Shaklee's Stress Relief Complex for Anxiety?

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10 Mar 2008, 7:34 am

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10 Mar 2008, 9:00 pm

My psychiatrist was unfamiliar with Shaklee Stress Relief complex, and with the ingredients in that and in the Swanson product, except to say that the L-Tyrosine would have a similar effect to the clorazepam that I am taking (she gave some details about chemicals being transfered across neurons, but I did not follow the biochemistry). Anyway, she advised against taking the herbal supplements, not knowing how they would interact with the clorazepam. I'll ask my psychologist this week, too.



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10 Mar 2008, 9:50 pm

I used to take it with my Lexapro and had no problems.

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11 Mar 2008, 10:29 am

I had problems with Lexapro -- it made me dizzy --but I think that Lexapro is a different class of drug than clonazepam. Again, I don't know what the difference is, or what class of drug they are in, or what any of it means.



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16 Mar 2008, 5:47 pm

My psychotherapist is more favorable to herbal remedies.

So, I've decided to order the Lee Swanson Signature Line Ultimate Stress pills, 90 capsules for $34.99. They offered a free bottle of salmon oil this weekend for orders over $35.00. So, okay, I ordered 500 chlorophyll tablets for $2.49 to bring the subtotal to $37.48, plus $4.95 shipping, for a total of $42.43. No sales tax.

The Swanson product has more L-Theanine and almost as much Ashwaganda root extract as the Shaklee product.

The Swanson product has no beta-sitosterol. However, I still have a lot of SeQuester PhytoQuest Photosterol tablets left over from years ago when I obsessed about my cholesterol. This includes sitosterol, campesterol, and stigmasterol. According to the Shaklee literature, "beta sitosterol, a natural plant sterol, helps to blunt the response of cortisol, a hormone produced during physical stress." So, I don't know--there probably isn't any harm in going back to my SeQuester, which I don't think has been manufactured in the last ten years.

The Swanson product has no L-Tyrosine, but my psychiatrist said that this would have a similar effect to the clonazepam that I am taking.

The clonazepam does sound rather nasty to me: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clonazepam

I don't quite know why MDs like to prescribe things that have nasty side effects. But, maybe after a month, I'll take myself off of it.



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04 Mar 2009, 3:29 pm

So does anyone know if the shaklee reduces the effects of birth control at all?