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MJ4E

330d

what are some natural remedies for days when my stress and anxiety leaves me depressed? got prescribed Buspirone to take as needed, but it makes me feel 10 times worse. I'm open to finding a medication if it's not going to make me feel sick, but I would prefer something more natural.

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    • enbypup

      315d

      I just came off buspirone for anxiety a month or 2 ago. it wasn't helping me (and I'm on a lot of other meds too and slowly trying to weed out ones that don't help). I took it daily. If you end up with medication, remember it's a process and can take some time to find meds that don't make you feel weird in some way, and then finding what dose is best... it's so frustrating. BUT something that helps me is distraction. also, practice coping skills even when you aren't anxious so it's a bit easier when you are anxious. I also like to journal- now, I'm not a daily or consistent journaler at all, but sometimes it helps and for more than just anxiety. I was irritable the other day and just wrote a list of everything annoying me in some way. I try to focus on my breathing. I don't do square breathing or the 4-6-8 breathing though, because for me, holding my breath just... idk i don't like it at all and it freaks me out a little. but focusing on the breathing I am doing, slowing it down, helps.

    • enbypup

      315d

      I just came off buspirone for anxiety a month or 2 ago. it wasn't helping me (and I'm on a lot of other meds too and slowly trying to weed out ones that don't help). I took it daily. If you end up with medication, remember it's a process and can take some time to find meds that don't make you feel weird in some way, and then finding what dose is best... it's so frustrating. BUT something that helps me is distraction. also, practice coping skills even when you aren't anxious so it's a bit easier when you are anxious. I also like to journal- now, I'm not a daily or consistent journaler at all, but sometimes it helps and for more than just anxiety. I was irritable the other day and just wrote a list of everything annoying me in some way. I try to focus on my breathing. I don't do square breathing or the 4-6-8 breathing though, because for me, holding my breath just... idk i don't like it at all and it freaks me out a little. but focusing on the breathing I am doing, slowing it down, helps.

    • shoe

      317d

      Ashwaganda tea and CBD products. I also keep myself constantly occupied.

    • Ashtonn

      329d

      Not for everyone but I vape. I use a disposable 600puff elfbar it tends to last me about 2weeks per vape. Like I said it’s not for everyone but it helps me

    • Yumeno

      329d

      Even if you find the right medication, it can still be good to have some natural remedies to help you get through stuff. I use an app called Insight Timer and look for meditation audios relevant to my needs. YouTube works too but what I like about Insight Timer is that you can keep track of your mood and how many times you've meditated (this is helpful if you're trying to turn it into a daily goal/habit). I know not everyone likes this advice, but the 4-7-8 breathing exercise is one of those things that actually works for me even though I consider my anxiety severe. It's not a "cure" but it gives your mind something to focus on. Breathe in for 4 seconds, hold for 7, exhale for 8. If I'm super panicked it can be hard for me to do it at first and I have to count with my fingers like a kid, but eventually you fall into the rhythm of it. Sometimes I say things out loud to myself like positive affirmations and coping statements. "This will pass", "I've gotten through this before", "My panic won't last forever", "My body knows what to do", etc. Overall what's helped me the most is reminding myself that anything bad I'm experiencing in the moment won't last forever, and counteracting catastrophic thinking by telling myself I can get through it and other people get through similar things as well. Do things you genuinely enjoy, and try to get rid of things that hurt your mental health. If there's an unhealthy habit that contributes to your anxiety/stress, look into Urge Surfing. Basically it's a technique for riding out the urge to do something harmful and/or unhelpful (like junk food, spending too much time on social media, etc.) I wish you lots of luck with everything and hope some of this can help!

    • PlysWthMtchs91

      330d

      I take clonidine for anxiety and I'm on gabapentin for pain but it has helped so much for my anxiety

    • JumpingMouse

      330d

      Meditation and hypnosis are my no. 1

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Some natural remedies for anxiety include supplements like Neurocalm, which can be ordered on Amazon. It doesn't completely eliminate anxiety but it can make it easier to do things and feel more calm. Essential oils like lavender and peppermint can also help, as well as stress relief body washes and lotions. Other suggestions include Olly's stress less gummies which contain GABA, L-theanine, and lemon balm. Ashwagandha is another supplement that has been found to help a lot of people. Writing in a journal, talking to friends and family, and exercising are also recommended.

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