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5 Htp And Alcohol
Stop the caffeine: If the anxiety is caused by caffeine, it is best to stop using it. 5 htp is not a quick onset supplement for anxiety. It has to be taken daily and will gradually build up to a therapeutic level in your body which can take weeks. If you are prone to anxiety, it is best just to stay away from the caffeine. If you are having serious physical symptoms from the caffeine. You should see a doctor. ...Read more
AM - I take 60mg Prozac, 300 Wellbutrin, (bupropion) and .5 Clonazepam. In PM - I take .5 clonazepam, 300 trazodone, 5 ambien, and 5 melatonin. Too much??
Wow!!!: You are on a lot of medication and although it is a lot to just see it also depends on the reasons for the use of these medications and whether just one physician ordered them or more than one provider ordered the meds. You need to discuss with your physician about each one and what it is for and if you need that much medication. What side effects are you having as well. Hope this helped. ...Read more
Yup: 60 oz nightly is a lot of anything - Lexapro (escitalopram) is not good to mix with any alcohol, a beer=a drink and one or two is a good limit and any 'daily' drinking raises alerts. So you've got lots to be concerned about. Read: http://www.liver.ca/liver-health/liver-disease-prevention/tips-for-healthy-liver/alcohol-consumption.aspx Please avoid SSRI mix - then cut back amt/freq. Sorry but true! ...Read more
Probably not: This has been studied, and 5-htp, the precursor for serotonin, is sold in healthfood stores for this purpose. The idea is to flood the body and brain with precursor to increase serotonin (or with tyrosine, norepinephrine), having the same effect as getting an antidepressant. Problem is, you flood the whole body, not just specific parts of the brain, so lots of se not much specific benefits. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to take ritalin and strattera and Zoloft and wellbutrin (bupropion) and omega 3 with ginko biloba together ?
Polypharmacy: Two stimulants + two antidepressants + two supplements is a lot of chemical! A physician and/or pharmacist should review this regimen and the doses. Ginko can enhance the effects of some antidepressants so dose modification may be in order. Many of these products are metabolized by the liver, so monitoring of your liver functions would be wise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Natural supplaments like sam-e, 5-htp, st johns wort are good for depress, anx & mood. Can all be taken, or just 1 or 2 ? I'm not on prescrip meds.
Perhaps but caution: Each of these has been shown to work as well as prescription antidepressants, but just as i would not start someone on 3 meds at the same time i would not start all of these at once; it will probably not be necessary and you could wind up with too much serotonin, which can be toxic. My favorite of these is 5-htp, usually 200-300 mg, esp. Beneficial if you have insomnia &/or anxiety. See my comment. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
24/female. Taking wellbutrin (bupropion) XL 150 mg concerta 36 mg in the morning and trazodone 50 - 100 mg at bed. Could any of these meds cause extreme retching?
Extreme retching is: An uncommon side effect to these medications. It is important to consult your prescriber and determine if the timing of the retching coincides with taking one of the medications or may be from another cause. Best wishes in resolving the problem. ...Read more
Dopamine and serotonin are raised by l-theanine found in green tea. Safe to drink that as well as take sertraline 200mg or cause serotonin syndrome?
Green tea: If simply drinking the beverage green tea, the amount of l-theanine will not be high enough to increase serotonin to the point of serotonin syndrome. Theanine in supplement form has increased synthesis of neurotransmitters (including serotonin) in rats, but these findings don't automatically transfer to humans. If only drinking the tea (not taking the supplement) you're probably fine. ...Read more
Is it ok to take neuro life from intenergy wich contains vitamins B12 6 and calcium and other ingredients as l carnosine ginkgo biloba. With zoloft (sertraline).
Is there contraindication or any interactions from taking 5 mg bystolic (nebivolol) (bb) @ 3 pm and 5 mg amlodipine (ccb) at 9 pm every day.
Beta blocker CCB OK: There are no problems if these were prescribed by a physician. Each works differently and the only concern i would have would be potential low blood pressure effect of two medications that work to reduce hypertension. As long as you report to your doctor the resulting BP preferably taken at home at random times, you will help your doctor fine tune the dosing. ...Read more
Is it okay to try 5 hour energy or other energy boosting drinks with history of CAD and hypertension?
Take Xanax (alprazolam) .5 mg & amitriptyline 12.5mg HS for sleep. Is it ok to take st johns wort in the morning to help with positive mood?
Can I drink Advocate spark energy drink mix which contains vitamin and amino acid supplement with being on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?
Caffeine caution: From what I found, there is 120 mg of caffeine in an 8 oz. Spark energy drink, which is similar to amount in 8 oz of coffee. Too much caffeine can increase heart rate, raise blood pressure, anxiety and cause insomnia. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) has similar side effects. Monitor your caffeine content especially while taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more
I am taking 50 mg zoloft, (sertraline) .5 mg klonopin, omega 3 supplement and vitamin b complex to manage my ocd. I also drink coffee. Is this a safe combination?
Yes, but minimize: stimulants--even coffee--as these can make OCD Sx's worse. ...Read more
Lack of appetite, insom, anx. Take 0.5mg Xanax (alprazolam) bedtime only. Coming off remeron. Rem. Made blood sugar high. Would like to try 5htp or st. John's wort?
Does alcohol (2-3 beers) interrupt with protein absorption or inhibit muscle growth in any way? I weightlift 5 times.
Yes: Alcohol can be toxic to muscles, poisoning the mitochondria, which are the little energy factories in our cells. The overwhelming majority of athletic trainers strongly recommend either complete abstinence during training, or at most a very occasional drink. 2-3 beers per day represents unsafe drinking in men, and may impair your ability to add muscle and strength. ...Read more
I take omega 3 + vitamine bs + fatty acids everyday. What other supplements and eating habits guidelines can help with mood, ADHD and anxiety?
None: A large multi-center double-blind clinical study performed by the nih recently competed, and showed that outcomes on vascular disease were not improved on omega-3's. The claim has been made that many such theoretical treatments of the vascular system will improve every function in the body, due to increased perfusion. The best bet is to eat lots of fresh fruits and green vegetables, and exercise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer