I have an immune issue called +APA's. It's directly related to hormones and causes blood clots to form when the hormones levels change drastically. It caused me have have 5 miscarriages, 2 premature sons and a late term loss just before my due date in one pregnancy.
My blood specialist feels that birth control pills and hormone therapy could cause blood clots the same way it did while hormone levels (particularly estrogen) were high when I was pregnant.
I have taken Clonanazapam in the past when my anxiety levels were really high but have managed to avoid taking it the last 5 mths. I seriously considered taking some yesterday but decided to hold off and see how things go.
I do exercise regularly. I do a step class 3 days a week and lift weights 3 days a week. The other days, I power walk. Exercise does heavily help keep the symptoms under control. I think I'd be much worse if I didn't keep up with the exercise regime.
I currently take Omega 3's, flax seed oil. B stress complex, magnesium, a multi vitamin and I've added in the calcium since yesterday. There are definitely days when I've considered the medicinal aspects of a little alcohol.
I think my next step has to be to say goodbye to the couple of cups of coffee I have per day and change my tea to a non-caffeinated one. That's going to hurt big time.
Thanks for all the advice. I think all we can each do is offer up what's worked for us and hope it helps others.