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What is the best alternative medicine for depression and anxiety?

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May 20, 2019 / By Avis
Question: I've so far tried St. Johns wart, 5-htp, kava, sam -e, valerian root, and gaba...not all at the same time, of course, but taken as directed. None of these have helped me much in calming my nerves. Is there anything else I can try? Please help! Thanks so much!
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Abigayle Abigayle | 8 days ago
Did you have a blood test done to make sure your Thyroid glands are functioning properly? Maybe you need to seek therapy, cognitive therapy helps you better understand the different facets of depression (if taking group therapy), you help each other cope and can openly discuss because it is private sessions and usually stay with the same group for so many sessions to work through different scenarios, figure out what type of person you are, for instance do you keep to yourself are you outgoing and so forth. Its hard work I went through it I did take medication prescribed by my GP that did not agree with me at all and ended up in hospital. I am recovered thanks to the doctor that was assigned while hospitalized, I still see him although not as much now. You need to see specialists in the field and there are usually a crisis unit that can help. Good luck I heard that natural products are only effective for a few months maybe you can rotate them I don't know but if they don't help, why take them. Have you tried journaling your thoughts and then analyze (not right away) what you wrote. Writing things down, keeping a journal is very therapeutic.
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Abigayle Originally Answered: Ok, I got a cold. I never used medicine for colds before, but willing to use alternative medicine.?
I am also like you in that I will not take medicines unless I am in complete agony (menstrual cramps). What I do when I get a cold is take Zinc (has to be taken with food or it will upset your stomach and make you nauseous) and Vitamin C. You can also try Oil of Oregano. They say it is extremely powerful and found that it kills anthrax, the bird flu, and all sorts of other things. Also drink warm tea with honey. Green tea is best. All those things help build up your immune system and help you fight your cold. I'm usually over my flu in a day or two.

Stu Stu
Homeopathic Remedies for Anxiety / Panic Attacks / Stress / Depression(Bereavment) / Mood Swings (Totally safe, without any side effects or complications of any sort) :- ANXIETY / PANIC ATTACKS & STRESS :- Sudden with restlessness and fear of death, Panic Attacks, Aconite 30X or 200X,1/2 hourly (3 Doses) Prolonged with periodic and panic attacks Arsenic Alb.200X, 4 hourly (3 Doses) With fainting spells; profuse sweating; worse in the morning Sulphur 30X or 200X 3 hourly (3 Doses) Makes patient walk fast; due to anticipation Argentum Nit 200X, 3 hourly (3 Doses) Worse lying in bed and closing the eyes Carbo Veg 30X or 200X, 4 hourly (6 Doses) Anxiety aggravated by upward or downward motion; going in an elevator; worse till 11 P.M, Borax 200X or 1M, 3 hourly (3 Doses) Anxious about business even when seriously ill Bryonia Alba 200X 3 hourly (3 Doses) Full of apprehensions in the evening Causticum 200X, 3 hourly (3 Doses) Anxiety and fears in the evening with restlessness and palpitation Calcarea Carb.200X or 1M, 3 hourly (3 Doses) Anxiety worse while lying still. Sad music ameliorates the complaints Manganum Acet 200X 3 hourly (3 Doses) Anxiety due to fright, fear,exciting news; stage fright; worse while appearing for examination or interview etc Gelsemium 30X or 200X 3 hourly (6 Doses) Mood Swings, Anxiety due to grief or shock in the subconscious mind Ignatia 200X or 1M, 3 hourly (3 Doses) Anxiety; better after eating Anacardium Or 30X, 4 hourly. DEPRESSION & GRIEF(Bereavement) :- Severe shock due to sudden death of loved ones; restlessness, anxiety and fear Aconite 200X. 10 min (3 Doses) Prolonged mournings; cannot overcome the loss of loved ones and/or Mood Swings. Ignatia 1M or 10M, 6 hourly (3 Doses) When the grief is in the conscious mind; patient weeps; does not like sympathy Natrum Mur.200X or 1M, 6 hourly (3 Doses) For chronic grief and indignation Staphysagria 200X or 1M, weekly (3 Doses) Depression with suicidal thoughts feeling of worthlessness, Aurum Met 30X, three times a day half hour before meals. Take the remedy which is similar to your symptoms. No side effects or complications if taken as directed, please do not exceed the given dosage and under any circumstances do not try to mix any remedies and avoid Chocolates, Mints, Coffee, Red Meat, Alcoholic and Carbonated drinks, Spicy Rich Food while taking any Homeopathic remedies, and keep the medicines away from direct sunlight, heat strong smells and perfumes and do not store them in the fridge. Curing without any side effects or Complications Thats the Beauty of Homeopathic Medicine (Cures Par Excellence) Take Care and God Bless you.
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Pancras Pancras
High Blood Pressure - Garlic & CQ10. Herbs. Arthritis - Many forms but using flamatory herbs and pain additives will control the symptoms with the help of an Alternative minded physician. Obesity - Diet and exercise in that order is best. Some herbs help curb hunger and help digestion. Depression - a lack of some minerals in the diet. It is usually associated with mental condition. Herbal application for specific depression is suggested. Spartawo...
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Livy Livy
St Johns Wort is over-hyped and the medical research shows it causing anxiety just as often as it cures it. Stay away! There are 3 things you can try which are natural supplements but which have clinical research studies to prove they work. See the links below for the medical evidence and exact instructions on how to take them. The three things you should try are inositol, folic acid and fish oil (omega-3s). For anxiety and panic inositol is best.
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Jashub Jashub
I do believe that a daily dose of exercise even 1/2 hour a day, a walk, bike, or just stretching does miracles. And of course, make love! It is the one that heals all. But of course if not love, have at least sex. You will heal most of your worries. For the healing of the soul, stay till morning and have a cup of tee.
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Gabby Gabby
Try exercise and Meditation. Sounds like you already are working on the nutritional side of fighting anxiety, but that is only one of the pillars. Continue with the herbs that work best for you, eat well and get out walking on a daily basis then either start or end your day with Meditation. Works wonders.
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Den Den
I find exercise works pretty well for me when I am anxious or depressed. I don't have serious problems, thank goodness, but everyone is anxious or depressed sometimes, so when I am I go for a long walk. It's better than drugs, in fact it's good for you anyway. I read about a study somewhere that showed that exercise works as well as Prozac! Worth a try anyway.
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Den Originally Answered: Pls help me carry away Clarocet NRI Anxiety, Depression, Social Anxiety and Panic Attacks?
Hi there, You're definitely not alone. Many more people than you may think have these problems. I am certainly no stranger to panic attacks. They began as chest pains six years ago, and my coronary fears were fueled by a few lousy doctors who treated me like I was imagining things, etc. I had 2 stress tests, an ultrasound and they had me even go through an angiogram. All this only to say, "We don't know what's wrong with you.", which of course, implies there is something wrong! (even though my results were fine). I finally got a decent, compassionate doctor who let me know that I should be confident that my heart is in good shape (I'm 43). It took him mere moments of listening to me to tell me that all I have is panic attacks. None of these other horrible doctors came out with that diagnosis, but they *did* try to start me on heavy duty anti-depressants, which I did not take. I have read, that yes, anti-depressants are good for panic, but I felt that I didn't need anything that major. I've also read horror stories about people who started anit-depressants and are going through Hell! It's normal to get depressed once in a while, but I knew that I was not suffering from chronic depression, just panic attacks (flushing, racing heart, panicking that my heart wouldn't be able to slow down). My doctor gave me clonazepam, which I only took a half a pill about once a week, then only once every two weeks. Now I take a half a .25mg clonazepam maybe once a month. I have to say that I found that what was causing my panic attacks was a lousy marriage. My ex turned into an alcoholic, and he wouldn't get help and wouldn't talk about it. I knew his drinking was adding to my problem, but apparantly, it was causing the whole thing. I did myself a huge favor by leaving him, and despite having to uproot, go back to a single income, etc., I felt *worlds* better instantly. The day the divorce became final, I felt another weight off me that I didn't know was there. Stress is a funny thing. Something can be eating away at you, and you don't even know it. So speaking only from my experience, I would like to share with you what I learned: If you don't already have a doctor, talk to one. If you feel uncomfortable with that doctor, there is nothing at all wrong with shopping around until you find a doctor you like and trust. Also, be responsible for your own healthcare, ie: research online, keep track of what your body (and mind) is doing, research the latest health news, improve your diet, make sure you get at least some excercise. These things do make a profound difference, believe me! I slimmed down and I eat a lot healthier (smaller portions, lower carb, lower sugar, etc.) than I did when I was married, and it's made a big difference in my energy levels, my focus and my feeling of well-being. I am definitely not one of those health flakes, either, but ou do have to take care of yourself. What you put into your body and mind does have a major impact. Also, there are many good books on panic attack out there. I saw a couple on Amazon.com that are workbook types that you work on each day, and it coaches you on how to reduce and rid yourself of panic attacks. Always remember that panic attacks are only a trick in your mind. You will not die from a panic attack. ... I digress.. Get a good doctor, distance yourself from the negative things and people in your life that are eating away at you, talk to God, get adequate sleep, excercise, eat smart, take vitamin supplements, do things that you love, do for other people, serve God - and laugh! If you don't feel like laughing, fake it till you feel it! These things might sound like the same tired old suggestions, but they truly are the things that work! That's why they *are* the same tired, old suggestions! Lol! When you can get your panic attacks under control (and you will!) and do all these other things, your depression and social anxiety will diminish as well! I wish you well, my friend. Keep working at it, because it will change your life! God will bless you with a bright new year. Let us know how you're doing. :)

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