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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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A 32-year-old male asked:

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

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Dr. Par Fatteh
Functional Medicine 27 years experience
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.
A 30-year-old female asked:

Is their any natural or less strong medication i can take for anxiety? I have been prescribed medication from the doctor before but it was too strong

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Dr. Grant Linnell
Radiology 24 years experience
Which medication: I cannot answer your question unless i know what medication you are taking. In general, anxiety medications should only be a temporary measure. Counseling, meditation and other forms of behavior modification should be considered long term solutions to dealing with stress rather than medication.
A 24-year-old female asked:

How long does it take for anxiety to get better? I've been in therapy for over a year and I am not feeling any better.

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Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
It depends!: Some anxiety can get better with 15 minutes of the "relaxation response." but, there are an infinite number of causes for anxiety. Finding the cause is important. For example, if an obvious stressor in your situation persists for over a year, it may be difficult to feel better (without heroic psychological maneuvers). You might also benefit from a fresh evaluation and treatment plan.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Which medicine can you take for anxiety/cramps?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Anxiety/cramps: Anxiolytics on short-term basis, with muscle relaxant effects might be used on as needed basis. Review with your doctor.
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A 59-year-old male asked:

What medicines are used for anxiety?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Anxiety: Benzodiazapines, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, Buspar (buspirone) ; antihistamines (off -label) are frequently used to treat anxiety. Your psychiatrist/ medical provider can guide you to the best choice for you.

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