- Aim for better nutrition with a multivitamin
Taking one a day may help reduce anxiety and feelings of stress.
- Try valerian and passion flower
Calm the nervous system by taking an herbal combination of valerian (100 to 200 mg) and passion flower (45 to 90 mg) three times a day.
- Try fish oils
Take 3 grams per day of omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil for anxiety symptoms if you are experiencing substance abuse.
- Try inositol for panic attacks
Take 4 grams three times daily to help control panic attacks.
- Get a checkup
See your healthcare provider to make sure your symptoms are not related to a medical problem.
- Address your stress
Reduce stress with meditation, counseling, and other methods.
- Avoid caffeine
If you are anxious, avoid stimulants such as caffeine.
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