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A 64-year-old female asked:

Can i use the supplement rhelora or holy basil or rhodiola to lower cortisol levels to help manage high anxiety and panic attacks along with the meds i am already taking- paxil 40 mg and effexor 112 mgs. plus my seditives or ashwagandha?

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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
I am not: trying to discount the beneficial effects of many herbal remedies however , my opinion only, you are taking far too many of these preparations and seem to be on mostly PSYCHO-ACTIVE drugs ...a frank discussion with your Primary Care Physician re: your present condition and perhaps a consultation with a PSYCHO-PHARMACOLOGIST is indicated! Hope this is helpful Dr Z
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
You are a mark: HOLY BASIL, BATMAN!!! You are an easy mark for scams taking advantage of you to steal your money. Sometimes it is tempting to try magic rather than face an unpleasant or difficult truth. Your best welfare will derive from discarding every one of these useless pos and spending your money on something fun or useful.
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Last updated Oct 23, 2017


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