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Thyroid And Gaba
Can someone who takes diabetes & high cholesterol medicines along with thyroid medicine & prozac (fluoxetine) take gaba?
Medicines: You should only take medicines prescribed by your doctors. As the list of prescribed meds grows talk to your primary doctor and see which meds you can do without. I have seen patients with 20-30 prescribed meds and work my way down to dramatically reduce the number of meds. ...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