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I'm a recent victim of a home invasion and I've had anxiety

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I'm a recent victim of a home invasion and I've had anxiety and panic attacks since
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Carlos replied 6 years ago.

Dear JACUSTOMER t2bokj52: You may want to try some natural remedies for anxiety and panic attacks as follows:

For panic attacks:

1. Avoid caffeine

2. Avoid cigarettes smokiing

3. Get plenty of sunshine (exposure of sun for Vit D)

4. Make sure you are not in deficient in magnesium

5. Excercise with the permission from your doctor

6. Avoid overbreathing

For anxiety:

  • Avoid caffeine and alcohol. They deplete the body's supply of B vitamins. Caffeine stimulates an adrenal response in the body which may provoke an anxiety or nervous response.
    Avoid nicotine. Nicotine stimulates increased physiological arousal, vasoconstriction and makes your heart work harder.
  • Avoid foods with aspartame, nitrate-preserved meats and foods, MSG (it can have a major irritating effect on the nervous system producing the following: headaches, tingling, numbness and chest pains), fried foods and sodas.
  • Avoid sugar. Avoid all sweet refined foods as these affect the blood sugar that can lead to anxiety and mood swings and also affects how the brain functions.

  • Avoid salt. Salt depletes the body of potassium, a mineral important to the proper functioning of the nervous system. Salt raises blood pressure that in turn puts a strain on the heart.

  • Eat foods rich in calcium, magnesium and vitamin C to enhance immune response and protect the nerves from stress.

  • Foods rich in calcium include sesame seeds, almonds, soy food and leafy greens. Foods rich in magnesium include wheat germ, kelp, and most nuts. Foods rich in vitamin C include peppers, greens, broccoli, kiwi and cherries

Hope this information helps and the best thing to do first would be to talk over this alternative natural cure information with your prescribing doctor with asking if you are a candidate for trying natural cure methods versus medication and make sure you have the permission of your doctor before stopping your prescribed medications.

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