It’s been almost 4 weeks since I cut my anxiety medication dose in half. I have to say that I do recognize my anxiety more the I was before but I’m trying to keep it controlled. Many times I’ve feel like I need to pop a pill for relief but I haven’t. God is the ultimate healer and I love having Him to lean on.
While I’m in no hurry to drop the medication completely at this point, I’m looking into alternate ways to help the anxiety feeling. I’ve come to the realization that I’m going to survive my attacks but I just hate having the feeling itself. The feeling of “fear” for no reason is not welcome in my life. I don’t have the time for it Plus! I will never let my kids see it.
I’m doing a lot of research on Serotonin levels and I’m learning how to keep them high enough naturally to keep me happy :). Serotonin appears to be my main problem because low levels of it are what causes depression, anxiety, hopelessness and more. Research studies show that up to 80% of people in the United States have low Serotonin levels. Most of these people are women!
I found a wonderful article by Mary Ann Copson who is a Mood and Brain Chemistry expert about how to increase your Serotonin levels. Your Serotonin level can be increased by a combination of exercise, diet and relaxation. If your interested in learning more about how to do this, check out her Easy and Natural Ways to Raise Your Low Serotonin Levels article.
I don’t personally know Mary Ann Copson or have any affiliations with her. I love the article she wrote and really want to try some of her suggestions. I’ll keep you up to date on my progess :)!
If your interested in learning more about my anxiety, you can start from the beginning by clicking this Anxiety Disorder link.