I am curious if anyone has any experience with herbs that help alleviate mild anxiety problems. I am 95% sure I have ADD but was a quiet kid and never diagnosed. The anxiety part of ADD causes me to have trouble finishing work.
As an adult I found St. John's Wort and LOVED it- it took a few months but it totally changed the way I was able to focus and get things done without the ADD/anxiety stuff. When we started talking about TTC I researched the affects of St. John's Wort and some studies had raised concerns about it hardening womens' eggs. I stopped taking it about a year ago. Since then a lot of things have fallen apart, which isn't all bad because I was doing too much. A lot of the extra was stripped away- I went from running a business to being an independent contractor, which was a good thing. I haven't felt all that great about the way it happened.
I am still having a lot of trouble getting work done, feeling tons of anxiety. I am not drinking much caffeine, working out a lot, making sure to visit with friends and get some sun. And I am still really missing what St. John's Wort did for me- it took away all the mind clutter, thinking a thousand things all at once, the frenetic worries, the anxiety about finishing work. I really wish there was some herb out there that would do the same thing. I keep thinking about cutting gluten to see if that would make a difference too but there doesn't seem to be space for making that shift right now. Unless there's some incredibly compelling evidence I'm not ready to make that commitment. I am willing to wait out the few months it takes for an herb to begin working.
Any thoughts or experiences would be greatly appreciated!