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A 27-year-old male asked:

what can i take for anxiety ?

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Dr. Karen Dantin
Family Medicine 37 years experience
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
Pain Management 29 years experience
Any: Medicine you take must be prescribed and a good place to start is schedule an appointment with a psychiatrist.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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 reduce anxiety significantly but sometimes leads to tolerance. What non-medical steps are you taking. Talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Provided original answer
Cut out junk carbs, caffeine & alcohol (or moderate). Try Qi Gong, Tai Chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, Yoga, exercise program, deep breathing exercises or Progressive muscle relaxation.
Feb 2, 2014

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What is the mildest benzo i could take for anxiety (for use at work)?

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Klonopin or Buspar (buspirone): Your , best bet would be low dose klonopin. It is well tolerated, and not as addicting as xanax. Another option would be to take the non-benzo Buspar (buspirone) on a regular basis to ratchet down your anxiety, and this is very well tolerated.
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Which medicine can you take for anxiety/cramps?

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A 49-year-old member asked:

Which type of natural medicine i can take for anxiety?

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Some natural Options: Passion flower, valerian ; chamomile may help.
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What kind of natural medicine can I take for anxiety?

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Dr. Adam Front
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Anxiety help: Depends what kind of anxiety - worry or physical, constant or situational, specific triggers or random times... Find a therapist specializing in anxiety to help determine what will work best. Generally, most anxiety is best helped by confronting it in small ways at first, gradually increasing to things that make you more anxious, plus learning coping tools. Exercise can help many types of anxiety.
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What can I take for anxiety? Preferably something I can get over the counter

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