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Does Taking Ginseng Help With Anxiety
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
Yes: What have become known as antidepressants are also used as first line treatment of anxiety disorders. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs; ie, sertraline, paroxetine) and serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs; ie, venlafaxine), as well as wellbutrin (bupropion) are often prescribed. For more info: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/711111 ...Read more
It could: Magnesium is a well-tolerated supplement with few side effects that may be helpful for anxiety. As a single therapy, it has not been well evaluated, but three human studies of magnesium in combination with other vitamins, minerals and herbal extracts have all shown reduction of anxiety levels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, it may: Sam-e may help in depression. One study used sam-e as an augmentation strategy for people who did not respond to ssri's. Remission rates were slightly higher in the adjunctive sam-e group than placebo. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20595412?dopt=abstract also sam-e has been found effective for depression on its own. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12418499?dopt=abstract. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It may cause these: Conditions or worsen pre-existing conditions. Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic , delusions, paranoia, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times ; slowed problem solving. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not currently: Gaba is an inhibitory neurotransmitter, and as a supplement is sold as a "natural tranquilizer." by itself it doesn't cross the blood-brain barrier. There may be a role in gaba(b) [a form of gaba] in depression, as this receptor system interacts with the serotonergic system & other neurotropic factors. More research needed to define this, though. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20655491. ...Read more
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 Dr Z ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've just stopped taking paroxetine. Are there any herbal supplements that can help with depression and anxiety?
Yes but: Saint johns' worts have been used for depression but the effect is variable and not that powerful. If you don't want to take drugs, try doing more physical exercise on a regular basis. Mediation may also help anxiety. There are also other herbal products purported to calm one down but i don't believe they work that well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe, maybe not: Some recent research shows that adding omega-3 fatty acids to depression therapy can be beneficial in the treatment of some types of depression. Some studies also show a correlation between decreased intake of omega-3 fatty acids and the development of depression. However, other studies indicate that these theories are not true. The research results are currently mixed on this subject. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Indirectly: Agree with previous comments. There are some with chronic pain, fibromyalgia, or neuropathic-type pain, who respond very well to gabapentin. If such a chronic condition is contributing to one's depressed state or anxiety, and symptoms are alleviated with treatment, depressive symptoms may improve also. But there is no direct biochemical pathway by which gabapentin treats depression or anxiety. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 am using Prozac (fluoxetine) 20 mg daily for anxiety. Is it safe to take gingko biloba supplements with prozac (fluoxetine). I read that this herb might interact with antidepressants.?
Possible interaction: Gingko and Prozac (fluoxetine) are both metabolized by the same liver enzyme system, so can compete for use of this. Also gingko can slightly inhibit this enzyme system, possibly slowing prozac's metabolism. There is also anecdotal evidence that gingko + Prozac (fluoxetine) in depressed patients can lead to hypomania -- but we don't know whether gingko alone can do this (without the prozac). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dep, usu not anxiety: Wellbutrin (bupropion) helps 2/3 to 3/4 of patients with clinical depression feel better, about the same as other antidepressants. It is not an anti-anxiety med, and won't help anxiety directly. However, sometimes anxiety is a symptom of depression. In this case, if the depression is treated the anxiety may go away as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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