Herbal Remedies for Panic Attacks?

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   Posted 12/3/2008 10:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been having Lyme Disease induced panic attacks for 2 years now, since I started having Lyme symptoms. Lately they have been really disrupting my life and I am wondering if there are any naturopathtic or herbal remedies for them.

I'd like to avoid taking an anti depressant if possible, and I just had an adverse reaction to IV Ativan in the hospital. I had blurry, double vision, vomiting, and my heart rate went to 155.

If anyone can recommend anything, please let me know.


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   Posted 12/4/2008 1:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Lusima,

The IV Ativan is just Ativan in liquid form that they gave to me in my IV. I had taken Ativan before, so the reaction was very scary. I would never take it again though.

The thing that scares me about anti depressants is that I can't have any alcohol, and I will admit, I love my wine.

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   Posted 12/4/2008 1:18 AM (GMT -6)   

ive used herbal remedies (bach rescue remedy, St John's wort etc) and i actually found them unhelpful. i stick with my tried and true antidepressants. thats just my situation.

Maz XX

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   Posted 12/4/2008 12:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Bella....I hear ya on the PA's and Lyme ;-)

Yes, a natural remedie it CBT (cognative therapy), breathing and as a suppliment, you can try L Theanine, folic acid and Vit b complex (this mix works wonders for me)
Seeing that you have many fears from your lyme symptoms, I know CBT would work wonders for you.

Do not take Kava, it's not a safe suppliment. Also, Paxil or any other med should be a total last resort.
Lyme anxiety is not at all the same as everyday nervous tension anxiety. Our biotoxins create a lot of toxic liver effects which effects our endocrine responses.
I do recall being in the midst of my abx treatments and nothing was working, but when I uppsed the detoxing, my anxiety went down by about 80%.

Bella, you are always welcomed to email me for more info. I still struggle with the anxiety, so am a work in progress as well


The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong in the broken places

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