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Doctor insights on: Beta Blockers For Anxiety With Gaba Supplements

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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Does supplements valerian root, GABA and inositol really work to reduce anxiety?

Does supplements valerian root, GABA and inositol really work to reduce anxiety?

To some extent: They are helpful. Another supplement that helps with anxiety but is not sedating is theanine. It's an Amino Acid found in green tea and doses of 100-400 mg are very helpful in reducing anxiety. ...Read more

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What is a good natural anti anxiety supplement? Tried st johnsworth but no good results, maybe try gaba, is it safe?

What is a good natural anti anxiety supplement? Tried st johnsworth but no good results, maybe try gaba, is it safe?

Anxiety: Gaba doesn't work like internally produced gaba, because it doesn't cross the blood-brain barrier. Still, some studies show stress reducing effects. Http://tinyurl. Com/m45neqe it can be safe when used short-term. Other possible supplements include l-theanine, passion flower, kava, lemon balm, etc. You might also stop caffeine if using it. And consider seeing a psychologist about your anxiety. ...Read more

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Do GABA supplements work for anxiety. If so can I take it with clonazapam?

Do GABA supplements work for anxiety. If so can I take it with clonazapam?

GABA?: I assume you are talking about medications such as Gabapentin or pregabalin? These medicines have very many uses and may help with anxiety in select patients. These medicines are safe to take with Clonazepam was prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more

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Does the GABA supplement work for anxiety?

Does the GABA supplement work for anxiety?

GABA can reduce: anxiety sx's. Other options: Passion Flower, Lemon Balm, Humulus lupulus (Hops) Valerian & Chamomile may help. Although Kava Kava may help, it has potential to cause liver damage. Lavender & chamomile essential oils (not ingested) are also calming. ...Read more

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Can II use any GABA supplements if I have anxiety?

Can II use any GABA supplements if I have anxiety?

Can help: Gaba supplements can help some individuals who have mild to moderate anxiety. Before starting any supplement, please talk to your doctor as it may interact with other medications or may not be the best option for you. ...Read more

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I take lorazepam for anxiety as needed. I was thinking of taking a GABA supplement. Is it ok to take them together? Can GABA supplements help me?

I take lorazepam for anxiety as needed. I was thinking of taking a GABA supplement. Is it ok to take them together? Can GABA supplements help me?

Unclear: Some early data suggests that GABA containing supplements may help with anxiety, so make what you will in regards to this. There is even less data in regards to interaction, which makes it unclear if you will have any issues taking it with lorazepam and amitriptyline. ...Read more

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Are 5htp and GABA supplements effective for depression/anxiety?

Are 5htp and GABA supplements effective for depression/anxiety?

Possibly: It will depend on what kind, degree of depression/anxiety you are having. If it is affecting your function and is getting worse, and not related to an obvious stressor you may want to consult your Doctor or other mental Health provider for help with an assessment. Many times supplements are not regulated and you cannot be sure what are you getting. There are other ways like relaxation techniques, ...Read more

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Can a person taking 8mg Suboxone for opiate withdrawals also take St. Johns Wort, Passion Flower and/or GABA supplements to help with anxiety?

Can a person taking 8mg Suboxone for opiate withdrawals also take St. Johns Wort, Passion Flower and/or GABA supplements to help with anxiety?

Talk to provider: I'd resist these products until getting a clear 'go-ahead' from the provider who prescribed the Suboxone. It can be dangerous when taken w/ any other CNS depressant (GABA) and St. John's Wort can lessen its' effectiveness - so discuss it and probably don't. The Suboxone alone may reduce your anxiety and CBT therapy is a safe, good option to learn good life skills. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is a Gaba supplement safe to take for anxiety? Does it have side effects? Can it make depression worse? Looking for a safe ALT to benzos.

Is a Gaba supplement safe to take for anxiety? Does it have side effects? Can it make depression worse? Looking for a safe ALT to benzos.

Anxiety Tx: Has your treating professional done a sufficient trial of either Cymbalta, BuSpar, (buspirone) or Prozac? All of these medications are approved for the treatment of anxiety and are not benzodiazepines. ...Read more

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Would GABA supplements be good alternative to taking antidepressants for my anxiety? Antidepressants cause too many annoying side effects.

Would GABA supplements be good alternative to taking antidepressants for my anxiety? Antidepressants cause too many annoying side effects.

GABA is calming: Neurotransmitter so, yes, it's a reasonable choice as a natural anti-anxiety agent. Please check w/your doc before making any changes. Neurorelief. Com tests your neurotransmitters via urine sample and provides protocols that you can follow based on your results. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can I take GABA supplement =gamma-aminobutyric with my adderal?

Can I take GABA supplement =gamma-aminobutyric with my adderal?

Yes: There shouldn't be any major drug interactions with supplemental GABA and Adderall. However, the ability of GABA to cross the blood brain barrier is variable in different individuals and may cause variations in response to it, so some people may experience more calming effects while others don't. ...Read more

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Could the herbal supplement GABA interact with modafinil?

Could the herbal supplement GABA interact with modafinil?

Yes: The effects of Modafinil on glutamatergic and gabaergic transmission in the rat medial preoptic area (mpa) and posterior hypothalamus (ph), are analysed. Modafinil (30-300 mg/kg) increased glutamate and decreased GABA levels in the mpa and ph. Local perfusion with the gabaa agonist muscimol (10 microm), reduced, while the gabaa antagonist bicuculline (1 microm and 10 microm) increased glutamate le. ...Read more

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Can silenor wellbutrin (bupropion) sr and GABA supplements be taken safely together?

Can silenor wellbutrin (bupropion) sr and GABA supplements be taken safely together?

Not needed: Wellbutrin (bupropion) and silenor can be taken within the same day -- separately, usually. Silenor is a sleep medication and wellbutrin (bupropion) sr can be activating (better taken in morning). If using silenor, you should not take GABA supplements since they can be sedating also. ...Read more

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Can 5htp or GABA supplements cause unexplained brushing on my legs?

Do you? Brushing: Do you mean bruising?? Any medication can rarely hve affect on blood clotting or platlet function. It is more common with anticoagulant /blood thiners. NSAIDS afe the most common over the counter meds that cause bruising ...Read more

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Can I take a kava kava supplement with a gaba supplement?

Not a good idea: GABA is the body's calming neurotransmitter. Taking GABA supplements helps promote stress relief and lowers anxiety so it can be sedating. Kava is also sedating. It is likely that if you take both you would be overly sedated. Talk to a naturopathic physician or Chinese medical doctor before combining these products. ...Read more

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Also can I take the Gaba supplement with my seroquel at night?

Please repost: Please repost and explain why you want to take a GABA supplememt; are you taking it on a whim or because you saw it advertised or because someone with no scientific knowledge told you to; and what you expect to achieve by taking it. Because there is no solid evidence that you’re doing any more than wasting your money. ...Read more

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Can I take bupropion XL 150 mg a day with a GABA supplement? Any interactions I need to worry about?

Can I take bupropion XL 150 mg a day with a GABA supplement? Any interactions I need to worry about?

Yes. Probably: However, you do not indicate what GABA supplement you are taking. Each medication or supplement has its own pathway of being broken down and eliminated from the body. When two medications are taken simultaneously they can interact together to lower the blood level of the other or increase the blood level. Supplements currently do not have to be rigorously tested so it ishard to find good info. ...Read more

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I currently take 0.5 mg of ativan, (lorazepam) only as needed, for panic attacks. I am thinking of trying a daily GABA supplement instead. Thoughts? Thank you.

I currently take 0.5 mg of ativan, (lorazepam) only as needed, for panic attacks. I am thinking of trying a daily GABA supplement instead. Thoughts? Thank you.

2nd thoughts: I would like to know your prescribing dr opinion. I m glad you asked. It is advisable to never add a supplement to a medication prescribed, mostly if you will change a calculated (by your dr) balance, targeting the same neurotransmitters the drug will act upon...You may really distort the expected effects. Just my thoughts! Good luck, stay safe. ...Read more

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What is the best amino acid or any other substance to help a GABA supplement cross the BBB? Thank you!

What is the best amino acid or any other substance to help a GABA supplement cross the BBB? Thank you!

GABA supplements: Are reported by some companies to cross the BBB. A biochemist (http://www. Phyllisbronsonphd. Com/Graphics/BronsonGABA. Pdf), the Mayo Clinic, and New York Medical Center say otherwise. However GABA does exert peripheral effects including calming anxiety and reducing blood pressure and may have other indirect effects that are beneficial. ...Read more

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My son has adhd and conduct disorder? Can I add GABA SUPPLEMENT in addition to the depakote he takes?

My son has adhd and conduct disorder? Can I add GABA SUPPLEMENT in addition to the depakote he takes?

Do something better: Please learn that the most common causes for such neuro disorders are environmental and nutritional factors. To learn Please search for dr Doris Rapp on YouTube and ADHD. Then please visit us at www. Ehacstl. Com to learn more about treating the cause of illness. So that he does not need such medicines. If interested Please call us to make an appointment ...Read more

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I am having a flair up of pain du to fibromyalgia. I am already on elavil (amitriptyline) (125mg) and Sam-e (900 mg/day). Could I try adding GABA supplements 600mg?

I am having a flair up of pain du to fibromyalgia. I am already on elavil (amitriptyline) (125mg) and Sam-e (900 mg/day). Could I try adding GABA supplements 600mg?

Call your doctor: If you're experiencing a flare up of your FM & have been prescribed a regimen of medications then, you should check with them before adding more. I'm not sure whether you are self medicating and how you are deciding to choose certain doses of medications. Especially since you are 65 years old. Gabapentin has to be taken cautiously especially if any kidney issues. Please check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can u please advice what are GABA supplements used for? Thanks

Can u please advice what are GABA supplements used for? Thanks

GABA: Gaba is an inhibitory neurotransmitter made in the brain, where it has anticonvulsant, sedative, and anti-anxiety effects. Although there's insufficient reliable info about either safety or effectiveness of GABA supplements, people still use them to relieve anxiety, elevate mood, relieve premenstrual syndrome, treat adhd, promote lean muscle growth, burn fat, and stabilize bp. ...Read more

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I take 200mg of Zoloft (sertraline) for OCD. I am also tapering off of Klonopin. I am hoping to move to natural supplements. Can I take GABA with Zoloft (sertraline)? Reco dose

I take 200mg of Zoloft (sertraline) for OCD. I am also tapering off of Klonopin. I am hoping to move to natural supplements. Can I take GABA with Zoloft (sertraline)? Reco dose

Use caution: There is not enough information available to say that it is a safe combination. Use with caution if taking Klonopin (clonazepam) as GABA works at same site in brain and over sedation is possible. Discuss your plans with your physician and ask his advice. ...Read more

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My mom is 51 has factor 5, varicose veins and anemia as well as hormonal imbalance. Can she take GABA supplement? And what are the side effects?

GABA supplement?: I don't know what "gaba supplement" is. And no one likely does -- that is it isn't regulated so it can be anything. I would not suggest putting things in your mouth that you don't know the composition of. If you look at my background you'll see I've published on the GABA receptor. Alcohol and anti-anxiety drugs effect it amonst other substances. Recseeing a physician to deal the problem list. ...Read more

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Can I take relora, GABA and sam-e at the same time? For anxiety.

Can I take relora, GABA and sam-e at the same time? For anxiety.

Yes, however SAMe may: Relora often helps anxiety. GABA may help but doesn't cross blood-brain barrier well. SAMe often helps depression but can worsen anxiety, esp. In high doses. While safe to take together, it might be more effective to combine Relora with Holy Basil, L-Theanine, 5-HTP &/or magnesium, all more likely to help than GABA or SAMe. B vits may help too. Consider exercise, meditation, counselling & EFT as well. ...Read more

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I just wanted to know about GABA. I used to have epilepsy and I really want to try this product for my anxiety but however my fear is that it might bring on epilepsy. Will it?

Unlikely: GABA conditions is a neurotransmitter whose job is actually to suppress the nervous system. It is actually one of the compounds in the brain that helps stop or prevent seizures with certain medications (Gabapentin or benzodiazepines for example). The next question is does GABA actually work and that is a whole different topic. ...Read more

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Can alcohol affect GABA and those with anxiety?

Yes: Alcohol is a downer and people with anxiety often use to self medicate and relax, unfortunately this is now a great long term solution and can result in addiction. It does facilitate GABA and that is how it has it's sedative and relaxing effects. ...Read more

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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


Gaba (Definition)

Gamma-aminobutyric acid (also known as gaba)is used as a supplement ...Read more