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    Old 11-03-2004, 07:49 PM   #1
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    natural alternative to xanax?

    I am wondering if anyone knows of a natural alternative to xanax? It would be for it's analgesic, anti-spasmodic properties as indicated for use in interstital cystitis (bladder problem).

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    Old 12-11-2004, 06:20 PM   #2
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    Re: natural alternative to xanax?

    I know of none.
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    Old 12-14-2004, 11:47 AM   #3
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    Re: natural alternative to xanax?

    I have heard soooooooo many different claims for natural alternatives to xanax (kava kava, valerian root, passionflower, hops, etc), but absolutely NONE of them have worked like xanax. Xanax (in my opinion) is a wonder drug. I wish to God there was something else like it that doesn't have the addictive tendencies........ I'd be taking it in a heartbeat !

     
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    Re: natural alternative to xanax?

    I take calms forte my hylands. It works for me!

     
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    Re: natural alternative to xanax?

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    I am wondering if anyone knows of a natural alternative to xanax? It would be for it's analgesic, anti-spasmodic properties as indicated for use in interstital cystitis (bladder problem).

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    Old 12-31-2004, 08:05 PM   #6
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    Try 5-HTP. It may help.

     
    Old 01-02-2005, 03:09 PM   #7
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    Re: natural alternative to xanax?

    How about Kava Kava herb? It makes you feel relaxed.
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    Old 01-04-2005, 01:08 PM   #8
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    Re: natural alternative to xanax?

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    I am wondering if anyone knows of a natural alternative to xanax? It would be for it's analgesic, anti-spasmodic properties as indicated for use in interstital cystitis (bladder problem).

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    Interstitial cystitis is a bladder problem. Why xanax?
    You should go to a good urologist for this.
    Xanax is only for extreme panic and anxiety.
    Worse, it is the most addictive of the benzos.

     
    Old 01-04-2005, 01:09 PM   #9
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    Re: natural alternative to xanax?

    Thanks for the suggestions! I'm going to investigate them all. I have had some relief since my surgery 10/29, thank goodness.

    You are all very helpful...appreciate it!
    Sidnee

     
    Old 01-15-2005, 04:22 PM   #10
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    Re: natural alternative to xanax?

    bergamot essential oil has an analgesic, anti-spasmodic effect and is particularly useful for cystitis when used as a local wash. remember to dilute it. search on the web for more details of its properties and what strength the wash should be. it treats cystitis but also can stop cystitis developing as the condition usually starts as urethaitis and the local wash will stop it developing into cystitis.
    it is also useful as bergamot is an essential stress reliever and since stress can aggrevate the condition (i imagine the condition causes stress), it would be very useful from this perspective.

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    Old 01-15-2005, 04:30 PM   #11
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    Re: natural alternative to xanax?

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    How about Kava Kava herb? It makes you feel relaxed.
    don't know about the rest of the world, but this herb has been banned in the UK as it may cause liver problrms in some individuals. try valarian root as an alternative.

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    Old 02-24-2005, 12:06 PM   #12
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    Interstitial cystitis is a bladder problem. Why xanax?
    You should go to a good urologist for this.
    Xanax is only for extreme panic and anxiety.
    Worse, it is the most addictive of the benzos.
    Benzos have muscle relaxant properties so they are used alot for this; actually, Valium is best for that but it got such a bad rep in the 1960's when it first came out, aka mother's little helper and valley of the dolls.

    But it is one of the weakest....you are right, Xanax is much more potent, more addictive. Prof. Ashton of the UK who ran a benzo withdrawal clinic in the 1980's used Valium to get people off of the newer, more potent and short acting benzos like Xanax and Ativan.

    You make a good point; Xanax is a poor choice in this situation, it is addictive in a more physical sense, aka physical dependancy/tolerance forming!

    Benzos should be weaned off of slowly if they've been used everyday sidnee74, the withdrawals can be nasty.

     
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