Anxiety: bouts of nervousness, dry flushing and nausea

Posted by annedodrill44 @annedodrill44, Jan 16, 2018

I have been experiencing intense bouts of nervousness, dry flushing and nausea for months. These “spells” come on quickly and pass quickly. They happen a few times a week, which doesn’t sound like a big deal. But this feeling is so frightening! I’ve had heart, blood and urine testing. Everything comes back “normal”. I am a fit 70-year-old woman, so I can’t blame this on hormones! I’ll be at Mayo for my annual physical next month thank goodness. If my symptoms have a name, they’ll know it!! In the meantime, I’d appreciate hearing from anyone who has similar issues!

@annedodrill44

I have an important update for all of you! A physician who has spent 4 years researching what is known as the “gut-brain axis” tells me he is convinced that anxiety, depression, and illness in general, does NOT stem from the brain but from the gut. If crucial microbes are depleted or off balance in the gut, you will be ill. He recommends a probiotic with the highest number of Lactobacillis you can find — I got mine at Costco and it’s called Trunature.
So I now eat yogurt for breakfast, have a cup of Kefir in the afternoon, and take the probiotic capsule following dinner. It is not recommended to take a probiotic on an empty stomach, or in the morning when most people take other meds.
After I added the above to my diet, I felt considerably better within a few days. Am I perfectly well? No. Uneasiness is my companion. But I have not had an anxiety attack in 2 weeks. For me, that’s improvement! Try this safe, relatively inexpensive, easy approach, and see if it helps you. Then let us know. Peace to all!

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Good morning @annedodrill44– Hello. Everything works in conjunction with the brain, even the gut. What is the name of of this doctor that you mentioned? I am very glad that you feel much better. This could also be the result of a healthier diet that you have started. When you start a new diet and then a medication that you have never taken before neither change can be credited with success. You need to be very careful what you read on-line. One research by a doctor has to be peer tested over and over again.
The gut-brain Connection axis has just really started to take off in research. However the research has not indicated that probiotics alone work.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gut%E2%80%93brain_axis
https://psychscenehub.com/psychinsights/the-simplified-guide-to-the-gut-brain-axis/
https://www.bbc.com/news/health-43815370https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4662178/
https://www.bbc.com/news/health-43815370

And there are a lot of claims that probiotics don't work at all. You can google lots of these claims. Plus they are not regulated. I argue that anyone should just go out and buy "the highest number of Lactobacillis you can find". No one should do this on their own, without guidance from their own doctor.

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There are times when the mind can think something helps and maybe it does.

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@merpreb

Good morning @annedodrill44– Hello. Everything works in conjunction with the brain, even the gut. What is the name of of this doctor that you mentioned? I am very glad that you feel much better. This could also be the result of a healthier diet that you have started. When you start a new diet and then a medication that you have never taken before neither change can be credited with success. You need to be very careful what you read on-line. One research by a doctor has to be peer tested over and over again.
The gut-brain Connection axis has just really started to take off in research. However the research has not indicated that probiotics alone work.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gut%E2%80%93brain_axis
https://psychscenehub.com/psychinsights/the-simplified-guide-to-the-gut-brain-axis/
https://www.bbc.com/news/health-43815370https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4662178/
https://www.bbc.com/news/health-43815370

And there are a lot of claims that probiotics don't work at all. You can google lots of these claims. Plus they are not regulated. I argue that anyone should just go out and buy "the highest number of Lactobacillis you can find". No one should do this on their own, without guidance from their own doctor.

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Thank you Merry! I’ll be at Mayo Clinic in two weeks for my annual physical and will be running the probiotic idea by them for sure.

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