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Does taking ginseng help with anxiety?

Does taking ginseng help with anxiety?

Maybe: Although not my first choice as a natural remedy for anxiety, ginsenosides (one of the components of ginseg) may have anxiety-reducing properties. Depending on the type of anxiety, theanine and kava are two alternatives to consider for anxiety. ...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


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Can I take pharmaton multivit? Pharmaton have ginseng g115. I have anxiety episode before. I'm afraid ginseng will make my anxiery worse

Can I take pharmaton multivit? Pharmaton have ginseng g115. I have anxiety episode before. I'm afraid ginseng will make my anxiery worse

Thanks for asking!: Pharmaton is a combination of g115 concentrated ginseng extract, vitamins and minerals. It is used for the relief of short periods of exhaustion caused by stress, tiredness and a feeling of weakness or lack of vitality. It is a special supplement which helps you to increase mental and physical well being. As stated is contraindicated in renal disorders, but I have never prescribed it in the past. ...Read more

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I have a question regarding Ashwagandha. I'm a 23 y/o male with generalize anxiety. Is this something I should consider taking? And is it addictive or something one can develop a tolerance too? I'm looking for a professionals input. Thank you very much.

I have a question regarding Ashwagandha. I'm a 23 y/o male with generalize anxiety. Is this something I should consider taking? And is it addictive or something one can develop a tolerance too? I'm looking for a professionals input. Thank you very much.

Therapy/meds: In addition to meds, get a referral to a reputable psychotherapist to discuss what anxiety means to YOU. Anxiety means different things to different people. Meds and therapy are the most optimal combination. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of taking anxiety medications?

What are the pros and cons of taking anxiety medications?

Anxiety medication: Anxiety medications can relieve immediate anxiety symptoms. Some of the medications, such as the Benzodiazepines, can cause drowsiness so it is important to test out the effects before driving or operating equipment. They could also be abused. There are other medication options like Buspar, (buspirone) anti-depressants or beta-blockers that could also help anxiety that are not addicting. See your doctor about possible choices. ...Read more

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Does taking magnesium help to cure anxiety?

Does taking magnesium help to cure anxiety?

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 more

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Can you tell me about taking phenibut for anxiety?

Unregulated in usa: Phenibut is not really regulated here. I believe it is in europe & that it requires a prescription. I believe there are safer options & that u should not use phenibut - despite some reputable companies selling the supplement I think u can't be sure how much you are taking. Also, just b/c u can buy it doesn't mean its safer or better - I think tolerance is rapid and people feel hungover + headaches ...Read more

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Is taking hydroxyzine 10mg every day for anxiety bad?

Usually fine: Hydroxyzine can be used off label for anxiety. In low dose generally safe and non addicting. ...Read more

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Is taking propanolol for anxiety at age 17 not good for me?

Seek psychotherapy: At such a young age, you have a lifetime ahead. Learn some coping skills for dealing with anxiety that don't involve drugs, if possible. Options include cognitive behavior therapy, hypnosis, biofeedback, professional counseling, and stress management training. Psychotropic medication from a physician can also be helpful, but works best combined with one of the aforementioned therapies. ...Read more

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What is the best way to handle anxiety without taking medication?

What is the best way to handle anxiety without taking medication?

Many, pick a winner!: Many types of psychotherapists have methods to treat anxiety without medication. Read about them, inquire what they do - take a test drive to see if you feel comfortable with the approach and then stick to it for long enough to help it work. It might be hard at times, but if you can meet the challenge, you can succeed. Mindfulness meditation helps many, so do other cbt approaches. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could stop anxiety from taking over my life?

Anxiety: There are a # of ways to address anxiety: Cognitive behavioral therapy, behavior modification, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, psychotropic medications, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Acupuncture, Acupressure, Homeopathy, meditation, Yoga, exercise program or Progressive muscle relaxation. ...Read more

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I enjoy taking care of little kids will that relief anxiety and stress?

I enjoy taking care of little kids will that relief anxiety and stress?

Possibly: Doing what we enjoy ; what gives our life meaning can contribute to our wellness. Just remember that at times - caring for children can also be stressful. Take care. ...Read more

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Can ocuvite make my anxiety worse? It's the only new thing I'm taking...

Not usually: Ocuvite is a special eye vitamin that is not usually associated with anxiety. Please consult with your doctor. Feel better. ...Read more

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Is taking escitalopram 10mg safe to take for worry anxiety. Will it help?

Is taking escitalopram 10mg safe to take for worry anxiety. Will it help?

Safe: Yes. It's safe and approved for anxiety. However, it's important to monitor yourself for racing thoughts, excessive agitation/irritability, or physical discomfort within 1-48 hrs when starting this medication. ...Read more

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What should I do to combat my anxiety? It's basically taking over my life.

What should I do to combat my anxiety? It's basically taking over my life.

Severe anxiety: Need immediate psychiatric evaluation. Medications are available to treat anxiety. SSRI are drug of choice and also short acting benzodiazepines are available. Counseling and other non pharmacotherapy are available. Get help now ...Read more

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Is it normal during my first day taking anxiety pills to have a little anxiety?

Yes: It may take a while for the medication to work. I don't know exactly what you've been prescribed, so the time frame can vary. Give your doc a call and find out. ...Read more

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Please tell me what will happen if I stopped taking my anti-depressants and my anxiety medication?

Please tell me what will happen if I stopped taking my anti-depressants and my anxiety medication?

It is never wise: To stop psychiatric medications abruptly. Just as you start them slowly people stop taking them gradually. If you need the medications, and stop, the symptoms which led you to have a psychiatric evaluation will return unless the issues have been resolved in therapy. ...Read more

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I' m taking lorazepam 0.5 mg for 4 days. I still have anxiety in late afternoon. Should I take 1 mg?

I' m taking lorazepam 0.5 mg for 4 days. I still have anxiety in late afternoon. Should I take 1 mg?

D/w Provider: This is one that you need to discuss with the provider who is prescribing the lorazepam. It should be taken as directed. If not optimum, that let your provider know. ...Read more

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Can I continue my normal physical training (jogging etc) while taking 20 mg escitalopram for anxiety?

Can I continue my normal physical training (jogging etc) while taking 20 mg escitalopram for anxiety?

Yes, of course: Yes, you can exercise while on escitalopram. In fact, exercise can help you feel better! Best wishes. ...Read more

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I'm taking fluroxetine 20 mg tablets for a week now and I still have severe anxiety when will I get better?

Fluoxetine: First it may take several weeks for this to fully manifest as an improvement. Second this is a good beginning dose, but as you transition on it may not be the best dose for you. Your physician will be monitoring your reaction as you go. ...Read more

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I have been on lexotan 3mg for 17 years. I had been taking when I need it. But now my anxiety isn't good so I am taking it everyday.

Lexotan/bromazepam: Is a sedative, that acts on the same brain centers as alcohol. Both are calming, both are potentially addictive, and both can actually increase anxiety with long-term use. Anxiety is a natural response to danger -think 'fight or flight'- but when experienced every day, it's out of control. You can learn to control your anxiety w/cognitive-behavioral therapy rather than relying on a drug. ...Read more

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Its 3:00 am and I am still awake. I am taking two moresleeping pills because pain and anxiety don't let me sleep. What is wrong with me?

Its 3:00 am and I am still awake. I am taking two moresleeping pills because pain and anxiety don't let me sleep. What is wrong with me?

Consider. ..: Agree w dr ali &dr. Killian, don't know what type of chronic pain you have and not sure what type of sleeping medication you are taking. Are you seeing a pain medicine specialist? If not, would encourage you to consider this. You might wish to consider acupuncture as an adjunctive treatment. It is excellent for pain control, sleep and balancing ones' life energy. It works well in conjunction >>. ...Read more

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I take. 5mg Ativan for anxiety on an as needed basis. If I'm taking it once every 3 weeks or so, is that too much? Will I become addicted?

I take. 5mg Ativan for anxiety on an as needed basis. If I'm taking it once every 3 weeks or so, is that too much? Will I become addicted?

0.5 mg Ativan is a: Very low dose and taking it as needed every three weeks or so will not lead to addiction. If you have not yet developed/reviewed anxiety management strategies you may want to check out websites such as https://www. Adaa. Org/tips-manage-anxiety-and-stress. Best regards for good health. ...Read more

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I've been taking lorazepam for 22 years. I take 1 mg 3x a day. I get horrible anxiety between doses. Is this rebound anxiety from lorazepam?

I've been taking lorazepam for 22 years. I take 1 mg 3x a day. I get horrible anxiety between doses. Is this rebound anxiety from lorazepam?

Undertreated anxiety: Sounds like your medication regimen needs some fine tuning. Please place a call to your prescribing psychiatrist and explain your situation. ...Read more

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I have been taking 20mg of proprananol for a week and a half for anxiety. Yesterday was the 1st. Day I haven't took any is it ok to do this.?

I have been taking 20mg of proprananol for a week and a half for anxiety. Yesterday was the 1st. Day I haven't took any is it ok to do this.?

Inderal (propranolol): 20 mg. Is a low dose. Not sure how many times a day it is prescribed, but as long as you had no problems with your blood pressure, skipping one dose should be ok. Inform your doctor if any symptoms occur. ...Read more

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What happens when anxiety goes untreated? Too scared to take medicine, I Google everything. Anxiety is taking over my life. I'm losing control.

Uncontrolled Anxiety: Uncontrolled anxiety = feeling miserable. At least be medically evaluated to rule out underlying medical causes even if you elect not to take anxiety meds. ...Read more

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Dr prescribed lexotan 3mg for a week for anxiety. When the week is over will I feel better when I stop taking it? Would it fix what it had to?

Not likely. SSRI's: Or any anti-depressant/anti-anxiety meds will mask the symptom or change your nervous system's way of experiencing it, but won't change much else. It will give you more confidence to deal with situations, if the med works, which is what you need to learn to do without the meds, sooner or later. If you have an underlying physical cause, you may need to stay on the meds longer. ...Read more

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I stopped taking Hydroxyzine 25mg about 2 weeks ago for anxiety. I've noticed at night I itch really bad. How long will this last? Is it normal?

I stopped taking Hydroxyzine 25mg about 2 weeks ago for anxiety. I've noticed at night I itch really bad. How long will this last? Is it normal?

Unknown: It is likely that your itching had been controlled with hydroxyzine and new unmasked without it. It is not normal. Check with your doctor about this but in the meanwhile, apply a moisturizer <3 mins after bathing and hope this helps. Go back to hydroxyzine 25 mg at bedtime if necessary. ...Read more