Posted 12/29/2011 4:32 PM (GMT -7)
chronic pain alone can cause a overactive sympathetic nervous system that gives you a low threshold for panic attacks/anxiety. unrelieved chronic pain will also cause a higher level of cortisol which leads to anxiety, high BP, high pulse, high blood sugar. some supplements i have come across have really pulled me out of a anxiety cycle; L-theanine, GABA (gama-aminobutyric acid), 5-HTP or L-tryptophan, Holy Basil or Tulsi extract, Rhodiola Rosea root, schisandra berry extract, B-complex w/ extra B5, B2, niacinamide and inositol (dosed with GABA improves effect), B6 w/5-HTP, L-Taurine w/ B6, sckullcap extract, passionflower ext., kava kava ext., Ashwagandha ext. (may lower opioid tolerance), Magnesium (i am trying Magnesium Glycinate), L-Glycine, lemon balm or melissa officialis ext.(a GABA agonist like benzo's), and many more. i constantly try to find a new great cocktail and finally i am getting results. everyone is so different in this area. try a wikipedia search for "adaptogens" or "adaptogenic herbs"
L4,L5,S1 bilateral Laminectomies, Foraminotomies 2002
L4-S1 PLIF with instumentation 2008,
current Rx: MScontin 100mg q8hrs. , dilaudid 8mg q6hrs. prn, oxymorphone IR 10mg q6 ,vistaril 50mg prn nausea, Lyrica 150mg 2x,Adderall 20mgs 1x A.M. 10mg PM prn, Soma 350 mg 3X, Elavil 25 HS, diazepam 10mg bid prn, Supplements: CO-Q10 100mg, Vitamin D 1000IU, Fish-Oil1000mg EFA, B-Complex50 3x/day, ALA