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I mentioned colostrum earlier on this site and nobody replied. I was just wondering if anyone gave it a try. It has really helped me out a lot with my s.a. and depression. I mentioned it at the sjw forum, and somebody tried it out and told me it was helping them out a lot just after the fourth day. I have recently been taking lemon balm as well and I feel like I have finally beaten my s.a. completely. The colostrum fixed my deep rooted s.a., like looking people in the eye and speaking with ease. And the lemon balm calmed my nerves and fear of people. It also makes me feel really good and normal. I've been talking to strangers like it was nothing. I used to not be able to get the words out of my mouth and now I enjoy talking. It's a complete turn around. I'v tried basically everything out there and nothing has done this for me. So if you are skeptical of trying anything else and you don't think you can get better. I would recommend these two things in a second. If you have deep rooted s.a. or just anxiety socially then you owe it to yourself to give them a try. It doesn't matter where you get them from as long as they are a reputable company.
 

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Colostrum is a body building supplement, but it's also good for a lot of other things as well. It is the nutrition produced from a cow's breast milk the first six hours after birth. It's not like milk peptides or any other supplement from milk. It hasn't been studied for anxiety disorders or depression, but since they've been researching it they've been finding out more and more good things about it. I heard about it from a friend who had depression and said it cured her. So I tried it, not thinking it would help me after trying sjw, anti-depressants and everything else. But after the third day from taking three twice a day on an empty stomache I felt an immediate difference. It cured my deep rooted s.a., I was able to speak up and do a lot of other functions normal people take for granted but I still had anxiety, shyness, and fear of people. I think their are two forms of social anxiety. One is when your mind is set to the wrong function , not only are you uncomfortable talking but you can't get the words out of your mouth. And the other is having anxiety in social settings like being really nervous, being shy or having a fear of people. When I took colostrum the first one was fixed immediately but I still had shyness, anxiety and fear of people. I know it's confusing, everytime I try to explain this to people they usually don't understand. But the main thing is if you do have your internal makeup set to the wrong function and not just anxiety socially. Then you will feel some kind of difference from sjw, anti-depressants, and colostrum. I tried sjw and anti-depressants and I felt a difference but they never took full effect and they wore off after a while. That's why so many people who try these things never feel a difference, they'll tell you it did'nt work for them. And they may have as many problems as anyone else, but their chemistry isn't backwards. I don't know the science of it, I just learned from being there myself. It took me a while to figure it out but I realized that just one remedy would'nt make me completely better. So recently I tried passion flower and lemon balm and for the first time in my life I feel completely cured. The herbal relaxants helped me with my nerves, shyness, and fear of people. And the colostrum fixed my defect. If you think you might just have nervousness, shyness or what ever then I suggest passion flower and lemon balm. If you think you are chemically backwards. Then try colostrum also. With colostrum you should feel a difference within a week following the directions. And if you don't you probably just have regular anxiety. Colostrum is sold at local health food stores, and places like iherb.com also have different versions of it. Just make sure it's 100% first milking colostrum. And if you feel a difference from it you can start lowering your doses and that will save you a lot of money. I only take one a day for two days and then skip a day, but I've been taking it for six months. Saw Palmetto Harvesting has good deals on passion flower. And I buy my lemon balm from iherb, I just ordered some of the oil because the capsules take a while to kick in with a meal.
 

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Thanks so much for all of the info on Colostrum! I'm going to go out today to my local health food store and see if they have it. I'm also going to try the lemon balm and maybe the passion flower too if all of this isn't too expensive. I think I'll try the colostrum first and then add in the others so I can tell what works and what doesn't. I'll let you know if I get any help from it. Thanks again for the tips.
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I would definately try passion flower if youre going to give any of them a try. Its the only one I tried out of the three and it has a very strong calming sensation.
 

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hi i have started taking colostrum based on your advice was taking two capsules twice a day but i mayb increase dose this is the third day im not to sure if its taking effect just yet but ill post again after a week or setup a new topic. ive also started taking some omega fat oils capsules as well to see if they can help.
 

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Robo, I am very interested in trying theese herbs, you said that you use iherb, is it possible to post the url for the ones that you take so that I'm sure I'm getting the right thing.
 

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Hi, you can wait about twenty or thirty minutes before eating after taking colostrum. I usually wait thirty just to be sure I'm not interfering with it. I also like to take it later in the day or at night, I know they say it's best to take it early so that it doesn't interfere with your sleep, but from my experiences it doesn't bother my sleep and it doesn't give me as much energy. But be sure to take it on an empty stomache twice a day if you're just starting out. I hope it works for you. I buy my lemon balm from iherb and nature's way is the brand I buy for the capsules, nature's apothecary is the brand I use for the lemon balm oil. You can also just buy a plant from your local plant store and brew some tea.
 

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After a week of trying colostrum i have to say i have noticed beneficial effects. Though it doesnt seem to treat my anxiety as such it has put me in a much better mood and given me more enthusiasm to try things out. This could be similar to what you experienced in that you felt more comfortable making eye contact etc. Of course its early days yet but i hope the effect sticks around. Anxiety i think will take a lot of long term work and effort on my part and im thinking after reading up on treatments such as cbt that i need to expose myself to the situations that im scared off. As my main problem seems to be that ive read up about is that i have an avoidant personality disorder. I know my fear is irrationial, and as well as replacing my negative thought processes with positive ones i need to be pro active about dealing with this. I dont think ive ever been so determined about this.

Dont expect miracles with this but if it puts you in a better frame of mind its got to be worth something hasnt it and at least this one doesnt kill my sex life:p Of course this could just be a placebo i hope not.
 

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Hi polos, I'm glad it's helping you so far. I've been on it for a long time and it seems to work better and better. So hopefully you'll have the same progress. If you have a couple extra dollars, I would highly recommend lemon balm. It's helped a lot with my anxiety these last couple weeks, although I did build up an immunity to it so I'll just have to take it on special days, but I'm definitely glad I have it.
 

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there are plenty of herbs about, try Lemon Balm, Passion Flower and/or Valerian Root.

I've been taking lemon balm & passion flower in tea for about 5 days now and i've noticed alot less panicking and heart racing that i had in the past. I'm going to get some valerian root as soon as i can too.
 

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Hi, I don't know of anything that could substitute for colostrum. There might be something out there but I haven't heard about it. I understand how you wouldn't want to use colostrum because you're a vegan. But it's not really a dairy product, it's just nutrition. My sister is a strict vegetarian and she took colostrum without any problems. If you think it might help you in some way, I would try it out for just a week or two to see if you might be able to live with it. Just a suggestion.
 

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Hi, I've taken other medications with these products, so for me I haven't had any negative interactions. I would recommend getting a physician's advice before trying anything though. I still take the colostrum because when I've tried to quit taking it my s.a. came back after a couple of days. So I don't think it will help you without continued use.


I built up a tolerance to the lemon balm and passion flower after a couple of weeks, so I only take the lemon balm on special occasions and I quit taking the passion flower because I felt a little withdrawal from it. Even though I can't take the lemon balm every day I've definitely benefited from it. I think it has helped me to see things from a normal perspective and I'm really glad to have it on special occasions.
 

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Hi. I just found this site via google. I started taking colostrum about 3 days ago. I had bought some a long time ago and just happened to notice it on the shelf. I was looking for something to help with autoimmune issues like eczema and joint problems. So far the dry skin isn't any better, but I've noticed an improvement in my mood and energy level. I'm going to keep taking it and see what happens. I ordered some more from sunvalleycolostrum.com. Theirs comes in wafer form, which they say is more effective than capsules.

Edit: I just noticed this thread is very old. Oh well.
 

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I've never heard of useing colostrum for S.A. I know it's the first batch of breast milk the mother produces after birth, so It must have health benefits. I will try this!

Has anyone noticed witdhdrawal effects?
 

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I would never have thought colostrum to have this effect. I'll be sure to queue it...
 

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http://www.icnr.org/articles/spr2003painmeds.htm

In this website they say that colostrum has sulfur components in it and increases glutathione production in our body.

After opening the topics about sulfur and glutathione, it did not surprise me that you benefited from it. The things you say about colostrum are very similar what i experienced after I took MSM.
 
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