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Tyrosine And Epilepsy
Absolutely: Yes, depression and epilepsy may certainly be linked, and it's often unrecognized. Presentations may be atypical, and involve fatigue, anxiety, irritability, poor frustration tolerance, and mood lability with bouts of crying. Changes in appetite, sleep pattern, and difficulty concentrating may also be part of the picture. http://tinyurl.com/k4h2v7b. ...Read more
How helpful is tianeptine sodium 12.5mg, lamotrigine 200mg and lithiumper day for extreme clinical depression?
Good if helping you: Many people with severe depression require multiple medications to control their disabling symptoms. Often smaller doses of 2 or 3 medications can work well together, attacking the problem through different mechanisms. These three drugs can all be helpful in depression, but must be monitored closely by your psychiatrist. One can only say it is helpful when it works for you:) ...Read more
Impaired are: tyrosine to dopamine, tryptophan to niacin, cystathionine to cysteine. Which cofactor and vitamin is common to all three pathways? Ty
Not an easy answer: These pathways can be impaired due to a primary disorder or secondary to other conditions interfering with metabolic pathways. Until a thorough investigation has been done, it is not likely that you will find a simple solution or single co-factor that will treat your biochemical imbalances. ...Read more
Is it safe to take an Amino Acid supplement containing leucine, glutamine, isoleucine, and valine with 40mg of Prozac (fluoxetine) daily?
Not necessarily: As dr. Passer said, these are homeopathic remedies. Classical homeopathy has helped many with depression, but one has to be very detailed in taking the case & well-trained in order to do so. There are at least 4000 homeopathic remedies which could be the one called for -- not just these 2. Memory issues need a solid diagnostic neuropsychiatric evaluation and treatment. Collaboration best here. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why keppra (levetiracetam) or valporic acid prescribed by doctor to a non epileptic myoclonus patient? Trembling of hands, migraine are side effects of valporic acid?
Valproic acid: Causes tremors of the hands very frequently. It is uncommon for it to cause migraines; in fact, it it's widely used to prevent migraines ...Read more
Any chronic illness: especially if it is not well controlled can lead to some depression. In this day and age epilepsy can be controlled fairly well with medications, reducing the stigma of attacks in public which can be embarrassing and depressing. If the disease is not under control, work with your physician and get a handle on it. If you are feeling depressed, speak to a therapist and work through it. ...Read more
I have both epilepsy and asperger's, might epileptic drugs suppress asperger's characteristics too?
Better or worse: Epilepsy medications all have side effects. Some of the newer ones have less systemic toxicity but more behavioral effects. Some are positive with mood stabilizing, others bring out depression and dopey feelings. I have found that those with autistic spectrum can react to medications in an unpredictable manner. Just good seizure control often makes social interaction better. ...Read more
Is piracetam safe in multiple sclerosis and leukopenia and if combined with interferons, escitalopram, ginko and another supplements?
Perhaps safe, but: Really has NO beneficial role in MS in spite of online comments, and opinion that gingko is of no value for any neurological condition whatsoever. So save your money. Would suggest though that you discuss all of this with your neurologist, and consider oral medication instead of injections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had memory problems with Valium and neurontin, which affect gaba, and lamictal and vimpat, (lacosamide) which don't, but not with depakote, which does. Why?
My son has adhd and conduct disorder? Can I add GABA SUPPLEMENT in addition to the depakote he takes?
Do something better: please learn that the most common causes for such neuro disorders are environmental and nutritional factors. To learn Please search for dr Doris Rapp on YouTube and ADHD. Then please visit us at www.ehacstl.com to learn more about treating the cause of illness. So that he does not need such medicines. If interested Please call us to make an appointment ...Read more
I want to boost dopamine level .So what's the difference among the three supplement : L Tyrosine , L-Dopa (Mucuna) and L-Phenylalanine?
Amino acids: These are different amino acids your body can use to make other amino acids. Most people want to boost their dopamine level in the brain, it is not clear that taking supplements can do this. What is you goal, actually? It would be better to start there. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No.: Caffeine use definitely does not cause either seizures or bd, nor is there a link between seizures and bd. Although a number of anticonvulsants turn out to be effective treatments for bd too, that does not mean that bd is a seizure disorder. Often, classes of medications work for a variety of unrelated disorders. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to increase serotonin and GABA levels in the brain?Have extreme anxiety but not depressed.No cbt please tried lots of times and 8years of antidepr
Don't give up: Hi. You have a lot of info on your disorder, but you don't seem to feel helped. Have you tried other forms of therapy from cbt? Therapy can work even if it hasn't in the past. Sometimes it really is a matter of finding the right therapist for you. Good luck and keep asking. ...Read more
What is the pathway and role of vitamin B12 in metabolism/catabolism of phenylalanine and tyrosine? Thank you.
Is it safe to take antidepressants, anti-convulsants, or antipsychotics with l-theanine, an amino acid found in green tea?
Yes: Yes. There are no contraindications.Get a more detailed answer ›