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hello am i suffering with anxiety and im on a arthritise drug

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hello am i suffering with anxiety and im on a arthritise drug can i take some natural help
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
Hello
First of all you need to see a doctor about the anxiety.
Even natural treatments need the right doctor supervising.
I can get back to that in a minute

Do you know the cause of your anxiety, there are many?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

iv been a few times to the doctors,but i dont want to take percribed drugs,i come from a family of worriers and think i overthink things a lot when it flares up,its the feeling strange,edgy unsettled feelings i dont like,so as your a doctor whats your reply!! i was going to try cbt online to help me deal better with my thought prosses

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
CBT has shown effectivness.
But, it is better to have a therapist..then you learn it correctly and it can become self sustaining.

On line does not work nearly as well.

You need to check
Magnesium levels...need to be at least 2.5
Vitamin D, should be at least 30.j

Thyroid levels. TSH should be between .5 and 2.5, the closer to 1 the better.

Lose any excess weight.
Go on an anti-inflammtory diet.

And have some additional lab measurement.

The institute of functional medicine just trained a group of docs in this about a year or so ago. Call the institute for names.
www.functionalmedicine.com.

This will help avoid turning your treatment into guess work.
Use reply to let me know if you have further questions. [click reply to expert].
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