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I am currently taking Cymbalta and want to start taking 5-HTP can I start taking together


Posted by correen3466

I would like to wean off of my Cymbalta and was wondering if I can start taking 5-HTP immediately.
 
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Ian Health Maven
Not without medical supervision as there is a risk of serotonin sydrome.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007272.htm

Also be aware that 5-HTP is not going to do what Cymbalta (duloxetine) does. Despite the claims, antidpressants do not work by increasing serotonin in the brain. After the initial first few weeks they actually reduce both synthesis and overall brain levels.
http://www.anxietyinsights.info/read/page/serotonin_chemical_imbalance_myth.htm

Ian 
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