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Ativan (lorazepam) can help with: Panic attacks. However, i encourage my patients to learn non-medication ways to handle panic and anxiety. Here is one simple tip: breath in slowly ; deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. ...Read more
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more
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Can i drink yogi honey lavender stress relief tea that contains chamomile,lemon balm ,and lavender with 1mg of ativan tonight?
Yes: That tea will have benefits in terms of helping you to relax, and, of course, the Ativan will also help you to relax. Both the tea and Ativan may make you sleepy so you'll be more sleepy and relaxed if you take the tea and Ativan together than Ativan alone, but it is safe to take both. But maybe if you take the tea you could get by with 0.5 mg of Ativan. The tea is healthier for you than Ativan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Kalms: There are several kalms products, and i don't know which one you're considering. The "stress" formula contains hops (humulus lupus), valerian, and gentiana lutea. The first 2 are sedating herbs. No studies have been done on this product or its components with social anxiety -- so we don't know whether it helps with that condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptoms: heart sinking, nrrvousness anxiety loss of gocus panic attacks depression restless leg syndrome psychosomatic pain anger. Meds advice.
Zoloft, (sertraline) No tea: Each agent, Zoloft, (sertraline) chamomile and lavender seek to achieve the same effect - decrease of anxiety and/or encouragement of sleep. Since the effects are diffuse and may cause an opposite effect, it is difficult to predict the specific effect on your body. For this reason, consider taking the pharmaceutical med as prescribed. You may take the tablet with plain, hot water for its soothing effect. ...Read more
No since: it has never been found to be effective nor indicated for bona fide depression or anxiety. It was originally developed as an antidepressant but instead was found to have a a somewhat better effect on increasing focus with most common side effects related to mechanism of action of increasing norepinephrine (noradrenaline) levels eg palpitations, hot flashes, headaches. ...Read more
Any ideas for natural supplements to help with anxiety? Already use chamomile, considering l-theonine. Trying to reduce my ativan (lorazepam) usage.
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is chamomile a safe way to help manage anxiety? Not taking any anxiety meds and trying to avoid them.
None medical treatme: Anxiety can be treated with psychotherapy techniques that are very successful. Treatments can include; relaxation, cognitive behavioral or systematic desensitization techniques. Drugs should be used as the last resort not the first. Also your anxiety may be a symptom of something else. Do psychotherapy. ...Read more
It may be too: late to try drinking tea during a panic attack. I would recommend learning relaxation techniques or self hypnosis when you are not having an attack. Practice these techniques a few times every day, drink tea as well to stay calmer. Then if an attack starts use the relaxation technique to calm yourself and stop the anxiety attack. Let me know if you have any questions. ...Read more
Drug supplement inte: while there is no clear interaction between chamomile and Zoloft (sertraline), (sertraline) always good to be cautious as everybody's body responds differently. Even though there are no established interactions between Zoloft (sertraline) and L theonine, there is the potential risk of increased serotonin in the body there caution is advised. Maldonado maximizing the Zoloft (sertraline) dose if tolerated would be effective for anxiety. ...Read more
I'm currently on 20 mg Lexapro (escitalopram) for anxiety. I'm wondering if it's safe to drink chamomile tea with it?
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Chamomile tea: There are many good products, but for true anti-anxiety effect you will probably have to make it stronger than you do just to taste good. In my cabinet I have celestial seasonings chamomile tea. Also I have yogi teas: comforting chamomile, bedtime, and honey lavender stress relief. Gaia makes wonderful teas also. One last one (no chamomile in it, though) is yogi kava stress relief. Yum! ...Read more
Is it safe to drink chamomile tea with honey for anxiety tow times per day any side effects of honey ?
Great idea!: Yes, it should be totally safe - with the only possible problem being an unusual allergy to the pollen in the honey if it is made from that pollen (rare - don't worry!) Chamomile is known to be relaxing, calming and great for complexions. It sounds delightful and I hope it works well for you. Experiment with other herbal teas too and try the addition of a bit of milk or a squeeze of fresh lemon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does drinking chamomile tea can damage your liver?Or what are the side effects of drinking it?Im drinking it because of my anxiety
Tea: Nope. Not in any way. If it did a billion women in the world would be in trouble. This is one of the most commonly used products in the world. ...Read more
Are there any herbals besides chamomile that will assist with anxiety? Currently taking remeron and xanax (alprazolam). Possible hyper thryoid.
Yes: Passion flower, kava, and theanine may all be useful -- but not in combination with xanax (alprazolam) & remeron. They will also probably not be as potent in their effects as your psychotropic meds. If you're hypothyroid, why are you on synthroid? Hoping you're working closely with your doctor on that . . . . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I find chamomile: Can help one to relax, fall asleep ; diminish anxiety. However, I have a number of psychiatric patients who use acupuncture instead of psychiatric medications with good results. Many mix acupuncture, medicine and some form of talking treatment. Acupuncture is good with depression but can be excellent when used as an adjunct for anxiety treatment. ...Read more
I have a doubt about chamomile tea, I am on paroxetine cr 25mg tab which i take at bed time for anxiety and light depression, will it affect, is it safe?
I threw away the Ativan that the doctor gave me because it doesn't mix well with my other meds plus i don't want to get addicted,i drink tea every night for anxiety and i'm wondering which of these is the best- valerian root,kava,or chamomile?
See below.: It's great you decided to try less addictive ways to reduce your anxiety. Chamomile is probably the safest tea to help you relax. You may want to drink less if you take aspirin or another blood thinner with it. Valerian is helpful for sleep and anxiety, but it may cause insomnia, upset stomach and irregular heart beat in some people. Kava has been linked with a few reports of liver disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gaba 750mg for anxiety/panic attacks.Started taking yesterday 5pm, along with chamomile and lemon balm.Did not sleep well. Will this help with panic?
Caution: The nih maintains an online database for alternative and complientary medicine, as does sloan-kettering hospital. Please utilize these and discuss alternative treatment options with your physician. Lemon balm leaves rubbed onto the skin by the way can be a partial deterrant to mosquitos. ...Read more
Yes you can, but: I'm more concerned about the "chest pain, chest pressure, and difficulty breathing" you've also mentioned? Those don't generally respond to st. John's wort or chamomile, unless they're for sure related to anxiety (which they can be). Many people take chamomile as a tea, and st. John's wort as a standardized extract or capsule. Regardless, please follow closely with your doctor. ...Read more
Chamomile: A teaspoon to a cup of whole or crushed. ...Read more
Not recommended: 2-m-o infant does not need extra water nor chamomile. ...Read more