Anxiety and depression remedies

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Avatar f tn Its getting so much worse. Luckily i have an appointment next wednesday with my OB and see if i cant do anything about it.. i have had thoughts of self harm. Which i havent did in almost a year and a half. I just get so depressed. Or anxious. When my husband leaves with out telling me i want to die. Idk why. Just do. I freak out. Any remedies you moms use for depression?
Avatar n tn Actually, you could take St. John's Wort with it, but that's for depression, not anxiety. 5-HTP is for both. Take it in divided doses, and the main thing to avoid is any med that also affects serotonin. Herbs, on the other hand, are best used in combination because they're not as strong as meds, they work in a way the body recognizes, and they work synergistically much better than singly.. Same with amino acids.
Avatar f tn m currently receiving counselling and am 21w pregnant suffering with severe depression and anxiety. Both my GP and counsellor have recommended I take medication again but have refused due to the fact I do not want that going into my child. If I still feel bad after I have given birth them may see about medication again but that's just my view.
Avatar n tn It is very important for her to see a doctor for this. My daughter is taking a low dosage of prosac at night to help with her anxiety and depression which helps but talking about everything that is going on is very important too. She needs a large cheer squad to get her through this time. I have found that my daughter's blood sugars will rise before school without her even realizing what is going on.
Avatar n tn t feel it, I am getting discouraged. Anxiety is up and dow, and depression strikes sometimes. One day is very good, other slow, tired no emotions, pessimistic, and the worst questioning myself all the time. Do you guys have something like that or it's just me? How to live with something like that?
1076391 tn?1258412241 Thanks for the respond,both of you! so you say...homoepathy might be more effective,if i dont take other medication like benzos or ssris-?
Avatar f tn Hi Jacqii basically I will say ditto to the two previous posts, but I wouldn't be me if I didn't add a little comment about medication and herbal remedies. Medication is regulated and herbal remedies are not. So, I personally don't like herbal remedies for something as serious as mental health.
Avatar f tn Hi.ive had depression and anxiety that i went on citalapram for after the christchurch nz earthquakes.ive just movd 2brisbane australia.the doctor told me to go striaght of the citalapram when i got pregnant so im just wondering if any1 else has had to do this and if they have any natural remedies or tips to help me cope? I dont want to end up very depressed again.and i have to stay well for the pregnancy and my toddler. Btw the dr was very rude and just told me to deal with it.
Avatar m tn have you guys tried Relora? if yes, did it help you in controlling anxiety and depression....please share your experience with us.........
Avatar f tn Klonopin is long-lasting compared to other benzos, and is specific for anxiety. Lexapro targets serotonin receptors, so is for depression and anxiety. Most serious anxiety sufferers end up on both. Ssri's aren't addictive because you don't need more for it to keep working, but as jake says, quitting can be hard, though benzos are probably overall more dangerous to quit.
1373044 tn?1304819502 I m dealing with extreme phobia and depression with past 7 years and have been on various types of antidepressants, out of which xanax suited me the best and controlled my hypertension and increased palpatations...
Avatar f tn re not on medication, a combination of remedies might be better for you, and 5-HTP might be better for the combo of depression and anxiety than St. John's Wort. Might, I might add. Try picking up a book by Hyla Cass called Natural Highs. She's a psychiatrist at UCLA, and it gives a decent overview of how to use natural remedies for this. Good luck.
Avatar m tn s Wort is for depression, not anxiety, and will only work if the anxiety is caused by depression. There are so many anxiety remedies, and they work better in combination. A good book to start with is Natural Highs by Hyla Cass, a psychiatrist at UCLA, though it's getting old. But if you don't know your natural medicine, it's very complicated, since different parts of the world have different remedies and systems.
Avatar n tn You can also look on the anxiety forum or the comp med forum or the depression forum and in the archives will be many discussions of natural remedies for anxiety. Feel free to pm me if you have some specific info you'd like.
1075109 tn?1281835691 If you have bipolar you have bipolar, no argument here. But in your heading you state you have bipolar 2, which isn't the same as bipolar. It is thought by many not to exist. If you're just suffering from anxiety, that's not bipolar. If you're just depressed, that's not bipolar.
Avatar f tn No not to stop anxiety all together but there are some foods to help with some symptoms like eat lots of fruit and veggies 2 3 cups of non caffeine green tea a day and a non caffeine green tea 1 hr be for bed all so drink lots of water during the day and like the above post said cut out coffee maby just one a day if you need it all so not so much sweets and cut back on faty foods if you eat them this will not fix your anxiety alltogether but it might help with some of the symptoms
Avatar m tn My Lexapro experience has been new side effects with each raise in dose until at 30mg I got insomnia. Personally, I used melatonin and homeopathic remedies, and they do help sometimes, and sometimes they don't. The proper dosage for you to start would be 1mg. Good luck.
6531549 tn?1382153290 My moms side of the family and my dads have struggled with severe anxiety and depression and it led to my dads addiction to alcohol, so I've come to believe that it's genetic.
Avatar f tn This pranayam will get you in a very relaxed state, and gradually help with the anxiety and depression. When you can do anulom vilom for more than 15 minutes, you will start to get over the anxiety.Let me know when you start to notice the benefits.Do it with concentration and with eyes closed. Build up your timing gradually.If you feel tired or dizzy, stop and resume after one minute. Kapalbhati pranayam -(Do it before eating) Push air forcefully out through the nose about once per second.
1298247 tn?1288290953 my husband suffers from insomnia every few nights , he also seems depressed and unsatisfied , is this anxiety and if yes prescribe me a medication that is effective and won't cause addiction if he kept on it , thanks
Avatar f tn I do not have any depression-just anxiety and panic attacks. I have used the Rescue Remedy in the past and I don't think I really gave it a long enough chance to work... I have a counselor who speciaizies in anxiety that I see and that has helped. I spoke with her right after the attacks started and a day or 2 before I started the Wellbutrin. I felt much better after speaking with her but still started the meds... now after 2 months of meds I think they are making me feel more anxious!
1255530 tn?1269867619 t work the same and valerian is not addictive. On the other hand, while it might help with sleep and anxiety, downs can also increase depression, so it wouldn't be a good idea to use it alone. Personally, if I had bipolar, before I tried any natural remedies I'd talk to specialists.
Avatar f tn My husband mom and dad were told last year that I may not live bc I got sick with ards and I was fighting depression and anxiety I also had to go to a mental center to get help bc I would flip at nothing and cry for nothing I come off my meds this year and I feel like Im still fighting the drepression and anxiety but I dont want to go back on the meds what could I do to stay away from the meds
1443810 tn?1287151876 I have a terrible case of anxiety and I'm sick of taking Ativan,klonopin etc.Does anyone know some natural remedies?I have a bad back so yoga is out of the question for the time being,and i"m freshly sober from alcohol for 4 days( I was self medicating)I want to start fresh and get all the chemicals out of my system one at a time.Please any advice will help!
Avatar f tn I have taken pain killers that made my depression worse, and pills for bad stomach that made anxiety go through the roof. I once took Migraleve tablets with anti depressants and had a fit. Very scary. Medication can give all sorts of side effects. I have had migraines all my adult life and depression for 30 years. You are right, migraines are not half as bad as depression. I just take over the counter pain killers for my migraines now.
Avatar f tn I would like some natural supplement suggestions that might help combat anxiety and depression. I appreciate any information or guidance!
490665 tn?1210334012 Hi all, Yes anxiety can happen with ADD, me and my daughters have ADD, my eldest daughter gets anxiety to the stage where she was pulling her hair out, I was giving her rescue remedy and councelling to try to help and I did not want her to be put on an anti anxiety medication, what has seemed to help was changing her medication, she was on Ritalin but has now been put on a slow realease Concerta at a much higher does.
Avatar f tn Has anyone out there had the Adrenal Stress Index (ASI) Tests done? There is so much anxiety linked with the adrenals and a zillion other symptoms. I can't help but think there is a connection. I am going to see if I can get this test done by my ND. It is not cheap, about $200 but I figure that is a drop in the bucket for all the hell of anxiety and all that goes with it? Let me know if anyone has tried this route. Thanks, and keep on!