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Help, my neurotransmitters are very low.

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by amaru7, May 11, 2014.

  1. amaru7

    amaru7 Senior Member

    Except preg these hormones were tested to be within range, whatever that means. Just igf-1 was very low which can be an indication of growth hormone deficiency. Other than that I experimented with increasing my thyroid hormones naturally, it did increase my energy a bit but when I reached a specific dosage, I experienced sides like heart palpitations and feeling of restlessness.

    Now what my main problem I think is the neurotransmitters that I want to address, but still haven't found a safe way. Only stimulants like mph and amphetamines, that are neurotoxic loon term amongst other risks.

    Still have to outweigh benefit risk ratio, won't be easy. Here some anecdotes from people using stims
  2. Johnmac

    Johnmac Senior Member

    The neurotransmitter precursors like 5HTP, tyrosine, DLPA and GABA work for most people. I change my mood & functioning constantly with such supplements. You need to pick which one(s), to fit your symptoms. They don't work when there is some condition that stops them from working. My two best guesses in your case would be low thyroid and pyroluria. Your withdrawn & silent mien is characteristic of the latter, and your anhedonia of the former.

    You can get more tests, but I always find the best & least expensive way to test for a deficiency is to take the nutrient and see if anything changes.
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