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A 20-year-old female asked:

I have anxiety. my main symptom is a jittery feeling that's really annoying and makes me want to go crazy. i am already on medicines but they aren't working. are there any home remedies for anxiety?

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Have you tried...: Psychotherapy? In addition to talking about your life and the pressures that may lead to your anxiety, they can teach you relaxation techniques. Good luck and let us know how you do.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Start with a simple: Exercise. Breath in deeply through your nostrils. Fill lungs (but not discomfort) hold for a five count. Exhaled slowly through an open mouth. Don't think about problems or being anxious - instead focus just on your breathing. Continue for a minimum of 12 times or until you are starting to feel less anxious. Consider tai chi, meditations, qi gong, yoga, daily exercise or acupuncture. Take care.
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Dr. Donald Jacobson
A Verified Doctoranswered
41 years experience
?wrong diagnosis: If your main feeling is a jittery feeling that makes you want to go crazy, then it could actually be a side effect of any of a number of psychotropic meds that could cause internal restlessness. You could have hyperthyroidism, an akathisia, "restless legs and restless hands syndrome, " early parkinson's, or any of a number of similar syndromes. Please see a psych for a neuro referral.
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Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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