Anxiety over the counter

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Avatar_f_tn I think I've made this too confusing. I'm just wondering about the best over-the-counter anti-anxiety medication available. That work quickly. Any help would be appreciated! Thank you. :) (I'm a minor, by the way. 16. If that matters, which I'm assuming it might, because I don't know what I can and can't buy from Walgreens at this age.
Avatar_m_tn no caffeinated beverages after 12 noon, no TV for at least an hour before going to bed, take a warm shower, have a hot cup of chamomile tea, the room must be dark, so that the melatonin hormone is released in the natural way. I hope this is helpful.
Avatar_f_tn Is it possible to become addicted to over the counter medications? My 75 year old mother recently moved to my town so that I could help her financially, etc. I have become very concerned about the amount of excederine, prilosec, nasal spray, aleve, and other antacid medicines that she takes. She has a history of bleeding ulcers, she smokes about 2 packs of cigarettes a week, high blood pressure, and other ailments of old age. I didn't realize that she was taking so much of this medicine.
Avatar_n_tn If you're going CT, the over the counter stuff might not help - if it does, great! But if it doesn't, you'll have time to sleep when you're clean.
Avatar_n_tn She may be using them as a form of a diet pill. I believe many of the medications that contain pseudofedrine are now sold behind the counter as they have been used in the production of meth. Does she ever by ephedrine which is sold in many convenient stores. She may just be using the meds for the pep they give when taken in normal doses for some or larger doses for others. In fact as of 1-1-07. you have to show an ID and sign a DEA log.
333612_tn?1302886990 It seems to be working, i've gotten through the worst of the withdraws I think, I just can't get over the anxiety and restlessness at nights.
Avatar_n_tn I couldn't sleep the next couple days, and now I been having severe anxiety due to the fact of a nagging headache that wont go away thinking I may have screwed up something in my brain. Needless to say that I suffer of Panic disorder and I've been in similar situations because of my alcohol abuse, but I just want to see if someone has done something as stupid as this, or if you think I should be fine. I have a doctor's appointment until Monday, couldn't find any earlier...
Avatar_n_tn Pharmacy with prescription, unless your planning on travelling, asian countries you can pretty much buy anything you want over the counter without a prescription.
Avatar_f_tn She is a nut case though,we reconciled for 3 years then poof off with another man in jan, engaged in march and now married, but anyway thats her problem or his now.
1191246_tn?1346893258 try to do things to occupy your time so the.anxiety isn't so bad.. Also there is over the counter meds to help with anxiety, such as some vitamins. Good luck, God bless you & stay strong.
Avatar_f_tn Ativan or Xanax should only be used if you can't get one of the others. 2. Imodium (over the counter, any drug or grocery store). 3. L-Tyrosine (500 mg caps) from the health food store. 4. Strong wide-spectrum mineral supplement with at least 100% RDA of Zinc, Phosphorus, Copper, Magnesium and Potassium (you may not find the potassium in the same supplement). 5. Vitamin B6 caps. 6. Access to hot baths or a Jacuzzi (or hot showers if that's all that's available).
Avatar_f_tn What I found helped me was to remind myself that they are not personal, it is not an attack on me, it is a glitch in the neurochemistry of my brain, it is bad but it won't kill me, and although I can't control the thought I can control my response to that thought. If I have an intrusive thought I can counter it. Soon as the thought is over I consiously think of its counter. So if the intrusive thought involves me yelling at someone once its over I will imagine being nice to that person.
Avatar_m_tn It continued off and on most of the day , and after dinner, while cleaning up, I tried to ignore what my body was telling me, but ended up slumped over the counter and it felt like there was an elephant on my chest. I was rushed to e.r. I had had a heart attack with a blockage in mid- LAD cleared and stented (the funny thing is that no one could tell me how I got a blockage when I do not have high cholesterol).
Avatar_m_tn I did not choose to quit right now, I am being forced to due to no other option.
1316190_tn?1274080942 I feared without my consciousness I would not sustain the deliberate and forced breathing and I would die. My Therapist didn't believe it came from a panic or anxiety attack because of the onset, my conduct and logical relationship with the events themselves ( I remain unconcerned that this will happen to me again and didnt/doesnt disrupt anything else in my life), and he feels the loss of hearing and ringing noise is a neurological concern.
Avatar_f_tn There are, though, many over the counter meds now and also prescription ones too. Ask your doctor if it really upsets you and is hard to deal with.
Avatar_m_tn WELCOME TO THE ANXIETY FORUM! Welcome everyone to the Anxiety Forum. This is the place to come if you have questions or concerns about anxiety/panic, related medications and their side effects and recovery. Some of our members have been living with anxiety and related disorders for years, while others are new to the waiting rooms of psychiatrists/therapists and the rainbow of medications available to treat our various conditions. Regardless of what brings you here, welcome!
Avatar_f_tn There might be some over the counter stuff tho to?
Avatar_f_tn Take any combination of medication unless you check with your Doctor or a Pharmacist first. Many over the counter medications as well as herbal supplements and vitamins can have an adverse affect when taken with prescription medications. I would talk to a pharmacist because they are very knowledgeable about medication, sometimes they know more about them then Doctors!
108191_tn?1199603505 I can't travel in a car or go very many places these days without fear of 'hanging the head over the edge'. I will up my water, I probably am more dehydrated than usual even though I drink nearly 3 liters a day.
Avatar_m_tn About 2 years ago I was convinced I had HIV (however I had symptoms.) Tested negative over and over but that was the beginning of my anxiety adventure I like to call it. The dizziness/lightheadedness/brain fog is definitely attributed to anxiety. I certainly think a nice relaxing trip will get your mind off the anxiety. Distraction has been my biggest help. I will throw on the TV, go read, go for a walk with my kids, do just about anything to distract myself.
Avatar_n_tn I see her later this month and will insist on a FSH level test to check my hormone levels. I have been using the over the counter progesterine cream and am wondering if anyone knows if this cream will affect my blood work. Cannot seem to get an answer as yet. I hope to receive some answers or input from any women out there experiencing anything similar.