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A 46-year-old female asked:

Does sam-e cause stomach aches? does it work for anxiety? would like to try a more natural approach to anxiety.

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Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Not for anxiety: SAM-e is indicated for mild depression but not anxiety. There are no effective /safe herbals for anxiety. Kava kava used to be on the market but it can cause liver damage so it is NOT safe. The best natural methods for anxiety include meditation, yoga, journaling, and just plain exercise. Good luck!

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