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the disease has rapidly worsened, can 5HTP help?

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I am 64 years old and was diagnosed with parkinson about 12 years ago. Until 18 months ago it caused me little difficulty in daily life, since then the disease seems to have rapidly worsened. At the moment I take Levocaent 50 /12.5/200 and Clarium 50 mg four times daily and Azilect 1mg once daily. I take Pantoprazol 40mg once daily because of chronic gastritis and reflux. I also take Valtarsan 160mg and Xipamed20mg for high blood pressure and Sultanol 100mg for ihigh pulse rate.This year I have gained weight dramatically, which I am now trying to reduce. I sleep badly, on good nights i get 5 hours of sleep, interrupted at least twice, on bad nights even less. I have heard that 5-HTP could help with many of my problems. Is it safe to take in regard to my other medications?


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replied July 31st, 2015
Welcome to e health forum.

With all the list of medical issues it would not be wise to use 5-HT supplement.

The activity of the supplement is similar to that of a placebo, and its therapeutic benefit that has been marketed, has not been excellent.

It would also be wise to speak to your doctor managing your parkinsonism and high blood pressure and get proper counselling before you plan to take any form of herbal supplements.
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