minerva Posted December 4, 2005 Share Posted December 4, 2005 Has anyone tried taking Tyrosine to counteract sleepiness/tiredness? I have a strong suspicion, after many many drug trials, that part of my depression is due to a low level of norephinephrine. I think this because Sudafed, and other less legal substances that stimulate production of norephinephrine, work well to keep me from feeling tired, but SNRI's don't. The logical conclusion seems to be that my brain doesn't make enough -- blocking re-uptake doesn't work because there's not enough there to make a difference, re-uptake or not. So -- a couple of early studies showed that large doses of Tyrosine worked for people who needed stimulants (i.e., dexadrine) to treat their depression. The dosage was 100mg/kg/day -- so for a 150-lb person it would be something like 6 grams a day. Apparently this is safe. I'm just curious if anyone has tried this. I'm contemplating it. M9 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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