Posted by vince on May 17, 2002, at 0:51:01
In reply to supplements... » vince , posted by krazy kat on May 16, 2002, at 10:59:38
> Thanks a lot for this info. I was going to ask Roo's ? as well.
> Do you know if and how any of these interact with medications? I would never have been concerned about that before having a bad interaction with Ginko and an SSRI once.
I had a problem with Ginko too. I couldn't use it with ssri's.
I didn't have a problem with any of the supplements that I listed in my post, except the yohimbe, but everyone is different. I'm certainly not qualified to give advice on medication interactions, but it seems common sence that if you've experienced problems before with 'natural' supplements you probably should be extra careful. Start out slowly on one supplement, then test others one at a time, then you can combine some until you find a cocktail that works best for you.
Another good one that I didn't mention is Rhodiola Rosea. It's not the best one for sexual disfunction but it is supposed to make others like Maca work even better; and it's supposed to help with depression. You can look it up on the web or read a little bit about it at the link that I mentioned. Remember that the link that I posted sells mostly bulk materials. If you don't want to cap your own stuff then look around for the best buys on capsulized products.
Don't spend too much though. Just try one or two at first. I think you'll find that most of the ones that I listed are very potent. You might want to read a little to see which ones are most effective for women.