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HelloWhat is the best natural supplement to I crease dopamine and relieve depression. I recently started cutting back in my
Alcohol intake and my main symptom is depression... I can relief the shakes with Librium but seems I'm struggling with the depression and I do not want to take antidepressant ... I'd appreciate any vitamins that I should be taking and that can help relieve my symptoms
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I have a few more questions to ask, is that ok?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Sure

how old are you and are you on any other medicaitons?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I am 31 years old ... I take hydroxizyne for mild anxiety ... and Librium and keppra for alcohol withdrawals

the best "natural" treatment for depression would be daily exercise, at least 30 minutes daily. This amount of exercise has been shown to be more effective for treating depression than many of the prescription antidepressants.

Exercise actually changes some of the levels of chemicals in your brain which is why it works for depression (and anxiety)

If you are looking for a supplement to take, I will provide a list....

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supplements that might help with depression include:

St Johns Wort
Melatonin (helps with sleep)
Fish oil (DHA/EPA)
5-HTP

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does that help answer you question?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
What about l tyrosine ?

less evidence on l-tyrosine than the other supplements listed, but you can try as well

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does that make sense?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
thank you so 5htp is a good choice ? Can I take all supplements listed at once

I would recommend trying one supplement at a time since taking more than one may cause interactions or side effects.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Would u recommend trying 5htp ?

yes, I think starting with 5-HTP would ok.

Start at the lowest dose and increase weekly based on how you feel.

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