Anxiety Community
Cipralex and DL-Phenylalanine
About This Community:

A community of people with Anxiety offering support through your health journey. Ask a question, join a conversation, share experiences: sleeping, mood swings, panic attacks, and disorders.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Cipralex and DL-Phenylalanine

Can someone tell me if taking these too things are safe.. Im on cipralex and just taking the other for dopramine of the brain to get back to normal....Maybe question sound weird but I need to ask. If so has anyone had any luck with the DL-Phenylalanine??

Thanks
Wings
Related Discussions
363281_tn?1353103243
Both are a form of an SSRI, so, I would be careful about taking them together. Here is a little info on the Phenylalanine.

Phenylalanine
Overview:
Phenylalanine is an essential amino acid (building block for proteins in the body). It is essential to human health but cannot be manufactured by the body. For this reason, phenylalanine must be obtained from food. It is available in three chemical forms, including L-phenylalanine (the natural form of phenylalanine found in proteins throughout the body), D-phenylalanine (a mirror image of L-phenylalanine that is synthesized in a laboratory), and DL-phenylalanine, a combination of the previous two forms.

The body converts phenylalanine into tyrosine, another amino acid essential for making proteins, brain chemicals including dopamine and norepinephrine, and thyroid hormones. Symptoms of phenylalanine deficiency include confusion, lack of energy, depression, decreased alertness, decreased memory, and diminished appetite.

On the other hand, a rare metabolic disorder called phenylketonuria (PKU) occurs in people who are missing an enzyme that is needed to properly metabolize phenylalanine, causing high levels of phenylalanine in the body. Symptoms of PKU, which tend to appear between 3 and 6 months of age, include eczema, developmental delay, an abnormally small head, and hyperactivity. If it is not treated before 3 weeks of age, PKU can cause severe, irreversible mental retardation. In the United States, newborns are tested for PKU during the first 48 - 72 hours of life.

People with PKU must eat a phenylalanine-restricted, tyrosine-supplemented diet to have optimum brain development and growth.

I have taken DL Phenylalanine, for me, it really did not do a thing, but it helps a lot of folks, it is pretty popular.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Recent Activity
1639915_tn?1378932813
Blank
jenjen08 uploaded a new photo
4 hrs ago
1639915_tn?1378932813
Blank
jenjen08 wow I haven't been on here ... Comment
4 hrs ago
Avatar_n_tn
Blank
Meganann123 commented on Tramadol & Ultram...
5 hrs ago
Blank
Anxiety Tracker
Track Anxiety Symptoms
Start Tracking Now
Top Anxiety Answerers
480448_tn?1426952138
Blank
nursegirl6572
PA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
LRon
MI
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
cj29
GA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Paxiled
Arlington, VA
675718_tn?1321008971
Blank
drifter0213
El Paso, TX
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
DYSLEXIC
notts, United Kingdom
Anxiety Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
Top Anxiety Answerers
480448_tn?1426952138
Blank
nursegirl6572
PA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
LRon
MI
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
cj29
GA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Paxiled
Arlington, VA
675718_tn?1321008971
Blank
drifter0213
El Paso, TX
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
DYSLEXIC
notts, United Kingdom