kava and anxiety

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kill_blind_elite
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kava and anxiety

Post by kill_blind_elite » Sat Mar 29, 2014 1:28 pm

has anyone else noticed that when you have anxiety and take kava that it makes you more anxious ,.... supposedly kava is supposed to help you with anxiety but when i take it without bensos then I only feel good for a little while, then I start to grit my teeth and feel like my heart is poundingf out ofr my chest! anyone else have anxiety and have problems with kava ???
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Re: kava and anxiety

Post by mitragyna3 » Wed Apr 09, 2014 1:05 am

Maybe could be a rebound effect. I've noticed this after taking short-acting benzos. Since Kava hits similar receptors, I wouldn't be surprised.

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Re: kava and anxiety

Post by Nikola » Fri Apr 11, 2014 2:13 am

I haven't had the same experience as you, but I understand what you're saying.
Taking kava when anxious would definitely not be my first choice.
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Re: kava and anxiety

Post by sassy1000 » Sat Apr 12, 2014 11:02 am

I just wrote a detailed response and it was flagged a spam and denied. How do I get my reply approved?

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Re: kava and anxiety

Post by sassy1000 » Sat Apr 12, 2014 11:18 am

I tried to reply again and it was denied. Yes, if I take more than a heaping teaspoon of finely ground root, I get a panic attack. I am tapering off of benzos and kava is helping. But just a certain amount!

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