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Does vitamin b help control anxiety disorders?

Does vitamin b help control anxiety disorders?

Not likely unless: Not likely unless your anxiety is a symptom of (unusual but not impossible) or is caused by a vitamin b deficiency. ...Read more

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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Is it a good idea to take a vitamin b complex for treating anxiety?

Is it a good idea to take a vitamin b complex for treating anxiety?

NBot harmful: Vitamin b complex is safe when taken in therapeutic amounts (not excess) and is water soluable so cannot build up in the body. It may not be helpful in relieving symptoms of depression, however. ...Read more

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How much b vitamins should one take for anxiety?

How much b vitamins should one take for anxiety?

It depends: B vits. Will help many with anxiety while many may not be helped at all. If you are among the 30% who can't convert Folic Acid to its active form then 400 mcg of l-5-mthf will help.Many only need the rda's of b's but some, due to genetics, need more.Some need the active forms of b2 & b6. I like b complex plus by pure encapsulations as a balanced b with active forms in reasonable doses.See comment:. ...Read more

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What is the recommended vitamin b-complex for anxiety?

What is the recommended vitamin b-complex for anxiety?

Vit. B & Anxiety: Some are thiamine (b1), inositol (b8), cyanocobalamine (b12). ...Read more

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What's it like taking vitamin b complex for treating anxiety?

Not the best option: For those who have a b vitamin deficiency, taking supplements may be helpful to some degree. Those who don't may notice more energy which can sometimes worsen anxiety. Exercise, eating a healthy diet (less sugar and caffeine) and cognitive behavioral therapy are other ways to manage anxiety. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could having high levels of b vitamins cause anxiety?

Please tell me, could having high levels of b vitamins cause anxiety?

In some, yes: Some people are more sensitive to b vitamins and can experience anxiety and even panic with them. Vitamin b6 may be especially likely to cause this, even though given for nervous system support. It is known to increase the vividness of dreaming. However, many people do very well with b complex, with no anxiety whatsoever. ...Read more

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I take a vitamin b complex to help me cope with my severe anxiety. I noticed that the vitamins are megadoses - almost ten times the RDA. Is this safe?

I take a vitamin b complex to help me cope with my severe anxiety. I noticed that the vitamins are megadoses - almost ten times the RDA. Is this safe?

Advice: Mostly B vitamin dosing can be safe, BUT not vitamin B-6, which above total daily dose of 400 mg, can cause peripheral nerve and spinal cord toxicity. ...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: Inositol will help anxiety and won't interact with ativan (lorazepam). Yes, you can take it in juice. You should probably stop the Ativan (lorazepam) if you're scared of meds. Another wonderful supplement for anxiety is an herb called holy basil. It helps balance adrenal stress so it helps anxiety naturally. Also, other b vitamins, eating regular meals that have protein in them, avoiding caffeine will all help anxiety. ...Read more

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Can manic/paranoid episodes be induced by supplements taken for depression/anxiety, like st. John's wort and vitamin b complex?

Can manic/paranoid episodes be induced by supplements taken for depression/anxiety, like st. John's wort and vitamin b complex?

NO: But they can increase those symptoms in the primary stage of treatment if that is what they are being used for. Persist with them and the symptoms may well improve. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Feeling Anxious (Definition)

different subjective and objective symptoms of anxiety. The ones usually first encountered are: rapid heart beats, increased breathing, hypervigilance, and rapid thinking. For a complete list and a thorough understanding of the how's and why's ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety Disorder (Definition)

Anxiety disorders include excessive fear and anxiety and related behavioral disturbances. Fear is the emotional response to real or perceived imminent threat, whereas anxiety is anticipation of ...Read more