(Closed) Anxiety & Natural Options

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I tried vit d and fish oil, both of which were studied extensively to relieve anxiety. I think mine was just too great to break through. I would live to hear more options, so thanks for posting!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Oh, I was also told to try acupuncture but my insurance wouldn’t cover unless it was for pain, so you might want to try that?

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Have you thought about trying counseling so that you can discuss your anxiety triggers and learn coping skills/relaxation techniques?

 

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I struggle with anxiety, too. Mine is related to public speaking, but I think what I did could help you, too. I bought these 2 CDs:

http://www.uncommon-knowledge.co.uk/personal_development_products/cds/confidence.html

and honestly, it really helped me. I particularly like the relaxation techniques tracks… it’s a sort of self-hypnosis ritual that they teach you to do. It REALLY helped me to relax. The CDs give you the tools to calm yourself down, without having to rely on a drug or anything else external. 

Check it out if you want… there are other CDs besides the one I’m recommending, too. 

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

I would be interested if anyone suggests any other things… I am in the same boat as the OP.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Commenting so I can keep track of this thread.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

This is a great program too….I suffer from anxiety and panic attacks and this has made a HUGE difference. It’s a weekly progrm, and they also have boards to help get you through!

https://store.midwestcenter.com/mwc/

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

My SO has anxiety/depression issues and weve found that keeping him on a vitamin regimen makes a huge difference. He takes this, I can tell when he misses a day because he is more anxious and his mood is less stable.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Every morning and before bed I take 5-HTP and St Johns Wort. This helps greatly. 

Then during particularly difficult times I take Passionflower which helps calm frayed nerves and terrible butterflies in the tummy. 

And I know no one wants to hear this one…and even I can’t take my own advice sometimes…but exercise is amazingly powerful with combatting anxiety and depression. Never in my life have I felt better than when I was working out regularly. Just 20 mins a day 5 days a week of intense exercise does it. 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I have been dealing with anxiety in one way or another pretty much all of my life; there are three things that have kept my anxiety almost completely under control.

 

1. Counseling- It has given me many breathing, meditation, and positive affirmation techniques that have helped me probably more than anything else. It also helped me deal with some issues I hadn’t really dealt with that had really been contributing to my anxiety.

 

2. Exercise- This is barely second to counseling for me. I HAVE to exercise regularly. If I don’t I can literally feel the anxiety creeping back up. Even just 15 minutes a day. Do not under estimate the feel good power of getting your heart rate up.

 

3. Chamomile Tea- This is what I use to stop anxiety in the moment. A cup of chamomile tea works really well for me to quickly calm me down without any of the weird groggy side effects that I get from a pill.

 

I hope these things could help you as well! 🙂

 

Edit: I also take a multivitamin and fish oil so that may play apart as well

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

yoga/meditation/breathing exercises

chamomile tea (brew it strong)

lavendar scented anything

this is a big one for me – stop drinking coffee and caffeine!! that makes it 10x worse

good vitamin regimen – vitamin D and B complex help a ton, calcium/magnesium and omega 3

 

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