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Ashwagandha Vs Rhodiola Rosea
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?
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
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Experienced sudden loss of libido & arousal issues. I was taking 600mg-rhodiola, 400mg-ashwaganda & 80mg-lavender oil. Could these be the cause?
Hard to tell: But if you suspect any of them causing your symptoms, why not stopping all of them for 2-4 weeks to see if they are indeed the culprit especially when they are not really essential to your health. At your age, depression or anxiety is the more likely cause for loss of libido. However a medical evaluation is wise if the problem bothers you. ...Read more
No bad reports: No problems are reported but that's not a guarantee. You might ask your Dr and certainly follow each one's directions. Pay attention to how you feel and be cautious but it should be okay. ...Read more
NothingPerfectlySafe: See: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/withania_somnifera. Nothing is perfectly safe. Our bodies are open systems; majority (~55-62%) is water ; we need water in ; out to stay alive; yet water can also kill us, e.g. Acute water intoxication; pulmonary edema (cannot breath), etc. The issues are always dose/unit time, both acute ; chronic changes in behavior ; tracking outcomes, called clinical trials. ...Read more
Address the whole: For chronic stress, one must address the whole situation. What caused the chronic stress in the first place? Ashwagandha is a relatively safe herb that can be used for chronic stress to help symptomatically as well as to help rebuild the system. However, exercise, stress management techniques, and a good diet are also key as well as addressing the source of the stress. ...Read more
Sensoril: Sensoril active ingredient is ashwangandha and was studied with a double blind placebo controlled study with 98 subjects who did state their energy level, stress and cognition improved over two months of use. How long it last is not stated but in my experience, the indian ginseng last only a few days to 2 weeks in the system before it is completely washed out. ...Read more
If my son takes ashwagandha, will his height increase? He is 14 and his height is 5ft7. Have you ever seen increase in height with ashwagandha.
Talk to your eye doc:
There does not appear to be a problem, depending on other medicines you are taking, which may interact with it. But there have been no good studies about its effects.
See http://lifeatlahey. Com/Departments_and_Locations/Departments/Ophthalmology/Ebsco_Content/Glaucoma.aspx? Chunkiid=21532
And see http://www. Emedicinehealth. Com/ashwagandha-page3/vitamins-supplements. Htm
Talk to your eye doc first. ...Read more
Ashwagandha is a very safe and well-tolerated herb with many benefits that has been used for thousands of years. It has been subject to many research studies. While there is no specific research on it and glaucoma, there is no evidence it is harmful for those with glaucoma and is likely of some benefit. See http://oneearthherbs. Squarespace. Com/diseases/glaucoma. Html
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Of course: Especially if what's in the 'natural herbal pill' isn't really the 'exotic Indian herb that is so good for you.' Phony herbal medicines are a very common cause of liver damage and even failure. I trust other causes of liver damage were considered and ruled out. Best wishes. ...Read more
Yes: No known interactions between Prilisec and ashwaganha. ...Read more
No: No, ashwagandha does not cure premature ejaculation. ...Read more
Yes: Are you taking these herbal remedies under the guidance of any practitioner? Triphala is quite safe. Ashwagandha and Shatavri should be taken with guidance as there are side effects to be considered. ...Read more
Doctor supervision!: If you take any over the counter supplements and are taking prescription medications, you should do so with your doctor's knowledge and supervision. Ashwaghanda can raise your thyroid levels, especially if you are taking thyroid medication. Some otc supplements can have devastating side effects when taken with prescription meds, so only do with your doctor's supervision! ...Read more
Ashwagandha: This is another substance with very little scientific evidence for what it does. ...Read more
Is Ashwagandha safe (250mg twice a day of KSM-66 full spectrum) for long-term use to help with anxiety? Thanks!
Possibly: The therapeutic effects of Ashwaganda like most supplements is not as well known as medications regulated by the FDA and potency may differ from one source to another. It has been suggested to help with anxiety but may cause nausea or even vomiting. It should not be used with immune suppressants, thyroid medications, or any sedatives including benzodiazepines ...Read more