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jessr421
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   Posted 4/3/2007 10:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi,
i tried Chamomile tea for the 1st time today and it works well for my daily stressors,  does anyone know how many cups of this i can have per day? Is there such a thing as overdoing it?
Thanks!

hopeful82
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   Posted 4/3/2007 2:27 PM (GMT -6)   
i'm pretty sure that with herbal teas, esp chamomile, theres no way to overdo it. The only thing I'd be wary of is valerian root tea, thats quite a bit stronger than chamomile so if you're having like 10 cups a day you might feel quite drowsy. But with chamomile, its just a natural herbal rememdy, I wouldn't worry about it!
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   Posted 4/3/2007 9:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I would only worry if it has caffeine I know alotta APers get anxious with too much caffeine I know it gets me...
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   Posted 4/3/2007 9:51 PM (GMT -6)   
most herbal teas are decaffeinated
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1ofhissheep
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   Posted 4/4/2007 12:46 PM (GMT -6)   
According to Dr Weils website, it is completely harmless and is very relaxing. Here is alittle info about it.
 
 
I wouldnt drink tons of it a day lol . That is just me though, I dont believe in overdoing it on anything.
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wannabbetter
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   Posted 4/5/2007 9:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone, i know green tea is suppose to be good for you because all of the antioxidant. but i read somewhere, i forgot where, that people with anxiety should not drink green tea. anyone else hear or read this?

jessr421
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   Posted 4/5/2007 9:28 AM (GMT -6)   
i think some green tea (i'm not sure if all of it)
has caffeine in it... i can't drink caffeine
it makes me so ANXIOUS! so maybe thats what they meant.... ?....

wannabbetter
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   Posted 4/5/2007 11:35 AM (GMT -6)   
I think also its the caffeine. You know I cant do alot of caffeine for it makes me anxious also. this is weird though, in the mornings i need it or i can not function need the most 2 cups, i do feel some anxiouness but i make sure i have breakfast with it. i used to drink one cup in the late afternoon, and it would bring on big time anxiety, go figure. i dont drink it anymore in afternoons. wonder why

jessr421
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   Posted 4/5/2007 11:37 AM (GMT -6)   
thats funny about the caffeine!...
i wonder if its because in the morning your body needs it and in the afternoon your body doesnt, so it rejects it with anxiety...
 
kind of deep.... ha....
but i'm learning day by day that our body can do the strangest things!!!!!

wannabbetter
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   Posted 4/5/2007 11:46 AM (GMT -6)   
hey you could be right makes sense.. i do know that caffeine will bring your blood sugars down and give hypoglycemia affects, which anxiety and hypoglycemia have similar symptoms. maybe this could be happening to you...i suffer from hypoglycemia at times also. i have a glucose monitor to check it out. everytime i have a panic attack i check it to make sure its not the low sugar. sometimes its the sugar and sometimes not.

jessr421
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   Posted 4/5/2007 11:51 AM (GMT -6)   

yeah my doc things that my blood sugar goes low, didnt give it a medical diagnosis though..

just told me to carry around juice to bring up my blood sugar if i feel faint. 

silly question, but how do you check your blood sugar? like a diabetic?...


wannabbetter
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   Posted 4/5/2007 12:00 PM (GMT -6)   
yes, you will need a glucose monitor. normal sugars should be from 80-120. usually anything below 80 could start affecting you. you get shakey, sweaty, heart palpitatons, anxiety. these symptoms basically are the same with panic attacks.You know some pharmacys will give out these glucose monitors free. the glucose strips are usually the expensive part.if you have insurance then they will need a prescription from your dr. you should talk to your doctor about getting your sugars checked. the ironic part about hypoglycemia is that it is usually the start of diabetes. do you have a family history of diabetes? I would definitely look into this matter more.

maryviolin
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   Posted 4/5/2007 12:28 PM (GMT -6)   
AS FOR THE COFFE OR CAFFEINE WHAT YOU ARE FEELING IS WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS OF ANXIETY WHEN YOU DON'T KEEP A CONSTANT SUPPLY GOING....

Howlyncat
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   Posted 4/5/2007 6:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Please do not use caps as it is hard to read and it makes it appear that you are yelling

Also we do welcome support here for sure I am taking your post more as a direct point that someone is addicted to caffeine?? Because they dont drink it all day long
I dont drink it but maybe once a week due to the fact that is really gets me anxious I am not going thru w/d for sure ....

I asked you in another thread as well to take off the caps when you come post again Iwe would appreciate it like I said it looks like yelling and harder to read
any questions about my comments please do email me my info is under my name at side

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jessr421
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   Posted 4/5/2007 8:53 PM (GMT -6)   
lyn,
me too with the caffenine, i never drink it!... & when i do i get all shaky, anxious, light headed
so thats why i never drink it..
maybe going thru withdrawal of caffenine is similar, but it definlatey not because of withdrawal for me either!
glad i'm not the only one

wannabbetter
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   Posted 4/6/2007 6:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi my struggle, hope you are well today. Sounds like you may have low blood sugar. I know i get that way if i dont eat, hypoglycemia attacks. Have a great day..god bless

Howlyncat
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   Posted 4/7/2007 11:21 AM (GMT -6)   
MS
I get to not eating when I was stressed out but I let it go to 88 lbs and that was not good lol
I was tube fed and no like that either
I cannot do the caffeine thing except for the occasional ginger ale now
A cup of coffee makes my " cleanOCD" go into overdrive and you can peel me from ceiling no kidding .....

Jessr421
Nope hun you are not the only one for sure
Be well all
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   Posted 4/9/2007 12:12 PM (GMT -6)   
MS........I have them RX for me now and like them in milkshakes but am starting to have probs with Dairy due to crohns ..............believe there might be another kind that in lactose free so I am asking doc have to see the doc this next couple of days as crohns is acting up real bad last few days ........
Thanks for the input appreciated

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