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 Posted 3/6/2014 4:32:38 PM
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Hi all,

I've long been an excessive worrier. I tend to cycle between different things with which to worry/fixate. This has been debilitating at times.

I'm currently in quite a bad way emotionally. I have a particular worry that involves potentially years of uncertainty and it had tied me up in knots, driving me into a depressive episode. I'm in a constant state of panic and my adrenaline is pumping. I'm exhausted and sleep-deprived (I also have two children who require a lot of comforting in the night).

I've started doing relaxation exercises and have upped my exercise habits. I've also started CBT.

Does anyone have any experience with this? Any tips to take the edge off this panic? It's a terrible feeling and I'm scared of always feeling this way.

Any help would be much appreciated.

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 Posted 3/6/2014 6:26:25 PM
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Hi jamieh,

Did you look at the information in this thread http://ask.lef.org/4639/High-ACTH-and-Cortisol-fluctuating-blood-pressure-and-tachycardiapanic-attacks?PageIndex=1 ?

Do you use anything with caffeine in it (coffee, decaf, tea, cola, chocolate, some aspirins, No-Doze, energy drinks)?

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http://www.lef.org/protocols/emotional_health/anxiety_02.htm

Do you have hypoglycemia? This can compound the problem.

Glycerin can help stop attacks, Theanine several times a day is very good for support. Whey protein is an excellent source of amino acids in large quantities which you need. Whey protein is also good for controlling hypoglycemia if this is an issue. Whey should be used before bed, in the morning and possibly later in the day. Half a scoop per serving can be enough for a female.

A couple of grams of glycine at night can help relax your mind so you can get to sleep. This in combination with a half scoop of protein powder for the amino acids, especially tryptophan, and a capsule of melatonin (you will have to figure out your dosages, maybe 3 to 5 mg to start) should help you sleep. If an attack begins at night, try a tablespoon of glycerin at the first signs to help stop it.  
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 Posted 3/7/2014 3:18:30 AM
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Hi all,

I've long been an excessive worrier. I tend to cycle between different things with which to worry/fixate. This has been debilitating at times.

I'm currently in quite a bad way emotionally. I have a particular worry that involves potentially years of uncertainty and it had tied me up in knots, driving me into a depressive episode. I'm in a constant state of panic and my adrenaline is pumping. I'm exhausted and sleep-deprived (I also have two children who require a lot of comforting in the night).

I've started doing relaxation exercises and have upped my exercise habits. I've also started CBT.

Does anyone have any experience with this? Any tips to take the edge off this panic? It's a terrible feeling and I'm scared of always feeling this way.

Any help would be much appreciated.


I know exactly how you feel. Because I VERY often feel the same. You can give it any number of names. PTSD is a common and accurate one. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  Now the cause or as is more often the case, causes of this disorder can occur at any time during your life including events prior to being born and often the birth process itself. Or getting severely injured even as an adult.
   A man named Arthur Janov discusses all this in detail here and does have a CURE for it he named PRIMAL THERAPY:

      http://www.primaltherapy.com/SEO/primal_therapy_faq.shtml

The big problem with PRIMAL is getting it. It is NOT readily available. You have to go to Dr.Janov`s center to get the real thing.   ...Oscar  

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I forgot to mention that you are smart to do the relaxation exercises and CBT.

Something else to realize is that this anxiety is causing your glucose to spike, probably, extremely high, especially after meals. Metformin (250 mg three times a day), Coffee bean extract, Tri Sugar and white kidney bean extract can help lower these spikes. You could get a glucose meter to confirm this but I wouldn't monitor it because it will end up being another fixation and another source of anxiety. The extreme spikes will pass when you get the anxiety under control. 
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An interesting study about chronic stress, anxiety, PTS and the immune system:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/273072.php

A new study in mice finds that an excessive response provoked in the immune system by chronic stress results in anxiety symptoms resembling post-traumatic stress disorder.


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In the LEF link above they talk about the use of GABA. GABA does not cross the blood brain barrier, but I just recently discovered that Life Extension does carry a product that will effectively cross the blood brain barrier. This product would probably be very effective in helping balance your GABA and Glutamate. The product is a Russian hybrid vitamin that combines GABA with niacin. The product, Picamilon, crosses the barrier and then breaks into GABA and niacin.

The link for Picamilon describes the product and also covers this product in related articles:

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Jamieh:  Have you tried Inositol?  Take four grams per day, spread out, and your anxiety could disappear....
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Hi Transpower,

I've just started yesterday, thanks to your suggestion, and it appears to be taking the edge off somewhat.

Quick questions:

Has this helped you?

And, if so, what form of Inositol do you take?

Thanks!
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Yes, I find that it's very calming.  I use Solgar and Now.  Inositol works very well to get me to sleep after a long, hard day.
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