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Generalized Anxiety Disorder Contributions by stellarscribe

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Shared experience with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and SSRIs 7 years ago
Shared experience with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Yoga 7 years ago

Yoga is a blissful activity to for anyone, especially people who suffer from any type of anxiety. The pranayamas (breathing techniques) are very calming and centering..the act of breathing deeply is relaxing and rejuvenating, as the act of release carbon dioxide and intaking oxygen promotes blood flow to your cells. Some therapies for GAD or other anxiety disorders can be too sedating and leave you feeling numb, but I'd always emerge from yoga class feeling calm, centered, and aware. I especially found the Hatha and Restorative yoga practices to be helpful.

Yoga is a blissful activity to for anyone, especially people who suffer from any type of anxiety. The pranayamas (breathing techniques) are very calming and centering..the act of breathing deeply is...

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Shared experience with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Magnesium 7 years ago

Magnesium is an essential mineral, important in many functions that keep the body moving. It has mild muscle relaxant properties, as it's been helpful for bruxism (teeth grinding, which I'm prone to when very stressed or anxious. Magnesium supplementation is also associated with benefits for a large list of ailments, and I've found it helpful for PMS.

Magnesium is an essential mineral, important in many functions that keep the body moving. It has mild muscle relaxant properties, as it's been helpful for bruxism (teeth grinding, which I'm prone to...

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Shared experience with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Tryptophan (5-HTP) 7 years ago

I tried 5-HTP for anxiety and depression, as I'd read about it's calming properties. Personally, it made me sleepy and lethargic, but experiences may vary between individuals.

Just a cautionary note before trying 5-HTP or any supplement, always do your research and consult a healthcare professional, especially if you are taking any medications.

I tried 5-HTP for anxiety and depression, as I'd read about it's calming properties. Personally, it made me sleepy and lethargic, but experiences may vary between individuals.

Just a cautionary...

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