SSRI'S and supps
- 04-26-2012, 05:05 PM
- 04-26-2012, 05:10 PM
04-26-2012, 05:21 PM
Any product that impacts serotonin levels or pathways could either enhance or mitigate the SSRIs effects.
That could create a whole host of side effects. Just keep your doctor informed and you should be fine.
04-27-2012, 01:27 PM
There are plenty of supplements that you should be cautious with (i.e. yohimbine). Post them here if you're uncertain
04-29-2012, 09:56 PM
04-30-2012, 03:13 AM
Yohimbine and Rauwolscine. Those will directly interfere, but you also need to address why you are taking the SSRI. If it is for depression, fine, but if you are taking it for anxiety, you might want to stay away from things like stims that will exacerbate your symptoms without actually interacting with your medication.
04-30-2012, 04:23 AM
04-30-2012, 07:54 AM
Aleks wondering if you are willing to explain the science behind that? Thanks.
Edit: or anyone willing to (Cooper et al.) Thanks
04-30-2012, 08:06 AM
2 dietary ingredients affecting 5-htt,
5-htt backround on diabetes.. showing that 5-htt increases can aid in serotonin resistance ect.
Major depression as a disorder of serotonin resistance: inference from diabetes mellitus type II
the association between antidepressant use and disturbances in glucose homeostasis; evidence from spontaneous reports
04-30-2012, 10:14 AM
Those are just two examples of ones that act directly though and the CNS is not that black and white. If you change levels of another neurotransmitter, that may also boost serotonin indirectly, but probably not enough to cause sickness (at least not with supplements).
04-30-2012, 12:37 PM
I have no depression whatsoever. It's for anxiety. Since I have been on my SSRI I have been taking preworkouts and haven't experienced any sides. The SSRI has worked extremely well for my anxiety. Right now I'am cycling off stimulant based pw's for a month.Originally Posted by Aleksandar37
04-30-2012, 12:44 PM
04-30-2012, 12:49 PM
I'm taking it for anxiety. Since I have been taking the ssri I have been taking pw's and haven't experienced my prior symptoms returning at all.Originally Posted by Aleksandar37
04-30-2012, 12:57 PM
Aleksander hit the nail on the head. Chances are the if you're using SSRIs, you're using them for a reason that yohimbine definitely works against.
04-30-2012, 01:12 PM
04-30-2012, 01:17 PM
04-30-2012, 06:06 PM
04-30-2012, 06:12 PM
i take 100mg zoloft a day, i know with the androseries products it can be a problem cause of the grapefruit content, what about the new alpha series from FRL?, uses berberine to inhibit cyp34a, think this would increase blood levels of the medication? would like to try the stuff
04-30-2012, 06:22 PM
Some of those that are listed don't have yohimbine, but do contain rauwolscine, which is a stereoisomer of yohimbine. One of those products is Alpha-T2. That is why I recommend Shift instead to people using SSRIs.
04-30-2012, 06:31 PM
04-30-2012, 08:49 PM
04-30-2012, 09:21 PM
I take 10mgs of lexapro every day for anxiety and I've used several stimmed and non-stimmed preworkouts with no noticeable interferences with my medication. If there were some, I'm certain my lady would have pointed it out...Originally Posted by allday54
04-30-2012, 11:23 PM
How is the Lexapro with labido? I got off of Zoloft (hell coming off of that ****) for anxiety but it's coming back big time so i was gonna see about LexaproOriginally Posted by lboston
04-30-2012, 11:25 PM
05-01-2012, 12:03 AM
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05-01-2012, 12:10 AM
I have heard ssri's lower test levels in some people?? Is this only in the higher doses like 30mg or 40mg. I'm taking 20mg and haven't experienced any noticeable test suppression.Originally Posted by Aleksandar37
05-01-2012, 12:45 AM