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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would calcium chloride affect absorption of meds. Trying to find antacid that won't stop meds from working effectively?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 aware of natural supplements to treat depression and anxiety, but what OTC natural supplement helps to treat a add?
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
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?
What natural supplement is safest to take to improve concentration and stress while it doesn't interact with my existing med prozac (fluoxetine)?
I am taking clonazepam for anxietys and depression. How long does it take to work and will it help muscle tension caused by anxiety?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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