Oregonhomestead, I have awful anxiety as well. Some mornings I wake up with it so severely that I wonder how I will make it thru the day. I had my Dr prescribe adivan. I take it in on a as needed basis only. But it totally helps, plus it helps me to sleep well when I do take it. On the days that I am not as bad, I take 5-htp, and l-thenine supplements. I know of lots of other natural supplements to take as well, as I have struggled with this for my whole life. Do you take something at all that helps you?
Yeah, lorazapam is same thing. You might want to look I to 5-htp as well. I am taking 100 mg as we speak...they take the edge off by raising serotonin levels which many of us are low in. Just a thought
There is also lemon balm and holy basil leaf which I take from time to time. Sometimes honestly I feel better if I can just take something! Guess its placebo effect. But hey, whatever helps cause I know how anxiety is paralyzing at times...yes it sucks for sure.
I sympathize with you. I actually ended up taking a vistaril last night because of anxiety. I think it's mostly about what the future may hold in it's hands. The thoughts of "you may need surgery" are kind of racing through my head right now and I can't stop them. Blessings.
I also suffer from anxiety. Mine has been climbing consistently. I think it is pretty much in line with my pain levels and depression. It's exhausting. I'm sorry you're suffering. My heart goes out to you.
Woops didn't mean to post yet. Taking to much vitamin D cab lead to many conditions including calcification of the vessels and systems. You shouldn't take more than 20000IU a day for 2 months. I'm currently on 20000IU because my levels were lo low I nearly had rickets! But once my levels are up they'll put me on are bout 500G I are about day
At johns wort is usually something that interferes with anxiety meds in a negative way. Your dr needs to be aware of any OTC meds and supplements you are taking. 5-http can be reactive with them as well. You should check this with your dr pharmacist or online at say medlink or medline. I forgot which it is.
I didn't know that either! These were suggested by the occ doc who is the only doctor I'm seeing or trust until I establish a new pcp. I am on screw that johns wort 1050 mg a day and the Vit D 10000 IU a day. Maybe I should just drop the screw that johns wort my anxiety is only getting worse as this workers comp thing drags on anyway. My employer isn't helping my nerves either. Psychologist wants me to make sure and make time for relaxation 3xs a day
I learned something too. I have to take a multi vitamin 2 x day, calcium 2 x day, b12 2000 units a day, b complex 1 x day,d3 1000 1 x day,Coq 10 3 x day for migraine, collegen 3 x 2 day,fiber suppliment. I have to take all of these for the rest of my life because I had Gastric Vertical Sleeve Surgery this July 29th 2 years ago.
Sorry hit the wrong button UT I too deal with anxiety I take 20 mg of FLUoxetine l have been taking it for about 5 yrs. My primary told me to not ake it for a month to see if my sleep improves because it also has Sera toning Uptake as my Savella has it also so he thought that I'm getting too much. Well I'm a nervous wreck, and can't hardly stand myself. I am not sleeping any better but it's gotten worse I'm waking up 3 - 4 times a night .
Well as I sit here typing it has started to rain again. My back ,and legs is really hurting ,and my legs,knees,and my feet are tingling and burning on the bottom under my toes and the outside of my feet. I guess I have Nuropathy now in my feet. It's all ways something new happening.
Thanks y'all , I guess it's something that I will have to learn to live with. I hope those nerve test and MRI of my head will tell us something. My Neuro thinks it's the Syrinx that is pressing on the nerves that's causing this to happen. I'm hoping he will agree with me about getting a shunt to drain it off the inside of my Spinal Cord.
Thanks Alwayz I can use all the prayers I can get. Thanks for sending sunshine and good MOJO this way Oregon unfortunately it's not made it all the way down south yet. Lol its kind of cool here it's 63 and steadily raining right now the weather report says there is 98% chance of rain tomorrow. Lol I think we're going too need a boat soon to get to the truck to go to town.
Thanks Oregon don't strain your brain too hard trying to get it down here. It hasn't rained this much in 3 yrs. I'm afraid by June we will be begging for a little rain this summer. My poor garden is drowning all my plants are almost under water. My 2 potatoes plants, and all of my pepper plants may not make it. I also planted onion sets and garlic the other day and they are under water they will probably rot. All that hard back breaking work my cousin and I did. I still have corn, peas,okra,squash green beans,and tomatoes seeds to plant if it ever stops raining for the garden to dry out enough also spinach,and carrots.
Has anyone else thought about how strange the weather has been all over the US the past 2 years besides me? Where there was drought or fires there's flooding rains or snow, and vice versa. Where it was too warm its now too cold...vice versa.
Oh yea pay, FlappsyLady. I was just commenting to someone the other day how we always knew that by a certain time each season would start and end, now, we have gone from four seasons to TWO!!! And on top of that having all of those epic rain/snowstorms and radical temperatures. It's really quite scary when you think of it.