Anyone ever tried Passion Flower for anxiety?

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   Posted 6/25/2010 9:54 PM (GMT -7)   
I saw on Dr. Oz - that Passion Flower was great for anxiety so I got some but I'm not sure I should take with Buspar - I know it's natural but I still hate mixing stuff - Just wondering if anyone ever tried it and if you should take it everyday or just when you have anxiety? He made it sound like just when you need it.

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   Posted 6/26/2010 10:10 AM (GMT -7)   

I would consult your Dr. before taking something you are not sure of.



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   Posted 6/29/2010 3:27 PM (GMT -7)   
HAVE you had chance to talk with your doc as Kitt suggessted
just wondering how you made out

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   Posted 6/29/2010 6:09 PM (GMT -7)   
oh no - doctors will never give me advice on natural things - just say they don't know and they are not FDA approved.

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   Posted 6/29/2010 6:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Personally, it wouldn't scare me to try it with buspar, but that's ME and I can't decide for anyone else. Try Taurine. It works and is natural to the human body! I take it everyday with buspar (60 mg a day) and paxil (60 mg a day), both are maximum doses. I've been taking Taurine for a couple of years now and don't want to be w/o it!


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   Posted 7/9/2010 9:31 AM (GMT -7)   
I can relate hazelnut. I just started seeing a psychiatrist for my panic attacks/ anxiety. I've been working with a homeopath for several months already though and the psychiatrist was so quick to dismiss the value of any of the holistic approaches, remedies, etc. that I was using.

I see a homeopath (a type of holistic doctor). He has a traditional MD license as well. When I was in the hospital following a two-hour attack a few weeks ago I was given Xanax. This is the first time I've ever taken any traditional, western-based psychotropic med. While the psychiatrist couldn't answer questions about possible interactions between the homeopathic stuff I was taking and the Xanax, the homeopathic doctor could.

So my suggestion is that if you'd like to consider herbs, flowers, etc. that you look for a holistic doctor that you trust. They'll be more understanding of your interest and probably more familiar with more "traditional" meds as well.

For the record, I haven't heard about passion flower but I am taking another flower that was prescribed to help elicit emotions more freely so that the anxiety doesn't build up inside of me until I implode in the form of a panic attack. Part of my issue was holding things in and trying to handle everything on my own.

Good luck!!
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