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Old 01-30-2011, 11:42 AM   #2
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Re: Amitriptyline/Zopiclone Withdrawal - GABA/5HTP

Amitriptyline's mechanism of action is as a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, so the 5-htp should help with some of the withdrawal symptoms (5-htp is the precursor to serotonin). Zopiclone acts directly on GABA receptors, so depending on what kind of GABA you bought, it could help as well. Unfortunately, GABA is a large molecule and most cannot cross the blood-brain barrier. Only pharmaGABA has the ability to do that. Kava kava also acts on GABA receptors so you might look into that as well. You also might want to try some live support (milk thistle, N-Acetly cysetine, glutathione) to promote the detoxification of the drugs out of your system.

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