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5 Htp Holland And Barrett
Do any of these ease ADHD? I currently take adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) -
St John's Wort
Sounds like your: mind is racing like a machine gun through all these stimulating supplements that will not relax you, until you understand what is important with ADHD. What activity eases your mind? Meditation? Walking? Contemplation? Do more of these things, rather than ingest more supplements initially. See if these alone can help your mind from racing through thoughts. Then, when you add one thing at a time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have pvcs - md said >4, 000/day. V. Uncomfortable! prescription prevacid (lansoprazole). I d/c sudafed, reduced caffeine. Trying to reduce GERD & stress. Any other suggestions?
Find the cause.: To determine the treatment, one must always ask, "what's the underlying cause?" in this instance, one should seek an exam (careful history, physical exam, ekg, chest x-rays and blood tests to fill in the total picture. Hypertension, valve problems, coronary heart disease, thyroid disease and drugs are all high on the list of factors contributing to premature ventricular contractions. ...Read more
Vitamins/meds in AM- 2 nasty green mulivitamins, 1 omeprozole, 3 papaya chews, 1 bioton, 1 garcenia c. Is all that ok with my adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)? What isnt ok?
Confused: What are you trying to treat or why are you taking this combination of items?I cannot tell you what is not working when I do not know the problem. ...Read more
I have PMDD. What supplements are safe together? 5htp, St. John's wort, vitex, calcium, omega 3, d, magnesium, b? I don't want serotonin syndrome.
St Johns & 5htp: Avoid using both St Johns Wort and 5htp. Usually taking prescription SSRIs in combo and some other psychotropic medications can cause that so following close care by doctor is needed. Try to find a naturopath. The other items you mention do not relate to serotonin - so this is not a risk. ...Read more
Which natural depression remedy is better st john's work.. 5 htp or sam e for getting off methamphetimes?
Need recovery progrm: Getting of meth - or any drug - is best done by being in a recovery program. Chemicals will not get you off chemicals. Addiction is a disease of disconnection. Recovery is generally not possible on your own, support from others who have been there is crucial. Try aa, na, lifering, sos, and treatment programs in your area. Also, it is important to abstain from all drugs, including alcohol. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can I take prescription iron 325mg w/ my other meds in same gulp (Zoloft, Prevacid, (lansoprazole) cerefolin) & with meal?
Yes: None of these medications should cause problems when taken together. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I've read that st. John's wort + omeprazole reduces effectiveness of st. John's worth. Does taking 5htp and omeprazol decrease effectiveness of 5htp?
Not quite: St. Johns wort induces the liver cytochrome enzymes that metabolize Omeprazole -- cyp 3a4 and 2c19. This decreases the effectiveness of omeprazole. It sounds like you were thinking this is the other way 'round? Checking a couple of resources, i could not find evidence for any similar issue with 5htp and omeprazole. St. John's wort can induce metabolism of Omeprazole & many other medications. ...Read more
Is there a problem with the combination of GABA ashwaganda 7 keto dhea st johns plus and 5 mthf taken together?
Yes with any of them: Why take any of these when you don't know what's in them, don't know why you're taking them or for what reason, don't know how to judge if they help or what the potential side effects can be? Supplements are not evaluated by scientific studies or approved by the fda. Almost none have any benefit, and many can cause damage. Don't get medical advice from friends or the internet -use your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On Celexa 20mg for years for depression. Dr. said to d/c that & start Cymbalta (duloxetine) 30mg for depr. & fibromyalgia. Do I d/c 1 & start the other all @ once?
7-keto, forskolin & relora supplements & medication interactions I am currently taking lisinopril 5 mg, lovastatin 20 mg, sertraline 150 mg, pantoprazole 40 mg. I have a problem with belly fat and was watching dr. Oz mentioning these 'belly blasting suppl
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
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
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
What supp. Do you rec in primary prev of heart dis w fam hx?Take c, d, e, alph lipoic acid, l carnitine, phytosterols, coq, resver. Need dose advice
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?
New to lasartan 50 & bystolic (nebivolol) 5 both with potassium warnings can I still take my multi that has 2% of daily allow of potassium?
My teen was persribed Zoloft (sertraline) (50mg) for OCD by gp. Is it safe to stay on valerian (200) hops (100) and passionflower (100) as persribed by homeopath?
V. Risky: These three homeopathic meds you mention are all hypnotic and sedating, they also work on serotonin and may interact with zoloft (sertraline) leading to the well known serotonin syndrome which can be very serious. It is always "not a good idea" to have two professionals prescribe for the same problem ( with rare exceptions) . So wold suggest that you discuss all this with your prescribing physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer