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Can LDN for chronic fatigue syndrome worsen anxiety attacks?

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Posted on Mon, 18 May 2015
Question: My doctor has me on LDN to treat CFS. I take a dose of 4.5 mg daily. Recently when dealing with severe panic attacks, I took Kavinace, which has Theanine and Pheibut in it. I had severe reaction to the supplement, including light-headedness, nausea, headache, overall weakness, and at one point, chest pain. I tried various doses of the Kavinace over a two week period of time. Then stopped taking it altogether. Is there a drug interaction between the two? Also, can LDN cause an increase in anxiety?
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Answered by Dr. Ram Choudhary (47 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
no anxiety inducing risk in LDN

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Welcome to healthcare magic.
Kavinace and LDN dose not have much interactions. You did not tolerate Kavinace, it is wise that you have stopped it.
LDN has been recently studied and has been found to be effective for chronic fatigue syndrome..
Albeit it is slow acting and needs to be taken on regular basis for long duration.
I hope the advise will be helpful for you.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ram Choudhary (1 hour later)
Can you tell me if LDN can cause an increase in anxiety, and cause sleep problems (I sleep only about 5 hours per night)?
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Answered by Dr. Ram Choudhary (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
you should revisit your clinician

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Welcome back.
LDN is known to disturb sleep quality and may reduce duration also.
Slight anxiety may be caused in some users.
Body system gets adjusted to these adverse effects.
Take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Can LDN for chronic fatigue syndrome worsen anxiety attacks?

Brief Answer: no anxiety inducing risk in LDN Detailed Answer: Hi Welcome to healthcare magic. Kavinace and LDN dose not have much interactions. You did not tolerate Kavinace, it is wise that you have stopped it. LDN has been recently studied and has been found to be effective for chronic fatigue syndrome.. Albeit it is slow acting and needs to be taken on regular basis for long duration. I hope the advise will be helpful for you.