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#1 grant323

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 03:49 AM

I recently heard of someone having serotonin shots for depression, without the side effects of ssri's. I never knew this was an option. has anyone else heard of this?

#2 karmic_serenade

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 04:22 AM

I recently heard of someone having serotonin shots for depression, without the side effects of ssri's. I never knew this was an option. has anyone else heard of this?



I haven't heard of this either. Hmmmm..interesting. I'd need to read up on it more.
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Posted 28 July 2009 - 04:52 AM

Hi Grant

I have not heard of it either, but it sounds interesting. I think it may be worthwhile researching.

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 11:39 AM

It is my understanding that serotonin can't cross the blood/brain barrier which would make serotonin shots worthless.

5-HTP, the metabolic precursor of serotonin can cross the barrier and some people take it as a supplement with good results.
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#5 grant323

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Posted 05 August 2009 - 07:27 AM

i read about it on the holtorf medical group website if anyone is interested.

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 02:44 AM

I recently heard of someone having serotonin shots for depression, without the side effects of ssri's. I never knew this was an option. has anyone else heard of this?


I agree, with one of the poster's above. I'm not aware of any way injecting seratonin into the blood stream could lead to increased brain levels, only increased urine levels because it can't get anywhere useful.
My guess is that it does nothing - good or bad - and he can do it legally and say he's 'researching'. Unless you have a lot of extra money, skip it. You'd be better asking your doctor about giving the 5htp a try.
Notice how the web site is designed to sell you therapies rather than diagnose illnesses. You can see his/their priorities.

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 03:07 AM

Hi grant323,

Serotonin injection would be of no value whatsoever. Maedhros is exactly right 'It is my understanding that serotonin can't cross the blood/brain barrier which would make serotonin shots worthless. 5-HTP, the metabolic precursor of serotonin can cross the barrier and some people take it as a supplement with good results.'


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