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Re: Tyrosine questions

Posted by SalArmy4me on May 10, 2001, at 23:36:08

In reply to Tyrosine questions, posted by tresni on May 10, 2001, at 15:40:14

You might have better luck with inositol or dietary tryptophan:

> This is my first time posting, and I have really appreciated reading everyone's valuable input and experiences. To avoid the risk
> of putting everyone to sleep, I'll try to sum up my situation briefly. I have suffered from mild depression much of my life. (I don't
> have the blues, I have the blahs). I self medicated with methamphetamine for 10 years. 6 months ago I quit & decided to seek
> professional help instead. I was diagnosed with inattentive type ADD. I was put on (and currently take) Ritalin and Concerta.
> They do help. Without them I feel more depressed, disinterested and brain-dead. About a week ago I began taking the amino
> acid l-tyrosine (800mg 1 hour before breakfast & lunch) in addition to Concerta & Ritalin. I have already noticed positive
> results. I have learned a lot about l-tyrosine so far but still have these unanswered questions:
> 1. How long does someone have to take l-tyrosine to experience the maximum effectiveness?
> 2. Is there a limit to how long someone should take l-tyrosine?
> 3. Does a tolerance develop?
> 4. What is the most effective daily dosage?
> 5. Is it O.K. to take l-tyrosine with methylphenidate?
> Thank You So Much for any input!!!
> Tresni




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