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Does Using Inositol Work For Curing Anxiety
Possibly: Inositol is a natural supplement that may help anxiety by reducing the stress response. In two small studies, doses of 12 to 18 g per day was as effective for reducing intensity and frequency of panic attacks as ssri and better than placebo for reducing intensity and frequency of panic attacks. Side-effects were comparable to ssri and include possible gastrointestinal upset. ...Read more
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
How much inositol is safe to take in one day? I have been taking 1 gram per day and it helps my anxiety a little bit. Is this better than medication
18 grams/day or more:
Studies have been done using up to 18 grams of Inositol per day and found it safe & well-tolerated with few mild side effects. If it works for you it's better than drugs as it's safer & less habit-forming, but also try exercise, meditation & counseling. Many other supplements may help as well- see http://www.lef.org/Magazine/2011/3/The-Chemistry-of-Calm/Page-02
Also consider classical homeopathy. ...Read more
Helps panic attacks&: In a double-blind controlled study inositol was found to be more effective than fluvoxamine (prozac) in reducing panic attacks & in those patients it worked as well as fluvoxamine for relieving anxiety & agoraphobia. It is also proven useful for OCD & depression. More research is needed but it is safe and many people have found it helpful. See http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/11386498. ...Read more
Does it matter if i take powdered or capsules of inositol for anxiety? Can i take it with melatonin?
U can take it : Both ways and you can take it with melatonin, I do not see what not... To be however 100% sure, ask a pharmacist or the doctor who prescribed the drug. Melatonin has minimal side effect and regulates the circadian rhythm. ...Read more
I want to try INOSITOL to help relieve my anxiety and OCD. What would be the dosing - How many mg/g /times per day for this condition?
you can find various recommendations. Here is example of the use for an adult:
• Week 1 - 1 teaspoon/2x per day
• Week 2 - 1 teaspoon/3x per day
• Week 3 - 1.5 teaspoons/3x per day
• Week 4 - 2 teaspoons/3x per day
• Week 5 - 2.5 teaspoons/3x per day
• Week 6 - 3 teaspoons/3x per day
in my practice, I found better results if I combine inositol with other medications and psychotherapy ...Read more
Would inositol make ocd/anxiety worse before it gets better? Kind of like SSRI's do. Also is inositol really effective for ocd?
Somewhat: Like most other b vitamins, they CAN have a postive effect on mood disorders, but not as effective as drug therapy. ...Read more
Why would I have anxiety attacks from taking a very low dose of Inositol (300mg)? It's not listed as a side effect. Its supposed to help anxiety.
Inositol: the problem with many supplements you take is they have not been subjected to studies but are supported by anecdotal or self reported uses. You also do not know if the supplement is pure. It may have reacted with something else you ingested as well, it is reported to cause agitation with caffeine. Or it may be doing nothing and your baseline anxiety is acting up. ...Read more
My doctor suggested 8 grams of powdered inositol daily for anxiety. Can i take this with minocin (minocycline) and ativan? Should i start on a smaller dose?
Yes you can, BUT: Please don't rely solely on Ativan (lorazepam) or even inositol to deal with your anxiety. If you haven't already, please get a comprehensive evaluation of your anxiety by a psychiatrist and psychologist who knows cbt and other talk therapies well. If meds are needed, ssri's will help anxiety without exposing you to habit-forming meds like ativan (lorazepam). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9169302. ...Read more
Benfotiamine-150mg,mecobalamin-1500mcg,alpha lipoic acid-100mg,chromium picolinate-200mcg & inositol-150mg doc gave me for anxiety,nerves(1aday)11days?
Adjunct only: This is a mix of vitamins and minerals. If you have anxiety that is making life difficult, your physician can help you get out of or deal with a bad situation, help you to find other ways of thinking / learn new skills, and perhaps offer temporary medicine that actually works. Be brave and best wishes. ...Read more
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?
Is it safe to take wellbutrin (bupropion) with inositol? Will inositol cause wellbutrin (bupropion) to not work as well?
???: Why would you want to use inositol? Are you clear on dosage? Wellbutrin (bupropion) is used an antidepressant, but there are many better known medications to use than inositol. This is more complicated than it seems. Check with the physician who prescribed the wellbutrin (bupropion). ...Read more
Is it safe to take inositol and vitamin B12 together? How do they work together? I have ocd, depression and a little to low vitamin B12 level.
For my money, it's:: Talk therapy that goes well beyond the line, "tell me how u feel about that." seek someone w/ expertise in diagnosis &treatment of anxiety disorders. It's vital 2understand what anxiety is, how it ticks. Benefit from specific approaches proven 2B effective in helping ppl develop skills 2manage anxiety (esp cbt, act, mindfulness). If really struggling, meds can b important. http://www.anxietybc.org. ...Read more
Linden Method: It appears to be a behavioral treatment program using packaged materials. They focus on issues related to the amygdala, and treat anxiety with a series of dvd's and cd's. There is a one year money back guarantee, and it has some favorable reviews from users, and costs around $175 for the program. Not sure of the efficacy but with a one year money back offer, it may be worth a look. ...Read more
Brintellix: If used alone, starting dose is10mg. once daily. May increase to 20mg. as tolerated. ...Read more
Talk to MD: You normal doctor may be able to help with short term issues with meds. If it is an on-going problem, counseling may be needed (many employers provide free services for employees under stress). If the work is too stressful or too much, talking to your employer about small changes might make it better for you as well. (maybe reduce work load or distribute it evenly through the week). ...Read more
See Below: There are no "the best or the greatest" pills. The prescription will depend on your medical history, medication tolerance, and most definitely, your own body reaction to the medicine. What "works best" for you, might not work at all for someone else. ...Read more
For some, yes: For some people, valerian can help anxiety. But only a small number of studies have been done with a small number of patients. http://tinyurl.com/pzfvlhd overall, it lacked significant improvement in anxiety symptoms over valium or placebo. It may have better results as treatment of dysmenorrhea. http://tinyurl.com/q8a5qmb lack of standardization of products makes interpreting data difficult. ...Read more
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