8 patient evaluations for Valerian

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Sep 14, 2014 (Started Nov 09, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Persistent worry)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Panic attacks)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Sleep problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 capsule(s) Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 1, 2014 (Started Nov 09, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Persistent worry)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Panic attacks)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Sleep problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Upset stomach, Diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 30, 2014 (Started Nov 09, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Persistent worry)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Panic attacks)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Sleep problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Upset stomach, Diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I would like to add that this makes me wake up rested and feel probably how normal people probably feel after they sleep. I noticed I'll wake up naturally after 8 hours, and do not have the tired agitation I usually have when I wake up, and no grogginess.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 8, 2012 (Started Nov 09, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Panic attacks)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Sleep problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Upset stomach, Diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 15, 2013 (Started Jul 16, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Headaches)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: had to take 3 capsules daily to get a slight relief, but then had to put up with a persistent mild headache
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 23, 2013 (Started Jul 16, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Headaches)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 30, 2011 (Started Jul 28, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 550 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 30, 2009 (Started Jul 28, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 550 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 12, 2011 (Started Feb 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Take with a LOT of water. The capsules always feel like they're caught in my throat. Also, hold your breath, valerian is not a nice smelling herb. I notice when I take it, I'm less likely to wake up randomly throughout the night so that's a good thing.

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 9, 2011 (Started Nov 02, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Panic attacks)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Works great but had to stop taking it because I am on Savella
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 2, 2011 (Started Nov 02, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Panic attacks)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 22, 2010 (Started Nov 02, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Panic attacks)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Helps prevent major panic attacks.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 19, 2010 (Started Apr 17, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: This really helped with my anxiety along with klonopin. I just stopped taking it because I don't know if p-doc was okay with it. He didn't say one way or another.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 15, 2010 (Started Apr 17, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I add this sometimes at night when I'm freaking out and my other sedating meds aren't helping. I wouldn't recommend mixing it with all the shit I'm mixing it with. I don't think it will kill me, but it might not be the greatest idea. I think it helps sedate me more and calm me enough to sleep and feel somewhat normal
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 25, 2009 (Started Jul 04, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 15, 2009 (Started Apr 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Sleeplessness)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Lethargy)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: makes you sleepy at first but doesn't help you sleep through the night, more of my problem.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Lethargy

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