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Sam E Vs 5 Htp Depression
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
Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more
SAM-E for Depression: The US National Library of Medicine reports dosing as "For depression: 400-1600 mg per day." The Mayo clinic reports "To treat depression, daily doses of 800-1,600 milligrams of SAMe by mouth for up to six weeks are most common." Best to discuss with a prescriber as there are potential side effects and interactions and precautions. Best regards for relief. ...Read more
SAM-e has been: studied in comparison with standard SSRI's (Zoloft (sertraline) being the most often used) and found to be effective in reducing the symptoms of MINOR depression at about the same rate. It is not good for MAJOR depression and should be used with medical supervision because it can interact with other meds. Don't know about OA. SAM-e also boosts synovial fluid and helps rebuild tissue ...Read more
Yes, it may: Sam-e may help in depression. One study used sam-e as an augmentation strategy for people who did not respond to ssri's. Remission rates were slightly higher in the adjunctive sam-e group than placebo. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20595412?dopt=abstract also sam-e has been found effective for depression on its own. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12418499?dopt=abstract. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am trying sam-e for osteoarthritis and depression. I have 200mg tablets. How much should I take in a day? Thanks!
Does Sam-e really work for depression, and anxiety? I am having problems with anger due to stress. What is the recommended dosage?
It is not a proven: treatment. Ask your doctor for a referral to a psychologist &/or to a psychiatrist to evaluate your condition, as well as to consider medication. You should not have to suffer with depression and anxiety. A therapist can help you start figuring out what is bothering you and start finding ways to cope better with the challenges in life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can my pre teen take for depression already using sam-e. It helps but isn't solving the issue. No known psych trauma. Depression familial.
Can I take sam- e with Buspar (buspirone) and low dose of adderall? Sam- e 200 to 400 mg per day. For depression. Adderall is 5 mil
SAMe: SAMe has been available as a dietary supplement in the US and it is available without prescription. There is no data on drug interactions between these drugs. Always talk to your doctor before taking any new OTC or prescribed medicine. ...Read more
I have mild depression but do not want to take medication. I read about sam-e. Is this a safe supplement.
I think so. : That said, there are many safe & potentially effective supplements for depression such as travacor, serocor, eskaloft, deplin, & folanac. Neurotransmitter, adenal and sex hormone testing often helps identify which supplements are most likely to help. Lifestyle adjustments-diet, sleep, activity, stress reduction, and relationship management- likewise are key. Good luck. Dr dave. ...Read more
SAM-e is used for treatment of depression and other conditions. Is it important to use enteric coated tablets if I take it?
No: The only reason to take an enteric coated medicine is if the original formula upsets your stomach. SAM-e is a supplement and not a medication and is not therefor regulated, anything may be in it. Please use with caution. If you are taking other antidepressants please tell your doctor about any supplements/homeopathic treatments you are also taking as there may be dangerous interactions. ...Read more
Is sam e safe during pregnancy? Highrisk due to pots, partialplacenta previa and ehlersdanlos and it is causing lots of anxiety and some depression.
SAM-e: Sam-e is not recommended in the first trimester or during breastfeeding due to a lack of studies. It's been used in the third trimester for women with intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy. http://tinyurl.com/m86fras it was well-tolerated in the moms and incidence of premature labor was 2/15 vs 5/15 in the placebo group. Very small study which was also very short. Please discuss with your ob. ...Read more
I am on paxil and Effexor for treatment
resistant depression.Could I still take Sam-e to see if it may help.I read there are no drug reactions to paxi?
What supplements are best for controlling depression and anxiety? I've heard of omega-3's, sam-e, and 5htp. Can these be taken alongside meds?
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
Not so simple: Stimulating different 5ht receptors will have different effects. 5ht1a receptors will alleviate depression and anxiety. 5ht2a and c may induce anxiety. 5-htp stimulates all those receptors. Regardless, i agree that it's pointless to take 5-htp at all. It is unlikely to treat depression or anxiety any better than a sugar pill. Serotonin isn't the only answer and it's an incomplete one at that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I try 5 HTP in morning for depression if I take a 50mg of Tramadol in early afternoon? Thank you.
No! - Advise against: There's a serious interaction of increased risk of serotonin syndrome and that's not a good thing. "Trying" to find ways to feel better is a wonderful idea. But the ways that involve powerful chemicals are not for D.I.Y. (I'm not comfortable even when pros do it.) Search for changes in daily/social routines, scenes. Consider a new leisure activity, etc. Therapy support can really help. Be careful! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am having hormone testing done tomorrow to assess my pituitary function. Can 5 htp and sam-e interfere with the results? I forgot to tell my endo.
Pituitary: 5htp help the body produce more seratonin. This is a neurotransmitter in the brain and is not produced from the pituitary. Most of our seratonin is made in the gut and the remainder synthesized in the neurons of the central nervous system. Sam-e is a methyl doner to the system and should not interfere with your testing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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