If you have been supporting from anxiety please read this whole post. I told myself if I ever found answers I would do everything I could to share them with people who suffer too. I have always believed through my experience with anxiety and through research that anxiety isn't a cause, it is a result of something physically wrong with you in your body. Well after seeing numerous doctors and trying everything, I have finally proven this (at least for myself). That's why anxiety it difficult to sure, because everyone has a different cause.
I saw a naturopath 3 weeks ago best decision I made in my life. I sat with her for an hour, told her all of my symptoms and she gave me 3 tests to take, a blood test (to check blood count, allergies etc), a saliva test( to check genetics), and a urine test (to check my neurotransmitters).
We went over my results yesterday I attached a picture. Basically most docotrs assume that if you're anxious it's because you lack gaba (so they prescribe Xanex) or serotonin (so they prescribe Zoloft). Well...look at my results my GABA and serotonin and flawless so when I took xanex I had a panic attack! So basically what my results show is that my body not only is producing a lot of this but through my genetics test we found I have a double mutated gene that has extreme difficulty breaking the dopamine and norepinephrine down!!!!
So she gave me supplements to take at night which break down the dopamine and norepinephrine ( called calm prt) and she gave me chewable (SeroTrex which is a mix of 5HTP and l-thenine and magnesium) to take during the day which help to balance all of your neurotransmitters.
To top everything off, I just did research cuz I had a hunch and found that my old medication (I was taking before the panic attacks) guess what two things is produces...Yep! Norepinephrine AND dopamine!!! Not good for some one who genetically can't break that down!!!
I feel so good I finally have proof I am not crazy and I have proof that this is something that was out of my control.
I HIGHLY recommend you do some research and find a good naturopathic doctor in your area. Or if your desperate like I was, fly to San Diego and go to Spark health and see Dr.Cicerone. Also the name of the company that I did my lab test through is called neuroscience (www.neroscienceinc.com). You may be able to contact them to have them help you find someone who can go over your results with you.
I hope this helps you guys!!!! Lots of love!