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  1. Barb Hartsook says:

    Melatonin. Serotonin. Yes! I wonder why your doctor is not telling you to get a recognized (as in, the label on the bottle is accurate) Tryptophan supplement? Has she tested you for your amino acids? (That’s just a start.)

    I have my pineal gland, so I cannot speak from your perspective, Anita. But I do know that with years several functions malfunction for one reason or another.

    About 15 years ago, when I couldn’t sleep for more than 20 minutes at a time — ever! — I thought I’d go out of my mind. I finally found an alternative M.D. an hour and a half from me. I traveled to see her for over two years, once a week at first. She tested me for everything I was suppose to have in me, and then supplemented or medicined me for what wasn’t. It took that long to get me back to normal, and I will forever love her for that.

    One of the things I was missing were several amino acids — Trytophan being one of them. The one that kept the serotonin and melatonin — and hence, the circadian rhythms — in check.

    Being out of rhythm brings monstrous, sometimes unpredictable results. As you know.

    Most of the supplements my doctor prescribed were for a time, not forever. But tryptophan is one that I have kept taking. I use Source Naturals label because I trust it. L-Tryptophan with Coenzyme B-6. Why not ask your doctor to test you?

    My motto for years has been ‘normalcy will return,’ but sometimes it needs a little push.

    • Avatar photo sliloh says:

      I have no idea, they tested a lot with the blood work but not sure they went that far. Much of it is my fault, I tend to not complain to them. I had migraines for over 20 years before one day just mentioning it in an offhand way to my dr. He immediately recognized it as a migraine 🙂 Good thing too, because they’ve gotten so much worse, at least now I have a med that works.

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