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Over the counter anxiety medication that you recommend?

Over the counter anxiety medication that you recommend?

OTC - anxiety: Passion flower, valerian ; chamomile may help. However, would recommend lifestyle changes first. Talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). Try qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, meditation or yoga. Get med eval. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

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


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Is there anywhere i can buy over-the-counter anxiety medication?

Is there anywhere i can buy over-the-counter anxiety medication?

I've heard of none: It sounds like you have concerns about cost. Perhaps you can find a sliding-scale clinic near you. Many places do have them. If the anxiety is severe, you'd want a professional to guide the treatment even if there was an otc. Many providers are sensitive to their community's needs - ask and maybe you'll be pleasantly surprised. ...Read more

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Any over the counter medications you can recommend for anxiety?

Any over the counter medications you can recommend for anxiety?

Herbals: Valerian root, Passionflower, Chamomile and Kava (potential for liver problems) are some natural approaches to anxiety. However, I recommend by approaching this by non-pharmacologic means first. ...Read more

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Is there any medication i could take over-the-counter for OCD or anxiety!? I have no insurance to see a doc.:(

Go to CMH.: No but you can go to a community mental health agency to see a psychiatrist and they can also help you get a medicaid insurance. ...Read more

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Natural over the counter medication for anti anxiety/ depression ? For severe anxiety

Natural over the counter medication for anti anxiety/ depression ? For severe anxiety

Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as anxiety or depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more

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Hi, I will be flying soon and I have a lot of anxiety due to the fact that I have never flown before. I also have a paranoia of getting sick. can I mix my .5 of xanax with any over the counter medications such as dramamine? (I don't know if I will feel si

Hi, I will be flying soon and I have a lot of anxiety due to the fact that I have never flown before. I also have a paranoia of getting sick. can I mix my .5 of xanax with any over the counter medications such as dramamine? (I don't know if I will feel si

You could, but . .: . . . both of these can make you a little drowsy, so taking both might make you more sleepy on the plane than you may want--it also depends upon how long your flight is. Obviously, if your flight is only a few hours, it's probably a bad idea to take both--unless you actually DO begin to get sick on the plane. If it is your anxiety that you feel may make you sick, hopefully the Xanax (alprazolam) will prevent ...Read more

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Hi there! Are there any effective over the counter drugs for depression and anxiety?

No: Sorry, but there are none. Talk w/ a Dr if possible for referral and please consider that talk therapy improves or can even avoid Rx treatment for many cases. Seek a good one for you to trust and to help decide if you need a drug. ...Read more

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Is there any anti anxiety drug available over the counter ? I am in London ,thanks a lot

Is there any anti anxiety drug available over the counter ? I am in London ,thanks a lot

Natural Options: Always consult a medical professional before taking a supplement. There is evidenced that certain supplements can help with anxiety. GABA & L-Theanine worth considering. Recommend consulting with a naturally oriented health professional. Recommend The Supplement Handbook by Moyad for more info on GABA and L-Theanine including dosing. All the best on your search for answers and good health! ...Read more