Does anyone know of any supplements are vitamins that will help with this anxiety ? I take 10mg of Lexapro and this anxiety is terrible. My doctor want increase the dosage, because he said I am on too many medications as it is.
A b vitamins complex helps some people or you could try magnesium
Thank you, I tried that once before, but I can't remember if I felt better are not.
magnesium , fish oil capsules, b12 are very good
No vitamins or minerals are going to solve anxiety or depression and I've been taking vitamins in relatively high doses for 40 years.
Sorry Nicole8631, but 20 years ago I was taking magnesium, fish oil and B12 and I still had a nervous breakdown. I pulled out of it using the medication the doctor prescribed and by reading the book 'Self help with your nerves' by Doctor Claire Weekes which sets out the acceptance method for recovery from anxiety disorder and the depression that comes out of it.
Vitamins are fine for helping to prevent everything from colds to cancer but unless your intake of vitamin B complex is very low they won't help with anxiety except as a placebo. Btw if you do take a B vitamin take the whole range of B vitamins not just one B vitamin or your body thinks its not getting enough of the other B vits in the complex. So don't just take B6 or B12, take the whole B complex,
Jeff I'm struggling with anxiety and know a bit depressed and negative.my husband and friends telling me to take sertraline 50mg daily.i don't want reading the book you suggested and it's giving me a better understanding.what do you think I should do?? Took sertraline for 5 months and it helped but had stroke and I stopped 😩Any advice.thank you
Hello Jeff943 Yes i know it's not going to solve everything but that's what i heard that it's good for anxiety
Bb53, this really is a decision where you must be guided by your doctor. Sertraline is given to people for post-stroke depression, there was one study a few years ago that found Sertraline very slightly increases the chance of stroke by 1 in 10,000 and if you've already had a stroke by 1 in 5,000. These are considered negligible increases in risk. Talk to your doctor about how Sertraline interacts with any other medication you might be taking, specially blood thinners.
There are two options, don't take the Sertraline but put into practice the acceptance method of Claire Weekes perhaps reading one or two of her other books written later. You might want to ask for a small prescription of diazepam to take occasionally only when you need them.
Or go onto the Sertraline for a while and use that time to really study Weekes' method and then when you feel ready slowly come off the Sertraline and put into practice what you have learned ie Face - Accept - Float - Let time pass.
I must emphasise I'm not a doctor or therapist and it would be wrong of me to make decisions I'm not qualified to take: I have only given the options as I see them. So do talk this over with your doctor and discuss any risks however small about taking Sertraline and be guided by him or her as to the decision you make. Either way, by having Claire Weekes as part of your recovery plan I am certain you will have the anxiety under control before too long,
I just got her book and started reading it this afternoon. Made me anxious reading it but that's because I know I'm gonna have to work and not just rely on medication to get me through. I think the accept and float are going to be the hardest ones for me to do
Nothing worthwhile is ever easily won.
Go to your local pharmacy and find "st. John's wort" and "htp-5". I've had success with the st. John's. I've been taking it for about a year and it really helps keep my bipolar from going off the rails. Days i take it are better than when i don't.
Thank you August1
Thank youAction-Chaz. I am still hoping that I can persuade him somehow
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