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Re: Any supplements for depression/anxiety besides?...

Posted by Tony P on January 15, 2018, at 3:59:39

In reply to Re: Any supplements for depression/anxiety besides?..., posted by sigismund on November 18, 2017, at 11:12:30

I am a big fan of kava-kava, which is gradually coming back into favour and reappearing in Health Supplement stores and pharmacies. New research shows it includes among its 18 active ingredients both anxiolytics (similar in effect to benzos, but non-addictive) anti-depressants (both D/NRI & MAOI-B) and stimulants, all rolled into one! Amazing but true. If anyone is old enough to remember Flanders & Swann, it is almost like their Wompom plant!

My experience with it is initially mood elevating and activating, a bit like Ritalin or Adderall, but nicer - less "edgy". Then over several hours it gradually becomes more relaxing, especially in high doses (2.5 gm of 30% grade), and may eventually make you pleasantly sleepy.

I intend to post more soon here, as the quality/grade, dose, and how you prepare it make a big difference to its effectiveness. Briefly, look for "guaranteed 30% kavalactones)" or similar, and don't swallow the capsules: empty them into hot chocolate mix, add hot water, & stir/whisk. More later.

My Meds
Escitalopram 20 mg
Bupropion XR 75 mg
Diazepam 5 mg tid - weaning
Propranolol 20 mg tid
Robaxin - non-prescribed; weaning
Kava - non-Rx, prn




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