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What is the best over the counter med for anxiety and stress

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What is the best over the counter med for anxiety and stress
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

there is no one best over the counter aid for stress and anxiety.

some people take valerian root supplements to help them sleep and decrease stress

some people use benadryl (diphenhydramine) to help them feel sleepy and more relaxed

but there are better medications your doctor can give you to help decrease stress and anxiety.

regular exercise, meditation, yoga, deep breathing exercises, pilates, stretching can also help decrease anxiety and stress as well

let me know if you have questions.