A 36-year-old member asked:
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i want to start taking 500mg of l-tyrosine instead of fluoxetine. anyone tried that?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Tyrosine: It has been used for depression, but not as replacement for antidepressants.
Answered on Feb 13, 2013
Dr. Ward Dean
Dr. Ward Dean answered
42 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Probably not help: L-tyrosine may relieve depression in doses of up to 2, 000 mg per day. However, if fluoxetine was helping, l-tyrosine not likely to help in your case. You would more likely benefit from 5htp or tryptophan. All individual Amino Acids are best taken on an empty stomach for best response.
Answered on Jun 24, 2014

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