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Sleep Inducer Anti Anxiety Agent
My gynocologist suggested dmae as a mild anti-anxiety agent to help with sleep. My research suggests otherwise. Can someone clarify this for me?
DMAE: Dimethylaminoethanol is used for water treatment & in the coatings industry & as additive to paint removers & to protect vs. Erosion. It is also precursor to the neurotransmitter acetylcholine & also it is processed by the liver into choline. It was shown to elevate the mood & increase alertness & somewhat improve adhd, although no conclusive studies so far. ...Read more
Any medicine that makes a person less troubled by anxiety is "anxiolytic" ("lysis" is literally a loosening). The term is traditionally used for medicines but perhaps insight / behavioral treatments for anxiety or intervening in a crazy life situation (one of a physician's most helpful procedures) ...Read more
I feel really stressed out by everything. I am taking anti-anxiety meds but can't sleep sometimes?
Use good sleep: Hygiene. Retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs ; no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized ; finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath or lavender scent. ...Read more
What to do if I have read the side affects of anti anxiety pills and I do not want to take them anymore is it bad if just take a sleeping pills instead?
Not a good idea: the medicine works because of the consistent use of it in your bloodstream, thats how it keeps you calm. Everyone freaks out over side effects without giving the medicine a try. you might have none. I have taken medicine post surgery and had little to no side effects. Rethink this. Ask your doctor for any more questions. ...Read more
When i drink wine and anti anxiety meds together i can sleep 12 hours. When i take the meds and vodka i wake up after 3 to four hours, why difference?
One drink to a few drinks mixed with anti anxiety meds helps me to relax or sleep, the meds by itself don't work, if i can't die what's the danger?
I have a hard time sleeping, part to anxiety. on antidepressants&anti anxiety meds, and 600mcg of melatonin daily. Is the melatonin safe to use daily?
Is there an OCD or anti anxiety med that will not put me to sleep so much? I tryed paxil, (paroxetine) wellbutin, elavil, but could not stay awake. Knocks me out.
Natural Sleep Aides: Try two sleep aides. 1) Melatonin up to 5 mg will help you get to sleep. 2) Glycine total of 3,000 mg at bedtime will help you stay asleep if you are one who easily awakes a few hours after sleeping. 3) Ashwagandha 250 - 500 mg at bedtime will also help aid sleep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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