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A 20-year-old female asked:

Any ideas for natural supplements to help with anxiety? already use chamomile, considering l-theonine. trying to reduce my ativan (lorazepam) usage.

2 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Complex anxiety: From your additional information, your anxiety is complex. Anorexia nervosa, chronic pain, and adhd all need specialized treatment. I suggest working with your psychiatrist & staying in psychotherapy. L-theanine is effective in some, but magnesium might be better for you (taurate or glycinate would be best absorbed). Also there are passion flower, lemon balm, kava tea, and wild milky oat seed.
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Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 38 years experience
Try relaxation & EP: Kava kava, passion flower, and valerian root may help; but also try relaxation techniques and energy tapping. Assistance of a qualified therapist is recommended.
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Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Discuss with the Psychiatrist about Ativan usage, its benefits and side effects, and the dosage. Do not use alcohol when you are taking Ativan learn Breathing relaxation and Meditation.
Sep 17, 2013
Last updated Sep 28, 2016


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