Natural treatment is complex. What works for one body won't necessarily work for another, and holistic medicine involves the whole body, meaning exercise, meditation, acupuncture, yoga, breathing exercises, diet, herbs, vitamins, minerals, amino acids -- very complex. Now, if you're not on any medications, you can take anything; if you are on medication, you have to be more careful since many natural remedies can intensify medication. I mention this a lot, but there's a good book on the subject by Hyla Cass, a psychiatrist at UCLA, called Natural Highs. It will pretty much cover the field for you. Then, see a naturopath or herbalist and start a program, and if it doesn't work, keep working with it until it does or you give up.
I take 10 mg of Celexa and Vistaril for sleep. I think if I upped my dose of Celexa to 20 mg then it would probably work for the anxiety, but I'm trying to lose much needed weight. (I've lost 20 and have about 15 to go). I would obviously rather be happy and fat but I've been trying to lose this weight for about 7 years so I don't want to up my dose just yet.
I've been using rescue remedy spray and calms and they help a little. My anxiety is triggered by outside events and then it takes a while to rebound. I hate feeling anxious all the time and not having an appetite so I was thinking some natural remedies would be helpful in the short term.
Im curious about accupuncture. I helped a friend of mine.
Because you're taking Celexa, 5htp, for example, is out for you. Vistaril is an antihistamine, so you can probably try relaxant herbs such as passionflower, hops, valerian, kava, and many more. But again, it's complex. You can always try homeopathic remedies, they don't conflict with anything. You can also try taurine, which makes GABA in the body. Lots of stuff out there to try. Good luck.