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5 Htp And Alcohol
Are there any dangerous interactions between alcohol and a combination of 5-htp and l-tyrosine? How long must you wait in between if so?
Taking 5-htp 50mg 1x per day. Is it safe to drink alcohol on the same day? If not, what is an appropriate amount of time to wait between the two? Thx!
My first time taking in weed and it was mixed with alcohol, five days now and still feels I am high and forget things easily what do I do?
Relax and wait: This is very unusual. Most people feel "high"for a only few hours after using marijuana and generally do not feel any effects the next day. While traces can remain in your system for several days, the levels are generally too low to have a noticeable effect. You may be unusually sensitive. Within a few more days you should feel normal. Sounds like it does not agree with you and you should avoid it. ...Read more
I've stopped drinking alcohol on my own for five weeks now. Am I still in danger of going back to it?
Ongoing support: Without ongoing support from a community who knows the ropes of alcoholism and alcohol abuse, you could be in danger of a relapse. This is different from being in alcohol withdrawal. Sustaining behavioral change can be difficult, and you'll need to develop other ways of coping with life than drinking if you want to be "out of danger." aa is there for you if you're willing. Http://www. Aa.org. ...Read more
Hi, I don't consume alcohol very often, but within five minutes of drinking I have terrible back pain. Why does this happen to me, any suggestions?
Don't know why, but: I bet you are smart enough to figure out that until you know how to fix whatever is wrong, the right choice is to not drink alcohol. Right? If you suffer fro fibromyalga, I guess this might be related. Who knows? Ask your provider - but, again - don't drink. If it's a rare thing anyway, that should be reasonably easy. So, find other ways to have fun and avoid the pain. Best! ...Read more
Raised ALT for last five yrs from 100-180 hepititis tests negative, bilirubin is on margin, fibroscan shows level two, no probems physically non alcohol?
Abnormal liver test: Clearly there is a liver process going on. Would extend the valuation to autoimmune and metabolic causes of liver disease. ...Read more
Metronidazole 500 mg? I just finish taking metronidazole 500 mg pills two a day for five days. My last pill I took at 1 pm. How long do I wait to consume alcohol. Seeing as new years is on saturday I want to make sure a two to three drinks max won't cause
Finished my azithromycin of 250 mg five days ago I had to take 2 the first day and and one tablet for 4 days after is it safe to drink alcohol now?
Yes, it is safe: Azithromycin and alcohol have no known interactions when taken together, so you need not be concerned about any ill effects. It’s never a bad idea to drink in moderation to give your body a chance to heal and recover quickly from any infection. If you feel like you’re over the hump, by all means, proceed judiciously! ...Read more
I had taken azithromycin for three days-500mg, 1gm, 1gm for chlamydia. But in parallel to it I consumed alcohol and a five day fungal infection course.?
You don't need it: Chlamydia urethritis is treated with 1 dose of 1 gram of azithromycin. It seems that you have already taken much more than is needed cure this type of chlamydial infection. This drug has a long half life and will be actively treating your infection for more than 5 days after your last dose. I don't understand your reference to alcohol. Alcohol does not affect azithromycin. ...Read more
Different: 5htp is a precursor of serotonin, an inhibitory neurotransmitter. L-tyrosine is a precursor of the dopaminergic neurotransmitters Epinephrine and norepinephrine, which are stimulatory neurotransmitters. Although both 5htp and l-tyrosine may act as anti-depressants, they act in completely different ways. 5htp is best taken at bedtime; l-tyrosine should be taken in the am or during the day. ...Read more
Different: These are Amino Acids that the body uises in ver specific ways. Unbalanced use of these Amino Acid have the ability to do far more harm than good. They really should only be managed by physicians who are fully aware of how to use them properly. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, it is o.K if you have any medical conditions check with your physician. ...Read more
Probably safe but...: There's no research on this but it's probably safe to take these together, in fact I'd expect a synergistic benefit. SAMe appears to increase serotonin levels; 5-HTP does that too so theoretically one might raise serotonin too much, but this is unlikely unless very high doses are taken. I would not start both together but take one for at least 3 weeks, then add the other, starting with low doses. ...Read more
You will see Darwin: K2 has emerged as a seriously dangerous illicit drug. I strongly recommend against using K2. We have seen too many people develop severe reactions and abnormal behaviors on K2 for which they are criminally responsible for. Nancy was right on this one. Just say no. ...Read more
I was recently taking 5-HTP, 50mg, 2x a day for about 2 weeks. I stopped 3 days ago and wonder if it would be ok to start again on SSRI this weekend?
There has never been a case of serotonergic syndrome in humans reported with combined use. Mice are not so lucky
Unfortunately a formal study has not been undertaken in humans. I'd wait another week just to be on the safe side. ...Read more
Depression: This is a precursor to serotonin. Taking 5-htp is a way to try to raise serotonin levels in the brain. Medicines like Prozac and zoloft (sertraline) attempt to do the same thing by stopping the body from breaking down the serotonin that's already there. The medicines work by a "less out" method. 5-htp works by a "more in" method. More scientific evidence is needed to determine how well it works. ...Read more
Interesting question: There is no evidence that it would hurt. J Psychiatry Neurosci suggests: L-Tyrosine does not seem to enhance the release of catecholamines when neurons are firing at their basal rates, but it does when firing rates are increased by stress. The main effects of L-tyrosine that have been reported are acute effects in preventing a decline in cognitive function in response to physical stress. ...Read more
Can one take propranolol and 5-htp and l-tyrosine together? Are there any interactions between them one should be aware of?
5HTP vs SSRI's: People are intrigued with 5-htp because it can be decarboxylated to serotonin, a neurotransmitter with many important functions. There are some studies suggesting it can help with depression, especially combined with l-tyrosine. 5htp can certainly cause GI distress like ssri's can. However, there isn't enough evidence to say it equals ssri antidepressants in treating depression. 200-300mg/day. ...Read more
5 HTP: Not advisable. You should consult with your prescribing doctor about medication changes. ...Read more