Looking to put together a supplement to avoid drugs like Prozac, Abilify, Lexapro.
Yes I know they cannot take the place of the drugs, but anything that may help in this are will be good. I am thinking
I am also wondering about l-dopa is this safe to take for this reason.
Also any herbs that may work.
Good answer, too bad it is for my wife, alot of the other don't apply. Plus the stuff she is on is making her gain alot of weight, not good.
5HTP all the way. Takes some time to dial in your ideal dose, but it works well and is side effect free. Holy Basil or Relora during the daytime will keep anxiety at bay nicely.
Don't forget St. John's Wort. It has a bunch of studies behind it.
I've had good luck with Phenibut. Also I found Rhodiola to work very well.
Research the 5HTP, you may not want to use it for a while
Also as far as sides go lexapro is low, and usually no weight gain
And SJW f's with birth control effectiveness as well as causing insomnia in many...but you can maybe figure that out via trial and error as well as doing some real research.
If it's mild and you've already been diagnosed with nothing serious then Bio has good suggestions... If you're self diagnosing then i'd say none of the above until you've seen a doctor. Don't **** with your head if it's already ****ing with you first.
Well my mother takes it and no weight gain, and her doctor said low sides, so i made a broad assumption, my mistake...anti depressants have a variety of side effects, some small, some large, some nothing at all depending on who you are, much like birth control for women, they may go through 5-10 different types before they find one that does not make them fat and crazy...if it is a real issue with depression or anxiety, then a prescription will be a good option, or maybe an herbal, with these things it is trial and error...
First off stay away from phenibut. Too much side effects. Works great short term. Then if you've used it for awhile you know what I'm talking about.
5-htp with sAME is good start. Don't try to mix too many things at once. This is when you get into trouble and this is the from years of experience. Even maybe 5-htp alone. 50-100mg 2-3x a day. After a month or 2 she should notice a big difference. This should help with both anxiety and depresssion.
If this doesn't work you can combine with alcar or tyrosine but that's the next step.
Lord, whom shall we go away to? You have sayings of everlasting life"- John 6:68
WHAT has science offered?
rhodiola... higher dose for anxiety... lower dose for energy
Vitamin D can be added to that list, maybe putting together a daytime\nighttime formula would work.
I am wondering if this list would be in parallel with the issues found on anti-depressants for example, not all antidepressants work for everyone if they are all depressed, one shoe size does not fit all as your issues may be affecting a different part of the brain. Which is why they ask you "How are you feeling on such and such".
St. Johns Wort did nothing for me, and I am not prone to depression, but my environment does cause stress\anxiety\depression (SAD its mine..unless its been in circulation in an official capacity > 6 years )..
After some research I tried out melatonin at night, and 5-htp in the day and I felt "normal".. Also plenty of exercise as mentioned earlier..
I have and do use 1-Carboxy from USP Labs at 1/4 teaspoon when I have anxiety at night, and I sleep pretty good, and wake up feeling refreshed sometimes, but I dont feel all depressed.
So to add to the list:
1-Carboxy or a high extract of L-Dopa
These items should be sorted by night time and daytime formulation.. Can you imagine someone taking L-Dopa, 5-htp, Chamomile Tea and Vitamin D before going in to work... Talk about nausea!
I take 5-htp and relora. Excellent combination works very well, relora helps with fat loss controlling cortisol, and both of the have appetite suppression effects when taken 20 min before meals. I take 400-500mg of 5-htp and 900mg of relora daily.
Over time, this therapy heals the brain. No need anymore for any SSRI's MOI's or anything for me. Problem is solved once and for all. In fact, for me, the 5-HTP works better than any prescription I was ever given. Even after weeks and weeks on them and it's affects are immediate.