Hello All.....As someone who has both treated my own anxiety by attendeding weekly group meetings at Survivor's Anonymous & used the AA Blue Book, even though I've never had a problem with alcohol in my life...but the book helped, I would like to say this:
I was young (42) at the begining of my bouts of anxiety. I did learn to control it, but it returned years later when I had three rounds of shingles one right after the other. This time it took a more ominous turn....I was suicidal. Thus I went on a non-addictive drug, Buspar. It worked for many years.
Sometimes supplements, vitamins, etc., just aren't enough. Most don't have an immediate response and it's necessary to break the train of thought. By the way, I'm the first on board to try natural healing, if possible. But when you're on a true runaway train, the onus is on you to get immediate help and immediate help usually comes in the form of something that you may not ordinarily choose (who would choose such a thing, anyway?). It has to be stopped, and stopped now.
If someone wants to try an alternative method, fine....talk it over with your Dr., wean off the drug and get proper medical supervision about what you want to try. Just trying to help some people and save some lives here. Not all anxiety/panic disorder is the same. How I wish! Yours, Lenora.