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Is The Ashwagandha Herb Good For Panic Attacks
Panic is a psychological and somatic state of anxiety usually involving extreme fear, characterized by symptoms such as shortness of breath, rapid pounding heartbeat, sometimes dizziness or light-headedness, tunnel vision, a sense of unreality, and a feeling of needing to escape from ...Read more
So l- theanine is the best supplement to take for anxiety and panic attacks and also for social anxiety as well?
Really?: I'm not sure where you heard that l-theanine is "the best supplement to take for anxiety and panic attacks and also for social anxiety" etc. Maybe you could share your insights and research with the rest of us? There are numerous supplements people try for these issues -- but with the variability in quality and inconsistency in dosing ; diagnoses, it's hard to know what's "best." take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not by itself: Cepaplex is a nutritional supplement containing various antioxidants and phytochemicals that might help your overall health -- but are not sufficient treatment for panic attacks. For panic attacks, you really need a thorough medical and psychiatric evaluation. If this is in fact what you have, specific ssri medications are known to help and will probably be offered. Cognitive behav therapy also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes there are: I agree with my colleagues that approaches like meditation, yoga, tai chi and psychotherapy help. Herbals can calm anxiety but not usually stop full panic attacks. Classical homeopathy can be very helpful in chronic anxiety -- and requires in-depth case-taking with an experienced homeopath. At least 800 (& more) remedies are known to help anxiety, and you need help finding the best one for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Relaxation breathing: If you want to avoid medication for your panic attacks, i highly revommend the book: the relaxation response by benson. Read the entire book, the start doing the exercises as contained in the book. Start with 5 minutes twice a day working up to 10 minutes twice a day. You will soon learn to relax instantly, anytime you want or need to, like in the car. It's not hard. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
BelladonnaDepression: Belladona is a plant alkaloid, from italian 'beautiful woman" as it causes the pupils to dilate enhancing the eye appearance. It easily achieves toxic levels of berries or leave are eaten. Poisoning with it causes eye dilation, constipation, confusion, flushing, cardiac and brain malfunction. It is not used for depression. Atropine or equiv are the useful analogs to it, e.g. In eye doctor dilation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the safest ssri for health anxiety! sertraline states heart attack as a side effect and at prolongation how is this safe i need some help?
All are ok: Your apprehension may cause problems with you getting the benefit from your ssri. If you take your pill ; then wait for something bad to happen you're likely to get anxious/panic ; think you're having a reaction--they all work ; they all take a couple weeks to start working. Zoloft/sertralinec is as good as any. ...Read more
Aconitum: The homeopathic remedy aconite is made from the plant aconitum napellus, but does not disturb heart rhythm. When prescribed correctly, it can be extremely effective in anxiety states after strong frights like car accidents or earthquakes -- panic states also, esp when the person fears that death is imminent. Despite folklore about the plant, homeopathic aconite is not linked with werewolves. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Manage anxiety: By learning relaxation skills & learning to modify the thoughts, perceptions & beliefs that trigger your anxiety. Learning to calm your body & your mind is the key. You can learn these skills on your own, but having a mental health professional "coach" you is quicker & more effective. Biofeedback helps learn relaxation skills (www.Bcia.Org & www.Aapb.Org). ...Read more
No: Licorice inhibits the proper function of synthesis of adrenal hormones resulting in the over stimulation of the cellular receptor responsible for the retention of free water and excretion of potassium. There is no evidence of an epidemic of poorly functioning adrenal glands despite the popularity of the diagnosis "adrenal fatigue". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's a safe and effective herb, supplement, or OTC medicine for relieving stress and anxiety? Is l-theanine good?
Chamomile is: Gentle ; can be helpful. Some animal studies have shown that theanine produces dopamine. Dopamine can make a person feel improved. I am not familiar enough with theanine to know how effective it is for this purpose. ...Read more
What is the safest natural supplement for anxiety and depression.That i can take with xanax (alprazolam)?
None: If you are taking xanax (alprazolam), (alprazolam) chances are there will be no extra benefit from any supplement because none would compare with that. There are different supplements that can be used in anxiety - valerian root, 5-htp for example, but the safety of those with xanax (alprazolam) has not been established. ...Read more
No: Using illict drugs or alcohol to treat the symptoms of anxiety is not a good idea. Anxiety is best treated through identificcation of the trigger and psychotherapy. Aerobic exercise, proper diet, and proper rest are also effective at reliving anxiety symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
EGB761 ??: By your acronym, do you mean a specific extract of ginkgo biloba? It's an herb studied for many potential uses such as dementia, age-related memory impairment, tinnitus, glaucoma, peripheral vascular disease, etc. There is 1 positive study showing it may help anxiety in people with early dementia: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/16808927. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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