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Anyone else take supplements for their anxiety?

MarcAntony

MarcAntony

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I was just curious if anyone else here took supplements on the regular to help manage their general anxiety? I have met a couple of people who swear by inosital(sp) powder and fish oil, although they said that these are long term strategies that take 6 months+ to show any real benefits.

I've been trying out a few things lately: kava kava, valerian, chamomile, etc. These have been in combination with the zoloft and ativan that I take on a daily basis (100 mgs and 1 mg respectively).

Basically, I drink a cup of kava kava tea combined with 1 mg of generic melatonin every night to go to sleep. The Kava tea comes from a company called Yogi tea and it's the strongest one I've found yet.

Kava comes on in about 20 minutes and I can tell a HUGE difference when I take it. It feels like the nagging--I don't know--URGE to notice/be aware of my body anxiety is reduced. I sit back and chill, read a book or play a lil WOW for about an hour while the melatonin starts to work it's ay through my system. Once the melatonin hits me it is usually lights out :D

The other thing I've been trying is this combination product called Somadin. It's got l-theanine and valerian root in it. I've only been taking it for about a week now (at lunch) and it augments/emulates? the effects of my ativan. Body anxiety/urgent OCD thoughts reduce by I'd say 30-40 percent throughout the day. I'm very happy with this one.

Have you guys had any experience with herbals like this?
 
MarcAntony

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I've been on Somadin for about 3 weeks now and I can really tell a difference. The tea is weaker if you only take 1 bag. I let two sit in a hot mug for about 2 minutes. I'm going to begin taking a low level of kava kava pills soon. I'll post my experiences. :grouphug:
 
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