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HOW ARE SEROTONIN LEVELS INCREASED?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 01, 2012 at 9:16 PM

My sister Ann has been diagnosed with chronic pain (in her rt. leg and foot) from a twice herniated disk in the same area, probably due to scar tissue. She is in her early 60's, eats a very healthy diet, exercises, and is doing every recommendation every doctor (gastroenterologist, chronic pain D.O.,holistic chiropractor (nutritional supplements) psychiatrist (for meds.), psychologist, physical therapist (water therapy), meditation, breathing exercises...) she has seen has suggested.

Ann is on desipramine for nerve pain and depression and mertazapine for depression and to increase her appetite (she lost 20 lbs. from being put on cymbalta; she has microscopic colitis). She cannot take opiates. She is currently seeing a kinesthetic chiropractor who says her adrenal glands, thyroid, and ? are depleted and he has given her 3 homeopathic intracellular supplements, one of which is suppose to increase her serotonin levels. Although I can't understand the technicalities of your answer to Allie, you are describing my sister's symptoms: pain, anxiety, depression, trouble staying asleep. If her glands are depleted, what is the solution? How are serotonin levels increased?

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on August 02, 2012
at 08:51 PM

And who cares if they do! Again, I don't use homeopathy nor have I found it effective for the issues I have tried it on, but I am not going to claim to know what is working for someone else. If they think it works and want to spend they money on it, why do you care? Further Dave S. you may want to learn about the high Omega 3 content in snake oil.

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on August 02, 2012
at 07:58 PM

It doesn't change the fact fact that homeopathy is unscientific hogwash. It's success rate is identical to placebo, which is about 30% effective. It is nothing more than snake oil sold by charlatans. Unfortunately, the 30% who experience a placebo effect, will swear that homeopathy "works".

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on August 02, 2012
at 03:02 AM

John the Drunkard, are you drunk or just rude? If you have a valid point, how about you make it without name-calling. I personally have not found homeopathy effective but I'm sure as hell not gonna diss it across the board and call somebody who thinks it works for them, a fool. That's just mean and in fact makes you look like a fool, IMO. Further, perhaps you are not knowledgeable about placebo effects. Anyway that quackwatch website is a total joke. Its horrible and run by people who think Saturated fat causes heart disease & statins are safe etc etc.

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on August 01, 2012
at 10:19 PM

artist or autistic?

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on August 01, 2012
at 10:18 PM

Thats fabulous! My doc. at the time used Sanesco and then Rxed the various Nts separately. I think he liked to be in control of all the various ingredients and tended to not like others' combos! lol I have heard a lot of great things about Neuroscience's products. Pretty sure there is a bit of 5hpt in Tavacor, right?

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on August 01, 2012
at 10:06 PM

I took the neuroscience test, came up pretty deficient in serotonin. My naturopath put me on Travacor - works like a dream. Literally, I sleep so well now its amazing (and it really put a dent in my anxiety!). I tried all sorts of vitamins/diet/lifestyle stuff previously to no avail.

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on August 01, 2012
at 09:34 PM

As an autist I'm wondering : why in the world would you want to increase serotonin?

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4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

on August 01, 2012
at 09:23 PM

Amino acids (protein) are the primary building blocks for neuro-transmittors.
Cholesterol is also needed.

Still, even with a clean diet it may not be enough.

5htp works wonders for increasing serotonin levels.

She may need Isocort though, to address her adrenal fatigue. I personally was never helped for any hormones problems with homeopathy. I'm sure it works for some people but I wonder about it when the issues are so extreme (my thyroid, adrenal and sex hormone issue were also severe and needed direct treatment). Sorry she is suffering so...

Additionally, while it is controversial and not well accepted, Nt levels can be tested in urine and then adjustments made. This has worked for me and at least 15 other family and friends. We did a pre-test, made adjustments with supplements (this was after healing out GI systems and having a clean diet and enough sleep and sun and other stuff) and then did a re-test and all our levels improved.

I used Sanesco Lab. NeuroScience is another lab who does this.

Still, you don't need the test, its just of interest to me. 5htp really helps many with chronic pain and depression.

good luck

A0d4481f4b568e4edc7d8c72102dcfc1

on August 01, 2012
at 10:06 PM

I took the neuroscience test, came up pretty deficient in serotonin. My naturopath put me on Travacor - works like a dream. Literally, I sleep so well now its amazing (and it really put a dent in my anxiety!). I tried all sorts of vitamins/diet/lifestyle stuff previously to no avail.

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

(4413)

on August 01, 2012
at 10:18 PM

Thats fabulous! My doc. at the time used Sanesco and then Rxed the various Nts separately. I think he liked to be in control of all the various ingredients and tended to not like others' combos! lol I have heard a lot of great things about Neuroscience's products. Pretty sure there is a bit of 5hpt in Tavacor, right?

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on August 02, 2012
at 02:29 AM

Read here: http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/holmes.html

This speech was made when Hahnemann was still living. Homeopathy has not advanced one inch since then. Anyone who takes money for homeopathic products is a fool or a knave.

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

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on August 02, 2012
at 08:51 PM

And who cares if they do! Again, I don't use homeopathy nor have I found it effective for the issues I have tried it on, but I am not going to claim to know what is working for someone else. If they think it works and want to spend they money on it, why do you care? Further Dave S. you may want to learn about the high Omega 3 content in snake oil.

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

(4413)

on August 02, 2012
at 03:02 AM

John the Drunkard, are you drunk or just rude? If you have a valid point, how about you make it without name-calling. I personally have not found homeopathy effective but I'm sure as hell not gonna diss it across the board and call somebody who thinks it works for them, a fool. That's just mean and in fact makes you look like a fool, IMO. Further, perhaps you are not knowledgeable about placebo effects. Anyway that quackwatch website is a total joke. Its horrible and run by people who think Saturated fat causes heart disease & statins are safe etc etc.

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on August 02, 2012
at 07:58 PM

It doesn't change the fact fact that homeopathy is unscientific hogwash. It's success rate is identical to placebo, which is about 30% effective. It is nothing more than snake oil sold by charlatans. Unfortunately, the 30% who experience a placebo effect, will swear that homeopathy "works".

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