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Old 06-19-2010, 09:19 PM   #1
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Default High Strung - natural remedies?

I am TERRIBLY high strung. . . .

I use the following but would like something to mellow me out. . . I have had more than one friend recommend a glass of wine - which I am not against at all but would like other options that I can take regularly .

*rescue remedy
*nux vomica (homeopathic rescue remedy)
*chamomile
*valerian (doesn't work for me)

I can't think of anything else. . . .

so what do you do to mellow out. . . besides drink alcohol which again I am not against; however, I'd like something I can use a hair more often than I am comfortable with alcohol
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Old 06-19-2010, 10:06 PM   #2
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I avoid caffeine.
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Old 06-19-2010, 10:28 PM   #3
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Do you take cal/mag?
I see you take Nux. Have you considered seeing a homeopathic doctor?
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Old 06-19-2010, 10:52 PM   #4
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Default Re: High Strung - natural remedies?

Theanine, taurine, GABA and inositol are the first things that come to mind besides what has already been mentioned.
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Green tea is very good because of the theanine levels so mayb decaff green tea?
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Default Re: High Strung - natural remedies?

First of all,

I am only high strung in certain stressful situations. I want to avoid alcohol too, because alcoholism runs in my family.

So I am for other responses. What is nux vomica, and do you take all that stuff at the same time?

I'm looking for something to take with me when we fly soon.
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Nux xomica is a homeopathic remedy. That would be taken on it's own if it's not mixed into a remedy with others. You can put the drop into water or dissolve pellets under your tongue. That's one of the remedies my psychiatrist had me take. It has a lot of uses.
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Nux xomica is a homeopathic remedy. That would be taken on it's own if it's not mixed into a remedy with others. You can put the drop into water or dissolve pellets under your tongue. That's one of the remedies my psychiatrist had me take. It has a lot of uses.
Where do you get it? I'm intrigued!
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I get mine from my doctor but also bought it from a health food store. Vitamin Shoppe carries Boiron brand homeopathics and they have it. It's like $7 for a tube of pellets (my doc calls the little balls 'globs')
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Butterfly...the one thing to remember is that homeopathic remedies are very personal. What might work for Jodi's nerves might not work for yours... You both would have a different symptom picture and thus a different remedy for what seems like the same thing. www.abchomeopathy.com is a good place to enter your symptoms to see what the correct remedy would likely be. A lot of things really need a professional homeopathic dr though.

Jodi..Not sure. Sweetpeasmommy mentions good things.. Dh is also very high strung.... would love to be able to find something that mellowed him a little. He is also told a lot to have a drink...LOL
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I avoid caffeine.
I drink caffeine intentionally as I am ADHD . . . . plus off caffeine I am MORE high strung scary thought to those of you who know me IRL I'm sure

Great thoughts. . . .are any of these instantaneous -- like emergency situations where I feel myself totally losing it because of my high strung tendencies. . . I also take rescue remedy in emergencies when I am flipping out

I have considered a homeopath but it's SO low on the list and we are in the process of recovering from dh being unemployed for 8 months. WHen we are, we need the younger two to get IgG allergy tested if the DE cleanse doesn't eliminate the rest of their symptoms. . . . after that *maybe* I can see a homeopath

Sadly, I am SO much more mellow than when I was on gluten and I am still crazy high strung . . . how did I manage before being gf I do not know
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COuld you have an overactive thyroid? I've heard that people whose thyroid was overactive could feel kind of wound up.

I do drink some caffeine, but maybe average 1 cup of coffee every other day. Maybe that's still too much for me? I know that when its time for me to fly, I'll have to cut back altogether. It's a shame too since coffee is like a comfort to me.

I was reading about that nux vomica and I don't think it's for me. Rescue Remedy seems to work well for me. I need to stock up. Can one take RR and other low stress natural type things together? For example, valerian I've heard helps ease anxiety. Can I take both RR and valerian together?

Sorry to hijack your thread. I'm just too.
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COuld you have an overactive thyroid? I've heard that people whose thyroid was overactive could feel kind of wound up.
I have been like this forever -- actually mellowing in past few years -- enough to realize I have a problem instead of thinking it's everyone else. . . and my thyroid has always been normal

I actually think I need to be more regular on cal/mag and take my b complex instead of forgetting

I think it's mostly my ADHD that makes me super high strung. . . .
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I think it's mostly my ADHD that makes me super high strung. . . .
I'm going to second this. It's the basis of my previous high strungness (and yes, it starts mellowing out thank God) and my dd's.
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I'm going to second this. It's the basis of my previous high strungness (and yes, it starts mellowing out thank God) and my dd's.
My dh is as high strung as me Sometimes I wonder how we can live together but we are like a perfectly matched pair of boots

I am happy to say that last night I remembered to take my CLO, cal/mag and B complex

We also have 3 high strung children and recently dh and I were discussing this and I said "well what do you expect -- look at us"

Last night we had a very bad storm and the kids were crazy . . . it really emphasized this. We had one kid pacing, one kid biting nails and one kid running around like a chicken in our basement - not to mention the thumb sucking and crying It was hard but for once I was the calm one since I had to be. . . .
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