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by 2318 · 2 minutes ago

I'm a 26 yo female. Up until this august I was extremely active (probably over doing it) and now I can't seem to do any type of extended activity without feeling wiped out. I took off a few months (just took it easy) and tried to focus on... (more)

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Linds 0 · February 06, 2014 at 8:07 PM

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by 0 · 3 minutes ago

Hi! I am on my 3rd week of Paleo. Last week, started freaking out with anxiety. I read the forums and found that the adjustment period can cause some problems... Added some gluten free carbs back into the mix. (Rice and potato) Doesnt... (more)

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Little_Yoshi 0 · January 08, 2014 at 12:31 PM

Yesterday and today are better. The wife and kids did say I was a bit grumpy last night, but I'll take that over the anxiety any day. I added more carbs and more fat. And, I added vitamin-D although I know that's not the reason for my... (more)

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by 0 · 4 minutes ago

Hi guys, my name is Jay and I'm 29 years old. My story of suffering with illness goes back to my earliest memories, with anxiety and panic attacks. Severe emotional trauma at age 16 (my parents' totally unexpected divorce) magnified this... (more)

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InLimbo 0 · December 26, 2013 at 9:27 PM

Oh, and I also must mention that any amount of iodine supplementation will send me flying SKY HIGH with insane anxiety, body tingles, heart palpiations/tachycardia, sweating, etc etc. This includes even small doses of Kelp. Here's a... (more)

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by 0 · 4 minutes ago

I have been struggling with IST since May of this year. A lot of stress led up to it and I was also on several of Chinese herbs and went off of cold turkey and a few days later I ended up in the hospital with a heart rate of 180bpm. I am... (more)

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Mr_Snowman 0 · December 12, 2013 at 1:07 AM

"I want to have a family as I am nearing 32 and I am not sure if that will ever happen at the state I am in now. I feel like there is not much for resources out there and I feel as though I am different than most adrenal patients" Many... (more)

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by 0 · 4 minutes ago

Hi! Long time lurker here. I've been trying to find some way of sorting out my severe OCD/Anxiety issues for years. I've tried CBT, ERP, NLP and REBT, none of them gave an ounce of relief, and then I discover paleo. I've read the science... (more)

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samc 0 · December 14, 2013 at 4:34 AM

If you are in for a long trip http://albertoaks.com/ which is hooked up with the Perfect Health Diet. Embarrassingly the owners of the place don't look very fit to me. I've never been, so I'm not endorsing. Seems like it would be cheaper to... (more)

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by 0 · 4 minutes ago

I went paleo last year when I was 236 lbs at 5'9'' as a female, size 14 pants and xxl shirts. I lost 63 lbs and went down to 173, a loose size 8 pant and medium shirts with about 25 lbs left to go as a goal. I thought why not do a fat fast... (more)

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raydawg 0 · December 03, 2013 at 9:03 PM

There are several things you could try to get adapted to burning fat instead of carbs - your mitochondria have to remember how to do that, and your cells need to see the new source of energy. Try consuming coconut oil or MCT oil (you can... (more)

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by 84 · 5 minutes ago

The last week my tongue has felt enlarged and there are teeth marks on the side of it. It literally feels like it is too big for my mouth. What are the proper steps to diagnose and possibly reverse such symptoms? I follow a Perfect Health... (more)

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jake3_14 0 · November 18, 2013 at 9:17 PM

Do you have a nearby ND (Naturopathic Doctor) you can see?

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by 300 · 6 minutes ago

I've read through all the questions here do to with alleviating anxiety, and have seen upping carb intake suggested a few times. But I'd like to understand this strategy better before I try it. My quick history: I've been basically... (more)

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raydawg 0 · November 13, 2013 at 11:51 AM

I have been testing blood sugar with a glucometer lately, and VLC seems to have generally brought my blood sugar down. But I've discovered that when I feel panicky (which happens especially in the morning) my blood sugar will be high no... (more)

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by 84 · 6 minutes ago

I was on Effexor(Venlafaxine), wich is an SNRI, for about 6 years. When i went paleo i realized that my anxiety and depression was basically gone! Until about 6 weeks ago when i was getting panic attacks from physical symtoms like weird... (more)

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asimnicol 0 · December 13, 2013 at 9:21 AM

5-HTP Max supplement helps treating depression. 5-HTP Max's primary component is 5-htp which is known as 5-hydroxytryptophane. This nutrient is a chemical compound that regulates serotonin and melatonin levels in the brain. If your brain's... (more)

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by 0 · 7 minutes ago

Hi, I am eating Paleo (almost entirely pure, some bad carbs, no gluten) and I have had a tendency lately to wake up feeling really depressed and with anxiety about a lot of things I worry about. This feeling remains until I eat my breakfast... (more)

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wtfgod 0 · October 15, 2013 at 4:52 PM

i believe the theory is that your body peaks cotrisol production in the morning to raise your blood pressure, so you can go from a horizontal to a vertical state without passing out. ive seen some people suggest that you can mitigate your... (more)

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by 20 · 9 minutes ago

I know, it's always weird to post your body pics and ask random strangers what they think about it, but I really need honest opinions. I'm not an attention seeker. The thing is, mirrors lie to me. http://postimg.org/image/unatlbqp1/ (more)

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Varelse 0 · August 30, 2013 at 3:39 PM

Honest answer: I want to feed you, not eat you. In my opinion, you are quite a bit too thin all over and do not look very healthy.

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by 10 · 9 minutes ago

Hey all, Long time reader -- thanks to everyone on here for providing such helpful informartion. Stats: 26yo Female 100 lbs @ 5'5 (small boned, have always been small) Following a 90% paleo diet for about 1.5 years (had occasional frozen... (more)

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mk07 0 · August 25, 2013 at 6:20 PM

I wish I had the answer... :( I have the same issue. It is called reactive hypoglycemia. I can't tell you how many times I passed out. I started out by having levels in the 60's 1h after eating, with the feeling I could kill someone if I didn't... (more)

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by 175 · 10 minutes ago

Just came across a study of mice suggesting doses of this strain of bacteria reduce anxiety, operating through the vagus nerve. The researcher said the effect was comparable to valium, but was careful to point out the effect in humans is... (more)

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Chris_27 0 · August 22, 2013 at 11:36 PM

No scientific evidence, but anecdotally: 1) I had chronic moderate anxiety with periods of severe anxiety, depression, mood swings, and severe panic attacks from age 14 through age 23-24. I ate crap and was on antibiotics at least 3 times a year... (more)

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by 2318 · 10 minutes ago

I just got back from a month and a half long trip across Europe where we backpacked across 6 countries. During this time I was on my feet all day every day. I didn't do any typical 'strength training' per ce, unless you count the backpack strapped... (more)

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animalcule 0 · August 18, 2013 at 8:41 PM

This is very serious. You have anorexia. Not anorexia nervosa, with it's attendant neurosis (yet), but medical anorexia. And you are already severely underweight. This is a very serious health problem! And it can also turn into a full-fledged... (more)

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by 2318 · 11 minutes ago

I have been pretty much dairy free with the exception of grassfed ghee and occasional kefir. We recently went to Europe for a month where it was a little challenging to have clean meals everyday, so I decided to just enjoy the experience and try... (more)

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by 0 · 12 minutes ago

My significant other suffers from an anxiety disorder that is very common in his family. His doctor said that he has a chemical imbalance and he takes a daily low dose pill to help control the anxiety. For the most part, the pill controls the... (more)

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Big_worm 0 · August 02, 2013 at 1:42 PM

Well I have had some experience with this living with soemone who suffers the same. First thing I would say is, he may not be able to put his finger on it when it happens but something that he thinks about or is experiencing is causing the... (more)

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by 20 · 14 minutes ago

I am having difficulty getting back on the Paleo wagon. I completed approx 3 weeks eating a paleo diet. Then I got a weird flu and threw up for 2 days, and couldn't eat anything for about 7 full days. I am breastfeeding and was very concerned I... (more)

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EnglishRose 0 · July 16, 2013 at 6:44 AM

If you really feel bad and you have a small baby it may be a good idea to see your doctor just to rule out things like post natal depression. Leaving that aside lots of research is done on diet and mood. Sites like radiant recovery and plenty of... (more)

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by 344 · 15 minutes ago

I tried looking this up but I didn't find anything. Has anyone experienced anxiety and depression from chocolate? On the days I eat 85% dark chocolate, I'm beginning to notice an increased incidence of depression and an inexplicable anxiety. It... (more)

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cavebitch 0 · July 12, 2013 at 1:39 AM

I've had similar side effects, so to speak, as they relate to anxiety. The caffeine and theobromine just don't let my thoughts sit still. When I get anxious, which is becoming less and less often as I eat less and less chocolate, I find that the... (more)

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by 1197 · 20 minutes ago

I have recently become aware of the importance of magnesium when one is taking D3. I have also read that large doses of Magnesium Taurate has been shown to improve symptoms of anxiety, which I could certainly benefit from. Other than a laxative... (more)

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PortlandPandy 0 · September 08, 2013 at 6:49 AM

You ask: "Other than a laxative effect, is there any reason for me to watch my intake?" Answer: No. I take magnesium taurate for anxiety reduction, as well, and have found it quite helpful. The only suggestion I'd have for you is to be... (more)

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by 384 · 20 minutes ago

Right now I am severely overweight, and recently I've started to have anxiety attacks related to my weight. I've been to the doctor who says my heart is fine but every time I have some kind of chest discomfort - due to overeating, indigestion, or... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · May 26, 2013 at 10:24 PM

Take some babysteps. Do you get anxiety from walking around the block for 15 minutes once a day in the evenings?

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by 134 · 21 minutes ago

I am having troubles discovering the cause of my digestive issues... I am considering that genetic anxiety is the true cause. I've tried multiple of everything (literally) and nothing has worked for any period of time for digestion. I'm starting... (more)

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Maarten 0 · May 24, 2013 at 3:25 PM

It works both ways. When the brain spots triggers for anxiety, intestinal problems may arise, and vice versa; when the brain spots intestinal problems (due to a panicky state), it may conclude there's reason te be anxious. I can't explain this... (more)

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by 88 · 30 minutes ago

I have been dealing with some off and on anxiety. I was wondering if it would be a good thing to try out? I would say I eat pretty damn paleo all the time with minor slips usually once every 2-3 weeks. My anxiety will kick in randomly Ive even... (more)

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Elizabeth_12 0 · April 07, 2013 at 5:04 PM

Hi, I was suffering from terrible anxiety and insomnia until very recently. I tried EVERYTHING - I read Julia Ross's Mood Cure and every online resource I could find, I tried magnesium, GABA, 5HTP, carbs before bed, more exercise, less exercise,... (more)

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by 90 · 31 minutes ago

Hi all I have been attempting to take this Magnesium supplement (http://www.drrons.com/mag-max-magnesium-supplement.html) I have only ever taken 1 and I took it with dinner and every time it either makes me itchy, or I get REALLY anxious and I am... (more)

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Chelsea__1 0 · March 31, 2013 at 2:35 PM

I've been using the same thing, it has cleared up some acne on my body just great. However, it made it worse at first. I also have noticed that itchy feeling all over.

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by 2097 · 31 minutes ago

Happens to me every now and then (like right now//grrr) and its really irritating. Im pretty sure its anxiety related. But itll comes out of nowhere ( i mean im not consciously anxious about anything in particular) and then it can last for hours... (more)

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thatkate 0 · March 29, 2013 at 3:16 AM

Sounds like a panic attack. I've had them off and on since I was a kid. I'll breathe deeper, do everything I can to take bigger breaths, but it feels like the oxygen just isn't coming through. They never have a thing to do with how I feel at... (more)

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by 4181 · 35 minutes ago

I seem to get a rush of adrenaline at inappropriate times every time I think about something like having to submit a piece of work or if there is some kind of argument I get this flourish in my chest, like kind of hot, I think it's... (more)

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August 0 · March 13, 2013 at 5:59 PM

Currently fighting the fight or flight thing with this- Marconi Union's Weightless is supposedly one of the most calming songs in the worlds. The beat helps the heart to where it is supposed to be. I have been having some serious stress lately,... (more)

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