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Natural Supplements that Help Anxiety

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Anxiety really sucks. I have been living a nightmare. I've discovered some natural supplements along the way that have been a huge help. Most of them can be found at my local grocery store. Heres the video:

 

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I really like the video, it’s very interesting and certainly will check the stuff out. L-Theanine really helps me with insomnia. It’s an extract out of green tea. That’s usually my go to, when I’m stressed.
 

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I've tried every natural remedy and then some. My anxiety is so severe and related to my obsessive rumination about why I can't sleep and also the depersonalization symptoms. I have anxiety every night as it gets closer to bedtime. Nothing has worked at all. I could give you a list but I don't have them all in front of me.
I've felt no effect at all. Maybe it depends on how severe and constant the anxiety and what it's caused by. For mild anxiety might be good.
A list of what I've taken: Valerian 1,000 mg., Ashwagandha, Kava Kava, Magnesium, GABA, St. John's Wort. 5-htp, Passionflower, Lavender.
 

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Have you taken them in conjunction with each other or all on their own? Also check if l-theanine might be something for you.
If all don’t work, maybe talking to a therapist would be good and starting medicated therapy would be a good idea. Natural remedies are not for everyone, especially if it’s on the serve side.
 

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My doctor told me to drop the l-theanine because it will interact poorly with an antidepressant I'm taking. I went off it. I've tried so many things and some simultaneously for a while and they do nothing. I decided if I wake up after four hours to not be angry and just go with it. Acceptance helps more than fighting it or getting angry. I was suggested that I do mindful meditation which helps overthinking and quiets your mind. It helps anxiety, depression, and more. I was reading that you have more likelihood of returning to sleep if you don't lay in bed when you wake up. I'm supposed to get up if I can't sleep within 20 minutes.
 

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I suppose acceptance is the key to a lot of anxiety issues. We need to learn to accept our past, and to accept that things won’t go as planned. As with all meds, natural remedies l-theanine included, don’t work for everyone. We can only try and see what happens, I suppose.
 

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Acceptance means not caring about things we don't need to. Putting too much importance on so many things just overtax the mind with too much thinking. Anxiety is usually about worrying about too many things that may not be true or happen.
 

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Sometimes it hard though to distinguish between what is "worth" worrying about and what is "worth" to let go.
 

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Sometimes it hard though to distinguish between what is "worth" worrying about and what is "worth" to let go.
That's so true. My therapist just told me about a book which explains the same thing. She has the Audiobook. The book is titled The Subtle Art of Not Giving a @@@@, a counterintuitive approach to living a good life. The author is Mark Manson. He's basically saying we care so much about little things that aren't that important. We need to pick and choose wisely. I love the book. It's helped me a lot.
As far as all these supplements go they all sound great but after using them at length they've not helped me at all.
 

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I've tried every natural remedy and then some. My anxiety is so severe and related to my obsessive rumination about why I can't sleep and also the depersonalization symptoms. I have anxiety every night as it gets closer to bedtime. Nothing has worked at all. I could give you a list but I don't have them all in front of me.
I've felt no effect at all. Maybe it depends on how severe and constant the anxiety and what it's caused by. For mild anxiety might be good.
A list of what I've taken: Valerian 1,000 mg., Ashwagandha, Kava Kava, Magnesium, GABA, St. John's Wort. 5-htp, Passionflower, Lavender.
Melatonin in our brain is required for us to sleep. Serotonin is required to make melatonin. Milk and turkey contain serotonin as do the carbohydrates. You can buy melatonin pills at health food stores for additional help. If all else fails, ask doctor for gabapentin. GABA is the neurotransmitter that calms us down.
 

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Melatonin in our brain is required for us to sleep. Serotonin is required to make melatonin. Milk and turkey contain serotonin as do the carbohydrates. You can buy melatonin pills at health food stores for additional help. If all else fails, ask doctor for gabapentin. GABA is the neurotransmitter that calms us down.
 
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Passion Flower is a mild herbal sedative. Valerian root is stronger. Those 2 can help. I'd be careful with Valerian root if you are on an SSRI since it works on the serotonin receptors in the brain. Some people can tolerate it pretty well, and some don't.
 

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Anxiety really sucks. I have been living a nightmare. I've discovered some natural supplements along the way that have been a huge help. Most of them can be found at my local grocery store. Heres the video:

I've used all of them and then some and I still have terrible anxiety about sleeping. I get advice on these supplements and am aware of each thing he says. I've always had GAD even though I've gone years without. If you name something I can guarantee I've used it and still have insomnia for the last four years. I never had problems sleeping before that. I to try. n tell you more herbs and things. I've read and watched videos like this for years. Now I see a therapist about meditation and acceptance therapy. Not everything changes from food or supplements. I'm not being negative just telling you what's going on with me and I'm sure many others ,
 
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