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malala
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My daughter is 5, and has cycles of internal violence and anxiety.

She describes it as a feeling that overcomes her whole body. She wants to be mad, wants to hit.

In trying to control this, she becomes anxious, and, frankly, very annoying (though I feel for her deeply). She gets in people's faces, says the same silly thing over and over, even if it;s not funny.

We are taking a theanine supplement recommended by her doctor, epsom salts baths, and vigorous exercise. I have been thinking of getting her a punching bag.

Anyone have experience with other remedies? I see some children's calming supplements on the shelves (e.g., chamomile, valerian), but am hesitant to jump right in without feedback.

Thank you!

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Hi malala. First of all, I cannot begin to tell you how sorry I am that you and your daughter are going through this. I myself went through a period of lashing out and becoming violent when I first got REALLY sick 3 and a half yrs ago. It was most definitely the lyme affecting my brain and emotions. as it is with your daughter.

As far as supplements to give a child with anxiety, I can tell you that my best friend taught kids with autism and other developmental issues. Some of the kids had great benefits from taking Bach Flower supplements. You may want to google that and see if thats an option.

Also, the punching bag is a really good idea. I am now too ill and underweight to do so at the moment, but when I was dealing with that rage and anxiety from lyme, I boxed with a trainer for a period and it helped a LOT. It exhausted the anxious energy, so that might help your little girl tremendously.

I wish I could have been more helpful, but thats all I know about this. All the best to you and your daughter, Jess.

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Oh I was just thinking of Bach Flower last week! Thank you for that info. I am sorry that you were affected as well in the feelings of violence.

My daughter is classified as Autism Spectrum, so maybe Bach will generate a similar positive reaction as with your friend's child.

Thank you for your kind response, and I wish you the best in your recovery.

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I second the recommendation of intense exercise.
I also found that holding my daughter very tignt and squeezing her will calm her. We make a game of it and I tell her that I'm sqeezing the anger out of her. It sounds as if your daughter wants to control it, which is pretty good for a 5 year old. Have you tried GABA? Thorne's product is best IMO.

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GABA is great! Her theanine product has Gaba in it. I will try the holding tight. That might help her settle and rejoin us in this world!
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I would check out the possibility that she is infected with parasites. Parasites can cause personality changes and are a much overlooked diagnosis. The testing is often inaccurate, Google parasite symptoms and check out the symptom list at Humaworm.

Gael

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Is your daughter under the care of a Lyme-literate doctor (I'm assuming she has been diagnosed with Lyme?)?
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glm1111, thanks I will look into it.

hoping, yes she is under excellent LL care. We are very thankful for her doctor.

manybites, great. I think I'll go ahead with the bag. Sorry you had an accident as well, and hope you all heal very soon.

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