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Does spirulina have any side effects?

Spirulina side effec: Since spirulina is not regulated one can develop serious G.I. Upsets if the spirulina comes from contaminated waters. In addition, one can develop headaches because spirulina absorbs heavy metals from the water its found in. ...Read more

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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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Please tell me if there is any side effects while using spirulina externally?

Please tell me if there is any side effects while using spirulina externally?

No: Spirulina is chlorophyll-containing aquatic bacteria. It's been promoted for decades as being good for everything with essentially zero evidence. It's your money. If you're intrigued by supplements -- and it's interesting and there's some stuff that's real -- get with an evidence-based holist in your community. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of consuming spirulina tablets, as a dietary supplement?

What are the side effects of consuming spirulina tablets, as a dietary supplement?

See details: Spirulina is an algae rich in proteins, vitamins, minerals and carotenoids. Reported side effects include rashes, GI gas and bloating, mild fevers, green stools and sleepiness. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of anxiety in a child?

What are the side effects of anxiety in a child?

What if kids: The symptoms of anxiety in children are excessive worrying and the often ask what if questions of parents and teachers. They can have physical symptoms such as headaches and belly pain and may refuse social activities or refuse to go to school. ...Read more

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Propranolol for physical anxiety - side effects?

Propranolol for physical anxiety - side effects?

Exercise limitations: Propranolol, a "beta blocker", is usually well tolerated. However, it should not be taken by patients prone to asthma, nor by diabetics. In otherwise healthy people, it will slow the heart rate (to about 60 bpm), making "cardio" type exercise difficult. Also, at higher doses it lowers blood pressure, which can cause dizziness, fainting, etc. ...Read more

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Buspirone anxiety medication, what are the side effects?

Buspirone anxiety medication, what are the side effects?

Buspar (buspirone): Buspar (buspirone) is a very well tolerated medication overall. Very few of my patients have experienced side effects. When seen they were most often headache, dizziness (usually when getting up from lying position) ; feeling tired. ...Read more

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I have bad anxiety what would be the main side effects of it?

I have bad anxiety what would be the main side effects of it?

Anxiety: Hi, if Anxiety goes untreated then it would affect ur functional capacity and concentration. Plz see a Psychiatrist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Propranolol for physical anxiety - does it have side effects?

Propranolol for physical anxiety - does it have side effects?

Propranolol: Is a high blood pressure medicine which can work very well for performance anxiety. In the proper dose, there should be no side effects. If the dose is too much for you, you could experience low blood pressure with fatigue and dizziness/light headedness. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of anxiety and bipolarism medications?

What are the side effects of anxiety and bipolarism medications?

Med Side Effects: There a re a lot of medications. The side effects vary from common to severe and some rare side effects. Sedation is one of the most common with certain meds. The new gen meds a re a lot better if prescribed carefully and monitored by a psychiatrist an help regulate moods and anxiety so you have the least of the bothering symptoms. Will encorage to discuss with a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Hi can u recommend a safe effective medicine for chronic anxiety with little in the way of side effects?

Hi can u recommend a safe effective medicine for chronic anxiety with little in the way of side effects?

Natural/Chinese meds: If you go to a natural doc or a chinese medicine doc (called tcm) you will probably be offered something herbal as well as physical treatment like bodywork. This may be slower acting but work well over time. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Today is day 14 on escitalopram 10 mg. I had a lot of side effects the first week but now I haven't had any anxiety. Can it already be working?

Today is day 14 on escitalopram 10 mg. I had a lot of side effects the first week but now I haven't had any anxiety. Can it already be working?

Yes: It's working. Be sure to keep all follow-up appointments with treating doctor and therapist if you have one. Pretty amazing when it works, right? ...Read more

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What's the best safest medicine for anxiety? I don't have all symptoms of anxiety but I feel like I may benefit from meds with no side effects.

What's the best safest medicine for anxiety? I don't have all symptoms of anxiety but I feel like I may benefit from meds with no side effects.

None are LT safe: Long term use of any is not good. None are certain to have no side effects. Short term can be helpful esp if combined w/ CBT therapy to learn mgmt skills. If your spread of symptoms is not too bad, it might be sufficient alone. Also, you handle life more successfully. Let a good psychotherapist evaluate you and recommend Tx options. Best! ...Read more

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Thinking of starting medication for social anxiety but I'm concerned about the possible side effects. Which option has the lowest risk of side fx?

W/or w/out: Meds, seeing a mental health professional is best. A clinical psychologist can teach you strategies for dealing w/social anxiety, e.g. self hypnosis, realxation response (see Herbert Benson book) etc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I've suffered with social anxiety for a few years & haven't got help. I want to know which medication cures severe social anxiety with no side effects?

I've suffered with social anxiety for a few years & haven't got help. I want to know which medication cures severe social anxiety with no side effects?

Diagnosis & genetics: Provided your diagnosis is accurate you must have at least a pharmacogenetic test to select your matching medication is a must. Then if an Ssri fails then Clinical experience suggests that SSRI non-responders may benefit from augmentation with benzodiazepines or gabapentin or from switching to monoamine oxidase inhibitors, reversible inhibitors of monoamine oxidase or gabapentin ...Read more

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What are the side effects for gabapentin for anxiety?

What are the side effects for gabapentin for anxiety?

Can Be Many: Gabapentin aka Neurontin (gabapentin) side effects: drowsiness, weakness, dizziness, headache, double or blurred vision, unsteadiness, anxiety, memory problems, strange or unusual thoughts, nausea, vomiting, heartburn, diarrhea, dry mouth, constipation, increased appetite, weight gain, swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs, and some patients may develop suicidal ideation or even attempt suicide. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of anxiety?

What are the side effects of anxiety?

Anxious feelings: Symptoms may include rapid heart rate, shortness of breath, sweating and dizziness. While anxiety is not usually dangerous in itself, these symptoms can resemble other dangerous medical conditions such as heart attacks and should be evaluated by a doctor promptly. ...Read more

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What to do if I think I'm experiencing side effects of anxiety medicine?

What to do if I think I'm experiencing side effects of anxiety medicine?

Side effects: You MAY be experiencing side effects but it is at least as likely that you are anxious because of taking the medication. Please do not make any changes w/out speaking w/your doc. Also, consider behavioral interventions for anxiety such as clinical hypnosis (see www. Asch. Net) and psychotherapy. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Do you think that in the next 10 years a new anxiety drug will be developed that is better with less side effects?

Do you think that in the next 10 years a new anxiety drug will be developed that is better with less side effects?

Good Chance: Many trials underway, new meds coming to market all the time. Also different of mechanisms of action such as foods and vaccines. If you have clinical anxiety, now is a good time to seek treatment even compared to a few decades ago. By the way, effective psychotherapy also being developed. ...Read more

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On 37.5 mg started today. So far not to many negative side effects. Klenopin if anxiety gets to bad. How long till side eff goes away?

Need to name Rx: You need to name the Rx. Also, it's good the effects are not too bad. The durations are often quite individualistic but a nice thing I've observed is that the fortunate ones are fortunate there too. Not too bad may mean not too long! ...Read more

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Is there anxiety meds with no sexual side effects?

Is there anxiety meds with no sexual side effects?

Yes: Discuss your concerns about sexual side effects of your anxiety medications with your doctor and ask if alternative medications without this side effect will be helpful for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can take to stop the anxiety side effects from citalopram (celexa)?

Celexa (citalopram): Sometimes anxiety may increase when you first start an SSRI- but this usually will resolve in time. Some doctors may add in a temporary benzodiazapine or Buspar (buspirone) to deal with that. Acupuncture, meditation, Yoga, exercise & Progressive muscle relaxation can help. Take care. ...Read more

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Sick, I hv taken Xanax (alprazolam) before cause of my anxiety. I just wondering how long it's side effects will gone?

Sick, I hv taken Xanax (alprazolam) before cause of my anxiety. I just wondering how long it's side effects will gone?

Half life: The half life of the drug is 11-19 hours depending on which formulation you have, your age, and the condition of your liver. That means that it will take 50 to 100 hours to wear off. ...Read more

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New refill of Effexor (venlafaxine) is xr; old bottle was not xr. Same dose (75mg) Can this increase anxiety/side effects temporarily?

Possibly: A switch from regular to XR can make a difference in terms of benefit and possible adverse effects. Talk with your pharmacy and/or physician to get this straightened out. Plenty of people do fine with this kind of change, but since you are noticing a change, you need to get it checked out. ...Read more

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I have medical anxiety and dr prescribed bus par but I am worried about side effects or interactions or long term effects. How safe is it?

Very safe: Buspar (buspirone) has an excellent side effect profile (acute & long-term). If you take other meds- can check interactions with Buspar (buspirone) using a drug interaction checker. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of bromazepam? I have taken 3 pills of 3 mg 3 days in a row. Each pill a day. Should I be worried? I have anxiety disorder.

Anxiety: I understand your concern about Bromazepam.
It is a Benzodiazepine for anxiety symptoms.
It is ok to take 3 pills of 3 mg of Bromazepam 3 days in a row.
It can cause drowsiness, dizziness, unsteadiness, headache and nausea.
See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Medication benefits and side effects, dose ; and Therapy for stress in your life
Do Breathing and Music Relaxation, Yoga, Meditation and Tai Chi ...Read more

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Is Accutane really AS BAD as people claim it to be? Everyone seems to make the side effects seem scary, and im already prone to some anxiety and such.

Is Accutane really AS BAD as people claim it to be? Everyone seems to make the side effects seem scary, and im already prone to some anxiety and such.

Accutane: Accutane is a wonderful medicine for scarring acne which does not respond to other acne medications. It is a serious threat to a fetus. There is some concern with the mood side effects which can be dangerous. Your dermatologist will see if you are an appropriate person for this therapy. ...Read more

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I've been on different anxiety meds for over 10 yr. Can you become immune to their effects? Do they cause any long term side effects or new conditions

Which medications?: Some anxiety medications, especially benzodiazepines, induce tolerance and habituation. You would need higher and higher dosing for the same effect. Though they can be safe when used temporarily and in limited fashion, they can also be used addictively. If this happened, it would be a "new condition." in anxiety, psychotherapy is essential -- even when medications are also being employed. ...Read more