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wieyedoc, Board Certified MD
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Experience:  Over two decades of clinical practice. Completed a medical internship in New York City
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I have suffered depression and anxiety for a number of years

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I have suffered depression and anxiety for a number of years now but use meditation to help reduce its affects. My anxiety is the biggest problem though. I am too scared to drive to big cities and never really venture out of my comfort zone which is around a 15 mile radius. Outwith this I get a train. Also I play darts and while I am at a very good level my anxieties prevent me playing sober so I tend to get drunk in order to play competitively and it works... to a certain extent but at a cost obviously. I am looking for something that will kill my anxiety and make me completely confident and focused. Is there any safe and natural medication/supplements that can help me with this that would also not be referred to as 'cheating'?
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Medical
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I guess I am looking for something safe that would make you fearless
Expert:  wieyedoc replied 4 months ago.

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Expert:  wieyedoc replied 4 months ago.

Do you have any other medical problems or take any medications?

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Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Hi Doctor Rick, thank you for your help. Other than the odd flare up of gout I have no medical conditions and I do not take any other medications. I used an anti depressant many years ago but did not like the way I felt on them so took myself off them and saught meditation and self hypnosis which has helped to a certain extent.
Expert:  wieyedoc replied 4 months ago.

thank you for that additional information.

Yes, there are natural things that can help:

chamomile tea




regular exercise.

Of course it is not "cheating" to talk to a doctor about prescription medications. There are many that can help.

Does this make sense to you?

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Dr. Rick MD FACS

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Thanks. I have been reading about beta blockers and propranolol do you have any info on this or anything similar?
Expert:  wieyedoc replied 4 months ago.

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