I tried taking Glutamine (this brand and dosage) for four days a few weeks ago, and kept ending my day driving home in tears over...well, nothing.
I'm no stranger to depression- I've struggled all of my life with it and was on Zoloft for 10 years, which I weaned myself off of less than a year ago. I still have problems with it but am able to cope most of the time.
Dostinex- Recently prescribed for high-prolactin levels .25 mg bi-weekly, note- has caused some mood disturbences
Naturethroid- 81.25 mg, recently replaced levoxyl that I'd been taking for Hashimoto's
Stress Assist - lots of B vitamins
cod liver oil
L-Tyrosine- 1500 mg
I know the easiest way to figure out if Glutamine caused this reaction is for me to start taking it again, now that my mood is re-balanced...but it was so bad I don't really want to. Has anyone had an experience like this? Why would this occur if Glutamine usually enhances mood? If it had nothing to do with Glutamine, that would be awesome because i would like to use it to heal my gut and control crab cravings.
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on December 06, 2013
at 10:02 AM
It made me feel very wired and amplified my anxiety. I've read about other people having similar issues with it. The annoying thing is i found it to be really beneficial for digestive issues.
I read on another forum that the amino acids in our body are carefully balanced with each other so i'm not sure adding one without another is always the best way.
on December 05, 2013
at 09:26 PM
Glutamine is synthesized in your body by the glutamine synthetase enzyme from glutamate. Glutamate is commonly found in naturally in almost all foods, but most prominently in savory foods like meat, cheese, mushrooms, tomatoes, fish, soy sauce, yeast, etc. The additive MSG (monosodium glutamate, which is just a molecule of glutamate and sodium) is often added to foods to make them extra savory. If you are buying glutamine supplements you are throwing away money, you could easily get glutamine and glutamate directly from foods or glutamate from a packet of MSG (sold by the brand Accent in the U.S.) which your body could readily convert into glutamine.