How I'm overcoming anxiety!

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I feel compelled to share my journey with anxiety. Im not to drag out my history with anxiety. My recovery process is somewhat extensive lol. I am a believer in natural remedies when it comes to our bodies freaking out on us. I'm going to give a run down on what I do daily...sometimes not even everyday anymore.

7 Am.. take 2 omega 3's (fish oil) and 1000mg of vitamin c. Around 9am I take a mood boost(a mixture of herbs in pill form). I also sip on chamomile in the afternoon. This could make you sleepy but most anxiety sufferers will not have that problem. If I'm feeling anxious still I will take an extra 200mg of L-theanine. Once I get home around 6 I might have another cup of tea. Around 8-9 I take a hot bath with 1 cup of Epsom salt. And then before bed I take a magnesium pill and 2 muscle relax (another blend of herbs..skullcap,valerian etc)

Those are just the supplements I incorporate each day. There's also the nutrition aspect. I recommend earing clean as possible!!!! For example..I have for breakfast a banana...lunch will be a sandwich with whole grain bread, turkey or chicken (natural source of vit b) with tomato and mustard. Dinner I will have eggs or a poultry with veggies or potato. Snacks I also keep as clean as possible but I do have an ice cream bar in the eveningssmile I also excersice. ..this some of the best advice I can give you. This will help in so many ways...your mood, your sleep etc. Try to get at least 20 minutes in...3-4 days a week. If you suffer with sleep problems then everday. Make it a sweaty workout..it's easier than it soundssmile

I went from taking klonopin and effexor everyday to this. I no longer take any form of prescribed medication!!! I have experimented for a while with these things and found this really works. I can't say that it works for everyone but I believe it would most. It's worth trying. Don't be scared to get off the prescriptions. I also found that finding a small locally owned health store helped. Much more personal and will help you!! Please if you have any questions feel free to asksmile

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    I forgot what I think is a crucial part of my recovery. Meditation...I am in the process of learning ways to meditate but it's been so helpful. Along with breathing exercises.

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    Hi there,

    Just wondered how you did coming off the klonopin and what was your dosage?

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      I was on .5 daily. Although my prescription was for up to 2mg daily. Before I quit I was taking at least .5 and some days more. I decided to quit cold turkey and followed this plan. I had no side effects other than a couple nights of wrestles sleep and a headache for a few days. I started the muscle relax and more excersice after the sleepless nights and it fixed it.
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      I am tak ing .25mg in the morning and then in the evening for about 3 months. It seemed to work better the first 2 months. This past month I have noticed that my anxiety is hoghter, but refuse in increase. I am so freaked out about taking it. You hear so many stories about addiction with it.

      How long were you on it for?

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      I was on it for more than 3 years. I felt like I had to have it and that's when I decided I didn't need it. It is very addictive and I was also unaware until I felt addicted and did a Google search. I quit cold turkey. Try natural remedies. Kava kava will you you a very similar effect to klonopin. And new research is saying it's safer than original research. There are other great herbs for this. You can take them orally or even smoke them.

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      Not in the near future. I am also on Citalopram (celexa)

      The panic attacks started after I had a Stent put in my heart - it was a bad blockage in a bad place in February so I need to keep a stable heartbeat for at least a year so the Stent has time to heal into the artery

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      That was interesting to hear. I to started having issues in Feb. I spent 8 hours in emerg. with a heart rate of 180bpm. Ecg  showed I had SVT (AVNRT). Went on beta blocker but came off as I decided to have an ablation done. Abalation was unsuccessful. The specialist thinks it was because the Clonazepam was masking the irregular circuit. 

      So now I sit with SVT and anxiety. Great eh?

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      Wow, I went to an urgent care and they took my EKG and I was in an ambulance in 10 minutes. I had an over 90% blockage in what they call the "widow maker" artery. They told me if I had gone to bed that night I probably wouldn't have woken up.

      I had low BP, low cholesterol, eat well, and never smoked. It came out of no where.

      The anxiety and panic attacks started about 3 weeks after the procedure. They said I was suffering a type of PTSD. My BP would shoot up to 171/108 quickly and I was already on a beta-blocker from procedure.

      This would happen several times a day, sometimes other awful symptoms would accompany them. I made a couple trips to the hospital.

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      You built a tolerance. Its an addictive drug. Speak to the dr. This drug must be weaned off carefully and slowly. I did went off  it was 22 years ago  they took me off very fast and ended uo having a couple  of seizures it was bad Im still here lol but that was horrid. So always wean off. Slow and steady klonopin has a long half life. Always with a dr. Knowledge.
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      OMG, we were just having that conversation at work today. We were saying that if Trump gets in, we will be expecting alot of our american neighbours. To funny you brought that up 
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