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Re: Are the following safe with venlafaxine?

Posted by NKP on October 16, 2021, at 15:50:18

In reply to Re: Are the following safe with venlafaxine?, posted by linkadge on October 15, 2021, at 21:02:06

Thank you for your responses.

The reason I was wondering about l-theanine is because:

(A) on the one hand, I read that l-theanine increases serotonin, so I am worried about possible serotonin syndrome;

(B) on the other hand, I find that taking l-theanine before bed helps me wake up feeling more rested.

Venlafaxine increases my need for sleep; I reckon that I need about two hours more sleep per night in order to wake up feeling rested. This, I suspect, is because it alters my sleep architecture, resulting in less deep sleep. L-theanine, I believe, promotes deep sleep. So I find that taking l-theanine before bed partly ameliorates the increased sleep requirement caused by the venlafaxine.

But I'm also concerned about serotonin syndrome.




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