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Can I take GABA and 5-htp together I'm 18 years old! ?

Can I take GABA and 5-htp together I'm 18 years old! ?

Consider the basics!: To make GABA and 5-htp, 84% of the population requires l-methylfolate, p5p, ; methylcobalamin. If you get those, you actually be able to get to baseline production of dopamine, serotonin, nor-epi, and melatonin. You need those before the others....Start with the raw ingredients that your body needs. You can find out how much you are deficient by being tested for the mthfr 677 ; 1298 genotypes! ...Read more

Gaba (Definition)

Gamma-aminobutyric acid (also known as gaba)is used as a supplement ...Read more


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I have been off pristiq (desvenlafaxine) for about a week and would like to begin taking GABA and 5-htp. Can I begin taking them now?

I have been off pristiq (desvenlafaxine) for about a week and would like to begin taking GABA and 5-htp. Can I begin taking them now?

Check with your doc: Desvenlafaxine has a half life of 11 hours and should be completely washed out after one week.

However, some doc must have given you g and 5-htp. Check with your doc.

Probably safe but better be safe. ...Read more

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Can I take vinpocetine, 4-amino-3-phenylbutyric acid, 5-HTP, caffeine gamma-aminobutyric acid while on lexapro 20mg and Wellbutrin XL 150mg?

Can I take vinpocetine, 4-amino-3-phenylbutyric acid, 5-HTP, caffeine gamma-aminobutyric acid while on lexapro 20mg and Wellbutrin XL 150mg?

You should consult: You primary care physician before mixing of drugs and over the counter supplements, as this could cause adverse effects and bring you down off what is stable for you. ...Read more

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Can I take gaba, I'm 18 years old!

Can I take gaba, I'm 18 years old!

GABA: Very safe; usual adult dose is 750 mg at bedtime since is a calming agent, can help with sleep; I use in adhd patients and have used safely in autism patients to help with insomnia. ...Read more

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Could I take GABA and klonpin at bedtimr?

Drug interactions: Taking klonopin, (clonazepam) Gabapentin and effector at the same time may increase the side effects of drowsiness, dizziness and difficulty concentrating. It is important to check with your physician or pharmacist for the dosage and times that are appropriate to take your medicine. ...Read more

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Is it beneficial to take relora and gaba together?

Relora/GABA: Both supplements are reported to alleviate stress & anxiety. Very limited data on interactions of both, hence I recommend against taking both. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to take 5htp and GABA together?

Supplements: Are you treating yourself for depression and anxiety? The data is weak for these supplements. If they work for you, good. The combination is reasonable. However your doctor may have much more effective treatments. ...Read more

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Is it OK to take 300mg Gastrodin twice a day from life extension along with 0.5 MG as needed Ativan (lorazepam) script? I read Gastrodin increases GABA.

Should be: Unfortunately dietary supplements are regulated as a food and not a drug - so you can't really trust the dosage on the label from most brands. As such, it's hard to say whether there will be an interaction or not. I can say that lorazepam increases the activity of the GABA system, so I'm unsure why you'd need both? Hope that helps! ...Read more

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When is the best time of day to take GABA?

GABA: Evening time, unless otherwise specified by your doctor. ...Read more

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Can I take both GABA (750mg) and L-theanine (400 mg daily) for anxiety., or are they contraindicated?

Can I take both GABA (750mg) and L-theanine (400 mg daily) for anxiety., or are they contraindicated?

Don't bother: (sigh) You've been listening to the health food store clerk again, haven't you? You may as well ask your mother. Ingested GABA doesn't cross the "blood-brain barrier" (important; look it up). Threonine (?) is essential AA. You can almost bank on it: If health food hucksters promote something, there's probably no real evidence for it - as in this case. Don't waste your money. ...Read more

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I want to take OTC Gaba for mild test anxiety. Is it better to take before major test or let my natural adrenalin help push me to get through it?

It is better: Not to take GABA. Not enough is known about it taken orally to predict its effects. Plus it is not thought to reach the brain to exert its effects. Let your natural hormones get you through the test. Much safer. ...Read more

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Can I take a kava kava supplement with a gaba supplement?

Not a good idea: GABA is the body's calming neurotransmitter. Taking GABA supplements helps promote stress relief and lowers anxiety so it can be sedating. Kava is also sedating. It is likely that if you take both you would be overly sedated. Talk to a naturopathic physician or Chinese medical doctor before combining these products. ...Read more

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Can I take relora, GABA and sam-e at the same time? For anxiety.

Can I take relora, GABA and sam-e at the same time? For anxiety.

Yes, however SAMe may: Relora often helps anxiety. GABA may help but doesn't cross blood-brain barrier well. SAMe often helps depression but can worsen anxiety, esp. In high doses. While safe to take together, it might be more effective to combine Relora with Holy Basil, L-Theanine, 5-HTP &/or magnesium, all more likely to help than GABA or SAMe. B vits may help too. Consider exercise, meditation, counselling & EFT as well. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take GABA and maca and. 25mg. Of Xanax (alprazolam) together?

Xanax (alprazolam): Not sure why u need all the 3 together. Excess sedation is possible. ...Read more

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My husband is on 200 mg of trazodone for sleep, can he take GABA during the day?

Please repost: Please repost and include his rationale: WHY does he want to take GABA? Is it simple whim, or did he read a reputable, responsible, objective study about it, or some orher reason; e.g., is he allowing himself to be gulled by the high-school dropout who works at the local vitamin store? ...Read more

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Can I take GABA supplement =gamma-aminobutyric with my adderal?

Can I take GABA supplement =gamma-aminobutyric with my adderal?

Yes: There shouldn't be any major drug interactions with supplemental GABA and Adderall. However, the ability of GABA to cross the blood brain barrier is variable in different individuals and may cause variations in response to it, so some people may experience more calming effects while others don't. ...Read more

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How long does it take for GABA receptors to heal after while in clonazepam withdraw?

How long does it take for GABA receptors to heal after while in clonazepam withdraw?

See below: Any particular receptor is "healed". You want to know how long it takes for GABA function and tone to normalize after using benzos. Rule of thumb- one month for every year of continuous use. ...Read more

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Hi, I am sorry for my english. My question is for epilepsy. Which medical I need take GABA or 5htp? Thank you

Do not play games: Gaba and 5htp are transmitters of the brain that are said to be involved in epilepsy. Some medications are thought to alter GABA and 5htp but we do not know whether that is what helps with seizures. Any treatment must be monitored carefully for benefit versus side effects. Each patient is unique and must have a trial of medication to see what helps under the supervision of a good doctor. ...Read more

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Been diagnosed with neuropathy, on gaba 600mg at night, not helping, pain level at 9! DO says it takes time, what if I have wrong diagnosis?

Been diagnosed with neuropathy, on gaba 600mg at night, not helping, pain level at 9! DO says it takes time, what if I have wrong diagnosis?

Talk to your doctor: Your dose of Gabapentin is low and could be titrated up. For cases of neuropathy, doses of 2400-3200mg per day in divided doses are standard. You could ask your doctor for a second opinion with a neurologist. Nerve conduction studies are usually ordered. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I take lorazepam for anxiety as needed. I was thinking of taking a GABA supplement. Is it ok to take them together? Can GABA supplements help me?

I take lorazepam for anxiety as needed. I was thinking of taking a GABA supplement. Is it ok to take them together? Can GABA supplements help me?

Unclear: Some early data suggests that GABA containing supplements may help with anxiety, so make what you will in regards to this. There is even less data in regards to interaction, which makes it unclear if you will have any issues taking it with lorazepam and amitriptyline. ...Read more

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Poop in butt after wiping I take GABA everyday, could it be my vitamins?

Poop in butt after wiping I take GABA everyday, could it be my vitamins?

Sticky stools: Gaba wouldn't be expected to result in sticky stools, but you hint that you might be taking other vitamins too. If these contain things like magnesium, etc diarrhea and sticky stool could result. Or, you could also need a good probiotic. In addition, some people have this result when eating spicy food with chiles in them. Your gut will tell you what it likes & doesn't like. See doc for more. ...Read more

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I currently take 0.5 mg of ativan, (lorazepam) only as needed, for panic attacks. I am thinking of trying a daily GABA supplement instead. Thoughts? Thank you.

I currently take 0.5 mg of ativan, (lorazepam) only as needed, for panic attacks. I am thinking of trying a daily GABA supplement instead. Thoughts? Thank you.

2nd thoughts: I would like to know your prescribing dr opinion. I m glad you asked. It is advisable to never add a supplement to a medication prescribed, mostly if you will change a calculated (by your dr) balance, targeting the same neurotransmitters the drug will act upon...You may really distort the expected effects. Just my thoughts! Good luck, stay safe. ...Read more

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I take cymbalta (duloxetine) and gabapentin for small fiber n. Gained 7 lbs in the 5 weeks I've been on GABA. Is there a med that won't cause weight gain?

I take cymbalta (duloxetine) and gabapentin for small fiber n. Gained 7 lbs in the 5 weeks I've been on GABA. Is there a med that won't cause weight gain?

Not Realy: Weight gain with either or both of these medications are pretty typical. However, I would hope you are starting to feel better and now you can get out an exercise more to loose the extra weight. Hang in there. These medications are good ones, and worth trying for 90-120 days. ...Read more

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My mom is 51 has factor 5, varicose veins and anemia as well as hormonal imbalance. Can she take GABA supplement? And what are the side effects?

GABA supplement?: I don't know what "gaba supplement" is. And no one likely does -- that is it isn't regulated so it can be anything. I would not suggest putting things in your mouth that you don't know the composition of. If you look at my background you'll see I've published on the GABA receptor. Alcohol and anti-anxiety drugs effect it amonst other substances. Recseeing a physician to deal the problem list. ...Read more

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Also can I take the Gaba supplement with my seroquel at night?

Please repost: Please repost and explain why you want to take a GABA supplememt; are you taking it on a whim or because you saw it advertised or because someone with no scientific knowledge told you to; and what you expect to achieve by taking it. Because there is no solid evidence that you’re doing any more than wasting your money. ...Read more

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Do GABA supplements work for anxiety. If so can I take it with clonazapam?

Do GABA supplements work for anxiety. If so can I take it with clonazapam?

GABA?: I assume you are talking about medications such as Gabapentin or pregabalin? These medicines have very many uses and may help with anxiety in select patients. These medicines are safe to take with Clonazepam was prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take l-theanine to produce more GABA along with klonopin (clonazepam)?

Is it safe to take l-theanine to produce more GABA along with klonopin (clonazepam)?

Depends: This depends on dosages and your health history. Consult the physician who is managing the klonopin (clonazepam). ...Read more

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Can I take bupropion XL 150 mg a day with a GABA supplement? Any interactions I need to worry about?

Yes. Probably: However, you do not indicate what GABA supplement you are taking. Each medication or supplement has its own pathway of being broken down and eliminated from the body. When two medications are taken simultaneously they can interact together to lower the blood level of the other or increase the blood level. Supplements currently do not have to be rigorously tested so it ishard to find good info. ...Read more

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Is the supplement kavinace with GABA safe to take during pregnancy? What would the effects on the baby be if taken?

Is the supplement kavinace with GABA safe to take during pregnancy? What would the effects on the baby be if taken?

Wrong question: The REAL question is ALWAYS, is a compound safe & effective? Ingested GABA doesn't cross the "blood-brain barrier" (important; look it up). It's worthless. There are SERIOUS safety concerns with kava products even if NOT pregnant. You can bank on it: If health hucksters promote something, there's probably no real evidence for it. You'll save money & live better if you're a skeptic, not a sucker. ...Read more

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I take gabapentin 1200mg per day. I take 400mg in morning and 800mg at night before bed cause I get to tired. It ok to take 800mg at once of gaba?

I take gabapentin 1200mg per day. I take 400mg in morning and 800mg at night before bed cause I get to tired. It ok to take 800mg at once of gaba?

Possibly: So long as you tolerate that dose at once it's fine as the total max daily dose is 3600mg. You must graduate to that amount and not take 800mg as a starting dose though. ...Read more

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PTSD symptoms sometimes triggered late afternoon (5pm) causes insomnia. Will GABA help? If so what time & how much shld I take? Is 5pm too early?

PTSD symptoms sometimes triggered late afternoon (5pm) causes insomnia. Will GABA help? If so what time & how much shld I take? Is 5pm too early?

I tend to recommend: Sublingual melatonin first. Start at 1 mg and can ^ as needed. If you have nightmares with insomnia - consider prazosin which can be prescribed. It is used off label but can be very effective. Take care. ...Read more

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Increasing HGH with l-lysine, l-arginine, gaba, melatonin. Can I take 3000mg lysine, 3000mg arginine, 5mg melatonin, 3000mg GABA in every night daily?

Why are you doing: This. It is unlikely to do anything to increase your height and may have side effects you wish you did not have. I hope my endocrinology colleagues will weigh in on this one and lay it out straight. You are not going to grow, but your wallet will get thinner. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can you take gaba from gnc with Zoloft and BuSpar (buspirone)?

Can you take gaba from gnc with Zoloft and BuSpar (buspirone)?

Gaba/Zoloft/Buspar: Gaba has calming effect, but concern is mixing Zoloft with Buspar, (buspirone) since the combination has potential of inducing Serotonin syndrome. ...Read more

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Can you take gaba from gnc with Zoloft and BuSpar (buspirone) I have been on BuSpar (buspirone) an Zoloft with no problems for months?

Great Question!: GABA combined with your medication could make you drowsy. Good for you to ask! It is always a good idea to ask questions before adding over the counter medications or supplements to your medication. Talk to your doctor first before adding or making any changes. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can I take 5htp and GABA with Zoloft (sertraline) and clonazepam? If so what is the safe amount of each? I am on 50mg of zoloft (sertraline).

Can I take 5htp and GABA with Zoloft (sertraline) and clonazepam? If so what is the safe amount of each? I am on 50mg of zoloft (sertraline).

Not recommended: Both zoloft (sertraline) and 5thp will increase serotonin levels. The doses are often not well standardized in supplements - so you can't always be sure of the amount of active substance you are getting. Best to talk over with your prescribing psychiatrist. He or she can raise dose of zoloft (sertraline) if indicated. ...Read more

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I have been using a sleep aid with phenibut for years. After quitting, I'm sleeping badly. How long will it take my GABA receptors to heal? Will they?

I have been using a sleep aid with phenibut for years. After quitting, I'm sleeping badly. How long will it take my GABA receptors to heal? Will they?

While the science: ...isn't clear on whether phenibut activates GABA receptors or not, the science IS clear that phenibut can be habit-forming. In general, it takes about 2-3 weeks to withdraw from dependence on phenibut. Keep in mind, however, that, if you had insomnia BEFORE starting the phenibut, it's likely to recur after your dependence on it is resolved. I encourage you to talk to a doctor about this. ...Read more