A couple of months back our local doctor pointed my boyfriend in the direction of No More Panic. It’s a website that is full of information for people experiencing problems with panic attacks, anxiety, OCD, depression and there’s also an area dedicated to self-esteem. I headed straight on over to see what advice they provided for people who deal with panic attacks and anxiety and I was interested to discover that Vitamin B was a suggested natural remedy.
Before we go any further I do want to point out that on a return visit the Doctor did say that she had never heard of Vitamin B used to combat problems with anxiety. Please go and speak to your doctor if you are considering trying them. Remember I am not a professional I’m merely sharing my own experiences with you.
One Month Test
After having a read up on No More Panic I decided to try out a Vitamin B complex. I took it for about one month on a daily basis (along with a Vitamin C supplement as I am a smoker), missing a day here and there due to forgetfulness. Here’s what I noticed:
- My energy levels increased quite dramatically.
- The condition of my skin has improved.
- My pee did turn a brighter yellow – sorry for the detail here but it does warn you that this can happen and it’s nothing to be alarmed out.
- I had one panic attack, I was able to ride it out.
- I have dealt with trips in the outside world far easier than I have for a long time.
I should be getting all the vitamin B’s I need out of my daily diet but I am not sure that I am. The difference I feel in myself is quite substantial. I’m not usually a fan of taking supplements or vitamins of any kind, but there’s no denying that I do feel better. Obviously I don’t want to take these things for the rest of my life plus the NHS does mention some negative points regarding the taking of B vitamins and that does concern me somewhat. The option therefore is to make sure I eat more foods with naturally occurring B vitamins. Foods such as:
- Fortified cereals
- Wholegrain breads
- Fresh and dried fruit
I stopped taking the Vitamin B complex last week as I ran out and I can tell you that towards the end of this week I have been feeling tired once more. I had a nap on Saturday night, it wasn’t really a nap as such as I slept from about 6pm to 12am! I also had a nap on Sunday from about 5pm to 7pm. I have put this tiredness down to stopping the vitamin complex as nothing else has changed. I could be wrong of course.
It’s Been a Positive Month
I don’t know what’s helped me along this month. I’ve been using the Vitamin B complex, I’ve introduced the use of Lavender essential oils and I’ve been blogging frequently, all three I feel are beneficial to my positive month. I’ve been out more in the past four weeks than I have in the past year so something is obviously making a difference.
Have you had experiences with Vitamin B or have any thoughts about taking vitamin supplements? I’d love to hear from you.