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Avatar n tn I took Paxil for years, now have to try something else for anxiety and depression, tried Zoloft but after 4 days I realized I was feeling the side effects too much, try Effexor after 3 days of nausea and on the third day hanging my head in the toilet from the nausea. My head felt better but it just made my stomach and guts feel retched. Now I am wondering about something herbal but don't know what would control these brain zaps. One week before I can see a dr.
Avatar n tn Hi, I suffer from both OCD and Depression, and instead of using a medication from a psychiatrist, I would prefer using herbal medication. After doing some research, I have found 5 different herbs that I can take. I had been taking some of them off and on separately, but I finally decided that I wanted to take most of them all together. Yesterday morning, I began combining all of the drugs, and found that the effect was quite potent.
Avatar n tn I think i might have depression but dont want to see doctor for work reasons.I have been taking herbal ant depressants but no change still feel down. I got some real anti-depressants online but dont know if i should take them. I had one tablet and it made me a little queezy. The drug has ESCITOL-20 ie Escitalopram Oxalate Is it safe to take these or is there any substitute i can take?
Avatar f tn Ok, I have decided, because my next doc appt isnt until July, that I might try something herbal. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas or have tried anything like this before. I have been looking stuff up and have found a few different ones- St. John's Wart, Passiflora, Melissa, and Lavender. Anyone have any luck with this? I am going to go to the health food store tom. and see. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!
Avatar f tn Protozan is an herbal used for depression, and amoryn a natural formula for depression. These remedies are not regulated like medications, although they are starting to look closer at them. They may have some serious side effects that are unknown, and I would avoid them. If you feel depressed, I agree that you need to see a psychiatrist to determine this, and he would know if medication is needed or maybe just therapy or both.
Avatar f tn I'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 f tn Hi, I have had depression for over 20 years too. At the moment I am a bit low. I have taken anti-depressants for all those years, but sometimes I have stopped them. The longest I went without depression was a year. But it came back very bad. I have always avoided sleeping tablets, and take herbal sleep aid if insomnia gets too bad. i can understand why you don't want to see doctor again. How about you try slowly weaning yourself off the sleeping pills.
Avatar n tn I hear Ashwaganda or other herbal adaptogens might ease my anxiety/depression and give me more energy. What do you know about this? Thanks!
Avatar f tn I have had Lyme's probably 15 years, finally diagnosed. I have been trying herbal treatments first, I figure I can always go to antibiotics later, if the herbs dont' work. But antibiotics don't always get every last spirochete either, especially in a long-term infection like mine. In which case, I will want my gut flora/immune system as strong as possible. Which means go with herbs, not gut scouring antibiotics. Anybody have some experience with this conundrum?
Avatar f tn I was wondering if anyone else taking opiate medications have started suffering from some form of depression?? Before starting my medications I never had a problem with depression but since starting opiates I have been having mood swings and deprssion....I know the depression isn't coming from my pain because it's pretty well controlled on the medication, my Dr tried me on Cymbalta and Pristique and both ended up with seratonin syndrome which left me horribly ill and hospitalized..
798555 tn?1292791151 3)Babesia anti malaria drugs are way too costly (insane cost that is not an option). Dr did say there were some herbal approaches to babs, but did not mention them. Anyone done herbs for babasia? Dr is a LLMD that follows Iliads treatments for years.
Avatar m tn I've been on Klonopin, but the detox unit said 'no more.' I take Wellbutrin and Lamictal for depression and mood stabilization and Clonidine for high blood pressure. Does anyone have any suggestions for something to relieve some of this anxiety? I absolutely have to call my psych md tomorrow and tell him about this since he's been off for winter break. Are there any OTC's that would help out in the event my md tells me to wait until my appt. on Jan. 14? One last thing.
Avatar n tn My child is on his first adhd medication. He takes 5mg of ritilan in the am and 5mg at noon. He seems slightly better after the first dose, but not much. After the second dose he is even a little better but still not much and then seems to lose it around 5pm. He also seems especially weepy and clingy after second dose. Is this normal? I am very new to this as he has only been on meds for about a week. Also are there any "natural" things I could be trying along side the meds?
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!
2010625 tn?1329375656 Is it common to have a bad reaction or get bad side effects at the lowest doses of almost every psychotropic medication tried? I have tried 6 different antipsychotics, I had bad side effects at the lowest dose, and can't take them. 4 SSRI antidepressants, bad side effects at lowest dose, can't take them. I also can't take Welbutrin, Depokote, Effexor, vistaril, This can't be normal right?
Avatar f tn Also I totally agree with Paxil, before u decide to go onto any medication try herbal first, why not try drinking several cups of chamomile a day and maybe a cup or two of valerian before bed, while waiting for ur hair analysis results. Then once u have them follow the supplement plan, change and improve ur diet and I'm sure u'll start to feel better very soon. Good-luck and let us know what u decide to do.
Avatar n tn Yes, Wellbutrin is a good medication, less side effects, takes a little longer to get started( around two weeks). ask your doctor about that, it is a good choice. The studies on open heart surgery strongly suggest that your depression may be the tail end of that surgery...its not physiological, its psychological. Being 46, self supporting, and having had major surgery is a tough situation. The trick now is to get your life moving in the direction you want...
885961 tn?1249583403 Can anyone tell me what causes this, I have a lot of stress in my life now and my husband is dealing with depression and anxiety also. I have tried herbal rememdies for depression but have never felt comfortable with the anti-depressant route because I dont want to risk the side effects and the one time I did try one it put my mind in such a numb state I felt like I couldn't think at all and functioning at work was horrible.
Avatar m tn Short and sweet. Are there any herbal tablets or anything along that line that can help with mild anxiety?
Avatar n tn In addition, I am very overweight and tried to lose weight. On and off I will get sick of prescriptions and try a variety of herbal remedies in hopes of finding relief. By accident recently I found a herbal supplement for weight loss that actually seemed to work. It contains ephedra in the form of muhuang extract, willow bark, and something with caffeine, also chromium and a number of other herbs/vitamins.
1462810 tn?1327364049 This book reveals the little-known sources where you can purchase foods, food ingredients and herbal products that very few people know about, yet are critical for overcoming chronic diseases like diabetes, cancer, heart disease and clinical depression.
Avatar n tn With all due respect, I did not say to use herbal remedies for mood disorders or depression. If you are depressed a doctor is the only one that can help you since they have the expertise. Make sure you find the right doctor or psychiatrist since there are many out there that just give you meds not knowing what they do to you.
Avatar n tn He is now off the pain killers and is moving as much as he can when he has the enregy, but he is still having pain. Are there any herbal/natural alternatives out there for those two drugs?
1497650 tn?1289236725 I'm experiencing the vicious cycle that is anxiety and depression. I'm fighting with myself about medication now.
Avatar n tn Please keep in mind that just because something is "natural" doesn't mean it is safe to consume. There are plenty of "natural" plants that are very deadly if ingested. Some of the most beautiful flowers and creatures, are the most poisonous. Nature also kills the most people, and causes the most destruction in one episode. Think tornadoes, forest fires, floods, etc.
Avatar f tn I, too, have always been against taking medication for my anxiety (now mixed with a little depression I think), but lately, it has became so overwhelming that I am seriously considering them for a short term trial. I have several events coming up in the next two weeks, and I told myself that if after these events (a short vacation and a trip back to my hometown) I do not feel better---back to my old self---then I will consider taking a short trial of meds starting in June.
Avatar f tn But I am looking for some ideas of natural remedies you have tried and continue to try to suppliment your medications and make them more effective against depression. I like the following : meditation, green tea, chamomile tea, exercise, natural light exposure, talking to friends...