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Natural over the counter medication for anti anxiety/ depression ? For severe anxiety

Natural over the counter medication for anti anxiety/ depression ? For severe anxiety

Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as anxiety or depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more

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Insomnia (Definition)

A sleep disorder in which a person cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more


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Could anti anxiety medication work?

Could anti anxiety medication work?

Anxiolytic: Medications are often beneficial in the treatment of a variety of anxiety disorders. ...Read more

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High BP and anxiety with ssri, triclic meds, anti inflammatories, or co codamol and tramadol for fibromyalgia and trapped nerves.Serotonin symdrome?

High BP  and anxiety with ssri, triclic meds, anti inflammatories,  or co codamol and tramadol for fibromyalgia and trapped nerves.Serotonin symdrome?

You are on all of : Those at once? I have seen two patients in which the combination of tramadol and an ssri led to serotonergic syndrome. Sorry, i can't diagnosis with the info available (nor would i on line). Google it ; see if you have many of the symptoms. Take care. ...Read more

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Dr prescribed 50mg zoloft (sertraline) for depression, 80 mg propranolol for panic and .5 clonazepam for sleep from insomnia. Not sleeping. What otc sleep aid safe

Dr prescribed 50mg zoloft (sertraline) for depression, 80 mg propranolol for panic and .5 clonazepam for sleep from insomnia. Not sleeping. What otc sleep aid safe

Otcs are safe: But that is not to say that they work well. Before trying one, consult your prescriber to give feedback that the clonazepam is not working. ...Read more

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What medication may reduce severe night-time bruxism? Eating thru guards. Already take 10mg flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) for neck oa.

What medication may reduce severe night-time bruxism? Eating thru guards. Already take 10mg flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) for neck oa.

Not drugs...: I usually treat these issues with occlusal splints coupled with a steroid for the first week of splint therapy. This works with 99% of cases. A properly-fabricated occlusal splint will do much more than any pill. ...Read more

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Can you take anti psychotic medication for insomnia?

Can you take anti psychotic medication for insomnia?

Not a good idea: Sedation is a side effect os some anipsychotics but these are potent drugs with potential serious side effects--there are safer & better meds for sedation. ...Read more

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Otc sleep aids that can mesh with zoloft (sertraline)?

Otc sleep aids that can mesh with zoloft (sertraline)?

Not a problem: Over the counter sleeping pills (usually containing Diphenhydramine or benadryl) should not be used regularly as they cause daytime sleepiness, decreased attention and memory, and tolerance develops. However, there is no specific problem in taking them with sertraline (zoloft). ...Read more

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Could a2x anxiety remedy works, need reviews on a2x anxiety treatment and a2x anxiety treatment side effects?

Could a2x anxiety remedy works, need reviews on a2x anxiety treatment and a2x anxiety treatment side effects?

Psychotherapy: You would be far better off seeing a mental health professional, to gain some understanding of the cause(s) of your anxiety and how to overcome it. Anxiety is usually a symptom of an underlying emotional issue and can be addressed successfully with psychotherapy. Talk is often the best medicine. ...Read more

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Can anti depressants and medicine for anxiety really work?

Can anti depressants and medicine for anxiety really work?

Yes, but they are...: Yes, but they are not a cure all. Most studies recommend a combination of medication & psychotherapy. Since I am a psychologist, unless the depression is very severe & the person is suicidal or the anxiety is debilitating, i start with psychotherapy & refer for medication if it is needed later. The meds may take the edge off & allow the person to take better advantage of the psychotherapy. ...Read more

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31 female, 5'2, and 175lbs.Suffer insomnia, sleep apnea, headaches, dermatoraphism and stomach anxiety. On seroquel, (quetiapine) temazapam and allery pills.Ideas?

31 female, 5'2, and 175lbs.Suffer insomnia, sleep apnea, headaches, dermatoraphism and stomach anxiety. On seroquel, (quetiapine) temazapam and allery pills.Ideas?

Need multiple docs: Treat the sleep apnea (see sleep specialist). Treat the anxiety/psychiatric issues (see psychiatrist). Headaches and insomnia could be secondary to both the apneas and the anxiety. You have complex enough complaints that you'll need to see both those specialists to start. ...Read more

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I use Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) for muscle spasm PRN but off label works wonders for insomnia. 8 hrs of sleep instead of 4. Is there a tricyclic antidepressant similar?

I use Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) for muscle spasm PRN but off label works wonders for insomnia. 8 hrs of sleep instead of 4. Is there a tricyclic antidepressant similar?

No: Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is not TCA and belongs to a different class ... It has been used for insomnia and I do use it for my patients for that reason here and there ... It's considered a relatively safer medication than TCA class . ...Read more

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Terrible insomnia. Can't take ssri or snri. .5 ativan (lorazepam) each night for sleep. Is this ok? Over the counter doesn't work. Does accupunture work for insom

It can ...: Acupuncture has been show to reduce anxiety in some well controlled studies. Ativan is a very commonly used medicine for insomnia - however - there are newer medicines (eg, Belsomra) which target the sleep cycle directly which might be a better option. The other option I have used alone or in combination with other treatments is Rozerem (ramelteon). Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Does anti anxiety drugs lower bp?

Does anti anxiety drugs lower bp?

YES/NO: Medications that treat anxiety are many and not limited to what is referred to as "antianxiety meds" which usually are benzodiazepines , for those , they do relax smooth muscles and may drop blood pressure, it is not a clinically significant common side effect that we see frequently in anxiety clinic. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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Does prescription sleeping aids counter act the effectiveness of mood stabilers and antidepressants prescribed for bipolar disorder?

Does prescription sleeping aids counter act the effectiveness of mood stabilers and antidepressants prescribed for bipolar disorder?

No: Used correctly, prescription sleep aids support a person's sleep cycle, which is vital to stabilization of mood in bipolar disorder. The goal is to use sleep aids only as needed, and not to stay on them indefinitely. They do not counteract the effectiveness of mood stabilizers or antidepressants. However, use of alcohol and other drugs could possibly do this. ...Read more

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What's better for anxiety-induced insomnia (mind racing at night) - ssri's or benzodiazepines? Or other? Which class is addicting and least addicting?

What's better for anxiety-induced insomnia (mind racing at night) - ssri's or benzodiazepines? Or other? Which class is addicting and least addicting?

Both can be used: Ssris are used for the long term management of anxiety and panic attacks and the benzodiazepines are used for immediate, short acting relief of insomnia, panic attacks and the general discomfort that anxiety creates. Ssris are not addictive. The benzodiazepines, xanax, (alprazolam) ativan, klonopin, valium and others, have potential for addiction. Used in combination with ssris and only as needed, are safe. ...Read more

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Can botox or dysport cause insomnia, anxiety and/or depression?

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Can botox or dysport cause insomnia, anxiety and/or depression?

Not: Not likely. I never heard of such a thing unless the patients already have these pre-existing conditions. These treatments provide results locally and there is no systematic involvement. ...Read more

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