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5-htp ???

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    Has anyone tried 5-HTP with any success? I have read that it improves serotonin output

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    okay..... so that didn't seem to work........ we are now trying GABA. so far so good. we will keep you posted.


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      For tourette's? I don't see 5-HTP working for TS, but it is potentially helpful for anxiety/depressive disorders when taken longterm. I started taking it once at night to help with my sleep problems. (50-100mg once; reg. dose is 3g throughout the day) It has been fairly helpful.

      As for TS, I'm not sure if GABA would work either... though maybe in the sense less emotional strain = less tics. Keep us posted, I'd like to know if it helps.

      As far as I know, TS isn't majorly effected by serotonin. I'm not a doctor though, so I could be wrong. I've read that they think it's more to do with dopamine. Either way, GABA couldn't hurt, especially if they have any anxiety or attention problems. Good luck.


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        The GABA didn't really help with the tics ....but we were more tying to target the anxiety. It was actually fairly affective when taken in high dosage. My son said he could really feel the difference. Since then we have put him on fluvoxamine. Aside from helping a bit with his OCD we really haven't seen any great improvements. We are considering quiting the fluvoxamine and using GABA seemed to help better.