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What OTC can I take for anxiety

A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
37 years experience Family Medicine
Many: Natural options include b vitamin and magnesium as well as other option. Hypnosis and streess reduction strategies an well as meds are avalible.
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
29 years experience Pain Management
Any: Medicine you take must be prescribed and a good place to start is schedule an appointment with a psychiatrist.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Start w medical eval: To rule out medical causes for symptoms ; to make accurate DX (or psych eval). Buspar (buspirone) ; ssri's are often prescribed. Benzodiazapines reduc ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Front
27 years experience Clinical Psychology
Anxiety help: Depends what kind of anxiety - worry or physical, constant or situational, specific triggers or random times... Find a therapist specializing in anxie ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Get evaluation 1st: With anxiety and panic attacks, it's best to get evaluated before medicating yourself. You want to make sure your general health is good and no other ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Agree w Dr. Pappas: Panic Attacks can be treated with psychotherapy & /or psychiatric medications. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) & behavior therapy can be e ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Several: Chamomile and Valerian are supplements that have calming properties.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Valerian, kava kava: These supplements are joined by a variety of herbal teas, especially chamomille. However, there are natural ways of managing anxiety that do not requ ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
28 years experience Psychiatry
Careful: The problem with herbals is the unpredictability of the concentration of active ingredients. You will have to follow the instructions in the package i ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Anxiety options: Passion Flower, Lemon Balm, Humulus lupulus (Hops) Valerian & Chamomile may help. Although Kava Kava may help it has potential to cause liver dam ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
OTC for anxiety.: Passion Flower, Lemon Balm, Humulus lupulus (Hops) Valerian & Chamomile may help. Although Kava Kava may help it has potential to cause liver dam ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Anxiety: Options include Valerian root, Passionflower, Chamomile and Kava (potential for liver problems) are some natural approaches to anxiety.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Talk to your MD: This is done often with good success. But you should take your medications as directed by the prescribing physician.

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