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can you please re frame your question , as gaba is a neurotransmitter , and not a drug , so kindly specify , what alternative drug in place of cymbalta do you have in your mind ?
Well, the basis on which GABA supplements are used in cases of anxiety is that low levels of GABA in the brain , can lead to anxiety , so by supplementing it by use of GABA supplements , we compensate the deficit of GABA , THEREBY RELIEVING ANXIETY , but having said that , i may also tell you that drugs like anti depressants -- such as cymbalta and benzodiazepines , they work in anxiety because they act on the GABA receptors in the brain , and modulate the GABA receptors in such a way that more GABA neurotransmitters are pumped into the nervous system , thereby compensating the deficit .
So, anti depressants and anti anxiety drugs such as benzodiazepines such as klonopin and ativan are still the best and the first line drugs for treating anxiety , GABA supplements can only asist them to help counter anxiety , but their efficacy as a monotherapy to treat anxiety is still not used in practice as it is not that effective.
As FAR as L- theanine is concerned , it is an ingredient of green tea , and it is shown in some studies it causes relaxation and reduces anxiety to some extent , but still it has not been approved as a treatment of anxiety , although there is no harm in taking it with GABA supplements to assist your main line of treatment , that has to be either an anti depressant or anti anxiety drug or a combination of both.
So, if you are not tolerating Cymbalta that well then you shall opt for another anti depressant such as Prozac or paxil CR or effexor XR , or for that matter opt for an anti anxiety drug such as klonopin or buspar or ativan , there are plenty of options for you to choose from.And , you may take green tea ( L- theanine ) and gaba supplements to assist the chosen drug .
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Well, yes it would be good to add these two , as they will assist in relieving your anxiety . Take GABA in the morning , while L- theanine in the afternoon and evening after meals .
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Cymbalta to be taken at night as a single dose after dinner. There is no possibility of a serotonin syndrome as the dose of cymbalta that yu are taking is well within the normal range .
No, these supplements cannot help in cymbalta withdrawal .
Just come off cybalta slowly over a week's time to avoid brain zaps and other withdrawal symptoms , plus at 15 mg low dose of cymbalta neither serotonin syndrome nor withdrawal syndrome should be an issue and bother you.
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