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Hello doctor My name is PATIENT recent month my mind is suffering from anxiety and depersonalization not with sevearity but i noticed whenever i get racing thoughts from anxiety then my memory got scattered and i cant focus so i need to take anxit(0.25)[which is prescribed by my physician] to keep my thought streamlined Can u sugggest me any supplement or dietary changes to improve my problem 1-NAC 2-Taurine 3-Choline anything OTC that helps me because i m keeping distance from prescription medicine because my exams are near thanking you PATIENT
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Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
2 years ago
Anxiety is the result of a hyperarousal state of nervous system due to a low threshold for threat perception. In simpler words, it's an ongoing flight or fight response. It can elicit a neuro-hormonal response understood as Flight or Fright reaction kicking in physiological cascade of symptoms ranging from palpitations, tachycardia, breathlessness, increased bowel movement, increase frequency of urination, dizziness, muscle tension or pain, trembling, dizziness, blurring of vision to restlessness, confusion and fainting spells. Chronic stress causes prolonged anxiety response with the consequences of slowed cognition , lack of concentration, headaches, fluctuations in blood pressure, irritable bowel syndrome with persistent Bowel movement issues and increased wear and tear of body tissues. The interest in routine activities like eating, socialising with friends and family and sex goes down. Identifying your stressors, learning to deal with them, de stressing regularly by doing something that makes one feel good, yoga and meditation are some non pharmacological strategies to deal with it. If the condition is persisting for a long time, it's better to see a psychiatrist. You can take omega 3 FA supplements/ NAC/ saint john's wort / l- theamine( Thealife), 5- HT tryptamine etc which may have benefits after long term use. Visit a psychiatrist for better treatment management.
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