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2 sonny S
2d ·
So tired I feel sick, couldn't sleep due to anxiety. I took up 40 mg of melatonin till I finally fell asleep for only 3 hours
sonny S
2d ·

And my anxiety was so dumb. I bought a tv and spent all night thinking I bought the wrong one. Why am I program to doubt every little detail of my life. It's crippling

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Jeff M
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Esther B
2d ·

I'm sorry:(

Rorschach T
2d ·

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Rorschach T
2d ·

Learning to work with our minds using a preferred technique (ACT, CBT, Mindfulness, Meditation) is a lot more effective than medication. Sometimes a combination of medication is good too. Learning these techniques takes a little while for most of us

Rorschach T
2d ·

but believe me, it's worth it. (Sometimes I have to take valium AND use mindfulness / acceptance to calm.down or sleep)

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4 sonny S
6d ·
Bought phosphatidylcholine, it was suppose to help w anxiety and racing thoughts. It made me kinda sad. Going to return it tomro and try something else. Search continues
Rorschach T
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Alena S
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Esther B
5d ·

Hols on Sonny. I hope your search will end soon

sonny S
4d ·

Thank u esther

sonny S
4d ·

Thank u everyone

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4 sonny S
21 Mar 2017 ·
Going to stop 5htp.. it's been almost 2 weeks and all I got was mood swings with headaches. Plus i found it was hard to think some days. Sleep was deeper, but still tired the next day.
sonny S
21 Mar 2017 ·

Might try again, but for now I need to stop and get my bearings again

Stephi C
21 Mar 2017 ·

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Stephi C
21 Mar 2017 ·

I don't know if this will be any use to you at all but I started taking L-Theanine just over a week ago for anxiety- my mood had been crazy swingy and I was really anxious. So far the anxiety is less intense and my moods have been less extreme.

Stephi C
21 Mar 2017 ·

I feel less depressed too. I don't know how much is due to these tablets but it could be worth looking into? Sorry if I sound like I'm interfering! Xxx

sonny S
21 Mar 2017 ·

Thank u stephi.. please share information, it's not interfering. It could help me or someone that reads this thread. Unfortunately, I tried l theanine with no success. Im glad u found something that helps, I kno the struggle of anxiety all too well

sonny S
21 Mar 2017 ·

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stephen B
21 Mar 2017 ·

Meds are a personal things , but after being on anti depressants and anti psychotics for 8 months about 10 years ago , I vowed never to go one meds again as they made me worse , now I use things like sport , yoga , the outdoors , healthy foods ,

stephen B
21 Mar 2017 ·

no caffeine, no alcohol etc when i know my moods are changing to much or notice im going lower ... good luck on what you decide to do

Lima K
21 Mar 2017 ·

Meds aren't my thing either but I've been dogwalking more recently trough the day when most people are at work and it really helps a bit with my anxiety. Like nature is giving me some extra strength or something.

Lima K
21 Mar 2017 ·

Not saying there is a magical change or anything but its a good start I guess

Esther B
21 Mar 2017 ·

5thp made my friend feel worse at all.. I think you have to keep on trying before you find the right one? Hopefully you will find it soon!!

Rorschach T
21 Mar 2017 ·

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DesBear D
22 Mar 2017 ·

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sonny S
22 Mar 2017 ·

Thanks stephan, I use to be on meds too for depression and sleep. Like u they messed me up really bad, so I'm searching for a more natural route.. best of luck to u too

sonny S
22 Mar 2017 ·

That's awesome u found something to help u w anxiety lima.. keep rocking

sonny S
22 Mar 2017 ·

Thank u esther, hopefully I can find something that works soon

sonny S
22 Mar 2017 ·

Thank u des rorschach

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4 sonny S
17 Mar 2017 ·
Or maybe I should take another 50mg at night to keep a steady stream. Idk what to do. I'll just decide tomro
Sarah C
17 Mar 2017 · NEW

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17 Mar 2017 ·

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17 Mar 2017 ·

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18 Mar 2017 ·

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18 Mar 2017 ·

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sonny S
22 Mar 2017 ·

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3 sonny S
17 Mar 2017 ·
Ok so 50mg of 5htp gives me slight anxiety then fades in about an hour. Going to split the dose of 25mg twice a day tomro. See what happens
S V
17 Mar 2017 ·

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sonny S
17 Mar 2017 ·

Thanks s v

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18 Mar 2017 ·

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18 Mar 2017 ·

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sonny S
22 Mar 2017 ·

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5 sonny S
15 Mar 2017 ·
Got zero sleep last night, was feeling sick I was so tired and I fell asleep in my office chair and didn't even know it. Feel better now, 5htp now gives me energy. Readjusting time before bed to lunch
sonny S
15 Mar 2017 ·

I hate this part of tweeking, it always takes so long to find the right dose and right time to take. It took me a year to figure out my folate.

Rorschach T
15 Mar 2017 ·

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15 Mar 2017 ·

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15 Mar 2017 ·

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16 Mar 2017 ·

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sonny S
17 Mar 2017 ·

Thank u rorschach des binky nixiblu

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4 sonny S
12 Mar 2017 ·
Going on 3 days stuck in bed... no energy to do anything. On the plus side I feel asleep yesterday w no pills or drugs.. so thats a step forward. Didn't stay asleep tho
Esther B
12 Mar 2017 ·

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Esther B
12 Mar 2017 ·

Get well soon

Binky B
12 Mar 2017 ·

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12 Mar 2017 ·

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12 Mar 2017 ·

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12 Mar 2017 ·

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sonny S
13 Mar 2017 ·

Thanks everyone for the hugs

DesBear D
13 Mar 2017 ·

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13 Mar 2017 ·

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sonny S
15 Mar 2017 ·

Thanks des nixiblu

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5 sonny S
12 Mar 2017 ·
Feeling better mentally, but been stuck in bed all day.. I only got up to eat. I'm just so dang tired.
Rorschach T
12 Mar 2017 ·

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Binky B
12 Mar 2017 ·

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Love 1
12 Mar 2017 ·

bro, thx again for that 5-htp recommendation. hope you get the rest you're needing. Also, I applaud you for quitting cigarettes.That's NO easy feat, my friend.

Yondie Y
12 Mar 2017 ·

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12 Mar 2017 ·

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13 Mar 2017 ·

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sonny S
15 Mar 2017 ·

Thank u everyone

sonny S
15 Mar 2017 ·

@love 1.. are you taking 5 htp, is it working?

Love 1
15 Mar 2017 ·

yes I'm taking it, but too early to tell if it's working. Moods are generally positive, but thought it might aid with sleep.

sonny S
15 Mar 2017 ·

Cool man, let us kno how it works out. Just be careful w the dose. I have to pour out most of it from my gel cap. I take less than half a gel cap. If I take too much right now, it makes me irratable. My mind needs to adjust to having serotonin.

sonny S
15 Mar 2017 ·

Try to be mindful of any irritability or sudden negative mood changes. If I start feeling good, I take a break from it, because it can build up. Or if I get moody, I take a break from it, becuz it could be I have to mu It really is a science project.

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3 sonny S
11 Mar 2017 ·
A Lil grumpy w mood swings.. not sure if it's the 5 htp or that I quit smoking or the dose is too low and need more.. going to up it now and see how I feel.. I definitely use a cigarette bout no
sonny S
11 Mar 2017 ·

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11 Mar 2017 ·

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11 Mar 2017 ·

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luna S
11 Mar 2017 ·

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sonny S
11 Mar 2017 ·

Thank u binky silke luna

Rorschach T
12 Mar 2017 ·

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Rorschach T
12 Mar 2017 ·

I've given up lots of things in my life and smoking was by far the hardest. It's very very challenging. Give yourself some credit, good on you for trying.

Cindy M
12 Mar 2017 ·

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sonny S
12 Mar 2017 ·

Thank u rorschach cindy

Esther B
12 Mar 2017 ·

You can do this sonny!! I cheer for you

sonny S
15 Mar 2017 ·

Thank u esther

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4 sonny S
10 Mar 2017 ·
Hello pandas! Hope all u guys are doing well. I've been in a weird funk lately.. I'm starting 5htp again, this time w micro doses.. its suppose to help w sleep..see what happens.. I need sleep so bad
Binky B
10 Mar 2017 ·

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sonny S
10 Mar 2017 ·

Thank u binky

G Z
10 Mar 2017 ·

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Cindy M
11 Mar 2017 ·

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Cindy M
11 Mar 2017 ·

Lovely to see a post from you, sonny - missed seeing you here. Sorry to hear you're in a funk and not sleeping, fingers crossed the meds help x

Love 1
11 Mar 2017 ·

is that a supplement or prescription?

sonny S
11 Mar 2017 ·

Thank you G Z

sonny S
11 Mar 2017 ·

Thanks Cindy! Hope all is well

sonny S
11 Mar 2017 ·

@Love 1.. It's a supplement for depression. I took a while back and it messed me up bad. It's thought because the old dr had me on such a high dose. I'm starting small then working up till it hopefully works.

sonny S
11 Mar 2017 ·

@Love 1.. it's an over the counter supplement

DesBear D
11 Mar 2017 ·

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Love 1
11 Mar 2017 ·

Thanks, Sonny. I can empathize with your difficulty. For me, sleep and mood are highly indexed to ea other. I took your suggestion a while back to try Mg. It helped. Sleep is complex. I don't think there's a single factor that contributes to it.

Love 1
11 Mar 2017 ·

I've had a pretty good run the last week or 2. Someone rec kiwi fruit, which I took. seems to have helped. I took Mg once this week helped maintain sleep pattern. Vegetarian/vegan diet remains same.Exercise regimen the same.

Love 1
11 Mar 2017 ·

10-20m deep breathing 30m prior to bed seems to have helped a lot. I think because it regulates the nervous sys and calms the mind, sleep is deeper.

Love 1
11 Mar 2017 ·

The only supplements I take are B12, St John's Wort, and Omega oils. No alcohol or drugs.Limited caffeine intake to 1 cup coffee a few days per week or green tea never after 1pm.

Love 1
11 Mar 2017 ·

as I'm going thru divorce, needing to be esp careful managing mind & mood. no porn , no sex, no masturbation which helps conserve energy. that also seems to have contributed enormously to my sense of well being.

Love 1
11 Mar 2017 ·

TMI maybe, but wanting to share what seems to have been working for me as you've been so generous with your advice which has been helpful to me. Grateful.

Love 1
11 Mar 2017 ·

Finally, I listen to self hypnosis tracks. When I wake up in middle of night sometimes, I'll listen and fall back to sleep.

Rorschach T
11 Mar 2017 ·

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Esther B
11 Mar 2017 ·

Happy to see you around. Was wondering how you are doing.

sonny S
11 Mar 2017 ·

Thank u so much for the insight Love 1.. any advice is much appreciated.. I will definitely try your tips.. I hope one day we both find what works for us

sonny S
11 Mar 2017 ·

Happy to see u too esther.. hope u r doing well

sonny S
11 Mar 2017 ·

Thank u des rorschach

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