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Re: DHEA for depression

Posted by JohnL on November 17, 1999, at 3:52:28

In reply to DHEA for depression, posted by andrewb on November 16, 1999, at 15:32:16

Hi there Andrew. Hey, I love your research. Always very interesting. I've seen these studies on DHEA before but appreciated seeing them again.

I've often wondered about trying some DHEA, but I've just been too afraid. I mean, it's a hormone. What if someone already has a normal hormone level and then they boost it beyond the normal range? That to me sounds scary, maybe dangerous, and not well studied. It's a completely different ballgame than vitamins, minerals, or amino acids. I think there exists the potential to really screw things up. Kind of like sailing in uncharted waters. Maybe I'm wrong. Hope so. In those studies, I wonder what happened to the people who didn't respond? I wonder if there was any permanent or temporary damage done by hormone supplementation. Hmmm. And in those who did respond, what problems did they encounter later due to long term treatment? Hmmm.

It is quite intriguing though. I would love to hear from folks who have tried it for a while. Maybe then I would be brave enough to take a closer look. Somehow playing with hormones just scares me. I wish we knew more about longterm consequences.




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