Anxiety: What is it and Who Gets it
Anxiety is a feeling of worry, unease and/or nervousness that occurs when thinking about an upcoming event or an uncertain outcome. Think of the nauseous feeling of butterflies you get in your stomach before giving a speech. Or maybe you feel jittery before getting on a plane? Those feelings are anxiety!
Everyone feels anxious at some point in their lives. Anxiety is a normal emotion and your body’s way of coping with the daily stressors in your life. Everyday stress can come from work, money, health and even social situations.
The old “fight-or-flight” response causes your body to react in specific ways, such as your heart pounding, breathing faster, muscles tensing and beads of sweat gathering on your brow. We may no longer have the life threatening dangers of our ancestors, but our bodies still react to stress in the same ways.
Not all feelings of anxiety are bad. In fact, it can be a good emotion to have. If you are feeling anxious about a work assignment, it can motivate you to work harder. Or it can warn you about a dangerous situation, often called a “gut” feeling.
For some people it can be fleeting, for others it can last until the experience is over, these are types of regular anxiety.
When people experience debilitating anxiety with unusual intensity and length, or have panic attacks, these are much more serious. If you are feeling this way, please consult with your doctor. These are types of Anxiety Disorders and need medical help to deal with them.
There is research that suggests people with certain personality traits are more likely to feel anxious. Perfectionists, timid or inhibited people, “control freaks”, or a person that lacks self-esteem can develop anxiety during their lifetime.
Whether your anxiety from stress lasts for a few minutes or is due to a medication that you are taking, GoPatch can relieve these symptoms.
Common Triggers for Anxiety
- Stress at work or from school
- Relationship problems, arguments and disagreements
- Financial concerns
- Social events, making small talk, meeting new people
- Public speaking
- Stress from a serious medical illness.
- Side effect of medication
- Change in living arrangements
Does GoPatch Cure Anxiety?
While GoPatch Stress & Anxiety patches relieve some symptoms, they do not cure anxiety. In fact, there is no cure for anxiety, just managing it. Just apply a GoPatch patch over your navel and you will feel near calmness wash over you. If you are experiencing nausea along with your anxious sensations, GoPatch will help relieve this as well.
Our proprietary mix of ingredients are a natural remedy for symptoms of anxiety and stress. Unlike other products, our patches do not cause drowsiness or interact negatively with other medications you may already be taking.
Some Medications cause Anxiety
Doctors prescribe medications to treat health conditions. But you must be aware that there are some that trigger or worsen anxiety as a side effect.
Corticosteroids, used for asthma, arthritis and allergies, can make users anxious as well as irritable.
Stimulants used to treat ADHD can make you feel restless and apprehensive, because they change the way your nerves send messages.
Medications that are made with caffeine as an ingredient can make you feel anxious and can heighten your symptoms of anxiety. Aspirin, acetaminophen, and ergotamine, used to treat migraines, all stimulate the nervous system.
Asthma medication (bronchodilators), thyroid medication, seizure medications and medication for Parkinson’s Disease can all contribute to your anxiety.
Use GoPatch patches to ease some of your worst anxiety symptoms. Our patches are homeopathic and do not interfere with prescribed medications, so you can use GoPatch with peace of mind.
Are There Herbs that help with Anxiety?
If you are suffering from bouts of anxiety there are some herbal supplements that may help alleviate feelings of stress. Lemon balm, lavender, valerian, chamomile and kava and the spice turmeric, which comes from the curcuma longa root, are the most recommended.
But be careful when you take herbs orally, they can interact with your medications and even other herbs. Some can cause dizziness, low blood pressure and even drowsiness.
Does CBD Oil help with Anxiety?
There are a lot of claims on the internet that CBD oil helps relieve anxiety. The problem is that there is not a lot of research to back up these claims. The studies done so far have been small in size and do not yet know about its long term effect.
That said, it has not been proven that CBD helps with anxiety. The FDA has only approved CBD to be used for epilepsy. There have been very limited studies for treatment of other maladies.
CBD oil does interfere with prescribed medications such as steroids, antihistamines, antibiotics, antidepressants, NSAIDs and more. So please do your research before using CBD oil.
Natural Anxiety Relief
There are several natural anxiety relief methods that people say work for them.
Relaxation techniques such as meditation, deep breathing exercises, and yoga can help calm your mind and reduce stress. Eating healthy, discontinuing caffeine and alcohol use and smoking cessation are also good at helping to control your anxiety.
Any exercise or physical exertion releases endorphins in the brain that improve your mood and act as natural painkillers. Exercise improves your sleep quality, which is affected by anxiety and stress.
These are all great ways to relieve general anxiety and to live a healthy life. The only problem with these is that they take time. Time to master and time for your body to respond.
That’s why we at GoPatch encourage all of the above. We strongly advocate living your best and healthiest life. During the moments when anxiety grips you and you need a little extra help try GoPatch for relief from your worst anxiety symptoms.
I see that your ingredients also have herbs in them. How are they different?
Our ingredients are different in that they are homeopathic dosages not the whole herb itself. GoPatch patches are made with active ingredients from plants, minerals or animals that are diluted and manufactured in strict accordance with the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the US. We have gone through strict testing and we are listed with the FDA. You can be sure that GoPatch patches are prepared homeopathically and safe to use.
“In homeopathy, herbs and other natural substances are processed via serial dilution and vigorous shaking between each dilution. During this process, the toxicity of the herb is eliminated and the therapeutic benefits are increased. Most of the herbs used for medicinal purposes are dry extracts of different parts of the herb or oils distilled from plants or herbs.” – Livestrong.com
Where Can I Buy GoPatch?
I own a retail store, Can I Sell GoPatch products?
GoPatch is open to new retailers and distributors. If you own or manage a store or run a spa or medical practice, please contact us at WeCare@TheGoPatch.com.
So go ahead! Get up on that stage, or take that flight. With GoPatch you can take on the world with no anxiety!