After an incident a few years ago I developed some trauma related anxiety. This mostly worked through. Not on meds anymore. Life is good.
I have experimented with 2-4 day fasts about 4 times now. Each time I have noticed that I have a lot more jaw clenching than usual. This is one of my primary manifestations of anxiety. It’s annoying but totally manageable, just thought I would post about it.
Reading Intensive Dietary Management’s very long blog about fasting, I discovered that fasting upregulates norepinephrine. This seems like the most plausible cause as it is one of the fight-or-flight hormones.
Has anyone else experienced anything like this?
Any other insights into fasting and anxiety would be great to hear.