whats a good chill pill??

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   Posted 5/28/2009 8:08 PM (GMT -6)   
i tend to over think things and if i think about something long enough it will happen...... i get worse issues at night of course than any other time.... i dont feel like i want to take anti deppressants because i took zoloft a while back once and it made me feel nuts!! then they gave me effexor xr and i just never took it at all...... xanax apparently is to addictive... is there anything natural out there?? with that calming effect??

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   Posted 5/28/2009 8:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi stocktona,
I have had bad anxiety and now depression with it. At the start of this latest episode I took a herbal remedy Seradyn that worked ok but my anxiety was more serious and so I decided to go with the anti-depressants. I can't take efexor or zoloft or Cymbalta, i've tried all 3 and they make me really really unwell physically and mentally. They all happen to be SNRIs. I can take Prozac which is an SSRI, and so i've just started that again. I hope you can find something that helps, from my experience i suggest doing something fast rather than letting the anxiety grow. It can flourish like a weed if left untreated. Good luck and keep posting xx

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   Posted 5/28/2009 8:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I would say natural tea's such as Camille tea and lavender bath's. The lavender is one of my best sellers for people who want to relieve stress and relax.

But other then just sticking it out. Like I do. There is no true natural thing out there that really helps. At least to the extent of meds.

As I have been advised by my doc. Meds don't work unless you take them.. That is what he told me yesterday. As I need to and should be taking the Lexapro. But he is also allowing me to take them on MY terms. Half of the 10mg tablets. And see how it works for me. If I feel I need more I can up it. But it is all in my hands.

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   Posted 5/28/2009 8:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Thats really good. It's important to feel we have some say in all this isn't it?

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   Posted 5/29/2009 12:24 AM (GMT -6)   
I bought a book on anxiety and it lists herbs to be careful of. It mentions herbs you can't take with certain anti-depressants. It was very eye-opening to say the least. St. John's Wort is one I would totally run away from.

Anyway, be very careful about herbs and supplements. Ask your local pharmacist what is safe and what isn't. Make sure you tell them about any symptoms you've been experiencing. Some herbs can make them worse.

I think Ativan, Klonopin, Xanax and Valium are good chill pills.
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   Posted 5/29/2009 6:23 AM (GMT -6)   

I agree with aries if you are taking any type of antidepressant medication you should not take St John's Wort as this can mix badly with these type of medications. My advise would be to check with your local chemist about any herbal based products you are thinking of taking as they will know if it would be a bad mix with prescribed medication. I would also say look into talk therapy such as cbt as this is a good way to deal with your anxiety if you don't want to take any medication. I wish you all the best


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   Posted 5/29/2009 8:26 AM (GMT -6)   
That's true. All natural doesn't always mean completely safe. A nice warm decaf green tea with chamamille may help you. I hate taking meds too. I was on Lexapro for a while but came off it because it kept me in a constant fog. Maybe try some different relaxation methods and see if that helps.

Also, make sure you are tired enough to fall aspleep before you go to bed. Lying in bed and not sleeping usually gives my mind too much time to dwell on all those anxious thoughts.

Good luck. Hope you find relief soon.

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   Posted 5/29/2009 2:44 PM (GMT -6)   
OMG! Naturally decaffeinated Chamomile tea absolutely works!

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   Posted 5/30/2009 5:28 PM (GMT -6)   
thankyall all for the advice!!
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