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I've been struggling a little with how to combat these feelings. In the past, when my stress and anxiety levels have been at their highest, I've been prescribed medication which is meant to help, but I'm not sure whether I want to go down that route again.
So, what else is out there? As I mentioned a few days ago I've been trying to learn to make more time for myself. Taking some time out with some music on, a book to read and a calming scented candle has featured heavily in my schedule over the past couple of days. I've been taking some tips from Stress Control: Stress-Busting Strategies For The 21st Century, which is giving me some new ideas.
I've also been doing a little research into dietary supplements. Having read this article recently, which seems to suggest that there are links between stomach issues and anxiety, depression and OCD, I'm starting to wonder lately if the stomach pains I've been living with for the past few years might be linked to stress, rather than being caused by a food intolerance. According to the article I read, Bimuno seem to be the prebiotics to try, as they were the only prebiotic which showed positive results when it came to reducing anxiety. Anything which takes me one step closer to finding the cause is good in my book, so I'm going to give the pastilles a try, in the hope that they might supplement my diet and help, even if just a little to give me a much-needed immune system boost.
Here's hoping this could be something which helps. Does anyone take regular dietary supplements?