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Re: Amino acid for anxiety/panic? Has anyboys ever

Posted by JohnX2 on June 21, 2002, at 1:09:09

In reply to Re: Amino acid for anxiety/panic? Has anyboys ever johnj, posted by jay on June 18, 2002, at 0:50:05

> Yes, I have tried L-Taurine...with very mixed results. I honestly found it worked best taken with a benzo. I believe the dose that it said on the bottle was 500 to 1500 mg's a day.
> Best wishes...
> Jay
> > taken Taurine? If so, what dose and was it ok with your other meds?
> > Thanks
> > JOhnj

That's interesting. L-Taurine does not readily cross the blood-brain barrier.
So the action may have been elsewhere.

I wouldn't expect most people to get a robust psychiatric response
from L-Taurine.

There is a carrier molecule that crosses the blood-brain barrier
quite readily. It is the drug Acamprosate (Camprol).
The chemical is n-acetyl-homo-taurine. It is mainly used to treat
alcholism, but there is some interest in bipolar disorder.
The medicine increases Gaba conductance and inhibits NMDA conductance.
Just a guess, I think there may be uses for it outside of alcoholism
and bipolar. The medicine is available outside the US and in the FDA's
paper-work for into in the US.





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