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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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. Im afraid ginseng will make my anxiery worse

Can i take pharmaton multivit? Pharmaton have ginseng g115 . I have anxiety episode before. Im 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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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 doesnt 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?

It is not good : Unless you have a very good reason or diagnosis for using it. ...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