TeenHelp
Support Forums Today's Posts

Get Advice Connect with TeenHelp Resources
HelpLINK Facebook     Twitter     Tumblr     Instagram    Hotlines    Safety Zone    Alternatives

You are not registered or have not logged in

Hello guest! (Not a guest? Log in above!)

As a guest on TeenHelp you are only able to use some of our site's features. By registering an account you will be able to enjoy unlimited access to our site, and will be able to:

  • Connect with thousands of teenagers worldwide by actively taking part in our Support Forums and Chat Room.
  • Find others with similar interests in our Social Groups.
  • Express yourself through our Blogs, Picture Albums and User Profiles.
  • And much much more!

Signing up is free, anonymous and will only take a few moments, so click here to register now!


Anxiety This forum is for seeking advice on anxiety and stress related issues.

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  (#1 (permalink)) Old
Astrophile. Offline
Member
I've been here a while
********
 
Astrophile.'s Avatar
 
Name: Brittany
Age: 25
Gender: Female

Posts: 1,113
Blog Entries: 110
Join Date: November 5th 2012

Natural supplements for anxiety - February 4th 2016, 04:11 PM

On Tuesday at my counseling appointment, I informed my therapist that I've been experiencing some generalized anxiety. It's not related to my trauma at all, and she recommended I see the nurse practitioner that prescribes meds at her practice. I am currently on the waiting list, as far as I know. My therapist asked if I'd try an over the counter supplement: L-Theanine. I agreed and went to the vitamin shop downtown to buy it.

So I've been taking 2-3 of these chewable tablets everyday since Tuesday. I don't feel much of a difference, at least not a noticeable difference. Does anyone have any experience with L-Theanine or with "natural" supplements at all?

How did they work for you? or Why won't you use them?


There is no beauty without some strangeness.
-EAP-

   
  (#2 (permalink)) Old
Never Forget Hope
I can't get enough
*********
 
escape_thereal_world's Avatar
 
Name: Kelly
Age: 28
Gender: Female
Location: Charleston, SC

Posts: 3,097
Blog Entries: 98
Join Date: January 7th 2009

Re: Natural supplements for anxiety - February 4th 2016, 06:30 PM

Honestly, I think it will only work for low level anxiety. It's essentially tea, which can have an anti-anxiety effect. It is a good option to try though, as there is very little side effects associated with it. I would guess you may need a full week or two to really notice a change, as is with many supplements or medications.

You may want to do some research on Yogi brand Kava Tea. There are some health concerns, but supposedly they are minimal with the yogi tea. The Kava is supposed to have a slight sedative effect and many people with anxiety swear by it. It is not a drug, though and not addictive.

I'd call and ask her for other suggestions if you are interested in other herbal supplements.
   
Closed Thread

Bookmarks

Tags
anxiety, natural, supplements

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All material copyright 1998-2018, TeenHelp.
Terms | Legal | Privacy | Conduct | Complaints

Powered by vBulletin®.
Copyright ©2000-2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search engine optimization by vBSEO.
Theme developed in association with vBStyles.