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Kalms _ are the any good? any known side affects?

(17 Posts)
ontheslipperyslopeagain Sun 15-Apr-07 10:52:26

title says it all really

From another thread I been feeling stressed/depressed but cant get to see my doctor for another week, in the meantine thought I would try kalms, I have tried st johns wort in the past but had some side effects (dizziness) just thought I would try Kalms, just wandering if anyone had any experience

goodnanny Sun 15-Apr-07 12:15:45

did take them for 3 months in the great hope they would chill me out... but nothing happenened! sorry!

lailasmum Fri 08-Jun-07 13:17:08

make my sister throw up.

FioFio Fri 08-Jun-07 13:17:40

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Pinkchampagne Fri 08-Jun-07 13:33:08

I have used them, but found them pretty useless tbh. I had no side effects what so ever, but they didn't calm me at all!
I found Rescue Remedy much more effective!

i've used them and like them. i believe they have valerian in them, which is one of my favourite things to calm me down. although i prefer Dr. Stuart's Valerian Plus tea to tablets. (although if/when taking the tea or tablets, i dont have caffeine since that seems to counter the effects.)


(although i've found sometimes, having a hot bath at night with a good, mindless book can be just as nice!)

to add> i didnt have any side effects!

cheeryface Fri 08-Jun-07 13:47:51

a similar one is valerina and i found they relaxed me a bit where kalms had done nothing.

Speccy Fri 08-Jun-07 13:55:20

Never tried Kalms but I bought some Bach's Rescue Remedy yesterday which I've heard a lot of people recommend.

I'm very anti-medicines generally but I've got a lot stressing me out lately so thought I'd get some to see if it helps.

Quite looking forward to feeling stressed so I can try it!

Pinkchampagne Fri 08-Jun-07 14:03:22

I find Rescue Remedy really good - loads better than Kalms!

bouncy Fri 08-Jun-07 14:32:45

where can you get rescue remedy from?

Speccy Fri 08-Jun-07 14:34:15

Got mine in Tesco.

Speccy Fri 08-Jun-07 14:34:42

Will be everywhere - Boots will have it.

bouncy Fri 08-Jun-07 14:41:32

cool I will nip down the chemist later and see if the have them.

Pinkchampagne Fri 08-Jun-07 14:47:52

Got mine from the health food shop

bouncy Fri 08-Jun-07 17:07:05

great just picked it up, and takent he first dose, how long usually before it starts to work.

Pinkchampagne Fri 08-Jun-07 17:53:42

Doesn't take long to kick in

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