Page 1 of 1 [ 6 posts ] 

MonsterCrack
Veteran
Veteran

Joined: 1 Jul 2015
Age: 22
Posts: 735
Location: John's Creek, Georgia

06 Dec 2015, 4:48 pm

Last I talked about this, my mom was giving me xanax in addition to the other meds in spite of the doctor's orders, but now she decided against it, and is refusing to give me xanax, when that seems to be the only medication that works... Luckily, she's a nurse, so they have some more respect for her decision...
Yesterday, I was having panic attacks again, and my mom had to give me herb tea at night, and that seemed to do the trick.... But today, I drank two cups of herb tea, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, and took a fish oil supplement, in addition to the medications, but my anxiety came on way earlier than yesterday, and I ended up drinking 1 1/2 more cups of herb tea, another fish oil supplement, AND, in a panic, I tried cutting my own hair to stop the dust from getting in me eyes, but ended up with a bald spot on my head, and then I called my mom, and asked her if I could take melatonin, and she said yes, so I took it.... I'm still getting real anxious, and the buspar is going to get out of my system soon, and I have NO idea what I'm going to do at school tomorrow....Luckily, I have a psychiatrist appointment at 2:00 pm tomorrow, so that may help.... do you think the herb tea made it worse? and what should I do about this long term?



Rudin
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 7 Jun 2015
Age: 18
Posts: 1,046
Location: Southern Ontario

06 Dec 2015, 4:53 pm

What kind of herb tea did you take?


_________________
"God may not play dice with the universe, but something strange is going on with prime numbers."

-Paul Erdos

"There are two types of cryptography in this world: cryptography that will stop your kid sister from looking at your files, and cryptography that will stop major governments from reading your files."

-Bruce Schneider


MonsterCrack
Veteran
Veteran

Joined: 1 Jul 2015
Age: 22
Posts: 735
Location: John's Creek, Georgia

06 Dec 2015, 4:53 pm

Rudin wrote:
What kind of herb tea did you take?

sage herb tea



MjrMajorMajor
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 15 Jan 2012
Gender: Female
Posts: 8,645

06 Dec 2015, 5:24 pm

Sage tea isn't normally used for anxiety. Stop the herbal tea, and see how you feel.



Edenthiel
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 12 Sep 2014
Age: 53
Gender: Female
Posts: 2,820
Location: S.F Bay Area

06 Dec 2015, 5:44 pm

Sage contains a human hormone analog, a phyto-estrogen, and shows estrogenic activity in humans.

Depending on the species used for the tea, when it's harvested & other conditions it can have negative side effects.

(Salvia officinalis) can contain substantial amounts of thujone, a chemical that can trigger seizures.

Sage can also interfere with blood pressure regulation. Spanish sage (Salvia lavandulaefolia) can increase blood pressure in those with high BP, while common sage (Salvia officinalis) can lower blood pressure in those with already low BP.

Common sage can also mess with blood sugar level regulation, lowering it in people with diabetes.

I'm a bit confused by your first paragraph; You doctor prescribed xanax but your mom won't let you take it even though it works. Then she intentionally gives you herbal remedies that are known to have wildly variable side effects, but are not really applicable for what seems wrong? And you say, "luckily"???

I'm curious, is your mom also having you use Tea Tree soap or oils?


_________________
“For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.”
―Carl Sagan


MonsterCrack
Veteran
Veteran

Joined: 1 Jul 2015
Age: 22
Posts: 735
Location: John's Creek, Georgia

06 Dec 2015, 6:51 pm

edenthiel my old doctor prescribed xanax, but my new doctor is opposed to it... im seeing my third doctor tomorrow