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Effects Of Dextromethorphan On Gaba
GABA + ulcers = good: I actually looked this up in the british journal of pharmacology (bhargava kp et al. 1985, march). The upshot of this articleis that "gaba in the central nervous system exerts an inhibitory effect on stress-induced ulcerogenesis." that is, it calms you down, and what's eating you mentally (stress effects), stops eating on your gastric lining. There are other citations that support this. ...Read more
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
Discontinued Depakote after 20 yrs (seizure-free plus side-effects). Now anxious. I think because of gaba. Don't want benzos. Other ways to increase?
Gabapentin: There are other anti- seizure medications that might be more tolerable for you than Depakote that are also not benzodiazepines. Gabapentin (brand is neurontin) and its newer cousin, prefab akin (brand is lyrica) work on GABA and can be helpful for anxiety (off-label). Talk to your doctor about whether either of these might be appropriate choices for you. ...Read more
Is a Gaba supplement safe to take for anxiety? Does it have side effects? Can it make depression worse? Looking for a safe ALT to benzos.
Would GABA supplements be good alternative to taking antidepressants for my anxiety? Antidepressants cause too many annoying side effects.
GABA is calming: Neurotransmitter so, yes, it's a reasonable choice as a natural anti-anxiety agent. Please check w/your doc before making any changes. Neurorelief. Com tests your neurotransmitters via urine sample and provides protocols that you can follow based on your results. Peace and good health. ...Read more
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
No, not exactly: While structurally related to the excitatory neurotransmitter glutamate, theanine only has weak affinity for the glutamate receptor on postsynaptic cells. rather, its primary effect seems to increase the overall level of the brain inhibitory transmitter gaba. Source:en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/theanine. ...Read more
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
Not currently: Gaba is an inhibitory neurotransmitter, and as a supplement is sold as a "natural tranquilizer." by itself it doesn't cross the blood-brain barrier. There may be a role in gaba (b) [a form of gaba] in depression, as this receptor system interacts with the serotonergic system & other neurotropic factors. More research needed to define this, though. Www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/20655491. ...Read more
Overly calm: The answer is that you could vary from being overly calm comatose. ...Read more
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
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
Gaba & Serotonin:
If you have low GABA, you will have food cravings together with poor impulse control. To balance levels of GABA, you must eat meat especially beef liver, fish, brown rice, lentils, beans, oats, whole wheat, cantaloupe, oranges and mushrooms.
Tryptophan is the chemical precursor of serotonin. Foods in the brain where it synthesizes serotonin. Foods with complex carbohydrates are pineappet tryptop ...Read more
I tell patients: To expect no side effects.....However dextromethorphan can cause drowsiness. More significant side effects include anxiety, slowed breathing, hallucinations all of which require attention. Hopefully it will also suppress a cough which is usually why it is prescribed. Www. Drugs. Com has a lot of good information if you want to check it out. ...Read more
Intriguing idea: As physicians, we are science based, and apply our knowledge to individual patients, which is the art of medicine. Your question, which is a blend of philosophy and religion, is best answered by someone in that realm. ...Read more
Xanax (alprazolam): Not sure why u need all the 3 together. Excess sedation is possible. ...Read more
Serious: Acetaminophen (apap, tylenol) overdose can kill the liver, and kill the overdoser. It is one of the most commonly overdosed over-the-counter medications, partly due to misconception that if it is over-the-counter then it cannot be all that harmful. It is safe within listed limits. Pseudoephedrine overdose can speed up the heart to dangerous levels or raise blood pressure to dangerous levels. ...Read more
I want to know what is the difference between Valium and Topamax, (topiramate) if both increase GABA.
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
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