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Re: Tyrosine questions, Tresni and Sulpicia

Posted by tresni on May 11, 2001, at 19:55:59

In reply to Re: Tyrosine questions, Tresni and stjames, posted by Sulpicia on May 11, 2001, at 19:24:59

> Tresni--
> here's a link on DMAE
> http://www.tnp.com/substance.asp?ID=978
> It's not entirely safe *and* it doesn't look like we
> know how it works.
> Forgive me for asking the obvious but if you experience depression
> along with ADD, like me and zillions of others BTW, why not try
> anti-depress. meds?

Hi Sulpicia,
You know, I have wrestled back & forth with this option. I took Prozac in the 80s when it first came out, and I did Very Well on it. The part I hesitate about is the sexual dysfunction associated with SSRIs (I'm getting married in October!) I'm going to talk to my pdoc (i gather this is the abbreviation used for psychiatrist?) about Prozac on my next visit. It's looking like the good might outweigh the bad, so it's worth a try.

> Your pdoc needs a bit of skill bcuz not all ADs go well with stimulants
> but many people, myself included, do extremely well with this combo.

Sounds hopeful...!

> Aside from James' point above, supplements make me nervous bcuz there's
> little to no regulation of them. For all you know you could be ingesting
> powdered weasel guts.

I've probably done worse ;)

>I do realize that quality manufacturers can produce
> superb products.
> I'm also nervous about interactions with meds -- DMAE and ritalin can both
> lower seizure thresholds in susceptible folks: what else tho? And tyrosine?
> Have you tried the med checker at DrKoop.com? I *think* it does supplements
> and vitamins, along with food and meds.

Thanks for the link, I'm hungry for info!

> Good luck and be careful.
> S.

Thanks!


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