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The best legal mood elevators

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Not really a bodybuilding question I know, but I was wondering what the strongest legal mood elevators out there are? I am currently taking an SSRI, but I don't find it helps much. I have also tried 5-HTP to little effect. Any ideas?

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    • Quote:

      === Original Words ===

      Not really a bodybuilding question I know, but I was wondering what the strongest legal mood elevators out there are? I am currently taking an SSRI, but I don't find it helps much. I have also tried 5-HTP to little effect. Any ideas?
      kava in moderate doses works for me
      #1; Sat, 22 Mar 2008 02:56:00 GMT
    • sex and laughing

      not supplements, but that's what psychologists say, anyway

      #2; Sat, 22 Mar 2008 02:57:00 GMT
    • Which SSRI and what dose are you taking?
      #3; Sat, 22 Mar 2008 02:58:00 GMT
    • Neurostim seems to work for some other then that an EC stack works for me
      #4; Sat, 22 Mar 2008 02:59:00 GMT
    • Quote:

      === Original Words ===

      Not really a bodybuilding question I know, but I was wondering what the strongest legal mood elevators out there are? I am currently taking an SSRI, but I don't find it helps much. I have also tried 5-HTP to little effect. Any ideas?
      Remember SSRIs can take 3-4 weeks or more to achieve maximum efficacy, sometimes even longer.
      #5; Sat, 22 Mar 2008 03:00:00 GMT
    • Well I've been taking paxil for like 5 years so far its all good. But as for over the counter, I think bulgarian tribulus make you really optimistic full of energy, for me anyway. I heard st johns worth is good but i dont think it would be a good idea to mix st johns worth with an ssri.
      #6; Sat, 22 Mar 2008 03:01:00 GMT
    • 10g lecithin per day as it is a great source of fat plus choline for your brain

      3 caps ZMA before bed as a good night's sleep can work wonders

      30mg melatonin cycled one day on one day off

      Scivation's Neurostim for a good afternoon pick me up.

      #7; Sat, 22 Mar 2008 03:02:00 GMT
    • You could try 3,4-methylenedioxy-methylamphetamine but I dont think it's very legal
      #8; Sat, 22 Mar 2008 03:03:00 GMT
    • I'm on seroquel and zoloft. They work wonders for me. Depakote made me fat lol. seroquel will knock your ass out like a light lol. If I were you I would mix 5-HTP with paxil or any other SSRI because both meds work on seratonin so you never know what will happen. Paxil has more suicide related injuries thank any other med. Incase you did know there is something call st. johns wort that I like alot but both st. johns wort and 5_HTP will cancel our your birthcontrol
      #9; Sat, 22 Mar 2008 03:04:00 GMT
    • oh yeah melatonin really does work work for sleep but once again it will cancel out your birth control.
      #10; Sat, 22 Mar 2008 03:05:00 GMT
    • Caffeine.
      #11; Sat, 22 Mar 2008 03:06:00 GMT
    • Quote:

      === Original Words ===

      10g lecithin per day as it is a great source of fat plus choline for your brain

      3 caps ZMA before bed as a good night's sleep can work wonders

      30mg melatonin cycled one day on one day off

      Scivation's Neurostim for a good afternoon pick me up.

      Isn't 30mg of melatonin a little high. Don't most people take 1-3mg before bed. If I took 30mg everyother day I would only be able to wake up everyother day
      #12; Sat, 22 Mar 2008 03:07:00 GMT
    • The best fix for mood problems is optimal nutrition, addressing personal issues, and maintaining a balanced lifestlye. I take Reliv nutracueticals with excellent results. I find if I'm feeling down a quick look at my diet, excercise, and stress events usually holds the answer. If you have stressful life events or personal issues you should see a counselor in addition to your fitness and nutrition program. Hope that's helpful.

      -Erin

      #13; Sat, 22 Mar 2008 03:09:00 GMT
    • Things like R-ala. fish oil, and flax oil are great for overall health, which will in turn make you feel better.

      5-HTP works well for some people, Tyrosine will work for some as well. Caffiene, nicotine, both are great for energy and feeling of well being.

      #14; Sat, 22 Mar 2008 03:09:00 GMT
    • Sorry to be repetitive, but I believe at least 5 times in the past few months I have warned in this section of the board (“Supplements”) to be extremely careful when you are taking antidepressants, or any prescribed for a reason to you medications.

      This is not the appropriate place to seek an advice. You need to talk to your doctor. It just scares me when I read some of the replies above. Do you know how many interactions between selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and other drugs, herbs, supplements etc. exist? A good many … Even if the effect won’t appear immediately, one never knows what might be the long term consequences.

      You need to talk with your doc about the SSRI that you are currently taking. If you feel like it is not working for you, there are plenty other brands your physician could prescribe you or even - if appropriate - combine your current one with another. SSRIs have diverse mechanisms of action based on their acute pharmacological effects; however, if another drug does not appear to have any advantages over your current in terms of efficacy, you may consider behavioral therapy as well.

      At any rate, I only would like to emphasize one more time: antidepressants are serious medications, and one can’t experiment with them. Of course, an interaction does not necessarily mean you can not use two medicines together, but can mean dosage of one or the other may need to be altered – thus, you end up with the need of a professional advice again!

      Thanks.

      #15; Sat, 22 Mar 2008 03:10:00 GMT
    • Agreed

      I would see a doc. Try to get a non-addictive anti-depressant.

      #16; Sat, 22 Mar 2008 03:12:00 GMT
    • Good thread, and I hope my advice is headed here because I've experimented with lots of stacks and such to elevate my moods. I have bouts of depression for no apparent reason and the one supplement that is most helpful is sAME. A bit on the expensive side, but it works great! Usual dosing is 200mg twice a day or 400mg once a day. I found 400mg twice a day is great, plus its good for your joints. It has to be taken on an empty stomach, and left emtpy for up to 2 hours so this may interfere with training and eating efforts. How you figure that out is up to you.
      #17; Sat, 22 Mar 2008 03:13:00 GMT
    • Last night I was a little tired and didn't notice that the writer was trying to mix melatonin and 5-HTP with paxil - STOP !!!!!!! You CAN NOT MIX those meds. 5-HTP works on the serotonin and actually creates more of it and paxil works to keep the serotonin plugged into the right spot, you will actually overload on serotonin that has nowhere to go. Also melatonin is almost opposit and should not be mixed. Trust me, I know what I'm talking about. I'm bipolar and I see a psychiatrist that puts me on meds. I'm on an SSRI and I know the warnings. You also should not be taking 30mg. 3mg is the recommended dose and 6mg will get you there if you get so used to it that the 3mg doesn't work anymore. You should not get paxil from a family doctor. The problem with this is that family docs do not know everything that they need to know in order to give out these meds. They do so because some rep came by the office and told them that it would be a good idea. They don't know shit about them. Go to a real psychiatrist not a psychologist. A psychiatrist might be expensive but it's worth it for your health and well being. Trust me, I'm not made of money and I don't have insurance but I make enough to get to my doc every month because I know that it could be life or death if I don't. Be careful with every pill that you put in your mouth. I'll tell you now since I'm on an SSRI what I can take safely so you'll know. I take multi vit, omega 3 (fish oil) Dr. recommended. I also take glucosamine for my joints and cold meds if I need them but I always call the pharmacy first. Actifed and benadryl are okay I know that for sure. Anyway, if you need more info please visit one of my favorite sites. www.crazymeds.org

      Take care,

      Stormy

      #18; Sat, 22 Mar 2008 03:14:00 GMT
    • marijuana.

      oh wait

      #19; Sat, 22 Mar 2008 03:15:00 GMT
    • Not sure if 5 HTP's still legal or not, but it's pretty boss.
      #20; Sat, 22 Mar 2008 03:16:00 GMT
    • I have been taking a trib product and sence i started it i have been so happy and i have had lots of energy. I could not figure it out then i looked up all the stuff in it and what else it might do nothing then i found that it had DHEA in it. I looked to see what i could find and i guess dhea helps treat depresion also. It maid me very happy.
      #21; Sat, 22 Mar 2008 03:17:00 GMT
    • whats a good kava product?

      -price/brand

      -pill form, or can be capped, no brewing

      -dosage

      these are things i would like to know, thnx

      #22; Sat, 22 Mar 2008 03:18:00 GMT
    • You still need to check with your doctor or the oharmacsist and I ask them all the info about mixing shit before I will take anything.
      #23; Sat, 22 Mar 2008 03:19:00 GMT
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      You still need to check with your doctor or the oharmacsist and I ask them all the info about mixing shit before I will take anything.
      “Oharmacsist”? Is this a new profession I am not aware of?

      Or you meant “pharmacist” by chance?

      #24; Sat, 22 Mar 2008 03:20:00 GMT
    • Sceletium at 100 mg a day, or bacopa at 200 mg 2 times a day, rhodiola at 400 mg 2-3 times a day, tyrosine perhaps, choline, picamollin, ashwaghanda, really depends on what it is that is lacking in your brain chemisty, dopamine, serotonin, norepedrine, or acetyl-choline....
      #25; Sat, 22 Mar 2008 03:21:00 GMT
    • Prozac gave me side effects and therefore I discontinued usage after 2 months. I didn't really feel better mood wise although I did notice a change in my head such as increased dizzyness and maybe a little less tired.

      I'd be interested in what you find works for you.

      #26; Sat, 22 Mar 2008 03:22:00 GMT
    • THE WAY PATRICK ARNOLD TALKS IT SEEMS TO ME THAT MAYBE PSYCHOTROPIN COULD HAVE A XANAX EFFECT, I DUNNO. iD LOVE TO GET OFF XANAX BUT I HATE FLYING AND MY COLLEGE TEAM FLIES ALOT. i WAS IN A MINOR CRASH WHEN I WAS 10 AND FROM THEN ON I DREAD GETTING ON PLANES. i KNOW MOST OF YOU ASK WHY DONT YOU JUST GET DRUNK, HOWEVER IT IS NOT THAT EASY I COACH AT A CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY AND ALCOHOL FROM FACULTY IS A NO NO. ID LOVE TO SEE IF PSYCHOTROPIN RELAXES ME AS MUCH AS 4 XANAX .5 MILLIGRAMS
      #27; Sat, 22 Mar 2008 03:23:00 GMT
    • Quote:

      === Original Words ===

      Last night I was a little tired and didn't notice that the writer was trying to mix melatonin and 5-HTP with paxil - STOP !!!!!!! You CAN NOT MIX those meds. 5-HTP works on the serotonin and actually creates more of it and paxil works to keep the serotonin plugged into the right spot, you will actually overload on serotonin that has nowhere to go. Also melatonin is almost opposit and should not be mixed. Trust me, I know what I'm talking about. I'm bipolar and I see a psychiatrist that puts me on meds. I'm on an SSRI and I know the warnings. You also should not be taking 30mg. 3mg is the recommended dose and 6mg will get you there if you get so used to it that the 3mg doesn't work anymore. You should not get paxil from a family doctor. The problem with this is that family docs do not know everything that they need to know in order to give out these meds. They do so because some rep came by the office and told them that it would be a good idea. They don't know shit about them. Go to a real psychiatrist not a psychologist. A psychiatrist might be expensive but it's worth it for your health and well being. Trust me, I'm not made of money and I don't have insurance but I make enough to get to my doc every month because I know that it could be life or death if I don't. Be careful with every pill that you put in your mouth. I'll tell you now since I'm on an SSRI what I can take safely so you'll know. I take multi vit, omega 3 (fish oil) Dr. recommended. I also take glucosamine for my joints and cold meds if I need them but I always call the pharmacy first. Actifed and benadryl are okay I know that for sure. Anyway, if you need more info please visit one of my favorite sites. www.crazymeds.org

      Take care,

      Stormy

      MY FIANCE IS A DOCTOR AND YOU MAKE EXCELLENT POINTS
      #28; Sat, 22 Mar 2008 03:24:00 GMT
    • Quote:

      === Original Words ===

      Not really a bodybuilding question I know, but I was wondering what the strongest legal mood elevators out there are? I am currently taking an SSRI, but I don't find it helps much. I have also tried 5-HTP to little effect. Any ideas?
      You took 5-HTP with an SSRI? Do you want Serotonin Syndrome? You should see your doc.
      #29; Sat, 22 Mar 2008 03:25:00 GMT