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Dr. Steven Griggs
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Anxiety Relief (Overview)

To me, anxiety relief simply means that the distress from anxiety has ceased.


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What is a source of instant anxiety relief?

What is a source of instant anxiety relief?

Close eyes, breathe : There are many threats to health and well-being. In addition to cancer and heart disease, these risks include working, driving, falling--the list goes on. One approach is to worry about what if. Another is to avoid toxins, eat healthful foods one prepares, exercise appropriately, sleep well, take precautions for safety, keep medical/dental appointments and do relaxation exercise to limit stress :). ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
12 doctors shared insights

Anxiety Relief (Overview)

To me, anxiety relief simply means that the distress from anxiety has ceased.


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Could you tell me any anxiety relief please?

Could you tell me any anxiety relief please?

Stay active: Exercise is a great way to relieve stress. Your body releases endorphins during exercise, which can help you feel calm. If you exercise 30 - 60 minutes a day, your stress levels can improve. When stressed, take 5 slow, deep breaths with your eyes closed, then roll your shoulders forward 5 times, then back 5 times. This will slow your heart rate and release tension in your neck and shoulders. ...Read more

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Anxiety relief (Tip)

Exercise helps control the stress and at the same time give a sensation of well being. ...See more

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Overcoming Anxiety and Stress (Checklist)

As your stress or anxiety level rises, stop what you are doing
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Ask yourself if you are expecting something bad to happen
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Slowly inhale through your nose, and exhale through your mouth
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While you are breathing, remind yourself that you can handle feeling distressed
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Is anxiety relief by natural care effective?

Is anxiety relief by natural care effective?

Not that I know of: As a physician, I have very little knowledge about natural treatments. I have spent decades learning and refining my knowledge of medicine and psychiatry, and i believe the best treatments for clinical anxiety is a combination of prescription medications, psychotherapy, and lifestyle changes. ...Read more

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How do I get anxiety relief without medication?

How do I get anxiety relief without medication?

I admire your idea: It is refreshing to hear of people who want to master this. Several schools of talk psychotherapy might be of interest to you. Certainly, cbt. Also non therapy coaches of mindful meditation or other meditation approaches, martial arts instructors and other physical coaches might have ideas. Good luck! ...Read more

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Anxiety relief (Tip)

Regular exercise can help reduce anxiety, stress, and depressive thinking. ...See more

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Anxiety relief (Tip)

Listening to music (and other activities that help you live in the moment) can help reduce stress! ...See more

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Can alcohol provide anxiety relief?

Can alcohol provide anxiety relief?

Poor solution: The use of alcohol may serve to reduce anxiety in the short term; however it is a poor solution and may actually end up causing other problems. Look towards exercise, mindfulness strategies, breathing techniques and therapy for more healthy coping strategies. ...Read more

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Does similasan anxiety relief work well?

Does similasan anxiety relief work well?

Similasan: Similasan "anxiety relief" is a combination homeopathic remedy containing low-dose argentum nitricum and strophanthus gratus. Homeopathic medicines do "work" -- but only if the particular patient has specific symptoms calling for that remedy. If not, they don't. There are many kinds of anxiety, and over 800 different homeopathic remedies that might help. Consulting a homeopath might help more. ...Read more

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Anxiety relief (Tip)

Work on things you can control, let go of things you can't, and focus on the present. ...See more

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How effective is similasan for anxiety relief?

How effective is similasan for anxiety relief?

Similasan: "similasan" is a company that makes homeopathic combination medicines for many purposes. They also have several products for different types of anxiety. There are actually thousands of homeopathic remedies; if the one you need is in their bottle, it may help. If not, it won't. Best way to get the best results is to consult a homeopath for the most applicable single remedy for you. ...Read more

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Can benedryl be used occasionally for anxiety relief?

Can benedryl be used occasionally for anxiety relief?

Well....: Best check with your doctor. Antihistaminic and anticolinergic side effects may be problematic depending on status of health and other medications taken. ...Read more

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Anxiety relief (Tip)

Start reading. Research shows reading can reduce stress by 68% by helping to filter out stressors. ...See more

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What are good natural or herbal pills for anxiety relief?

Anxiety: Not sure about how good, mixed results are reported. You can try vallerian or kava kava. ...Read more

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Is there a fasting retreat that can help with stress and anxiety relief?

Is there a fasting retreat that can help with stress and anxiety relief?

Tree of Life: Depending on your budget, the tree of life rejuvenation center in patagonia az is one such option. It's the only physician-led one that i know. Here's a link to the site: http://www.Treeoflife.Nu/. ...Read more

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How can I meditate or do some type of anxiety relief exercise?

How can I meditate or do some type of anxiety relief exercise?

Breathe and focus: Go to a quiet place where you will not be interupted for the next 10 minutes. Breathe in through your nose slowly and deeply. Breathe out through your mouth slowly. Close your eyes and RELAX. Clear your mind and notice what it feels like to inhale and exhale. When other words or pictures enter your mind say to yourself 'oh well' and return your attention to your breath. ...Read more

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A friend of mine seems to be relying on hydrocodone for anxiety relief..is this problematic?

Yes!: Hydrocodone is a pain medication. It is not for the treatment of anxiety. It can cause sedation, but this is not helping the primary issue of anxiety. In addition, hydrocodone is a very addictive substance and could cause another problem instead of helping the real one! There are many other excellent treatments for anxiety. ...Read more

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Is topamax (topiramate) effective for anxiety relief?

Is topamax (topiramate) effective for anxiety relief?

NOT INDICATED: Topamax (topiramate) is in the class of anti-convulsant medications, so used for seizures. Also used for migraine prophylaxis. Not too sure about use for anxiety as that is very off labile. Lots of other medications are indicated. ...Read more

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If someone takes 1mg klonopin (clonazepam) three times a day. Would taking more than prescribed, maybe 6mg for anxiety relief lead to od, and what are the symptoms?

Talk to physician: It is very easy to develop tolerance to Klonopin (clonazepam) please don't take more than prescribed. If you are finding that symptoms are not being adequately treated - talk it over with your prescribing physician. Take care. ...Read more

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Any good medical apps i can use for anxiety relief/stress relief directly before bed?

Any good medical apps i can use for anxiety relief/stress relief directly before bed?

Anti-Anxiety App: I would recommend the anti-anxiety app you can download on your phone, also go to soundnmindz.Org and read about the app which i helped develop. I hope it allows you to live with less tension. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Best herbal/natural supplements for stress and anxiety relief?

Best herbal/natural supplements for stress and anxiety relief?

Magnesium,B vitamins: Magnesium is the first supplement i advise- see http://bit.Ly/1dpai09
b vitamins often help, esp. B6 & niacinamide up to 500 mg 4x/day. I advise adults take 5-6000 iu of d3/day in fall & winter. Consider fish oil, l-theanine, 5-htp, tulsi tea, ashwagandha, rhodiola, valerian & skullcap. Avoid nutra-sweet. Exercise, meditation & counseling can really help, as can seeing a classical homeopath. ...Read more

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Would a benzo like Ativan be better for anxiety or is an ssri like lexapro (escitalopram) better for anxiety relief. I need it to be quick acting .

Anxiety: An SSRI would be the best bet for longer relief, would be once a day dosing, and you’d not have to think about it, being benefited by having the anxiety treated 24/7 with minimal commitment and medical repercussions. However, it takes time to work; in that case, a benzo works faster, and sometimes using a benzo while waiting for the SSRI to take effect can be useful in some cases. ...Read more

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On savella (milnacipran) now 4 fibro& like it better, but now not able 2 take antideppresent, am i? Any i can?Need depp., & anxiety "relief" badly!

On savella (milnacipran) now 4 fibro& like it better, but now not able 2 take antideppresent, am i? Any i can?Need depp., & anxiety "relief" badly!

May be able to take: It is not uncommon to be on more than one antidepressant. I often get a psychiatrist involved to help with patients who have both major depression, anxiety and pain. Savella (milnacipran) is fda approved in the us for fibro only although it is an antidepressant as well. I would expect that you may see some positive effects on you mood as well. Discuss with your doc to see if you can remain on your meds. ...Read more

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Is it safe I take Dilantin and get put in a light hypnotic state for anxiety relief over seizures been seiz free for 14 years?

Is it safe I take Dilantin and get put in a light hypnotic state for anxiety relief over seizures been seiz free for 14 years?

Hypnosis okay: Hypnosis would be safe for you to try. You have been posting multiple questions concerning your worries about seizure many years ago, about drug use now causing seizures, etc. So most of all i hope you do see a psychiatrist and therapist to help you with your anxiety. Hypnosis may help also, and it is safe. Please stay away from recreational drugs and alcohol, though. ...Read more

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I take Zoloft (sertraline) for GAD/OCD & major depression. But I really need more anxiety relief and don't want to have to increase my ssri do I suggest a change?

Try non-med approach: Talking therapy ranks really high. Cognitive Behavioral therapy or psychotherapy can be effective. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night & good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies & 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, Qi Gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises & meditation. Don't isolate - spend time w friends & stay active. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

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