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Is there an effective herbal treatment for anxiety?

Is there an effective herbal treatment for anxiety?

Several herbal remedies have been studied as a treatment for anxiety, but more research is needed to understand the risks and benefits: Here's what we know — and don't know: Kava. , Passionflower. , Valerian. , Chamomile. , Lavender. , Lemon balm. . If you're considering taking any herbal supplement as a treatment for anxiety, talk to your doctor first, especially if you take other medications. The interaction of some herbal supplements and certain medications can cause serious side effects. If your anxiety is interfering with daily activities, talk with your doctor. More serious forms of anxiety generally need medical treatment or psychological counseling (psychotherapy) for symptoms to improve. ...Read more

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Any herbal treatment for allergies?

Any herbal treatment for allergies?

Beware: Many herbal medicines make claims with anecdotal evidence but not scientific double blind study. Placebo effect works about 35% of the time! ...Read more

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What are some effective herbal medications for insomnia?

What are some effective herbal medications for insomnia?

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

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Any recommended alternative medicines and/or home remedies for depression?

Any recommended alternative medicines and/or home remedies for depression?

Integrative therapy: Alternative treatments for depression include acupuncture, hypnotherapy, biofeedback, meditation, coaching, and herbal supplementation. St. John's wort has been shown to improve mild depression. Of course, it is best to see a trained holistic professional before starting this or any alternative or traditional therapy. ...Read more

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Tried and true herbal remedies for depression?

Tried and true herbal remedies for depression?

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

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Treatment for sleeplessness?

Treatment for sleeplessness?

Sleep hygiene: Sleep only when sleepy. If you can’t fall asleep, get up and do something boring until you feel sleepy. Sit quietly in the dark, listen to relaxing music, read something soothing, or have a cup of caffeine free tea. Get up and go to bed the same time every day. Don’t exercise close to bedtime. Avoid caffeine, nicotine and alcohol before bed. Have a light snack with some carb or dairy products. ...Read more

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Are there any effective herbal treatment for cataplexy?

Are there any effective herbal treatment for cataplexy?

No: Cataplexy is tougher to treat than the narcolepsy daytime treatment, and, so far, xyrem seems to be the best approach, although some patients respond to nuvigil, pro vigil, or ritalin (methylphenidate). There is no known otc treatment so far. ...Read more

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What herbal supplements or treatments for irritability, anger and anxiety actually work?

What herbal supplements or treatments for irritability, anger and anxiety actually work?

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

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Are there any herbal alternatives for narcolepsy treatment?

Are there any herbal alternatives for narcolepsy treatment?

Some: Narcolepsy is an issue with a brain chemical that controls degree of wakefulness and control on timing of wakefulness. So herbs (caffeine and noncaffeine) products that work through a different system (often adenosine) can be helpful t keep awake during day. Also behavior for short napping helps. Food metabolism also affects, specifically gluten has been. ...Read more

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Herbal treatment for body itchy?

Herbal treatment for body itchy?

Over-the-counter: Drug stores have over-the-counter creams that have no "medications" like skin anesthetics, to relieve itching. One can consider the creams containing some type of menthol to be herbal. Such creams and oils have be used for many years, maybe even centuries. The ones in stores now are just the modern versions of them. Sometimes, general itching is due to internal disease, so a doctor should check. ...Read more

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Is there any natural treatment for insomnia?

Is there any natural treatment for insomnia?

Insomnia: Melatonin is a natural supplement that many people use and find successfully helps them sleep. Check with your doctor to see if she or he recommends this natural supplement. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Are there effective alternatives to sertraline for treating anxiety and depression?

Are there effective alternatives to sertraline for treating anxiety and depression?

Yes: Read nutrient power, and also read about neurofeedback. There are ways to tweak brain chemistry with Amino Acids and other nutrients, and biofeedback can be done on the brain. ...Read more

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Remedies for withdraw?

Remedies for withdraw?

Remedies available: When an addicted person stops using whatever he is addicted to, he will have withdrawal symptoms. Treatments are available for such symptoms, so an addict should coordinate his plans with a doctor or a clinic specializing in recovery from addiction. Withdrawal from narcotics, nicotine, meth, cocaine, alcohol, gambling, and even caffeine each have their own set of symptoms with various treatments. ...Read more

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Remedy for depression?

Remedy for depression?

Correct diagnosis?: Make sure you have the correct diagnosis, since there are many medical conditions that can produce depression. If depressed, it would be a good idea to reduce or quit drinking since alcohol is a CNS depressant. A combination of medication and therapy often works well. Make sure you are eating well, getting enough sleep, and working to make positive changes in work, family, and relationships. ...Read more

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Any suggestions for natural treatmentsf for hypomania?

Any suggestions for natural treatmentsf for hypomania?

Omega 3 fats: I agree with dr. Tripp about maintaining consistent sleep & wake cycle. Also, omega-3 fats (epa, dha found in fish oil & others) also have a supportive role in bipolar d/o with hypomania. Studies have shown that a daily dose of 1-2 grams epa/day may be protective of neuronal membranes. These are adjuncts to mood stabilizing medications, not stand-alone treatments. http://tinyurl.com/orgyuyl. ...Read more

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What are good natural or herbal pills for anxiety relief?

What are good natural or herbal pills for anxiety relief?

Anxiety: Not sure about how good, mixed results are reported. You can try vallerian or kava kava. ...Read more

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What are the effects of caffeine with Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) medication for add patients?

What are the effects of caffeine with Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) medication for add patients?

Stimulants: Since both are stimulants (and similar in their effects and side effects), their side effect profiles can be additive. Thus, combining them could leave you feeling shaky, insomnia, increased heart rate and blood pressure. If you have less than 100 mg of caffeine, you probably won't notice much effect, but get higher than that in combination with the vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and you could feel these effects. ...Read more

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What are herbal treatments for fighting depression?

What are herbal treatments for fighting depression?

Herbal tea may relax: You or make you feel good for a short trimester, but it is not a viable treatment for depression. Reach out to a psychologist and/or a psychiatrist and develop a treatment plan. Usually, I would start with psychotherapy and add medication if the depression does not lift after a 10 - 12 sessions. If someone is severely depressed or suicidal, start with medication right away. ...Read more

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