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Doctor insights on: Gotu Kola Warnings

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Can you take the gotu kola with Lyrica (pregabalin). Thanks?

Can you take  the gotu kola with Lyrica (pregabalin). Thanks?

Yes: lyrica (pregabalin) dies not get metabolized by the CYP system. This means the drugs will not compete with,each other to get out of the body. 6% of people may have swelling and I cannot,predict the effect with another agent like gotu kola that can affect circulation. ...Read more

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Can I take the herb Gotu Kola with Lyrica (pregabalin). Thanks?

Not recommended: This sort of combination could give very different results in different people, please use caution in using synergistic AED (Lyrica) with Gotu Kola. Even thought side effects from Gotu Kola are exceedingly rare, the consultation with your doctor is required. ...Read more

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Can I take 10mg Cipramil with Gotu Kola and SAM-e?

Can I take 10mg Cipramil with Gotu Kola and SAM-e?

Not recommended: Herbal supplements are not regulated by the FDA and are not required to have extensive testing to determine how our bodies utilize them once ingested. Due to the likeliness of drug-supplement interactions, its recommended to avoid the combination. ...Read more

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I'm 21 and have some cellulite. I'm considering taking a herbal supplement called gotu kola, 500mg once at bedtime, should I be cautious?

I'm 21 and have some cellulite. I'm considering taking a herbal supplement called gotu kola, 500mg once  at bedtime, should I be cautious?

Always be cautious: There are no supplements that improve cellulite I am sorry to say. Maintaining low body fat helps but still some people are genetically predisposed to cellulite. There may be some promise in a new laser cellulaze but it is very expensive and results vary between patients. ...Read more

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I tried the herb gotu kola 450 mg then 250 for depression, anxiety, mental focus-clarity. Its helped with all those but still too sedating. Ideas?

I tried the herb gotu kola 450 mg then 250 for depression, anxiety, mental focus-clarity. Its helped with all those but still too sedating.  Ideas?

Consider a walk: Mild to Moderate depression responds well to a good diet rich in fruits and vegetables as well as reasonable exercise. Gotu Kola has varied affects on the body that are not fully understood from what I have read but healthy living and having something to look forward to have been shown to improve mood and psychological motivation. Lack of sleep and alcohol can also contribute to depression. ...Read more

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On Prozac&vyvanse and want to know if I can take supp evening primrose ginkgo biloba fish oil acidophilus L-arginine ginseng damiana gotu kola gre tea?

On Prozac&vyvanse and want to know if I can take supp evening primrose ginkgo biloba fish oil acidophilus L-arginine ginseng damiana gotu kola gre tea?

Why????: None of the things you mention are of the slightest benefit for anything. They are sold by com men to suckers in order to cheat them out of their money. If you want a placebo I suggest a roll of Necco wafers. Some are worse than others. Put them all in a bag and take them to show your DR. ...Read more

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Do any of these natural remedies improve poor blood circulation? L-Arginine, Vitamin K2, Gotu Kola, butchers broom, parsley, cayenne pepper, ginger root, etc. I have Raynaud's Syndrome.

Do any of these natural remedies improve poor blood circulation? 
L-Arginine, Vitamin K2, Gotu Kola, butchers broom, parsley, cayenne pepper, ginger root, etc. I have Raynaud's Syndrome.

Raynaud's Syndrome: Please do what your doc says but consider a natural approach. Neo 40 is a beet root product to help circulation and has some research suggesting usefulness in Raynaud's. The pain may also be from neuropathy and sublingual vitamin B12 can be used to help w/that. See your doc or a nutritionist. Peace and good health. Beet root better than l-arginine. ...Read more

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What are the warning signs of mg?

What are the warning signs of mg?

Myasthenia Gravis: Myasthenia gravis can present in different forms. For example, patient with ocular mg may present with variable ptosis of one or the both eyes. Patient may also have on/off diplopia. Systemic signs could be difficulty with doing repeatitive activities in the form of fatigue. ...Read more

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What are the warning signs of stroke?

What are the warning signs of stroke?

See below: Sudden heavy feeling or paralysis or weakness of one side of the body, drooping of the same side of the face. Slurred speech, confusion, vision changes, and headache. These symptoms have a sudden onset and would all happen on the same side of the body. If you or someone you know is experiencing these signs, call for help immediately and take note of the time of symptom onset. ...Read more

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What are some warning signs of crohns?

What are some warning signs of crohns?

Mucous, bloody stool: Crohn's is one of the inflammatory bowel conditions. One of the main signs will be a change in bowel movements usually with blood and/or mucous. Blood in the stool can be red, or dark, tarry and sticky. Abdominal pain is common as well. Rarely constipation can occur. It is systemic so many parts of the body can be affected and not just the stool: joint pain, fever, weight loss and fistulas. ...Read more

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What are the warning sides of suicide?

What are the warning sides of suicide?

Hopelessness: Sadness, isolation, recent crisis, giving important personal things away, talk or threats of suicide, not eating or taking care of oneself. If you or someone you know is thinking or talking about suicide, please call the crisis call center at 1-800-273-8255 or text ctl to 741741. You can also call 911. ...Read more

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What are the warning signs of a tsunami?

What are the warning signs of a tsunami?

There may be very: few. This is because a tsunamis may hit thousands of kilometres from the earthquake that caused it. Thus it may not be felt. When the tsunami is in deep oceans - it may not be apparent. Right before it hits, the sea may briefly recede from the coast. However the best way to find out is from a a tsunami warning system which includes a network of tsunami sensors. Not all countries have this. ...Read more

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What are the warning signs of type I diabetes?

What are the warning signs of type I diabetes?

See below: Early signs and symptoms of diabetes include increased urination, increased thirst and weight changes. Diabetes can only be diagnosed by a physician though. ...Read more

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Please describe the warning signs of a stroke?

Please describe the warning signs of a stroke?

NINDS website: Check the national institute for neurological disorders and stroke (ninds) for this info, the link is http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/stroke/knowstroke.Htm different from heart attacks, most strokes don't hurt. Patients often show up too late. Severe headaches may indicate hemorrhagic stroke or aneurysm rupture. If in doubt, go to the emergency room. ...Read more

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What are some early warning signs for rosacea?

What are some early warning signs for rosacea?

Redness: The early prominence of superficial capillaries of the cheeks and nose can be some early warning signs of rosacea. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about prop 65 warning labels?

Not the labels perse: Why don't you explain what prop the meaning of Prop 65 is. That would make it much easier to address your concerns. ...Read more

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What are the warning signs that a stroke is coming?

What are the warning signs that a stroke is coming?

Stroke / TIA: Two type of stroke: hemorrhagic (bleeding) stroke ischemic (non-bleeding) stroke common symptoms: speech difficulty loss of speech double vision focal weakness focal numbness imbalance memory loss facial weakness (abnormal face). ...Read more

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Can you explain what are some warning signs of diabetes?

Can you explain what are some warning signs of diabetes?

Thirst, hunger...: Frequent urination, undue fatigue if concerned at all, see md to catch / treat early and can check sugars before person get these symtoms, to try to catch it early in people with family history of diabetes. ...Read more

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