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For anyone who has anxiety and panic attacks...

Have you found that your anxiety and/or panic attacks gotten worse or better with being on a diabetes treatment?

Has eating Keto foods changed your levels of anxiety or your panic attacks?
 

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I get rid of one variable by not being on insulin or a medication. But I still find it hard to say.

I will say this: I was on anti-anxiety meds before I started eating LCHF/keto (tapered them off shortly before my "serious" T2 Dx, under medical supervision) and have felt no need to start with them again after a year-plus of eating LCHF. So I guess my anxiety level has not increased.

In fact, if anything, going LCHF/keto got rid of that immediate "I-gotta-eat" anxiety I used to get when my BG dropped from its higher pre-treatment levels. So there's that.
 

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It is hard for me to know for sure. If I acknowledge that I have metabolic syndrom, then all my problems are related. Therefore, reducing or improving any of my problems is likely to have a direct and an indirect influence on my other conditions.

So to answer your question, yes, eating keto and reducing anxiety are both happening at the same time. I just don't know what sort of conclusions that I should make except that I'm happy about it.
 

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I asked the question because for the past 2+ weeks I've been having such anxiety, it was leading to some massive panic attacks. I had my Dr give me an update on my anxiety Rx, but it didn't seem to help.

I looked up some info online about Welbutrin, and it seems that it can CAUSE anxiety and panic attacks, as well as subdue them. So, I guess I've gone full circle from them helping, to them causing it!

I stopped taking them a few days ago, and my anxiety has lessened a great deal, the panic attacks went away, and my heart stopped feeling like an alien was going to burst out of it.

Ugh. Which means I have to start testing out new Rx's for anxiety now.

And I did notice also, that when I was only eating Keto foods, I didn't have much anxiety or panic attacks of any kind.
 

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I've lived with anxiety all my life. Luckily, I don't get panic attacks that often. I've learned to cope with my anxiety but since I've gotten older, I noticed that it was getting worse. So, I got on meds for the anxiety, but when I was diagnosed with T2, I stopped taking them. I just didn't want to be on so many meds because I knew that eventually, I was going to be on HBP and cholesterol meds. I haven't noticed anything differently. My anxiety is what it is. Sometimes, it's right up there, and other times, I don't even notice it.
 

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Actually, I was pretty anxious before being diagnosed with diabetes, so I'm not sure if these 2 are linked with one another. I've had clinical anxiety for much of my life and have tried a variety of therapies as well as therapists that claimed to be "anxiety specialists." All of them have failed, except for the fherehab.com. This center finally offered me the answers I'd been looking for after 15 years of misery. Dr. B was so caring and empathetic, and he connected me with a therapist who helped me emerge from the darkness. So, you better contact a specialist to stop anxiety at an early stage.
 
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