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    Old 12-10-2003, 08:12 PM   #1
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    Question Salt Craving & Losing Faith in Doctors

    I am curious if others with anxiety disorders have a strong craving for salt? It is big time for me! I salt soups, dip pretzels in salt. I can't satisfy the craving for it. It seems to be driven by the anxiety and panic. It doesn't appear to affect me. I thought perhaps the body being under stress for so long exhaust the sodium supply. Pretty far out idea. Going to post this in the Panic Board also.

    My medications are not working. Called the doctor and of course talked to the nurse who passed my concerns on. She calls back awhile later that "he (doctor) will discuss my meds at my next visit". Well the next appointment is the last week in January. No direction on what to do in the mean time. Buspar is not working, the Remeron was to strong (like taking ten cups of coffee before bed). Just venting.

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    Old 12-11-2003, 02:21 PM   #2
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    Re: Salt Craving & Losing Faith in Doctors

    havent heard of the salt craving, the remeron dose could be reduced for a while, perhaps by cuting the tablet

    buspar is only a tranquilliser and doesnt do much for anxiety, try to get some valium, much better

    Old 03-18-2005, 09:43 AM   #3
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    Re: Salt Craving & Losing Faith in Doctors


    I suffer from the same salt craving that you mentioned... I eat RIDICULOUS quantities of salt, and yet my blood pressure is extremely low... Doctors are unable to explain this. I've tried to stop, but my food just tastes AWFUL without it... Is any of this similar to your experience?

    One doctor mentioned it might be caused by well butrin. Do you think your medications might be causing it?

    Would like to discuss this further because I'm so glad I'm not the only person who had this problem! It's embarressing!

    Old 03-18-2005, 09:55 AM   #4
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    Re: Salt Craving & Losing Faith in Doctors

    Salt craving and anxiety can be symptoms of adrenal gland disorders.

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