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Hi I have a son who is taking .5 mg Benzotropine and 2mg of Haloperidol. He is having a hard time with changes taking place in his life now. He is 18 diagnosed with PPD/MMR/Autism. Can I also give him in addition to these medicines 5-HTP and Ashwagandha to help with his anxiety/stress. I want to try natural remedies

Doctor's Assistant: Has the son used 5-HTP or anything similar before?

No, he has not. Once in a blue moon he has used Clonzepam. I’d prefer not to do that. He has gained a mountain of weight on his meds.

Doctor's Assistant: Has he seen a doctor about the stress?

I am in the midst of transferring him from his childhood psychiatrist to an adult facility. He has aged out of childhood facility

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in his medical history you think the doctor should know?

No. He just had his fasted blood work done and everything came good, except his triglycerides were a bit high. He has seasonal allergies. Other than tons of weight gain, he is healthy

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Connie Pennington
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Hello there. My name is***** am boarded in integrative medicine.

Ashwagandha is a wonderful herb/medicinal. 300mg twice daily after food is the recommended dose for stress relief

5-HTP is commonly used for depression. It would also be safe to try. 100mg twice a day. It should not be used with SSRI's or MAOI's.

Is he on any medication besides Cogentin and Haldol?

Have you done in advanced food allergy testing or vitamin testing on him?

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No. He is not on any other current medications. Yes, he had food allergy testing done. He is not allergic to any foods
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