Good day all.
I have been using your excellent site for years, teaching myself interesting things about tcm. I will try and be more precise and to the point as much as possible. I have been diagnosed with anxiety disorder plus somatisation of anxiety and stress for many years now. I have been on medications like Zanax and recently a new antidepressant called Brintelix.
My acupunturist in Greece suggested me that it would be good to try some Chinese formulas since I am in a constant yoyo effect with the drugs. I have dizziness, nausea, increased eye pressure (22mg), neck and shoulder pains and in 2016 i was diagnoed with optical nevritis, which after many many examinations they didnt find the origin. I had brain MRI tests, blood test, each year up to today and all are negative.
So, my acupunturist who is also my friend suggested i start with a combo of Xiao Yao San and Gui Pi Tang. My 1st question to him was if I will have any side effects using them together with the above mentioned drugs (more dizziness, possible gastrointestal bleeding/problems, more nausea or any other symptom and he told me that I won’t. Since you guys are more into TCM all those years, Can you also confirm or at least let me know about any possible interactions .sid effects with the above drugs mentioned or any other drugs?
I thank you in advance for your prompt reply and help into this matter.