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I don't take my prescription anxiety meds during pregnancy and I was just reading some about RR, and bought some at GNC today.

I read it was safe during pregnancy but it seems strange to me to take something that has such a strong taste/smell of alcohol.

Just wondering if anyone uses it uses anything else for anxiety during pregnancy.


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Use it, love it, need it at least daily or more. DH says it smells like Crown Royale, although I have to take his word on that one!


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i use it too but not that frequently.  it is alcohol but since you're only taking drops at a time, i don't think it's enough to worry about.  i probably get more alcohol out of my daily bottle of kefir :)


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YES! I was thinking more along the lines of Windsor though! lol ;)
 

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Use it, love it, need it at least daily or more. DH says it smells like Crown Royale, although I have to take his word on that one!



 

True, Really it is a tiny amount, I think it is just the strong smell that throws me off!

 

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i use it too but not that frequently.  it is alcohol but since you're only taking drops at a time, i don't think it's enough to worry about.  i probably get more alcohol out of my daily bottle of kefir :)



 


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Honestly, while I like the idea of RR and don't think it would hurt to use it while pg and *have* used it this pg, I'm always left wondering if it's the RR making me feel better, or the belief that it's the RR making me feel better! LOL - but either way... it *does* seem to make me feel better!! :)  So I think it's worth it, and worth trying if you struggle with anxiety. I've read about women using it during labor, too. And I took it after we went off the road in an icy storm, and when I was staying with my MIL (arguably more stressful than going off the road - it couldn't have been a more "tame" "accident" if I'd planned it and was a stuntwoman) so definitely something I go to when I'm either at my wits' end or expecting to be at any minute, particularly with pg hormones surging.

 

I give it to my kids too in similar situations or when they're seeming to have a hard time coping, as we have been going through so many changes lately.


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If the alcohol really concerns you, you can drop the RR into hot water (like your cup of tea) and the alcohol will evaporate off.  You can also get RR in gum and lozenge formats, which do not contain alcohol.

 

Or you can try Nervoheel, which is a different product altogether, but with a similiar effect to RR and also safe in pregnancy.

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If the alcohol really concerns you, you can drop the RR into hot water (like your cup of tea) and the alcohol will evaporate off.  You can also get RR in gum and lozenge formats, which do not contain alcohol.

 

Or you can try Nervoheel, which is a different product altogether, but with a similiar effect to RR and also safe in pregnancy.


And a cream you can rub in too! Forgot about the different forms it comes in now. :)

 


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I've never used it for my anxiety but I do use it for my dogs and it works very well.  My older dog has epilepsy and we use this after or prior to a seizure.  I have also used it with my other dog when thunderstorms roll through - it really does have a calming effect.  They do make an alcohol-free formula.  The one I bought was for pets but they also sell one for kids that is alcohol free so you might want to check it out.  I believe Amazon sells it.

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I've used it during pregnancy. It is a life saver for me. I have found though that it will fix anxiety but not full blown panic for me.

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I've never used it for my anxiety but I do use it for my dogs and it works very well.  My older dog has epilepsy and we use this after or prior to a seizure.  I have also used it with my other dog when thunderstorms roll through - it really does have a calming effect.  They do make an alcohol-free formula.  The one I bought was for pets but they also sell one for kids that is alcohol free so you might want to check it out.  I believe Amazon sells it.



Kind of OT, but I have a girlfriend who gives it to her cats any time they have to travel with them. She puts it in their water during the transition as well. :)


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If I was more computer savvy I would post the link but check out "anyone down for a homeopathy flower essence thread"  Here in the health section.  It will give insight into flower essences.  Amazingly powerful stuff.  I was so thrilled with RR in my first pregnancy!!  I wanted to also put it out there that the healing work I do is really great for anxiety.  I'd be happy to do a reading/healing over skype if you would like. 

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I love it for me & my pets (dogs & a cat).  I use the "original" formula but they do make an alcohol-free version based in glycerin.  Also love the "sleep" version which contains no sedatives, but works by "quieting your internal chatter" ... that's how an herbalist explained it to me anyway, I just know it works great for everyone in my family. thumb.gif


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First, Yay for Rescue Remedy!  Grew up on the stuff and I still use it for stressful situations.  

It is totally fine to use while pregnant.  The alcohol used in Bach's RR is brandy and is used solely as a preservative.  But the amount of drops you use in a dose is relatively minute so I doubt it's going to really affect your baby. You can use the pastilles (lozenges) or the children's alcohol-free glycerine RR if it makes you fell more comfortable.  Potency is not lost in these other vessels.  

Also I want to point out that you might be using the "stock" bottle which is intended to be diluted.  Did this bottle cost $10 - $15?  If yes, it's a stock bottle - the ratio of alcohol preservative to flower essence is extreme.  You are NOT going to be hurt by taking drops directly from the stock bottle, BUT flower remedies follow the law that Less is More.  

You can get your hands on a glass stopper bottle online or at an herb store.  Fill the 2 oz bottle nearly to the neck with clean water (purified if possible).  Add 2 - 3 single drops of RR from the stock bottle and 1 - 2 droppers full of preservative (brandy, apple cider vinegar or glycerine if you have it).  The alcohol lasts longer but the non-alcoholic preservatives will last for quite a while.  Put the top on and give it a couple shakes.  Voila'! 

And if you love the stuff then diluting in your own dropper bottle will save you tons of money!  Think of how many drops you'll get from daughter-ing a 2 oz bottle from 2 or 3 drops from the mother stock bottle.  Dude!

I hope this helps! 

 

 

p.s. I just want to add that I am a certified Natural Therapeutics Specialist.  You know, in case Big Brother is reading.

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Also I want to point out that you might be using the "stock" bottle which is intended to be diluted.  Did this bottle cost $10 - $15?  If yes, it's a stock bottle - the ratio of alcohol preservative to flower essence is extreme.  You are NOT going to be hurt by taking drops directly from the stock bottle, BUT flower remedies follow the law that Less is More.  

 


Wow!  Thank you for this info.  I never knew that!  I have been taking it straight from the mother bottle!  I can save a lot of $ here.  Plus I found on occasion I would prove the remedy with my son. He is very sensitive but this makes more sense as to why the proving.  

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One of my favorite stories about Dr. Bach is that when he treated his patients with his flower remedies he didn't charge them.  The whole process to make them is next to free!  But his patients felt so uncomfortable not paying him that he finally gave in and began charging people a tiny fee.  So it makes sense that these $15 stock bottles, when diluted into daughter bottles, are actually worth as much as they are. winky.gif


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I thought $15 was alright!  He was an amazing man.  My fav thing I read about him came from a homeopathic book.  Telling how he came up with this whole healing  by watching a cow lick dew from a flower in the field!!

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