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Alternative Medicine board

Hi there,
A lot of us are in the same boat as you, so dont feel alone! I am also on zoloft and xanax for anxiety and mild depression, and am looking into alternative medicine. The key really is to do lots of research and decide what you think is best for yourself, and of course to talk to your doctor. Visiting a holistic or naturopathic doctor if possible is a great idea, because most general practitioners know very little about alternative meds. Someone above cautioned about using sam-e, but keep in mind that there is controversy over most drugs or alternative meds that are out there. Example- kava has been banned in many countries because of evidence of liver damage with long term use. There are excellent resources on the internet, in bookstores and in libraries where you can find info about all of this. I highly recommend a book I just bought called "The Natural Physician's Healing Therapies" by Mark Stengler, N.D. It has some really great info. Good luck!