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Can Vetiver Oil Drive Away Anger
Yes: Vertiver is an essential oil that alone or in combination with others can be used to help reduce stress-physical and emotional.It is known as the "oil of tranquility". It could be used by inhalation, baths, massages.That is a gentle way of controlling anger in combination with other tools- breathing exercise, brisk walking, cognitive behavioral therapy, past life therapy, .... ...Read more
Will nuvigil help with drowsiness caused by fluoxetine?Fluoxetine seems to be working. My suicidal thoughts have decreased but i'm fall asleep @work
FIRST THOUGHTS: Nuvigil will help with sleepiness. However it seems like the flluoxetine hasn't done enough. Ask your dr about adding 1-2mg of abilify, (aripiprazole) and see if the combination helps with suicidal thoughts. Also be sure that falling asleep really is the fluoxetine. Might be depression. Remember if you did that before the meds. Mainly see the dr and wrap this up tighter good luck! ...Read more
How to control anxiety/start of panic attack naturally. Anxiety has improved massively with self help cd, on public transport I sometimes get panicky?
CBT: Seek a cognitive-behavioral therapist who specializes in phobias. One method they use is systematic desensitization which slowly and incrementally brings the person closer and closer to the thing they are afraid of in slow, graduated steps that help make the anxiety more tolerable. ...Read more
I'm going through severe depression and anxiety.There's no reliable therapist around.I need help.How can I help myself?
Can anxiety go away w/out medications, w/out stressing yourself? I experience dizziness everyday. Can it be anxiety ?
Yes it likely is: You need to practice yoga or meditation. A daily morning walk can do a lot of good. It will brighten your mood and give you fresh energy. Practice it for 3 months and you will see the remarkable benefit in developing a positive morale. Let me know how you did on this advice. ...Read more
I'm taking Zoloft 50mg. I'm curious as to what herbs I should stay away from. One herb I'm curious about is Azahar. It's a citrus tree flower that's used to help nervous tension, calm anger, distress, stimulate appetite and, help relieve insomnia.
Interactions: herbal supplement interactions with prescription medications are poorly studied. It may be safe to supplement with some OTC herbal supplements, but as more are added to the mix risk of interaction may arise. Is Zoloft (sertraline) ineffective? Is that why you want supplements? Tell your prescriber! Exercise, sunlight, good nutrition, meditation, time with loved ones, reflective writing may all help ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I stopped sub.Abuse but i feel anxiety and depression from overthinking. Can ritalin (methylphenidate) contribute, or does my brain need to learn to adjust w/out drugs?
Substance abuse: I am very happy to hear that you got yourself clean. Now the problem you are left with is a brain with the disease of addiction. The medicine for thus brain disease is called narcotics anonymous....Or crystal meth anonymous. Or any of a number of other fellowship programs. There you will learn the tools to treat the malady you have. The brain condition of addiction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I get extreme feelings of hopelessness, despair, & OCD that come and go. I'm not manic though. Could a mood stabilizer help? I take celexa (citalopram) and valium.
Yes: It could help. Have you discussed these symptoms with your doctor. S/He might want to adjust or change the medications you are on before adding something. ...Read more
Suffer from panic attacks, been 6 years, attended cbt, not much good, no xanax, (alprazolam) been on self control, afraid to be alone, can't drive alone, please help?
Fear feeling afraid?: Recommend a careful, expert re-assessment of ur symptoms. Anxiety takes many forms ; is assoc w/different mental health conditions. Remember: anxiety/fear/panic r registered in primitive brain circuits that respond more 2action than talk. Behavioral therapies-like exposure therapy-along w/efforts 2 a) motivate u 2seek out situations u fear/avoid; ; b) 2actually face ur fears head on, may b key 4u. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My gf has anxiety and needs help. Will they put people in mental institution for anxiety? She's not suicidal. Or depressed Guns and knives scare her.
Neurosteroid: Your girlfriend has a hormonal problem. Newer research shows that the same hormones that regulate reproduction and sexuality have a strong influence on function of the entire nervous system. This includes mood problems. Ask your pharmacist to help her find a doctor that understands and uses this concept in their medical practice. ...Read more
I do volunteer need to drive become independent school needs letter from doc saying i can drive i take zyprexa (olanzapine) 2.5 no driving at night will it affect?
Can be sedating: 2.5 mg is a small dose. Everyone however reacts differently. In general, it should not affect your ability to drive the next day, but I would try it for a few days to make sure you are not sleepy. ...Read more
I do volunteer need to drive become independent school wants letter from doc saying i can drive won't drive at night take zyprexa (olanzapine) 2.5 will it affect?
can hypochondriac,social anxiety&OCD be solved by a psychiatric. I'm harming people around me with my issues which will worse their healt too(diabetes
Social Anxiety: is treatable by a mental health professional and can resolve. It is likely to continue w/out treatment or lifestyle changes. Social anxiety is often linked to a fear of being embarassed in public. Surrender to that possibility which exists for us all and things can improve. OCD is also treatable. Peace and good health. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Start with your pcp: Consider meeting with your pcp or counselor to work through these deeper issues. ...Read more
How can my severe TBI from infant abuse still affect me today? I.E: Impulse control, Irrational behavior, anxiety, etc.. how can I stop it or treat it
Discuss with doctor : Recommend starting by seeing your primary care doctor for a complete examination and appropriate testing as needed. Based on the findings your doctor may recommend referral for further evaluation to either a neurologist, psychiatrist and/or other mental health specialist for treatment. You may have more than one medical condition contributing to your current presentation. Hope this helps. Best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On psychiatric medicine with confusion, depression and foggy mind, not interest on anything with zero sex drive. Help?
I'm suffering badly with mental health problems. Having panic attacks and anxiety Prozac (fluoxetine) makes me go into a state of mania. Bi polar? Borderline?
Can you ever get over PTSD or major depression & Anxiety caused by it, struggling so much, hard to try stay positive, without any counselling?
Not easy solo: Sorry to hear of your many struggles. Yes, you can get better. I urge you to consider therapy and/or meds, if possible. Many communities offer low to no cost services, if that is a concern. Here are a couple of websites that might help: http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/treatment/cope/index.asp, and http://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/best-depression-resources-depression-websites-2012-0118137. Take care ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm nursing, but have bad anxiety, depression and mood swings . What's a safe medication to take? That won't harm baby.
Talk to your doctor.: One that is often used is sertraline since it is regarded as safe with pregnancy or breast feeding. The brand name is zoloft. You should see your doctor if you are having symptoms of depression. It is actually very common after delivery. Overall med are only part of a solution. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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