Inositol, Niacin, NAC, GABA, L-theanine, Passionflower, Lemon balm, Tulsi.
Some adress the cause, some the symptom, some a bit of both. Check diet & stress too.
Yes, face your health anxiety! Take your fear to an extreme, let your mind play all the tricks on you.. let yourself be anxious and accept it. Then, and only then you will be able to start diluting the effects that anxiety currently has on you. No pills, no therapies, nothing will help, trust me.
The more your believe you need help to heal anxiety, the more anxious you will be! I had drawers filled with pills, you name them, I had them all!
Seven-years health anxiety sufferer with an actual heart condition!
I have OCD and anxiety - I take Luvox and ashwaganda- the life extension brand - and I exercise - also a good vitamin and a bullet proof type diet - no wheat
N-acetylcysteine is great for OCD. It's by far my favourite nootropic. It's a very powerful antioxidant and healed my damaged liver. It's also a mucolytic, it dissolves mucous and protects against colds and flu. Many have reported relief from obsessive rumination. The first time I took it it was like I'd just had a benzo, suddenly I was super relaxed. I take 1 - 2 grams a day but only had that experience that one time. I am an asthmatic smoker and usually get severe chest infections every time I get a cold. This winter I had one very mild cold that was over in 3 days. I've been taking it about 8 months and am much more stable than I was. I don't feel the urge to drink anymore, I drank 6-8 beers every day for 25 years. I've also quit smoking pot. NAC is a miracle supplement for me. It has been shown to have fantastic results with trichotillomania (obsesive hair pulling) and is used in hospitals for several reasons. Firstly and most well known it's given in high doses for paracetamol overdose. It's also used for patients with liver cancer or other severe liver problems. Another medical use is for those with COPD (like me), pneumonia, bronchitis or other lung problems. Also know as Acetlysceine it is derived from the amino aced L-Cysteine with normalises glutamate levels in the brain.
"Acetylcysteine has been successfully tried as a treatment for a number of psychiatric disorders. A systematic review from 2015, and several earlier medical reviews, indicated that there is favorable evidence for N-acetylcysteine efficacy in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, schizophrenia, specific drug addictions (cocaine), and a certain form of epilepsy (progressive myoclonic). Tentative evidence also supports use in cannabis use disorder." - Wikipedia.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4423164/
Memantine, NAC, magnesium, and agmatine may help with OCD. Agree with most recommendations on here. Gut biome is very important. NAC and memantine were the ones most noticeable for me.
Yes I also take magnesium daily, I need to since I discovered that a mag deficiency was the cause of the foot cramps I've been having for about 10 years. The type of magnesium you take is important though as most of the ones in common multivitamins have very low bioavailability. Magnesium glycinate, orotate, or citrate (this one may cause diahorrea) or maleate are all better than magnesium oxide, but even better if in a chelated form, and mag oxide is better if chelated too. Magnesium l-threonate is supposedly the best form of magnesium as it is highly bioavailable to the brain, but is patented and so expensive. Yes, definitely second magnesium.
Agamatine gave me a classic histamine response, runny nose, itchy eyes and asthma, but I haven't found many other reports of this. I also had a very bad experience with memantine but have not found any similar reports o what happened to me. Be careful with memantine, it's a very powerful pharmeceutical, not a supplement, and you only need a very tiny bit and should start low and increase gradually.