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1 day ago · Escitalopram in Depression & Anxiety

I’ve been on 10 mg for 8 months for anxiety attacks. Not very effective. Doc upping me up to 20. Anyone having success on Escitalipram at this dosage?

Mon, Feb 18 1:47pm · Anxiety: bouts of nervousness, dry flushing and nausea in Depression & Anxiety

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.

Mon, Feb 18 9:51am · my anxiety in Depression & Anxiety

@happyat76: how is CBD oil taken? Rubbed on skin? Ingested?

Mon, Feb 18 8:07am · Anxiety: bouts of nervousness, dry flushing and nausea in Depression & Anxiety

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!

Sun, Feb 3 7:25pm · Anxiety: bouts of nervousness, dry flushing and nausea in Depression & Anxiety

Merry, thank you for responding and for sharing your experience. Oh yes, I’ve had plenty of blood work (all normal) and am scheduled for my annual physical at Mayo in March. Will let you all know if I learn anything new about treatment for anxiety!

Fri, Feb 1 7:51pm · Anxiety: bouts of nervousness, dry flushing and nausea in Depression & Anxiety

Thank you for responding, Merry. Tell me about your lobotomy! Is that an option for me? Does it really cure anxiety? If so, I’m asking for one!

Fri, Feb 1 10:47am · Anxiety: bouts of nervousness, dry flushing and nausea in Depression & Anxiety

Gail, you are a very talented mentor, and I so appreciate the benefit of your experience! We can all learn from you. Thank you for your support!

Fri, Feb 1 10:43am · Anxiety: bouts of nervousness, dry flushing and nausea in Depression & Anxiety

@merry – no I have no diagnosed illness, but my anxiety attacks are so strong that I really do feel like a stroke or death is imminent. If I get really upset during the attack, it gets worse and hangs on longer. If I give in to it and say”who cares what happens”, it seems to go away faster. Beats me why!