Natural Meds?

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Natural Meds?

Postby luluq07 on August 29th, 2012, 7:28 am

Does anyone take any supplements or anything that helps the twitching?
I have had more anxiety lately and feel like its getting worse.
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Re: Natural Meds?

Postby johnnythejet on August 29th, 2012, 7:35 am

I can't speak for everyone, but in general supplements have not been found to effectively/convincingly reduce twitching.
If your stress is increased then I would not be surprised at the increased twitching, although sometimes our twitches increase for no apparant reason. The key is to detach your anxiety from the symptoms. Yes, stress can increase symptoms but there is no reason our symptoms should inrease anxiety. Our symptoms are benign and are no reason to fear deadly diseases, etc. As long as we allow our symptoms to increase anxiety (knowing anxiety in-turn increases symptoms) a vicious cycle will remain intact.
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Re: Natural Meds?

Postby luluq07 on August 29th, 2012, 7:53 am

I know the symptoms will increase, that is why I am looking for a way to stop them because I can't stop them myself. I take klonpin occasionally but feel as though the next day I just feel worse.
I was just looking to see if anyone took any natural supplements to reduce the twitching.
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Re: Natural Meds?

Postby Snoookie on August 29th, 2012, 8:33 am

Hi Lulu

I am wondering the same question too, i had to go back on meds to help me but then i get other added symptoms which i do not like at all, and would also like to try a natural alternative when off these meds...
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Postby Yuliasir on August 29th, 2012, 8:55 am

as for natural antianxiety medicine, I really do not know anything better than 1:1:1 mix of valeriana root, howtorn and leonuria tinctures (or in our country we have dry extracts mixed as a tablets). EXCELLENT thing to control anxiety and get a good sleep.
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Postby chicagobfs on August 29th, 2012, 10:33 pm

5-htp? go to www.iherb.com and search for anxiety :wink:
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Re: Natural Meds?

Postby seventhcandle on September 1st, 2012, 8:04 pm

I had some relief from magnesium citrate, but it was short lived and just gave me IBS issues so I had to stop it. I also tried "Natural Calm" (which is easily absorbable magnesium) but it gave me restless legs and made me hyperactive for about two hours after taking it. My biggest "natural" mistake was taking l-theanine, a natural pre-cursor to GABA. I don't know if you'll react to it like I did, but it's supposed to decrease anxiety and be a natural muscle relaxer. For me, it made me very hyperactive, increased my anxiety, and immediately worsened my already bad symptoms.

The only supplement I can confidently recommend is Source Natural's Wellness Tabs. They don't do **** for twitching, but they do keep you from getting ill from insomnia.
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BFS does get better with time. Almost two years in and able to do almost everything I could do before I had this condition. Still twitching away of course...
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