I have been suffering from anxiety for the past 6 months. It came out of nowhere and it has been the worst experience of my life. Through this challenge, I have tried a lot of things to take away my suffering. Some things have helped and some have not. I figured it would be helpful to many people to share what has helped me. If anything has helped you, please comment it on this post (medication, supplements, books, meditation etc.).
1. The book "DARE- The New Way to End Anxiety and Panic Attacks" by, Barry McDonagh. This book gave great strategies, made me feel normal, and really explained anxiety well.
2. Changing my diet. This actually stopped my panic attacks completely but I do still suffer from anxiety. I cook all of my food, I eat a lot of good protein, vegetables, some fruit, rice and quinoa a lot of sea food and salmon! Cutting out gluten and sugar really helped. Do not cheat on this whole food diet for a month and see how you feel.
3. Find a Naturopathic doctor. They will give you blood tests, urine tests and saliva tests and analyze all of the results. I saw one a few weeks ago and will be going in for my results this week. Bssed on what your body is lacking they will provide you with the correct supplements. They can see if your hormones are off or if your brain is not producing Gaba or seratonin etc. I am so excited to get the results and see what she has found. These types of doctors spend a lot of time figuring out EXACTLY the cause of the problem rather than throwing medication at you!!
4. If you have any stomach problems as well (IBS, stomach pain, trouble eating) please do some research on the link between gut health and mental health. It will shock you. I feel that my gut is the root problem. Ever since I started eating kefir and drinking kombutcha (both have probiotics) my stomach problems have healed SO much and I feel it has helped ease my mind.
I hope some of these tips were helpful. Again, if you have any tips or suggestions for anxiety sufferers, PLEASE post below so we can help each other get through this. Lots of love to you all <3.