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  1. Karine
    October 24, 2020 @ 7:41 am

    Thank you for sharing such a personal experience and its effects. A few years earlier, I went through something similar and I was the lucky one percent to which medicament causes hallucinations. It was the worst time of my life, I spent 3 weeks at the hospital to find out what was going on. Since then, Ive stopped all medication and such as yourself I’m doing much better!

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    • Amy
      October 24, 2020 @ 9:11 am

      Thanks for sharing your experience. I’m glad you are feeling better and letting your system clear out.

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  2. Shannon
    October 18, 2020 @ 10:30 am

    I have 5 brothers and sisters and almost all of them take medication for anxiety (my dad, too). Sometimes I think it sounds like a good idea, the easy route. But I agree with you, I know that sugar regulation and other healthy habits are why I been able to not go that route yet. Knowing I am not alone is a game changer, too.

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    • Amy
      October 18, 2020 @ 3:03 pm

      Thanks for your comment Shannon. It has been so enlightening hearing about others that are able to cope without medication.
      Stay strong and keep up the good work.

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  3. Cathey
    October 17, 2020 @ 8:56 am

    I have found that by identifying my triggers I can short circuit an anxiety attack before it gets out of control or at least manage it better. I hate how the meds made me all mellow all the time so I opt to go without!

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    • Amy
      October 18, 2020 @ 3:05 pm

      Yes Cathey! Stopping your anxiety before it turns into a panic attack takes so much skill and knowledge, but is absolutely worth it.
      It is a great feeling getting to know your own body and what triggers it.

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  4. Bridget Marie
    October 16, 2020 @ 7:49 am

    I think it’s amazing to be able to manage your anxiety naturally! I found that what works for me the most is doing daily meditation, eating healthy and sleeping well. Also, being more aware of my body really helped me so I can notice when I start to feel anxious and just relax my heart and my body when it happens. Thank you for sharing your tips!

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  5. Sarah
    October 14, 2020 @ 1:41 pm

    We have a very similar outlook when it comes to anxiety. I find when I’m living my healthiest life and doing all I can to be healthy, I have no anxiety. When I’m frazzled, stressed, and eating unhealthily, that’s when it kicks in for me. Great read, thanks

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    • Amy
      October 14, 2020 @ 8:22 pm

      Yes Sarah! It is so true…how much we can do that actually helps. It is such a blessing that our bodies respond well to these things.

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  6. Valerie
    October 13, 2020 @ 5:44 pm

    I agree with you, medication is not for everyone. My sister and I have the same medication for anxiety/depression. The highest dose was perfect for me, but it didn’t do much for my sister. I also try to talk to someone or listen to specific songs when I have a panic attack to help me calm down. You are so brave for talking about this <3

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  7. Whitney
    October 11, 2020 @ 7:57 am

    I never tried medication, but I found that my anxiety and panic attacks were 100% resolved when I started eating gluten free. It’s been great because I can still have chocolate and some other treats – but GF was the key for me! I’m so glad you’ve found stuff that helps!

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    • Amy
      October 11, 2020 @ 8:34 am

      I love hearing about what people have found works for them. This is a wonderful discovery. I’ve heard other people benefit in many ways from taking glutton out.
      Thanks for sharing.

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  8. astrid
    October 11, 2020 @ 7:32 am

    hi,first of all,i’m sending you tons of virtual hugs; second,i too,stopped taking my medication for my anxiety,but i stopped taking it bc pills made me numb,sleepy,and i wasn’t productive and couldn’t focus on literally anything,all i could do was sleep.
    thanks for sharing.

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  9. Emma dunn
    October 11, 2020 @ 4:24 am

    Im not sure if meds are the answer for anxiety. I have stuggled with general anxiety disorder for a number off years. I dont want to live on meds.
    I think its best to find ways to deao with your feelings and recognise triggers.

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    • Amy
      October 11, 2020 @ 8:35 am

      Emma, I agree. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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  10. Anitha
    October 10, 2020 @ 9:52 am

    Truly said, there are options other than medication. Coping strategies are important. Knowing which one works for each individual is important. Well written

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  11. Robyn Jones
    October 9, 2020 @ 12:11 pm

    I have anxiety as the result of PTSD. I used to take medication for it, but I was too sensitive to it as well. Even 0.25 milligrams of klonopin was knocking me out; I could not function. Thankfully, I was taught to use Biblical scriptures on comfort and prayer to be healed from anxiety. One such scripture I relied on a lot was “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” – 2 Timothy 1:7. Knowing the fear and anxiety I was experiencing was not from God freed me. 💗

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    • Amy
      October 9, 2020 @ 1:07 pm

      Yes!! I love hearing this. It really is such a simple truth. God has not given us panic and fear.
      Bringing it to Him works wonders!

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  12. Rochelle
    October 9, 2020 @ 8:24 am

    I’m in nursing and I know exactly how these medications works, most of them actually increases your risk for depression and suicide. I also suffer from chronic anxiety and I relate to a lot of things you mentioned here, I too have found other ways to manage my mental health, This was such a great post , thanks for being so vulnerable and sharing with us.

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    • Amy
      October 9, 2020 @ 8:54 am

      I’m so glad to hear of someone else choosing to manage their mental health naturally.
      It is astounding to me the list of side effects on this medication.
      Thanks for your comment.

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  13. hari
    October 8, 2020 @ 7:42 pm

    panic attack is a real challenge.
    glad you’ve learned the coping strategy that works for you.
    you are a strong person and this will surely be of helpful for those who are struggling with it.
    thanks for sharing.

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