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 Posted 2/14/2011 7:23:36 AM
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I was reading the article that just came out in the LEF Magazine regarding natural ways to treat anxiety.  I am not sure if I have anxiety but I do know I am ADHD, or so I think I am, I am a very high strung person and have been my entire life.  I have trouble staying focused on 1 thing.  I start something and before I can finish it I will move on to something else then I may come back to it then finish it.  My mind constantly is moving.  I did take the GABA Powder but it made me more hyper then helping me relax.  Is this a form of anxiety and would any of the supplements mentioned in the article help someone with this condition.  I am taking PQQ 10 mg and have noticed some changes as far as sleeping better and more of the good energy instead of hyper activity but still need to be more calm then ready to jump on any given moment.  The supplements I am taking now are Gamma E, PQQ, Super K, Two a day multi-vitamin, MSM, 1 baby asprin.   

Can anyone give me any suggestions? 
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 Posted 2/14/2011 7:39:26 AM
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Only a physician can diagnose anxiety disorder, which is not the same as ADHD or hyperactivity.  Nevertheless, it is possible to have both conditions.  One physician/researcher, Harold N. Levinson, MD believes these two conditions and others to be related, since he attributes them to an inner ear disorder.  Therefore, you could find that something that helps ADHD helps with anxiety, if you do indeed suffer from the disorder. 

Over the past several decades, anxiety and panic disorder has been recognized as primarily physiological in its origin, and it may be genetically based.   See http://www.lef.org/protocols/emotional_health/anxiety_01.htm and http://www.lef.org/protocols/emotional_health/attention_deficit_hyperactivity_01.htm for more information. 


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 Posted 2/15/2011 7:20:27 AM
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Thanks for the info.  Its funny you mention the inner ear disorder when I was a child I was almost deaf until they took my adnoids and tonsils out, now I hear to well.  Noises are louder to me than what most people hear.  Quite interesting.  I might try the L-theanine and see how that works.
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 Posted 2/21/2011 10:21:18 AM
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Maxicakes, after reading the article on natural brain chemistry I caved into the urge to try the L-theanine. It works for me much better than I expected. The stress and anxiety of dealing with major health concerns have taken a toll that should not be born if at all avoidable. From my perspective, it was a no-brainer. If stress/anxiety incerase cortisol and, norepinephrine using an amino acid to help all of those concerns was cheap and effective. Go for it.
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While searching for a place to get my routine eye exam and I came across information regarding visual and developmental problems linked to ADD/ADHD.

"Children with undetected vision problems are sometimes inaccurately diagnosed as having ADD (attention deficit disorder) or ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, ADD/ADHD, ADD-ADHD, AD(H)D) or LD/ADD, LD. In the last two decades, the diagnoses of attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder have become very popular (some would say epidemic). Before labeling a child as having attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, it would be wise to evaluate them for developmental problems such as problems with visual development, motor development and/or auditory development."

http://add-adhd.org/attention_deficit_disorder.html
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 Posted 4/12/2011 7:34:04 AM
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THank you Apolitical Blues!  I will give it a try.  I am currently taking the Natural Sleep from LEF and really like it even though it doesn't contain the L-theanine.  It does help me relax.  I am going to have my cortisol tested but need to save the money up for it since my insurance will not cover it.  My Doctor just recently put me on  Armour Thyroid medicine and I have been feeling calmer with that as well.  But he told me that since my Thyroid is off then I probably have to much cortisol as well.  So If it does help with  cortisol then I will give it a try.
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I don't think it is necessary to check the cortisol, when you are anxious it is normal that you have higher levels also ACTH, I have tried mostly everything from natural sources, but nothing really helped or stabilized my mood as maybe AD or benzos, i still think if I should give a try to ADs, because when I have anxious states it influence my heart, especially blood pressure and heart rhythm due to adrenaline surges.
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