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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 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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does it matter if i take powdered or capsules of inositol for anxiety? Can i take it with melatonin?
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?
An example: 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Would inositol make ocd/anxiety worse before it gets better? Kind of like SSRI's do. Also is inositol really effective for ocd?
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
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