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Yes: The most widely used & researched herb for depression is st. John's wort. The cochrane review of 29 research studies found it to work as well as pharmaceuticals with less side effects. It may be less effective in severe depression, but so are pharmaceuticals. See www.Sciencedaily.Com/releases/2008/10/081007192435.Htm. Another herb that often helps is rhodiola rosea. Please see comment for more:. ...Read more
Mostly not: Few herbal medications have ever been clinically tested. The FDA does not evaluate herbal medication. The companies that make them have few internal controls and according to Consumer Reports, the contents of the bottle frequently bear little resemblance to the quantities listed on the bottles. Most of these products are harmless; few have any effectiveness. ...Read more
Yes: Alternative treatments for depression include exercise, eating a healthy diet, therapy, herbal supplements ( i.e. 5 htp, same and st john's wort), journaling and light therapy. Vitamins can also be helpful such as a b complex, vitamin d and omega 3. For severe depression usually therapy and medication work best. ...Read more
Be wary of any product that claims to be a natural form of Viagra (sildenafil): Herbal supplements aren't held to the same standards as prescription and over-the-counter medications — so it can be difficult to know which ones are safe or effective. Sildenafil (Viagra (sildenafil), Revatio) is a prescription medication used to treat erectile dysfunction. It works by increasing blood flow to the penis when you become sexually aroused. Some "herbal viagra" supplements are advertised as a cheaper alternative, available without a prescription. Some of these products do contain substances that improve blood flow by relaxing the walls of blood vessels. However, none of them focuses specifically on blood vessels in the penis, as do Viagra (sildenafil) and similar prescription drugs. As a result, these so-called "herbal viagra" supplements can cause dangerously low blood pressure in some men — particularly men who take nitrate medications for heart problems. In addition, some products marketed as "herbal viagras" have been pulled off the market because they contain undeclared prescription medications. It can be dangerous to take supplements that contain unknown amounts of prescription medications or other unidentified ingredients. If you have erectile dysfunction, see your doctor to make sure it isn't caused by an underlying health problem or isn't a side effect of medications you take. Your safest bet in treating erectile problems is to rely on your doctor's evaluation and recommendations. Before using any herbal remedy or supplement, check with your doctor to make sure it's safe for you. ...Read more
I'm taking venlafaxine is it ok to take passion flower kava kava and skullcap herbs are there any adverse reaction?
Herbs & venlafaxine: You've asked this question several times earlier, and are now adding kava to your brew. There's a slight interaction between kava & venlafaxine, but not with passion flower or skullcap. Kava is more sedating than skullcap or passion flower too. I still wonder why you want to add these herbs to your effexor? Please discuss w/your doctor before taking them, especially if Effexor isn't helping u. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The effects of Modafinil on glutamatergic and gabaergic transmission in the rat medial preoptic area (mpa) and posterior hypothalamus (ph), are analysed. Modafinil (30-300 mg/kg) increased glutamate and decreased gaba levels in the mpa and ph. Local perfusion with the gabaa agonist muscimol (10 microm), reduced, while the gabaa antagonist bicuculline (1 microm and 10 microm) increased glutamate le. ...Read more
Not usually: You would need to be more specific but usually very safe with herbals. ...Read more
A FEW: There are some herbal remedies with varying success. Valerian, chamomile, and melatonin. Are the most common.Also over the counter is benadryl (diphenhydramine). Remember though that herbal is still medicinal and must be taken with caution as there can still be side effects and risks. ...Read more
Anythin's possible: Unlikely but everyone is unique - if you are taking both and are having problems consult your doctor! ...Read more
Yes but?: There are some substances that can be ordered on line however they can carry their own risk of dependence. So i would not recommend them. Seek professional help, this is so important. Just the fact of you giving up the control of trying to treat your disease is a huge step forward in getting better, regardless of the method that may be used which may or may not include different medications. ...Read more
Good luck: if nothing happened to you by now, then you are fine. Do not do it again. This medication is similar to chlorpomazine used in humans for schizophrenia. Unfortunately, these medications can sometimes cause bad and even irreversible side effects, called extrapyramidal symptoms. Long-term use makes it also more problematic. I am pretty sure a doctor can find a safer substitute for you. ...Read more
Depression/insomnia: Desyrel/trazodone is an older medication indicated by the FDA for the treatment of depression & is effective for this purpose at the appropriate doses. Because of its tendency to cause sedation, many prescribers use this medication these days for short-term insomnia. The sedation could calm some patients but it is not a tranquilizer in the truest sense. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I dont know: I don't know its not standard medical questioning but if you are hunting big game I would stay with the fresh ones!!!! ...Read more
Can certain tranquilizer cause a false neg in hpt? Also how long does it take for it to be out of your system?
I'm on tranquilizers & counseling to help cope with diagnosis of glaucoma caught fairly early, but i'm only 58. Anything else i can do to help cope?
Depression/anxiety : I surely sense your visual concerns with your diagnosis. To answer your other question, i advise contacting your hospital, eye clinic for local glaucoma support groups. Also, yahoo.Com, facebook, glaucoma service foundation to prevent blindness, ; glaucoma research foundation have resources or discussion groups for individuals living with glaucoma. These may help you to better adapt and comfort u. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't see how: It would help the victim relax and not panic, but it wouldn't do anything helpful about the bite itself. If the snake is venomous, a specific anti venom is needed. Even if non-venomous, the wound needs disinfection and local treatment. A tranquilizer can't do any of that. ...Read more
Vet medication: Many of the same medications are used for patients and animals. The differences can be dosages and also the fact that the fda does not as tightly regulate the medication. There are medications used in vet medication and not for humans because of implications for long-term side effects that may not be an issues for animals but are for humans, many of these have to do w/ neurologic changes. ...Read more