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Adding Holistic herbs to my meds
« on: March 12, 2014, 12:28:06 PM »
Since my rx meds are no longer controlling my anxiety, and I will not have insurance for another month, I have done some research and found that some people use Passionflower as a supplement. So, I went and got some, and took my first pill today. I also decided to grab a spray of Rescue Remedy. I give this to my dog after she has a seizure, and it seems to help, so I got a formulation that her and I can both use. I am trying it myself today for the first time.

I am really hoping this helps me. Something eventually has to help!
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Re: Adding Holistic herbs to my meds
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2014, 05:06:51 PM »
Since my rx meds are no longer controlling my anxiety

What are the meds? Please be aware that most psych meds should be weaned off, not stopped 'cold-turkey'.

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Re: Adding Holistic herbs to my meds
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2014, 06:42:25 PM »
Not sure about herbs , but you can look into glycine ( amino acid) , niacinamide ( b vitamin) or inositol (b vitamin).
For me , the most effective treatment was supplementing niacinamide daily. Anxiety and physical symptoms associated were significantly reduced. There is a fair amount of research and clinical use of niacinamide for a wide variety of problems. Safety has been demonstrated, but I would let a doctor know that you want to start as it has in doses over 3 grams a day elevated liver enzymes. There has been one case of niacinamide with someone using 9 grams a day contracting hepatitis , but this returned to normal after discontinuing treatment. Generally it's extremely well tolerated and effective.
http://www.researchgate.net/publication/12203298_Safety_of_high-dose_nicotinamide_a_review

For further reading have a look at Johnathon prouskys published studies of niacinamide . He has used it ina. clinical setting with good results , also. heck out abram hoffer ( MD , Phd.) and william kaufmans work.( MD)

There is a blog of mine on this site where I briefly summarize research supporting niacinamide's therapeutic effect for anxiety.
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