diagnosed with depression taking effexor and ability 1mg
As you may already be aware, each of these medications should inform you via the Patient Information Leaflets that they should not be taken with each other. This is because Effexor increases levels of a chemical called Serotonin in your brain which scientists believe can treat depression. L-tryptophan can be converted to Serotonin in your body and so can also increase Serotonin levels in your brain. If Serotonin levels in your brain become too high, this can be VERY serious as you can develop an illness called Serotonin Syndrome which in the worst cases can be fatal. And as you are currently taking the maximum dose of Effexor, my advice would be to avoid this combination. But of course, you should always consult your doctor about these things first!
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