For once this time my post won't be at all anxious, because I've recently found a natural B vitamin supplement that absolutely cured me of the major OCD and anxiety issues I've had since age 6. I figured I'd share it with you all, as I (my parents, my psychiatrist, and my doctor all as well) believe that this supplement is a miracle cure for any kind of OCD, anxiety, or depression issues.
It's called inositol. I know some of you may be aware of it, yet you may not have looked into it that much or something of the sort, but let me tell you, it's 100% worth it! I tried out Zoloft a few months ago and had an absolutely HORRIBLE experience, I was as sick as a dog and the medication started the beginning of the toughest and most grueling 6 months of my life. I won't get into details as it's way too much, but it's my first year of high school, which proved to take a toll on my OCD, and I became so absolutely focused on solely my OCD that I ended up developing comorbid depression, and I seriously believed that my life was crashing and burning (clearly not, but that's what my intrusive thoughts told me!)
Anyways, starting inositol was the decision of my mom, who has endlessly been searching for a cure for me to finally be free of this lifelong issue, and after 6 months of absolute terror, I was just about ready to try anything. Despite the skepticism of my therapist and my doctor, we started the inositol. I started on only 700 mg of the powered form, and by the second day, I already saw changes. My mood was elevated, I didn't have as many intrusive thoughts, I just felt relaxed. By the 4th day, I felt almost COMPLETELY relaxed- no feelings of panic, no symptoms of anxiety (psychical or mental), no mental checking compulsions, and almost none intrusive thoughts. I regained all of my motivation lost for life in general during those 6 months, and I immediately felt as if I could finally get my life back on track (as in once again being able to hang out with all of my friends, get up my grades back to honor roll standards, eat healthier, get back into sports) and I seriously felt as if a huge burden had been lifted off my shoulders. Compared to the past years where I would miss endless days of classes because I was too anxious to go, I have missed NO classes in the past 2 weeks, which I haven't done in years. I feel energized and optimistic, and it's wonderful. My anxious thoughts are few and far between, and when they do arise, I'm able to be realistic and they quickly bounce off, giving me the power to stop my anxiety before it escalates. I additionally haven't had a panic attack ever since I started inositol, and it's truly amazing. My therapist and friends even commented on how I seemed to have a less troubled, happier looking demeanor, as they had seen me look troubled 24/7 every day for the past 6 months. I wish I could explain how much better I feel in words, or how much of a relief this is after struggling for 10 years with major anxiety- but I can't. It's indescribable in the best way.
Now I don't want to go around spreading false information, as there's always a chance that inositol can have different effects on everyone just as medication does, so it's always best to talk to your doctor first, but I seriously just wanted to share how much success I've had with inositol, and I finally have something that has cured my anxiety faster than any other method ever has (medication/CBT/ERP) without ANY side effects. It literally has shown absolutely no side effects. I've only seen positive reviews of this supplement, so if you're suffering, please look into it, because there's NO reason to suffer when this is available.
If you've tried inositol, don't hesitate to share your experience, I'd love to hear! :)