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Re: L-tryptophan not helping tecknohed

Posted by Maxime on September 3, 2007, at 18:19:10

In reply to Re: L-tryptophan not helping Maxime, posted by tecknohed on September 3, 2007, at 8:39:48

I have some B6 to take with it ... I'll try that.

Yes, usually L-tryptophan is used to help meds like prozac, but sometimes it works as monotherapy.

Thanks.

Maxime


> Sorry to here that.
>
> You could try adding vit B6 to help the conversion.
> Or maybe you could try 5-HTP instead. Would be especially good if your having trouble converting the tryptophan to serotonin. You can take it with food too to avoid upset stomache (but not a high protein meal). 2-300mg/day is recommended.
>
> On the other hand, isn't tryptophan best used to enhance serotonergic drugs? Whilst on Nardil my pdoc offered it to me as an augmentation (as Optimax) but I turned it down believing part of my problem was 'too much serotonin' ('cause of lethargy)!

 

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