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Does ashwagandha work for panic attacks? Used daily? Can it be used while taking sertraline, or during weening off sert?

Does ashwagandha work for panic attacks? Used daily? Can it be used while taking sertraline, or during weening off sert?

No: Ashwagandha is a common herb in ayurvedic medicine. It has a variety of uses -- much to do with adapting to stress. Some use it for anti-anxiety properties, but it does not have research supporting any prevention of panic attacks. There are no conflicts between it and sertraline -- but there could be with benzos. Talk w/your doc. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10956379?dopt=abstract. ...Read more

Panic (Definition)

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


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Can I use the supplement rhelora or holy basil or rhodiola to lower cortisol levels to help manage high anxiety and panic attacks along with the meds I am already taking- paxil 40 mg and Effexor 112 mgs. Plus my seditives or ashwagandha?

Can I use the supplement rhelora or holy basil or rhodiola to lower cortisol levels to help manage high anxiety and panic attacks along with the meds I am already taking- paxil 40 mg and Effexor 112 mgs. Plus my seditives or ashwagandha?

I am not: Trying to discount the beneficial effects of many herbal remedies however, my opinion only, you are taking far too many of these preparations and seem to be on mostly PSYCHO-ACTIVE drugs ...a frank discussion with your Primary Care Physician re: your present condition and perhaps a consultation with a PSYCHO-PHARMACOLOGIST is indicated!
Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more

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What vitimans or herbs can I take to relieve anxiety/panic attacks?

What vitimans or herbs can I take to relieve anxiety/panic attacks?

Tulsi, theanine, mag: Many supplements are very helpful for anxiety, including herbs like tulsi (holy basil), valerian, passionflower & ashwagandha, Amino Acids like theanine & tryptophan, b vitamins & magnesium. However, also consider meditation, exercise, counseling &homeopathy. Make sure you get enough rest & a healthy diet. Consider eft (see eftuniverse. Com).If these measures don't help enough seek professional help. ...Read more

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I'm a 17 yr old girl. I just started takin a herb supplement to help me with my anxiety and occasional panic attacks. You think it will take it away?

I'm a 17 yr old girl. I just started takin a herb supplement to help me with my anxiety and occasional panic attacks. You think it will take it away?

Let's be hopeful: It's not impossible for mild problems to be helped by this sort of approach if you have the right attitude. But if it does not help or gets worse, it may be a good idea to find a therapist to talk about your best options. It's great for a young person to learn skills to life in ways that avoid, reduce and manage anxiety. So, give it a chance, then find help if needed. Yoga or meditation may help ...Read more

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Are there any good medicines for anxiety attacks? To cure anxiety or panic attacks

Are there any good medicines for anxiety attacks? To cure anxiety or panic attacks

Yes: Nowadays we use the ssris like prozac, paxil, (paroxetine) sertraline (or zoloft), lexapro, citalopram, Celexa etc. Benzodiazepines like Alprazolam (xanax) too. Also, talking to a therapist may help to confront fears. ...Read more

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I'm am on remron 45 mg and xaxex 2mg is this a good combination for panic attacks I mean I see calm just wondering?

I'm am on remron 45 mg and xaxex 2mg is this a good combination for panic attacks I mean I see calm just wondering?

Sedating : This may be an okay combination depending on your specific condition. There is no significant drug-drug interaction. But both can be sedating, cause somnolence and lead to impaired cognition. My concern is that at 21 you're taking 2 mg of xanax (alprazolam) and your profile also indicates klonipin. This need more in debt analysis than can be provided here. See your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Is ceplalex a good medicine for panic attacks?

Is ceplalex a good medicine for panic attacks?

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 as well. ...Read more

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Are there any good books for dealing with panic attacks?

Are there any good books for dealing with panic attacks?

Panic attacks: I agree with other suggestions. Would also add "calming the rush of panic: a mindfulness-based stress reduction guide to freeing yourself from panic attacks and living a vital life: by dr. Bob stahl http://tinyurl. Com/mzgwq3v also, "calming your anxious mind: how mindfulness and compassion can free you from anxiety, fear, and panic" by brantley ; kabat-zinn http://tinyurl. Com/l7c9oqh. ...Read more

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What is a good way to deal with panic attacks during exams?

What is a good way to deal with panic attacks during exams?

Learn 2 Manage Panic: Panic is fueled by oxygen. When panicking u r getting too much! So try 2slow ur breathing! Better yet, 2keep more carbon dioxide in ur system: cup ur hands & breathe in/out thru them. Learn about panic works. Some self-help strategies: http://bit. Ly/xjnhyf knowledge & cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt) can help u learn 2manage/even overcome panic. See pcp 2rule out any underlying physical causes. ...Read more

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What's a good drug for fainting associated with panic attacks?

What's a good drug for fainting associated with panic attacks?

Panic attacks: Adequate treatment of panic attacks should fix the problem. If it persists then further evaluation is necessary. There are many treatments for anxiety so talk to your physician. ...Read more

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Are you any good with panic attacks? I am currently having one and have felt anxious all day. I need some calming down remedies

Panic: It is good to have a medical exam first to rule out any underlying illness. You could seek psychotherapy from a clinical psychologist for a program to reduce anxiety, including breathing exercises. There are also medications to help with this. With good psychotherapy it can be possible for certain people to overcome the need for medication for anxiety and panic attacks. ...Read more

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What is a good way to get over anxiety and panic attacks?

What is a good way to get over anxiety and panic attacks?

CBT or Meds: Cognitive behavioral therapy is a very effective, time-limited structured treatment approach for anxiety disorders, including panic disorder. Cbt teaches the client the connection between thoughts, feelings, behaviors, & physiological response. Clients ultimately engage in "graduated exposure" to both physical sensations & situations related to the individual's panic. Thoughts also target of chang. ...Read more

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Is there a good medicine for treating severe anxiety and panic attacks?

Yes lots: Any good psychiatrist can help you find the right meds. ...Read more

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What can I do I have been worried and stressed out and having panic attacks for 3 years is there anything that can help get over this for good?

Get into therapy: Therapy can help you overcome these issues. Don't live your life plagued by these issues. A mix of cognitive behavioral and some isight oriented therapy with medication, if it is needed will help. ...Read more

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Is zanax .25 good for people prone to having anxiety/panic attacks?

LIKELY CAN HELP: The drug does seem to work well, but has some long-term habituation issues, which requires close work with your doctor. Other meds are available also, so, flexibility does seem to provide a wider range of options. Discuss with your physician and perhaps also, a councilor. ...Read more

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I was doing good with panic attacks, decided to smoke a bit of pot after 2 yrs of not. Panic has come back, now 3 days and I can't shake it.

Panic exacerbated by: Pot is not at all uncommon. While some people find marihuana relaxing, others, and particularly those who tend to be anxious, often find that marijuana actually causes them a great deal of anxiety. I would ring your doc straight away, and let him know how you're feeling and the circumstances that seemed to provoke your exacerbation. If you're completely honest w h, he'll be able to help u best! ...Read more

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My daughter is having panic attacks, often preceded by a "smell of something burning." She is in overall good health, 31 and fit. Danger...?

My daughter is having panic attacks, often preceded by a "smell of something burning." She is in overall good health, 31 and fit. Danger...?

Possibly: There are many possibilities and I know nothing of her condition. Therefore, my best advice is to start with her primary care physician. After S/he has done a work up you will have more information and can make a better decision. ...Read more

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How come people can smoke weed and feel good and happy? I smoked weed 3 times and each time I got permanent huge panic attacks and depersonalization.

How come people can smoke weed and feel good and happy? I smoked weed 3 times and each time I got permanent huge panic attacks and depersonalization.

Genetics is big part: How individuals respond to drugs is a function of genetic background, temperament and environmental factors such as early life experience. Many individuals without any psychiatric diagnoses become paranoid or experience panic attacks when exposed to marijuana. It should be avoided in such folks. ...Read more

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When is it good to use xanax (alprazolam)? I use it on an as needed basis small dose for anxiety & panic attacks. Its good bc it knocks out the panic&doesntlastlon

When is it good to use xanax (alprazolam)?  I use it on an as needed basis small dose for anxiety & panic attacks. Its good bc it knocks out the panic&doesntlastlon

How was it: Prescribed for you? Were regular doses prescribed or was it prescribed to be used as needed? I would follow your doctor's directions. Are you using a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor to address the neurochemical causes? ...Read more

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Very often I feel like I need sugar bust and feel weak even tho I ate good? Why is this happening? I suffer with panic attacks is that connected?

Hypoglycemia?: When u ingest sugar your pancreas puts out Insulin which drops your blood sugar & makes you shaky & may bring on a panic attack-- solution eat high protein diet & get rx for panic attacks. ...Read more

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Panic attacks & all-day anxiety symptoms don't show up when I have fever& I feel so calm and good. When fever goes away, they rebound. Any known connection?

Panic attacks & all-day anxiety symptoms don't show up when I have fever& I feel so calm and good. When fever goes away, they rebound. Any known connection?

Not aware of any: If you are actually having frequent fevers you should record your temperatures according to the level and the times during which they occur, along with any other symptoms or signs appearing. When you have done this for a week or two, go and see an infectious diseases expert. Hope you clear this up. Good luck. ...Read more

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Suffer from panic attacks, been 6 years, attended cbt, not much good, no xanax, (alprazolam) been on self-control, afraid to be alone, can't drive alone, please help?

Suffer from panic attacks, been 6 years, attended cbt, not much good, no xanax, (alprazolam) been on self-control, afraid to be alone, can't drive alone, please help?

Fear feeling afraid?: Recommend a careful, expert re-assessment of ur symptoms. Anxiety takes many forms ; is assoc w/different mental health conditions. Remember: anxiety/fear/panic r registered in primitive brain circuits that respond more 2action than talk. Behavioral therapies-like exposure therapy-along w/efforts 2 a) motivate u 2seek out situations u fear/avoid; ; b) 2actually face ur fears head on, may b key 4u. ...Read more

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Are adderal and Zoloft (sertraline) daily a good combination for my add and my panic attacks?

Are adderal and Zoloft (sertraline) daily a good combination for my add and my panic attacks?

No: In my opinion, Adderall could make anxiety worse, much worse in fact as anxiety is a common side effect of Adderall as well as all other stimulant medications like ritalin (methylphenidate). You may be much better off with a non-stimulant medication for add such as straterra. You must take the straterra with food to avoid stomach upset. Good question. ...Read more

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I have panic attacks and sad, why is it when I smoke marijuana it makes me extremely delirious? It's not a good feeling.

Marijuana: Marijuana is not for everyone. It has significant side effects that include severe anxiety and paranoia. It sounds like it would be best if you did not use this herbal drug. ...Read more

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Anxiety panic attacks nothing feels real I'm constantly dissociated depression never in a good mood always uncomfortable mentally?

Anxiety panic attacks nothing feels real I'm constantly dissociated depression never in a good mood always uncomfortable mentally?

Mental health: Please consult a psychiatrist as there may be behavioral therapy and/or medications that would help. Your symptoms are due to chemical imbalance in the brain and are not a moral failing. You deserve to feel better, but you have to take the first step by contacting a doctor for an evaluation.
Wish you good health! ...Read more

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What are some good pills to take for pollen allergies? I have anxiety and panic attacks I don't know if the pills trigger anxiety.

What are some good pills to take for pollen allergies? I have anxiety and panic attacks I don't know if the pills trigger anxiety.

Pollen allergies: There a variety of third generation anti histamines which can be purchased over the counter. Thay are allegra, (fexofenadine) clalaritin, xyrtec. ...Read more

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Panic Attack (Definition)

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