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SSRI withdrawel "brain zaps"= low DHEA?

Discussion in 'Beginners Area' started by Cpt.Tired, Jan 4, 2018.

  1. Cpt.Tired

    Cpt.Tired New Member

    If I forget to take my Lexapro at night I can feel it the next day because I will get the classic "brain zapping"

    that is pretty well known.

    But if I take DHEA that does not happen.

    So this suggests to me that depression may be nothing more than a hormone problem(?)

    Just sharing info for googlers looking for answers.
  2. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

    depression may be nothing more than a hormone problem
    Many, most people after about 25yo are low on DHEA.
    To a point
    that LEF.org (Life Extension Foundation)
    suggest taking 25mg/day DHEA and then, latter on, do the testing.

    But DHEA or DHEAs is about just one steroid hormone.
    It is much better to optimize
    Steroid Hormone Panel
    For my last 20 years dealing with this personally
    it was a chore
    it was a lots of (often wrong) guessing
    just do DUTCH






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  3. Cpt.Tired

    Cpt.Tired New Member

    Awesome Janz! Thanks for your input as well as all the other inputs you have contributed to this site. I've learned a LOT from you!:)
  4. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

    I try my best to have everything in my body best I can.
    if all else fail I use supplements,
    do not wait to long using it.
    I am hacking DDW now.
    New Year morning, after 22 days on 105ppm DDW I got a positive break thru.
    I hope it was not a fluke, it worked each and every day since.
    It allows me to sleep for 6 hrs straight without bathroom interruptions.

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  5. Inger

    Inger Silver

    wow... this is so awesome Jan! Let us know how it evolves!
  6. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    SSRI withdrawal is deuterium central for the matrix.
  7. Maria Ka

    Maria Ka Silver

    lPlease Dr. Kruse what does this mean? And hiw can it be helped? Deuterium depletion?

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