Severe ME Day of Understanding and Remembrance: Aug. 8, 2017
Determined to paper the Internet with articles about ME, Jody Smith brings some additional focus to Severe Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Day of Understanding and Remembrance on Aug. 8, 2017 ...
Discuss the article on the Forums.

Tryptophan

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by maggioKurt, Jul 23, 2017.

  1. maggioKurt

    maggioKurt

    Messages:
    3
    Likes:
    1
    Hi.

    Does l tryptophan cause palpitations or not? I have POTS and is very sensitive, but could benefit from mood and anxiety effects!
     
  2. PeterPositive

    PeterPositive Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,425
    Likes:
    1,027
    Well, tryptophan is almost everywhere in the diet: fish, cheese, eggs, chocolate, soy etc...
    Maybe the problem could arise if you take too much, why not starting with a low dose and see how it goes? After all we're all very different and it's pretty difficult to give you a yes/no answer.

    Unless tryptophan containing food bother you in some way you could try consuming them a bit more or add 1/4 of a capsule (typically they are 500mg) and see how it goes and slowly build up the dosage.

    Personally I've tried tryptophan up to 1000mg/day but it does nothing for my anxiety.

    Good luck
     
  3. halcyon

    halcyon Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,269
    Likes:
    5,313
    I have POTS and don't notice any untoward effects from tryptophan. I take 500mg AM and PM.
     

See more popular forum discussions.

Share This Page