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Herbal Treatment For Choking Feeling
What are safe, effective herbal remedies for anxiety, muscle pain, sleep issues, migraines, and stomach issues?
I would suggest: A medical work up 1st to rule out any serious medical issues, followed by psychotherapy if there are no medical reasons for your multiple issues. Meet with a psychologist to learn stress reduction techniques and reduce anxiety by talking in therapy about the issues which may be impacting on your physical well being. ...Read more
Currently have a chest cold. What r your thoughts for relief for the chest congest.? Don't mind taking otcs when necessary, but prefer natural remedie
Healing is Possible: Ptsd is a whole body tragedy, but healing is possible. An excellent resource is the book: the trauma tool kit. The trauma tool kit maps out stages of healing from stress-related disorders and provides immediate first- aid techniques that help alleviate the most intense symptoms of traumatic stress in a small amount of time. It combines modern neuroscience and ancient healing to help recovery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anxiety- what is the recommended prescription medicine for an 8 year old with anxiety attacks ? Any over-the-counter remedies?
Check with your Peds: The best way is to consult your pediatrician , who knows your child. He might refer your child to psychiatrist for the better result. The prescribed medication should be given when all past medical history, current history of disease reviewed and physical examination have been performed. Relaxation yoga tea and valerian root are otc alternative remedies for the anxiety. ...Read more
I have been suffering from bile reflux for 8 months with no relief..Every medication given seems to make it worse..What other treatments are available?
I am having hypochlorhydria and experiencing symptoms like heartburn , reflux, belching?Is there any complete cure for my problem?Any natural remedy?
I am taking antidepressants since 15years I feel excessive sleepiness at daytime and lethargy please suggest treatment ( any herbal medicine)?
Medication effects: Side effect of antidepressants can be sleepiness and lethargy. Other reasons can be: •High Dose •Time of taking medication •Continued Depression •Overwhelming stresses •Sleep Disorder •Lethargy can be due to Anemia, Diabetes, Hypothyroidism. Discuss with Psychiatrist •Diagnosis •Side effects of, antidepressants •Withdrawal effects, •Decreasing the dose •St John’s Wort •Therapy for stress ...Read more
Not usually: There is no scientific proof that they do work but if they work for you, I have no problem with it. This is not to say that herbal medicine has no role it is just that the basis of homeopathic medicine is that even trace quantity (often unmeasurable) of the purported active ingredient would control disease. ...Read more
My mother has sever insomia. She desperately is searching for ways to get a peaceful night's worth of sleep. Are there any effective treatments?
Is there any medication\natural herbs that help with dizziness, room spinning, chronic fatigue, sleeping for weeks only getting up to use the bathroom and eat, this is from meth withdrawals?
Need a doctor: You should have a check up with a physical examination and blood testing, to see if there's something wrong which would respond to some form of treatment. You also need ongoing drug abuse treatment, if you want to stay clean and off drugs, which is what I recommend. Meth Addiction can be tough, you need all the help you can get and need to do whatever it takes to stay clean. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Suffered from severe ocd/health anxiety for 18 yrs. Scared of medication but natural remedies, therapy, exercise etc are not working. What to do?
Anxious fear meds: Many people with anxiety and OCD fear medication for no reason. Ativan or Xanax (alprazolam) is the BEST help you can get, and will relax you, not kill you or make you feel weird! Have a friend hold your hand for half an hour after taking your first pill. I promise you will feel much more relaxed! See the book Hope and Help fort Your Nerves by Dr. Claire Weekes, "don't be bluffed by a thought!" she said! ...Read more
Endep (amitriptyline) that I take for anxiety, causes my tongue to burn and makes swallowing difficult. any better alternative for anxiety?
Address it directly: These need to be worked through rather than trying to quiet the symptoms with a supplement. If these are problematic for you, seeking professional help is more likely to make a real change for the better (rather than the bandaid'ing approach). Take care. ...Read more
Having dump feeling in left hand and foot. Very afraid what it might be? ( currently taking erythrocyte for strep throat and Xanax (alprazolam) for anxiety.
Tell Dr ASAP: This might be side effect related and your doctor needs to help evaluate it. If being slowly taken off Xanax (alprazolam) works, it 's good (CBT therapy can reduce anxiety problems) but if there are still issues like those - neurology testing might be needed. First is to let Dr know and try reducing the Xanax (alprazolam) together. ...Read more
Homeopathy vs meds: Homeopathy is an old branch of medicine and has excellent remedies, but remember that most of remedies are not subject to double blind control method as in conventional medicine. Plus they are not regulated by fda either. Conventional medicines are much safer and regulated and above all, are not approved unless proven to work in clinical trials. And even after they hit the market, are watched. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have been suffering from severe aviophobia (fear of flying). I would like to get recommendations for medicines that help me fall asleep quickly and which are suitable for a 3 hour flight. ?
Natural treatment: 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 support groups. Vitamins can also be helpful such as a b complex, vitamin d and omega 3. If you have severe depression therapy and medication work best. ...Read more
Yes: Cognitive behavioral therapy is effective for panic disorder and usually consists of 6 to 12 sessions with a psychologist. Mindfulness therapy and deep breathing/relaxation exercises are helpful for many people but less supported by experimental evidence. Aromatherapy (using a familiar, relaxing scent such as lavender) to calm a developing panic attack is promising and growing in popularity also ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chronic unrelenting cough, may need a breathing treatment. I take beta blockers for pots; am prone to rapid hr. Is the treatment safe for me?
I don't suffer from panic attacks when i'm struggling with cold for example. Is this possible? If so, any recommendations for cure?
Viral relief: A number of things may explain it. If you have considerable work stress and do not go to work when you have a cold, the relief of not being there could diminish any nervous tension that promotes panic. Also, do you routinely take meds for your cold? Antihistamines and decongestants(rare) relieve anxiety - sometimes prescribed for it. Maybe you alter your breathing subconsciously? Yoga, meditate. ...Read more
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