How many of you have used something natural that has really helped

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stkitt
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   Posted 12/27/2008 5:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Dear Family,
 
I know this topic comes up frequently and for members that do not like to take medications I thought we could list some of the natural products that have worked for you.
 
I know Lyn uses hot milk to help her sleep.
I have used Hyland's honey cough syrup. It's amazing for stopping coughs.
 
I do not like to take the cough syrups with codeine in them as I am allergic to codeine........that is pretty level headed of me smhair .
 
Remember what works for one may not work for another. Just because one has been unsuccessful with something doesn't mean it won't work for someone else. Again, please only discuss what HAS worked for you.

Thank you for your cooperation.
 
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Mazfire
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   Posted 12/27/2008 5:06 PM (GMT -7)   

mint, lemon and ginger tea. it sounds like a weird combo but its yummy. its caffeine free and the ginger is great for an anxious stomach, the lemon is great for vitamin C to boost immunity.

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Green Grove
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   Posted 12/27/2008 6:31 PM (GMT -7)   
I also love ginger. . . it does not take much to steep into some nice hot decaf tea :) Makes my stomach feel so much better. I like chamomile tea also because it is so soothing and easy to grow. . . I also have a patch of mint that I dry to use in a boiling kettle of water to open my sinuses. . . I harvest Echinacea for the root to help boost the immunitiy. . . And trust me I can keep going :) I'm like the local "nature doc" here in my area. All my friends and family come to me for my cures, lol. . .

Anyway besides my herbs I do my supplements. A little Omega3 for inflammation and heart health, Vit C for immunity and heart health, multivitamin, etc. . . Along with wheat, bran, oats, barley, low fat and 0 trans fat foods.
 
No sugar, caffeine, alchohol, cigarettes. . . Plus exercise, veggies, fruits and tons of water :)
 
These are the things I use to help me combat my anxiety and improve (or at least maintain:) my health.  Over all it seems to make ME feel better but is not probably for everyone (read the disclaimer under my name :)


Much Love, Hugs, Peace and Comfort!!!
Your Bro,
Sam
   
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~ Abraham Lincoln ~
 
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before making changes to your meds or lifestyle :)

Post Edited (Green Grove) : 12/27/2008 6:34:05 PM (GMT-7)


Aries8
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   Posted 12/27/2008 11:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow, Green Grove! You must look fantastic! Good for you that you do all that for your body and mind. I'm impressed. I'm going to try the tea that was mentioned by Maz. The warm milk works for me as does the chamomile tea. I want to try a magnesium supplement since someone said it's good for heart palpitations.

Nanners
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   Posted 12/28/2008 9:58 AM (GMT -7)   
I have used Valerian at times when anxious and its worked to quiet things down. I find though that a camomile tea with peppermint really works to quiet my spirit and settle my tummy at the same time.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis. Currently my Crohns is in remission.


percycat
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   Posted 12/28/2008 11:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Taking a multi-vitamin pack daily seems to make me less prone to anxiety and exhaustion or stress. I also supplement with an *additional* iron (always been a bit anemic), fish oil (to lower cholesterol), garlic (seems to boost my sense of wellbeing and immune system), and acidophilus (to try to keep the reflux in check even better). Well, at least I did until Thanksgiving - time to get back at it, silly me!

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Aries8
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   Posted 12/28/2008 1:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Can anyone take magnesium supplements or should we ask our doc first?

Green Grove
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   Posted 12/28/2008 1:28 PM (GMT -7)   
I would ask the doc if I was you Aries. . . Can never be too safe :) If you have not noticed by my threads I'm also a huge supporter of second, third and more opinions to get the best medical advice possible :) We can't be too careful when it comes to our health :)
Much Love, Hugs, Peace and Comfort!!!
Your Bro,
Sam
   
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~ Abraham Lincoln ~
 
Not a medical professional.  Seek your physician's advice
before making changes to your meds or lifestyle :)


paniccu
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   Posted 12/28/2008 3:17 PM (GMT -7)   
I like warm milk too and sleepy time tea. I also find foods like low calerie cereal and toast to be calming. The carbs in them make me feel calm.

ocean1
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   Posted 12/28/2008 6:42 PM (GMT -7)   
I have sinus problems from the dry heat in my apartment and have had sinus headaches for weeks now and called my doc last week to see if I could get a script and he called me back saying lets try to treat the symptoms for a few days and if not better then to call him back.  Warm washcloth on my face for sinus pain (really did work) and hot tea with honey for my throat (really did work).  I'm a fan of natural relief before meds but with my sinus problems I usually run straight for the antibiotics.  Not any more.  And one from when I was a kid and was sick with sinus or congestion or cough is Vicks vapor rub.  I didn't even know it was still around until last winter when I got sick with bronchitis and instead of getting prescription stuff I used it and it worked wonderfully for my stuffy nose and chest congestion.

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FitzyK23
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   Posted 12/28/2008 7:32 PM (GMT -7)   
The Bach's Rescue Remedy is ok. It's no where near as good as xanax but takes some of the edge off when I am nervous.
27 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.


Green Grove
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   Posted 12/28/2008 8:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I tried some B complex vitamins today and they really made me feel calm. . . I even cut back my benzo's a bit :) Hopefully this will be effective!
Much Love, Hugs, Peace and Comfort!!!
Your Bro,
Sam
   
"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years"
~ Abraham Lincoln ~
 
Not a medical professional.  Seek your physician's advice
before making changes to your meds or lifestyle :)


Nanners
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   Posted 12/29/2008 10:10 AM (GMT -7)   
I get B12 shots too that seem to really help my spirits. Reminds me I am due for another today. But you can get sublinguals over the counter. I have read that low b12 can effect your moods and helps the elderly stop dementia too. Can't hurt to try it.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis. Currently my Crohns is in remission.


Green Grove
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   Posted 1/6/2009 1:25 PM (GMT -7)   
When I was younger my grandmother used to use a paper bag on me to hide my hideous face! I'm just kidding, lol :) The bag trick did actually help me then. . . It is something to consider trying Nikki! Maybe another tool in the arsenal.


Thanks :)
Take care and have a wonderful day! . . . Your Bro . . . Sam :)
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P-Fit
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   Posted 1/7/2009 1:41 PM (GMT -7)   
peppermints, ginger tea and triple strength fish oils have helped me with my nervous tummy.
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