Social anxiety medication kava

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Avatar m tn Kava works great for the ease of Xanax withdrawal. It relieves stress and anxiety caused from panic disorder and anxiety disorders caused from PTSD and other known issues. People that mention that Kava "destroys" your liver are incorrect. If you purchase legitimate Kava then you shouldn't worry about it doing any harmful effects to your body.
333612 tn?1302886990 Many addicts need to take depression or anxiety medication after getting clean and there is no shame in that. It may be as simple as it being a temporary chemical imbalance that can be corrected. Please, please hang in there and get through this. We are all here for you S and we want you to make it. Be good to yourself hun. It is quiet tonight so be patient with people coming in to advise you. Send me a message when you can. I do miss you! Big hugs..........
Avatar f tn I am new to this forum and am looking for a medication that is going to work for me. I have been taking xanax for 10 yrs. but only take .25 maybe once or twice a week. Life has gotten a little complicated latley and my anxiety has kicked into high gear. I went to see my gp last week to find a med that would better control my anxiety because I found myself taking my xanax everyday and I know how addictive it is. She put me on Lexapro and I took one dose @ 5mg before bed and it was horrible.
Avatar m tn Thank You sooooooooo much. I am going to try your suggestions. I to, used to be able to drive the freeway like a crazy person. I actually LOVED the freeway & driving itself now I fear it everyday. I take back roads to work & have not driven the xpressway in a year but I want to so bad. I try to tell myself that this is NOT going to control me & some days are good & I feel like I can drive forever...but most days are a real challenge. I have trouble at stop lights....
Avatar n tn to just listen to what I had to say. His prognosis was anxiety medication and call me in the morning. Well I took 1 or 2 pills of wellbutrin and didn't like the side effects (i think the side effects was actually just the stress), Anyway I didn't take any medication and dec passed then jan passed and they all just went away. A year goes by, no problems then I started a 3 month study program to promote within the police department.
Avatar m tn I become so stressed that I find it very difficult not to become physically violent in public situations. -Social anxiety. This has been a problem throughout my teen years. It was never really solved...It has decreased, I mainly experience anxiety simply in general, but I would say it's still there. I would definitely prefer to be alone. -Restless Leg Syndrome. This has recently begun to affect me.
Avatar m tn it got so bad that I could not leave my house. I went to Psychiatrist who diagnosed me with Anxiety and Social Phobia, since i was very perturbed with what other people thought of me since I am obese...he put me on regular medicines and I would periodically check in with him...Gradually I started improving upto the point where for the last 2 months or so I have been totally of the medicines and was feeling generally better...
Avatar n tn My legs were in such horrible pain. For the anxiety I have been taking Kava kava {which seems to work}, bananas and valerian for the leg thing.Today is the first day I was able to get out and at least get some fresh air. Thier were times today that I saw light at the end of this horrible long tunnel. I have a question..after I take my last pill am I going to go through the hell all over again? I went from taking 8 pills a day to where I am at now in about 4 days.
401095 tn?1351395370 In addition, almost half of the people who suffer repeated panic attacks develop a major case of depression, which can be attributed to low levels of serotonin found in individuals who suffer from either anxiety disorders or depression. With this in mind, herbs such as kava and ginkgo, which have been proven to help with anxiety, may also help in treatment of depression. St.
Avatar n tn Armed w/ my kava, kava the anxiety feeling was kept to a minimum. What I realized during this is that my neck pain had diminished ALOT from taking the Sam-e. No neck pain, no migraines, no migraines, no NEED for the vicoden. Just had to get my body to realize it. I was a mess for about a week, just feeling blah. Tummy problems, a bit of sleeping issues tho not bad.
1298588 tn?1330322581 She said that my symptoms of racing heartbeat, skipped heartbeats, and shakiness sound like a classic case of anxiety. I explained how physical it all feels and how skeptical I am that the mind can cause such sensations, but like many people on this website have assured me, it can! Looking at the records of all the heart tests I've had, she said I can pretty much rule out a physical heart problem as the cause of my distress.
Avatar f tn It also helps with headaches, which can sometimes be a result of an anxiety attack. According to Mosby's the recommended dosage of Valerian extract is 400-900mg, before bedtime (2010, Pp592). It is recommended that Valerian not take with MAOIs. The herb Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis L.) is used as a sedative and it has mood-enhancing abilities(Reader's Digest, 2009, Pp73). The leaves are the part of the plant that is used and can come in an extract.
Avatar n tn I have thought of many ways to improve. Perhaps taking kava kava or hypnosis to stop my fears of anxiety. My CBT is not working because when my psychologist uses a worse case scenario (a panic attack that stops the wedding) to help me overcome my fear, I start to worry that a panic attack on my wedding day may actually happen. It is a continued downward spiral for me. What should I do? What other medications should I try? How to I improve my outlook on life?
1117787 tn?1259023046 As this was not helping for breakthrough anxeity and social/panic disorder i was prescribed 0.5mg niravam t taking an average of 0.5mg/day(not everyday) for a month; and due to recent stressful events 1mg/ day on average(but not daily) , never taking more than needed. during this time whenver i took the niravam, i reduced my daily klonopin dose by an equivalent amount reducing my daily dose of klonopin to 1mg.
Avatar f tn I was digging up some intense emotional stuff which was a source of intense anxiety. Not crippling anxiety but the restless, tummy turning kind. Accupuncture was a lifesaver in a setting where medication are not an option. The first time I had a pin placed in the 'valium center' on top my head I knew I found a therapy that works. As I sat like jello in my chair, my heavy heart felt at peace. Anyhow that's my experience and I highly recommend accupuncture. Any help we can get in recovery...
1596141 tn?1297307500 I said that would be good, But I'm not sure if it will do me any good since I've been to several therapists in my life, have been on all sorts of medicaiton and nothing seems to help my social anxiety. What's worse is that when I get nervous I say weird and stupid things and I worry that I will say something stupid and then I do. My coping mechanism was to be quiet and then not say anything at all, but then people think I'm antisocial. Ugh.. does anyone else have this issue or any advice?
Avatar n tn I was just prescribed Celexa and Xanax for depression and social anxiety today. After reading the horror stories about xanax I've decided not to start it at all. I think that alot of my social difficulties stem from my depressed mood rather than true anxiety. I took my first dose of Celexa today (20mg) Within about an hour the fog lifted and my mind was clearer than it had been in years. It's now about 10 hours later and I still feel very alert and clear not jittery or nervous just alert.
Avatar f tn hi your brain chemistry is messed up even one pill puts artificial endorphins in it and you dont begin to heal until it stops what your experiencing is the withdrawals from the 1 pill there mild but yet noticeable your probably not going to sleep tonight ether so be ready for that I have ran into a great tea its called yogi kava stress relieving tea its got about 6 herbs in it in addition to the kava you can actually feel it work in about 1/2 hr after you drink it check around you can probably f
Avatar n tn On any day I can experience panic, anxiety, depression, feeling like a zombie all within a couple hours. It's absolute hell. As of 3 days ago, I wanted nothing more than to jump back on the zyprexa bandwagon but now I don't feel that anymore. Hopefully, I'm over the hump. My advice, taper over a long time, get your doc and family/friends' support and get ready for 3 weeks of hell.
Avatar m tn I forgot to add that GABA is the chemical that benzo's increase, so if benzo's help you then your problem may actually be low GABA. Check that website I typed above with the list of symptoms and see whether your symptoms correspond more with low GABA or low dopamine. As I said, the best ways to increase GABA is with Valerian Root, Kava or Picamilon (look them up online for info).
5846369 tn?1375336364 25/day and then I stopped the medication. Tapering off the medication definitely made things a whole lot easier, however this time my thoughts are out of control. I thought being as though it's been a week I would feel better. Yesterday I spent the entire day in the bathroom vomiting. I thought maybe I had a stomach bug but then I saw other people posting about vomiting from Xanax as well.
Avatar n tn Valerian root is also a great anxiety reliever, but you have to experiment with the dose. Some people use Kava for anxiety--do not take Kava if you are still on a Benzo; also, the dose of Kava for anxiety is usually much less than that for insomnia. I hope this helps.
Avatar n tn Antipsychotics -- includes butyrophenones (such as haloperidol) and phenothiazines (such as chlorpromazine, fluphenazine, and promethazine) Phenytoin -- a medication used for seizures Halothane -- a medication used during general anesthesia Milk thistle may interfere with the following medications, because both milk thistle and these medications are broken down by the same liver enzymes: Allergy drugs -- such as fexofenadine (Allegra) Drugs for high cholesterol -- such as lovastatin (Mevacor
Avatar m tn And i cant take this medication anymore, because it gives me nightmares when i dont take it, almost making me have to take it everyday. My mind is full all the time! I have to keep my mind busy! and i cry, i feel lonely, i want to be away from everyone, im bothered by everyone around me, i dont want to talk to anyone, and my eyes are tired. WTF?? Honestly i just need some kind of medicine to put my focus back to sane. Ive talked to my doctor already, we know i have an anxiety problem.
Avatar n tn I've researched this extensively and find the following to help a great deal. 1. Passion Flower tea or tabs. 2. Valerian Root. 3. Kava Kava. These are all available at any Vitamin store. I also take: 1 banana a day 1 magnesium tab a day no caffeine no alcohol (well, a little) I make sure I sleep 8 hours or more a night. There is also something out there called GABA, it's an amino acid that you can buy that naturally produces what BENZOS do, and it's much much safer.
Avatar f tn If you feel the problem is more body chemistry or things along the line of phychological you could treat the aniexty and bad moods with herbs or vitamins like kava kava, vervain, valerian, melationin, 5htp, niacain, vitmain b6.....the list goes on. Or you might try acupuncture which is an amazing and inceible expreice physchial without the benifits alone. Lastly you can try getting into hobbies it may halp serve as a distraction.
Avatar n tn I am afraid to ask my psychiatrist to prescribe me a medication like Modafinil, or an ADD medication, because these may raise my anxiety, and I am afraid of being casted as a "drug seeker". But this can not go on any longer. Please don't advise me to lower my xanax dosage, as I have and the results were really terrible (not just WD symptoms).
Avatar n tn I have been on Effexor xr for 4 1/2 wks. It has done nothing for my anxiety and actually feel worse now agoraphobic. They had me up to 150mg which made me feel unreal and out of it so they put me back down to 75mg. I know its not right for me the side effects are too bad. My question is how to get off I am so scared of the withdrawl symtoms. I have had every s/e on it including confusion muscle tension dizziness insomnia agitation to name a few so will the withdrawl symtoms be worse.
Avatar n tn try adding some kava kava and valerian to ease panic and anxiety. the best kava is sold by kava kafe in Hawai. They have a website.