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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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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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What vitimans or herbs can I take to relieve anxiety/panic attacks?

What vitimans or herbs can I take to relieve anxiety/panic attacks?

Tulsi, theanine, mag: Many supplements are very helpful for anxiety, including herbs like tulsi (holy basil), valerian, passionflower & ashwagandha, Amino Acids like theanine & tryptophan, b vitamins & magnesium. However, also consider meditation, exercise, counseling &homeopathy. Make sure you get enough rest & a healthy diet.Consider eft (see eftuniverse.Com).If these measures don't help enough seek professional help. ...Read more

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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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What can I take to relieve anxiety treatments?

What can I take to relieve anxiety treatments?

Consultation: I assume you mean what treatments can you do to relieve your anxiety. Consult first with your family physician, and then possible a psychiatrist. Psychotherapy may be very helpful, but you need a thorough medical exam first to get an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Would calcium chloride affect absorption of meds. Trying to find antacid that won't stop meds from working effectively?

Would calcium chloride affect absorption of meds. Trying to find antacid that won't stop meds from working effectively?

See details: At age 30 , why are you taking calcium in the first place? It is a poor antacid. If you must take an antacid, take magnesium or aluminum salts. Try acid blockers such as zantac (ranitidine) or pepcid. ...Read more

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My therapist recommended taking a magnesium supplement for general anxiety and help with sleep. How long does it take to notice effects, if any?

My therapist recommended taking a magnesium supplement for general anxiety and  help with sleep. How long does it take to notice effects, if any?

Careful which type: Magnesium citrate is a good bowel prep. Magnesium oxide is a good relaxant. It is not designed to put you to sleep, but it can help relax tense muscles. One or two pills of 400 mg each per day should have some positive effect within one week to 10 days. ...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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Glutamine&bcaa help to reduce anxiety. Is it true?

Glutamine&bcaa help to reduce anxiety. Is it true?

Not really: I have treated patients, over the past 25 years, with medications which have proven to be safe and effective. If a person has a condition and is suffering, i try and prescribe the most effective and safe treatment for their condition and target symptoms. The treatments as described in the question, have not been proven to be safe or effective. I won't use these treatment when I have better ones. ...Read more

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I'm scared of meds so doctor told me to take inositol vitamin b powder for anxiety. Does it interact with ativan (lorazepam)? Can i take it in juice?

I'm scared of meds so doctor told me to take inositol vitamin b powder for anxiety. Does it interact with ativan (lorazepam)? Can i take it in juice?

Inositol: Using inositol for anxiety (including panic) requires fairly high doses -- 12-18 grams per day. You can take it in juice -- it tastes sweet. There is no interaction with ativan (lorazepam). ...Read more

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Wanted to know if diet pills affect essential tremors or anxiety?

Adrnealine !!!: Anything that causes increase in adrenaline can cause Anxiety. That is the simple answer. Most diet pills do this. ...Read more

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I'm taking natural things to help with IC will it interfere with me takin synthroid (thyroxine)?

I'm taking natural things to help with IC will it interfere with me takin synthroid (thyroxine)?

Your question: Probably not since most "natural things" are food, namely herbs, plant roots, etc. However, certain minerals such as iodine can affect the thyroid. ...Read more

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How does lexamil cipla ( escitalopram) cause weight gain? And how long does it take to work help with anxiety and depression?

How does lexamil cipla ( escitalopram) cause weight gain? And how long does it take to work help with anxiety and depression?

Escitalopram: People respond to medication differently. Some will gain weight while others lose weight. The weight gain can be due to the medication slowing the metabolism and/or increasing your appetite. Changing your diet and regular exercise can be helpful. On average escitalopram can take 4-6 weeks to help with anxiety and depression. I have had some patients report that it started working sooner for them. ...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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I am taking clonazepam for anxietys and depression. How long does it take to work and will it help muscle tension caused by anxiety?

I am taking clonazepam for anxietys and depression. How long does it take to work and will it help muscle tension caused by anxiety?

Immediately: Clonazepam is a rapid acting benzodiazapine. It should work within one hour of ingestion. It is a good muscle relaxant. It can be habit forming with prolonged use. ...Read more

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What natural supplements can you take to help with a panic disorder? How much of it?

What natural supplements can you take to help with a panic disorder? How much of it?

A behavioral: approach to panic disorder is a good idea. See www.relaxationresponse.org for a technique to retrain the fight-flight part of your nervous system that triggers too easily. There are supplements that can help but lab testing would be best first. See www.neurorelief.com for neurotransmitter testing which can lead to recommendations. Peace and good health. How is your diet and exercise level? ...Read more

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What natural supplements can I take for anxiety?

What natural supplements can I take for anxiety?

Possibly effective: No RCTs to my knowledge, but Kava, Camomile, Valarian Root, and Passion Flower are possibly effective. Some report benefits from Omega 3 fatty acids from fish oil and flax. Other than supplements, there is evidence for the benefits of regular exercise, a healthy diet, mindfulness meditation, cognitive behavioral therapy, and energy psychology. Also there are many causes of anxiety other than nu ...Read more

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What natural supplements can I take for anxiety?

What natural supplements can I take for anxiety?

Herbals: 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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