HTP
Posted by Goldengirl (USA) on 01/28/2021

I really don't like taking things that are mimicking naturally produced things in our body. Maybe I didn't read the description right when I googled it, but it said it's naturally produced in our bodies, but the 5-HTP comes from some sort of plant? I took some a couple years ago and threw it out because it gave me shakes and I believe yes, a headache too.


Antacids
Posted by HisJewel (USA) on 10/30/2020

Regarding the Effects of Tums as an Antacid and on Bones,

My mother always took a Mult-vitamins, B-Complex and JP which may have been a blessing to her. Though she walked with Tums and Alka-Seltzer in her pocketbook encase of a heartburn or antacid attack, she had strong bones even in her nineties. The key may be in mineral balancing. Also, recently I was trying to figure out what to do about the throat burn I get from taking Alpha-lipoic acid and someone said to take a Tums, to my amazement it worked for me.


Acetyl L-Carnitine
Posted by Adrienne (Idaho) on 10/29/2020

Hello Angela,

Caricater mentions that taking Acetyl L-Carnitine can lead to oxidative stress. Oxidative stress, put simply, is an imbalance between free radicals and antioxidants that counter free radicals. We don't want free radicals, they can lead to cancer. Alpha Lipoic Acid is an antioxidant.


5-HTP
Posted by Gord235 (Vancouver, British Columbia) on 09/29/2020

Update - My usual store didn't have 5HTP 50mg in stock so I decided to try 5HTP100mg instead. What a mistake! After taking one 100mg tablet I became very anxious. I then put the balance of the tablets through a pill splitter so that they were just 50mg and the anxiety disappeared.

Now I am very careful to make sure I am buying only the 50mg strength. I even admonished the store a few times that the recommended dose was 50mg and that 100mg can actually increase anxiety and they have finally caught on.


Antacids
Posted by Sonu (Udaipur, Rajasthan ) on 09/17/2020

Anyone know what is the composition medicine is in the antacid that helped her daughter's anxiety?


Cold Water
Posted by Cindy (Illinois, Usa) on 08/31/2020 334 posts

Has anyone tried just sticking their head under the cold water faucet for anxiety attacks? I don't have anxiety but it would be such a relief to be able to pass the information along to those who do. In real time, if it works as a stop gap until they can get home or wherever. I've tried it and get mostly the same exhilaration but does that translate for depression or anxiety or panic attacks?

Plus, I want to add that it's a whole lot easier to store a single jug of water in the fridge for a quick boost without actually having to shower. Or even to stick one's head under the cold water out of any faucet if one is "on the road" or has anxiety while "trapped" somewhere they can't "escape" - I.e. school or work or something they can't simply walk away from if something flips the switch.

I've also just done the face which is pretty cool and a whole lot less messy than the whole head but, again, could someone who has such an issue check to see if it helps with anxiety, panic or depression? Thanks!!


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Liz (Ny ) on 07/25/2020

If you add pure organic raw honey it helps with the upset stomach. It also adds to the benefits as well. Honey is a natural tranquilizer and has a lot of other great qualities too. Hope this helps.


B12, Folic Acid, 5-HTP and Altoids
Posted by Anon (Anon) on 07/16/2020

Wilson's syndrom mimicks schizophrenia. You might look into that, copper/zinc ratio, molybdenum, heavy metal chelation, liver detox. Sleep problems may cause him to dream during the day. ❤


B12, Folic Acid, 5-HTP and Altoids
Posted by Joe (Stockton, Ca) on 07/15/2020 71 posts

My son 52 acquired OCD 6 yrs ago, it's been a nightmare with Clomipramine, and 1mg Antipsychotics (2007 diagnosed Schizophrenia)

He does take B-Complex 100mg. Has much Anxiety, coupled with OCD, is there a home test to determine symptoms of low B-12? Magnesium at Amazon from Dr Carolyn Dean is suppose to be great. It is a cream you rub anywhere on body, it gets dissolved, where as pills usually don't. 5HTP is not recommended for long term use, Google it to be safe. Thank you all.


B12
Posted by Gigi (Somerville Nj) on 07/15/2020

How long does the B12 shot last? How often do you get one?


B12
Posted by Joe (Stockton, Ca ) on 07/15/2020 71 posts

How can you check level at home or have some idea? My son has ocd and anxiety problem?

He does take B-Complex 100, and other supplements.


B12
Posted by Maureen (Md) on 07/13/2020
5 out of 5 stars

If you are having anxiety, get your Vitamin B12 level checked by your doctor.

I was having horrible anxiety and was seeing a therapist who kept trying to give me anti-anxiety medicine. When I had some blood work done it was discovered that I was very low on B12.

Apparently, B12 deficiency causes anxiety, depression and insomnia, in addition to numerous other dangerous health problems.

After I started loading doses of B12 shots, my anxiety DISAPPEARED COMPLETELY. Just like magic.

If you think your B12 level must be OK because you are taking an oral supplement you might be wrong. B12 is the only vitamin that requires a cofactor (intrinsic factor) in order for your body to be able to use it. There are many reasons why your body may not be able to absorb B12 properly, including use of PPIs. So, if you can't absorb B12 the normal way, get a B12 shot. You'll be so glad you did.

Wormwood Combo
Posted by Madison (Florida, USA) on 03/30/2020

Hi Reza! What brand do you take? I have horrible OCD and would really love to get rid of my intrusive thoughts.


Wormwood Combo
Posted by Reza (Tehran, Iran) on 03/25/2020
5 out of 5 stars

Hey Rexine, I must say that I feel the same about the wormwood medicine. I wake up less neurotic and at ease, something that I'm not even familiar with . Great recommendation!


Wormwood Combo
Posted by Amber (New Jersey ) on 07/14/2019

Whats the brand?


Wormwood Combo
Posted by Rexine (United States) on 06/19/2019
5 out of 5 stars

I take wormwood for intrusive thoughts. They are gone. I only take one a day, but the dosage calls for more. The brand I use is a Wormwood Combination with Black Walnut leaf (Juglans nigra), Wormwood herb (Artemisia absinthium) Quassia (Quassia amara), Cloves (Syzygium aromaticum) and Male Fern root (Aspidium filix-mas). I also took Lithium Orotate and it was very good, but the Wormwood is better. I am 65 years old and have had depression problems. That seems better but the anxiety and OCD seems to have kicked in. I was never bombarded with the intrusive thoughts until later in life. I will never be without Wormwood again.

Flax Seed Oil
Posted by Lisa (New York) on 04/06/2020

As a phyto estrogen at the top it made me gain weight. But if it works for you. Soy too allergic and made me pack on the pounds.


Flax Seed Oil
Posted by KT (USA) on 01/26/2019

Dear Denise, I personally think you are trying too many things together and expecting quick fixes. Never in the history of the world has there been such a variety of foods and supplements. They may not all be compatible. The binders, fillers and, in my case the capsule alone can contribute to problems that may not be readily recognized. I feel you need to detox from your trial and error remedies and give your body a break!! I am not familiar with several things you have asked about. Go back to basic food for medicine, Real Salt, magnesium, turmeric, cayenne pepper, garlic and ginger. Cooked vegetables until tender for assimilation and use real butter w/out salt. I have been swallowing 6 peppercorns whole in the morning and evening. I happened to Google "benefits of black peppercorns" and think you should look at that.


Flax Seed Oil
Posted by Denise (Crescent City, CA) on 01/25/2019 159 posts

hey Mary, so happy for you. I have anxiety a lot, and depression, although every, single thing I've tried makes me drowsy. Most things are taken at night by the reviews I've read. I don't want to be drowsy, or kick-back. I've done Passion Flower (tired and made my tinnitus worse), Valerian, Melatonin, kava kava tea & capsules, SAMe, 5htp, and probably some other things I can't even remember. Does the Flax seed oil make you sleepy or drowsy? Thank you for any help. I'm spending so much money that is just going down the drain on these "trial and error" remedies, Denise


Flax Seed Oil
Posted by Mary (Seattle) on 01/24/2019
5 out of 5 stars

I read a thread here a few weeks ago from Teena about flaxseed oil for anxiety. I bought cold-pressed, high lignin flax oil from the health food store to try it out. Very inexpensive compared to other omega oils, btw. I took a tablespoon and OMG, my anxiety disappeared within an hour. I can't believe it. I have a lot of stress and anxiety, which plagues me at night especially. I have tried other remedies for anxiety over the years including magnesium oil (helpful as well), but flax has been the VERY BEST of all I have tried. Oh I hope others will try it out. The only side effect is that it makes me need to use the bathroom more often than usual. So I take a break every few days. Going to try cutting back to a teaspoon and see if that is equally effective. Gratitude -- Thank you Teena for recommending this remedy!!!!

Cold Showers
Posted by Bodulica (Barrie, Ontario) on 10/12/2018

A question about cold showers: What about warm hair drying after? Yes or no?


Acetyl L-Carnitine
Posted by Angela (Austin, Texas) on 08/27/2018

I'm confused... why did Caricater mention in her 2011 post, "alpha lipoic acid?" Is that product the same as Acetyl L-Carnitine? I thought they were different supplements. If they are different, is he saying both help with anxiety?


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Wendy (Columbus, Oh) on 06/27/2018

Try adding a 1/4 teaspoon of Baking SODA & 1 teaspoon of organic Apple Cider Vinegar (with "the mother") to a 16-ounce glass of filtered water. The Baking Soda may prevent your stomach upset.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Brittany (Manitoba) on 06/26/2018

They say to take it before meals, though I do that and my stomach gets upset too. Taking it after you've eaten seems to be the best bet.


Antacids
Posted by Kelly (Seattle) on 02/05/2018

In reply to Kellie above, Tums is calcium carbonate with a tiny amount of sodium -- it has no baking soda or aspirin in it. Perhaps you were thinking about Alka-Seltzer. Nevertheless, as you say, baking soda alone may help.


Ashwagandha
Posted by Kaylap (Abbotsford, Bc) on 02/03/2018 5 posts

My naturopath just started me on this. Fingers crossed it helps! I found that so far exercise has been the best remedy but hopefully the ashwagandha helps keep things level when I can't exercise.


EMDR
Posted by Jp (La, Ca) on 12/04/2017

interesting: you never mention exercise. exercise defined as 1. cardio, 2. weight bearing, and 3. stretching

bare minimum, 3 times a week. ideally, 4-5,2-3 hours a day. yes, it's WORK. yes, it pays; it's the best health insurance of all.

remember this name:

JACK LALANNE


5-HTP
Posted by Tara (Ohio) on 10/31/2017

I was able to get off of a combination of Wellbutrin (Anxiety) and Vyvanse (ADHD) almost two years ago. I take a daily 750mg GABA, 100mg 5-HTP and about 200mg of chelated magnesium. Both were "adult onset". In the end I think I was just really, really deficient in magnesium and was going through hormonal changes at the same time. It took me about 6 months to get back to normal.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Lesley (Kathleen, Georgia) on 10/18/2017

Try 1 tsp in an 8 oz glass of warm water, once in the am and once before bed.


5-HTP
Posted by Gord235 (Vancouver, British Columbia) on 09/11/2017

I switched from Citalopram 20mg., a common SSRI to 5HTP 50mg. by cutting the Citalopram in half for a few days while simultaneously starting the 5HTP and experienced no transition problems.


5-HTP
Posted by Gord235 (Vancouver, British Columbia) on 09/11/2017

I was on Citalopram 20mg., a common SSRI for ten years and found that it didn't always work. I found it very easy to switch to 5HTP 50mg. by just cutting the Citalopram in half for a few days while starting the 5HTP simultaneously. I find I get a much better sleep while taking 5HTP and wake up feeling rested even on less than 8 hr. sleep.


5-HTP
Posted by Me (San Diego) on 07/30/2017
0 out of 5 stars

I had the same side effects as you experience...migraine headaches. I no longer use the product.


Acetyl L-Carnitine
Posted by Glo (Fl) on 07/17/2017

Still taking this supplement? Still feeling ok?


Alkaline pH
Posted by Anon (Canada) on 07/15/2017

I'm wondering if the post from 2008 was referring to ConcenTrace Trace Minerals. They are the most popular, widely available and have been around for a long time. Perhaps the ND she is referring to is Dr. Kim from Barrie (I could be wrong).

On the ConcenTrace Web site, they refer to pH balancing: Maintain pH Balance in the Body–The most important nutrients in our bodies for maintaining acid-base balance are minerals like those found in ConcenTrace®.

Anyone else have suggestions? Hope it helps!


Alkaline pH
Posted by Glo (Fl) on 07/15/2017

Can anyone guess the name of the mineral supplement she posted about in 2008?


Cold Showers
Posted by Tom (Usa) on 03/25/2017

Cold showers increase Glutathione, the master molecule.


Buteyko Method
Posted by Michael (New Zealand) on 03/13/2017

My Indian Guru in the Middle East told me that I should try to breathe through my legs!! No kidding.

He was an Ayurvedic practitioner and so much of what he suggested was entirely novel to me.

This of course, is to try to steer people away from shallow/lazy breathing! Not getting one's fair share of the world's limited supply of Oxygen.

I may talk more about him in a future posting: watch this space!

Cheers, Michael


Buteyko Method
Posted by Bev (Florida) on 03/12/2017

Wow! Most of the stuff I've read says shallow breathing is the cause of all our ills and deep breathing is the cure-all. Lately, however, I have been reading that all that deep breathing might not be the answer after all. The answer, according to many, is belly breathing. Go figure.


Vitamin B6
Posted by Bev (Oakland Park, Fl) on 03/12/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Vitamin B6 for Anxiety and Insomnia

Vitamin B6 will calm you down and if you take it with B12 in the morning, you'll feel energized during the day without any feeling of nervousness or anxiety. Do not overdo B6 because in large quantities it can be harmful. Some say that up to 500 mgs a day is the safe upper limit, but it seems like a lot to me.

I also take 100 mg of B6 at night to help me sleep. B6 is referred to as Nature's Sleeping Pill. I usually take it with inositol, and sometimes add a little L-theanine or Gaba.

Melatonin diminishes as you age, but do not take large doses or it will have the opposite effect. 3 mg works just fine for me, but 10 mgs may have you tossing and turning. With melatonin, less is more.


Brahmi Ayurvedic Herbs
Posted by Wendy (Columbus, Oh) on 02/23/2017

You need to get a referral to a cardiologist from your Primary Care Physician. The cardiologist can run some tests (EKG, heart monitor for a day or week) to determine whether or not you have atrial fibrillation (aka, "afib").


Brahmi Ayurvedic Herbs
Posted by Reet (Vic) on 02/22/2017 1 posts
5 out of 5 stars

I have been experiencing shortness of breath and anxiety for some time. But recently the frequency of these attacks has increased and it started affecting me almost every day. This is so bad that I cant focus on anything but just dreading with fear when / what will trigger the attack. When I get my anxiety attack I feel I can't breath, my heart rate increases, my hands get very cold, body start shaking and my mind starts thinking that I am dying . It is very fearful state. In blood tests everything is fine. So my GP put me on some anti-depressant. which I don't want to take at-least until I have tried alternative method.

Thanks to Earth clinic it has helped me in this time. I have started making few changes in my diet and overall I can see improvements. Brahmi is one of the herbs which has helped me. I feel my breathing becomes easy almost within 15min of taking it.

Other things that have helped me are Folic complex 500mg, B12 1mg at night and ACV + baking soda.

This is my first post here. What I went thru in last few weeks was so bad that I felt to share my experiences with other who might be facing similar issues and this might help someone.

5-HTP
Posted by Kennywally (Midwest) on 02/09/2017 48 posts

wellbutrine is known to change personalities. I say it opens a path to demons, hence the personality change. The same goes for similar drug counterparts, they can enable a path to the spirit world. But many don't get that, but I do. Just a word to the wise.


Rhodiola
Posted by Katie (Missouri) on 01/18/2017
5 out of 5 stars

BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS

Rhodiola for Panic Attacks and Anxiety

Wow...it worked within 25 minutes. I took 100mg last. I felt very peaceful. Downside I got am icky stomach that has continued I to the morning. Manageable. It was still worth taking though!


Magnesium
Posted by Ray (Memphis, Tn) on 12/11/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I found researched about anxiety and panic for years and have found that magnesium plays a huge role in adrenal system (as well as vitamin b deficiencies). Epsom salt baths, celtic sea salt are both very good for also getting magnesium into the diet. Since the soils are so depleted in minerals due to pesticides, etc, is one of the biggest reasons we are so magnesium deficient no matter how many veggies we consume. Everyone is so depleted in magnesium also because most diets are filled with additives, chemicals, processed sugar and flour along with coffee (caffeine depletes minerals esp magnesium- from our bodies making anxiety much more prone than ever before.). Stress also plays a huge role but diet is always number 1.



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