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A 82-year-old female asked:

I'm 82. i always felt terrific on hormones. my mind isn't it at peace. would going back on hormones or antidepressant help me bring my serotonin level up? i take the bachessence remedy white chestnut homeopathic 2 drops day. its not enough. help?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. The "medications" you are taking probably have no active ingredients. It would be prudent to see a doctor. Wish you good health!
Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 34 years experience
The only known way to raise serotonin production/levels is exercise. Antidepressants cause a reduction in serotonin breakdown so that serotonin hangs around longer in the body but this treatment does not cause a increase in serotonin production. There is no evidence that white Chestnut (aesculus hippocastanum) has any effect on serotonin. I speculate that adding supervised exercise might help.

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