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Anonymous
11d ago

Has ashwagandha made anyones anxiety worse?

JoyousEffort
11d ago
Once I got past chronic fatigue, taking too much does. I take a cap every 2-3 days now.
Thinking_Addict
11d ago
Do you feel it has helped overall with anxiety?
JoyousEffort
11d ago
@Thinking_Addict It’s helped indirectly… it’s mainly for adrenal/energy support (an “adaptogen”), I haven’t personally seen it promoted for anxiety per se. But it’s specifically helped this way: when I’m run down I also get cognitive fatigue more easily, so taking it to fight the chronic dragging-ass feeling means my brain is sharper. When I don’t feel like I’m struggling to remember important-feeling things, I’m not getting into checking compulsions or ruminating as often. Plus I’m less anxious about everything I’m not-doing, because I’m able to do more.