What should I do to address a low serotonin blood test?

Published: July 23, 2013
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My serotonin blood test showed that I was low. What can I do to address that issue with respect to the CFS?

Answer

5 HTP 200-400 mg a day. If taking any serotonin raising medications (e.g., antidepressants, trazodone, or Ultram), need to check with your holistic practitioner to make sure it's okay, as the combination of different things that raise serotonin can cause it to go too high. I would note that this is so rare with five HTP that most people do not even mention it. It takes six weeks to see the full effect.

L&B,
Dr. T

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of four research studies on their treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome From Fatigued to Fantastic! and his newer The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution.  Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health. 

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