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4/14/09 10:00 A

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OK so I have some of the rescue remedy because I have used it on my dog before going to a show or the vet. I have been drinking the tea and ifeel pretty good I don't seem to be bloating although the easter candy is killing me. i am a sucker for Robin's eggs. When I weaned off the zoloft last year I was very comfortable at 25mg every other day. I never really took that much to begin with but it did the trick. So I am taking the 25 qod now until next sunday and we will see if it works. So far so good. I also was taking a lot of omega 3's untill feb and then I stopped taking them on a regular basis so I wonder if that had something to do with it.

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4/13/09 9:22 P

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Oh, yes. I used rescue remedy for my cat, if you can believe it, but never tried it on myself. Hmmm. It's an idea, certainly.

To calm myself when it's gone beyond manageable with meditation and breathing, I take tincture of hops - a remedy that has been used for hundreds of years. People used to make hops pillows as a calming sleep remedy. I also have used passion flower and chamomile. It's just a matter of trying them out and seeing what works best for you. All three are on the mild/safe side. Passion Flower is also used for kids with ADHD and tastes pretty good.

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4/13/09 8:33 P

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I definitely experience more anxiety and panic attacks 8 to 10 days before my period! I take medication daily and haven't had any weight gain related to the medication. I went through a few different meds before finding one that worked for me without the side affects. Maybe you can try some different medications to find one that wont contribute to weight gain.

I have however found one AMAZING product that has helped me tremendously when my anxiety is heightened and I recommend it to everyone with similar issues. It's called "RESCUE REMEDY" and is made by Bach. It can be purchased at health food stores and comes in a brown glass bottle with a spray top similar to a breath spray.

A friend who also experiences anxiety recommended the spray to me a few years ago and I know this may sound crazy but since then, I haven't had to use any valium or prescription drugs to calm myself during an attack. I simply spray my tongue twice with the herbal remedy and in about 60 seconds the fight or flight is gone and I am able to relax and talk myself out of the attack.

I have also picked up the "RESCUE REMEDY SLEEP" spray and it works really well to stop a busy mind when trying to fall asleep. I use it every night and carry a small travel size bottle of the regular rescue remedy with me in my purse in case of an uncomfortable moment.

I hope you try them. The price is very good so definitely worth a try.

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4/11/09 5:48 P

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I found that sipping it during the day (it's not necessary to steep it hot, but the herbs must sit in the water long enough for the essence to leach in - about an hour or so - if you do it cold), or a cup of tea every 4-6 hours, is what makes the difference.

One cup of tea is better than nothing, but it doesn't have the same affect as having it over a longer period of time.

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4/11/09 4:47 P

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So I went out and got the tea and you are right it is good. I hope that this will keep things in check. we will see.

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4/11/09 8:50 A

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Thanks so much for the suggestions. I feel much better today. I think that I will give the tea a try. you guys are great I am so glad that I joined this group. emoticon emoticon

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4/10/09 7:11 P

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It is pretty yummy because it has strawberry leaf, raspberry leaf and licorice.

http://www.amazon.com/Traditional-Medici
nals-Female-Toner-16-Count/dp/B000EJNL26

You can read more about all the little herbs in it there.

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4/10/09 5:34 P

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Jackin~ I understand your fear. Sounds like you are in a tough position. I wonder if your dr could try you on something that doesn't have weight gain as a side effect. I realize that some medications cause major weight gain. I took seroquil for awhile and I gained quite a bit on it.

Adrienne~ That tea sounds intesting and worth trying. How does it taste? Wha type of herbs are in it?

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I get enormous mood swings and lose my sense of direction and emotional balance in that period of time. Traditional Medicinals makes and excellent tea called Female Toner. If you can't find it in your health food section, Amazon has it.

I had a big open house day before yesterday and the height of my PMS was due to fall RIGHT over that day. I knew it on the weekend. Awful with everything that I needed to get done by then. I started drinking the tea this weekend, and I keep drinking it until I get through the PMS slam. It doesn't take away everything, but I'm not as irritable and keep my patience and don't get dragged down as much. It also helps me to avoid having to take ibuprofen except in the worst times. It's good because I can just toss a tea bag into my water bottle and drink it as I normally would my plain water. Keeps the bloating and the mood swings down.


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The reason that I don't want to be on the zoloft full time is that I had gained wt on it and it wasn't until I went off of it that it started to come off. I have heard so many stories of people putting on a ton of weight and never being able to take it off. I worked out with a trainer last year for 10 months with a girlfriend of mine. she lost 80 lbs and I gained 10. I wish I could say it was muscle but calipers don't lie. For me that was a hard pill to swallow. I come from a family that is all overweight and have always worked very hard to stay in shape. I just want to get to my pre baby weight very bad and am scared that the zoloft will prevent me from doing that.

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Hi Jacklin!

I can understand why you don't want to get back on medication full time, but sometimes it's just what is needed. However, there are some things you can do to try and manage your anxiety. You can practice deep breathing and meditation, yoga, positive self talk. Having your friend come by for ahwile is a great idea. Having support helps alot and gets your mind focused elseware.

For me my anxiety usually gets worse around my period. I have been on Prozac to help. I took it the way your dr prescribed the zoloft...two weeks before and whatnot. It helped, but eventually I had to get back on it full time.

Keep exercising and don't beat yourself up for having to take your Klonopin. It's OK. Try to accept where you are at and just go with the flow. It will get beter. Do you have any relaxation CD's? They are helpful too.

Hope you feel better soon.

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Hi Jacklin,
I had my son when I was 22 and my anxiety atarted after I had him. He is 23 now! I also would get really bad before my period even on the meds so I took a little more xanax. I haven't heard of only taking the antidepressant for a few weeks at a time. I thought it took time to get into your system.

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Hi I have been off my zoloft since the beginig of dec 2008. I am good most of the time except 8-10 days before my period I get the nervous jitters for about 3 days. Exercise usually helps but i have had some back problems in the last month. Today was really bad, I called a friend to come hang out with me and then I caled my Dr. who said to try taking the zoloft for 2weeks before my period and then stopping and do it that way every month. He said that i could take 25 or 50 mg. I ended taking a 1/2 of a klonopin prn today as it got bad and I didn't want to start a whole anxiety cycle. This has not been a life time thing with me it only started after my 3rd child. Has any one had a similar experience? I really hate the thought of going back on zoloft full time i just was starting to loose some weight that I had gained.



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