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Inositol Hexanicotinate For Anxiety
Helps panic attacks&: In a double-blind controlled study inositol was found to be more effective than fluvoxamine (prozac) in reducing panic attacks & in those patients it worked as well as fluvoxamine for relieving anxiety & agoraphobia. It is also proven useful for OCD & depression. More research is needed but it is safe and many people have found it helpful. See http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/11386498. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Possibly: It will depend on what kind, degree of depression/anxiety you are having. If it is affecting your function and is getting worse, and not related to an obvious stressor you may want to consult your Doctor or other mental Health provider for help with an assessment. Many times supplements are not regulated and you cannot be sure what are you getting. There are other ways like relaxation techniques, ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Benfotiamine-150mg,mecobalamin-1500mcg,alpha lipoic acid-100mg,chromium picolinate-200mcg & inositol-150mg doc gave me for anxiety,nerves(1aday)11days?
Adjunct only: This is a mix of vitamins and minerals. If you have anxiety that is making life difficult, your physician can help you get out of or deal with a bad situation, help you to find other ways of thinking / learn new skills, and perhaps offer temporary medicine that actually works. Be brave and best wishes. ...Read more
Can a person taking 8mg Suboxone for opiate withdrawals also take St. Johns Wort, Passion Flower and/or GABA supplements to help with anxiety?
Talk to provider: I'd resist these products until getting a clear 'go-ahead' from the provider who prescribed the Suboxone. It can be dangerous when taken w/ any other CNS depressant (GABA) and St. John's Wort can lessen its' effectiveness - so discuss it and probably don't. The Suboxone alone may reduce your anxiety and CBT therapy is a safe, good option to learn good life skills. Best wishes! ...Read more
Alternative: These meds. have the possibility of interacting with each other (although this can be minimized by starting with a low dose). That said, there are safer alternatives. Personally, I tend to try Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) + Wellbutrin XL for patients who aren't doing well on an SSRI alone. But this is a matter of prescriber preference and what your physician feels is the most appropriate for you. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Does the combo of (40 mg Prozac (fluoxetine) + 30 mg Buspar) daily, safe and effective for GAD ? My doctor recommended that for treatment GAD and social phobia.
Common Tx: Your complaints are often treated w/ such medications. Side effects of many sorts may occur and you need to report them to Dr immediately for adjustments. Effectiveness varies for people but all studies support adding CBT therapy to optimize outcome and minimize or replace the drugs. Work closely w/ Dr and a therapist to learn skills for a lifetime! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: This has been studied, and 5-htp, the precursor for serotonin, is sold in healthfood stores for this purpose. The idea is to flood the body and brain with precursor to increase serotonin (or with tyrosine, norepinephrine), having the same effect as getting an antidepressant. Problem is, you flood the whole body, not just specific parts of the brain, so lots of se not much specific benefits. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dr prescribed Effexor (venlafaxine) xr 225 mg in morning and Elavil 50 mg at night for anxiety, panic disorder and depression is that safe to take .
Risky- Discuss w/ Dr: Can cause serotonin syndrome: confusion, hallucination, seizure, big changes in blood pressure, increased heart rate, fever, sweating, shivering, shaking, blurred vision, muscle spasm/stiffness, tremor, incoordination, stomach cramp, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Severe cases may be lethal. If you have ANY, call Dr or go to ER! ...Read more
Only if depressed: Wellbutrin (bupropion) is an antidepressant, and is also used to help people stop smoking (reduces craving). It has no direct effect on anxiety. However, anxiety is a common symptom of depression. If a person takes Wellbutrin for depression, their anxiety may decrease along with other depressive symptoms. ...Read more
Eat healthy: If you are doing that, then you are doing what every one would agree is important. Most doctors would say that whatever herbal treatments claim, they are inffective but harmless for ocd. Perhaps you can find a doctor can steer you otherwise, but beware... ...Read more
Paxil (paroxetine) for social anxiety? (Taking Prozac 40mg and it's not helping anxiety.)Can I take Paxil (paroxetine) with Ritalin? (Ritalin dose 5-10mg x 2-3 daily.)
I am using Prozac (fluoxetine) 20 mg daily for anxiety. Is it safe to take gingko biloba supplements with prozac (fluoxetine). I read that this herb might interact with antidepressants.?
Possible interaction: Gingko and Prozac (fluoxetine) are both metabolized by the same liver enzyme system, so can compete for use of this. Also gingko can slightly inhibit this enzyme system, possibly slowing prozac's metabolism. There is also anecdotal evidence that gingko + Prozac (fluoxetine) in depressed patients can lead to hypomania -- but we don't know whether gingko alone can do this (without the prozac). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to take atomoxetine(an ADHD drug) and rhodiola rosea(calming / anti-depressant) together?
Is it safe to take wellbitrin xl, buspar, (buspirone) and 5htp together? Trying to help depression/obsessive thinking and anxiety. Thanks!
Possibly: But why aren't you taking a prescription medication instead of 5 htp? When involved in polypharmacology it is much safer to ensure that your prescriber is aware of, and helping to supervise use of all of your medications. Did your medical provider recommend the 5htp? ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Not the best: Generally psychiatrists would not use wellbutrin (bupropion) for anxiety. It can be slightly activating (cause jitteriness) early on and there isn't good data saying that it works for anxiety (although one study found it worked for anxious depression). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can I take Sam-e for anxiety,while taking paxil 40mgs and venlafaxine 112mgs plus holy basil to lower cortisol?
Need more info.: Not being familiar with your medical history taking all these drugs could be harmful. Your question is best answered by your physician who prescribed the prescription medications Paxil & venlafaxine. Considering the other substances you are taking please be careful, as at your age you might not react to these drugs as younger person. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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