Kalms - valerian root

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Hi all.

I suffer, among other things, from stress and anxiety. I take really small amounts of prescription anxiety meds. Not every day at all, much less.

However I was wondering if anyone has used this over the counter herbal remedy called Kalms? There are lots of threads on the Internet but none that contains great info.

I was wondering if anyone had direct experience of this vs valium or xanax?

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    I personally never found them very good , others though may have found them helpful , i did find - Promethazine ( Phenergan ) helpful an i did , do have them prescribed , they are available in Boots - behind the counter x
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    If youve been prescribed meds and want to take them, only taking them ocassionaly wont really do any good.  You dont need to take meds of course, therapy is a good alternative- but if your going down the med route, you probably should take them as intended.  Herbal remedies wont work for anxiety generally speaking
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    Thanks that's really helpful. I thought I might use the prescription meds occasionally as it's more for panic attacks and then use the herbal kalms more day to day, as obviously I do not want to go down the addiction route.

    As to phenergan, I have used this in the past only for sleeping. Taking one tablet Knocks me out. And it also gives a hangover the next day. Would you use these only a piece at a time for day time use? Like a quarter tablet?


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    Kalms is a herb used to help sleep and calm  mood. This is Herbal.

    The other are AD medications and are chemical.

    If not already take your prescribed medications as directed by your GP

    It may be advisable not to take Kalms with your AD medications as the side effects may be a problem. You can however discuss Kalms with your GP and see what He says


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