Taurine makes me nervous!

by Mary

Hi Wray,
I have been reading you site for quite some time now, and am currently using about 250 mgs progesterone/day to try to overcome some PMS, irritability, anxiety, acne, low libido. Thank you a million times over for your wealth of information and your dedication to the health of others!! I am just now coming through my estrogen dominance phase, and am starting to feel somewhat better. Have only been at it now for about 2 months.I have a couple of questions for you.
First, I have seen you recommend taurine a lot on your site, especially for bile production. I feel like I might benefit from this as I suffer from jawline hormonal acne, and up and down digestion problems, gas, indigestion. BUT, every time I take 500 mgs- 1000 mgs of taurine, it seems like soon after I get very nervous and anxious! Seems impossible, as you say it is one of our most calming neurotransmitters. But I swear, its been almost a week now, and every time I take it, I get irritable and nervous. What do you make of this?
Second, as soon as I stop taking progesterone cream when my cycle starts, I immediately get a bad break out of acne along my jawline. It always happens about a day after I stop the cream, no matter if I keep using it a few days into my cycle or when exactly I stop, the acne always shows up a day later. And I tend to get bloated and retain water during my follicular phase (which I never did before starting the cream) Is this a sign that I should maybe keep using it through follicular phase for a while, and if so, do you ever recommend using a lower dose during this time than during the leutal phase?
And third, I have been plagued for a while now with a recurring itch in my anal area, and sometimes my outer vaginal area (never acually inside like a yeast infection) The itching seems to be hormonally related, and when I have used the progesterone cream in the past and this time also, the itching, particularly in the anal region has increased a lot. Can this be hormonal? I do suffer from piles, and the progesterone cream has been helping them (I can ONLY use Natpro on the piles though, because it is so pure and any other progesterone cream irritates them horribly) The progesterone seems to help the itching, but it keeps coming back, morning and night, and doesn't seem to go away. I also thought the taurine might be helpful for this problem by increasing bile, but again it seems to make me so nervous! Weird. Thank you in advance Wray!

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Apr 19, 2013
Oh, also...
by: Mary

Oh, yes, I also wanted to let you know that I had my vitamin D levels tested last year and they were 67. I continue to take at least 5000 iu's a day. :)

Apr 20, 2013
Taurine makes me nervous!
by: Wray

Hi Mary I'd like to thank you for reading through the site, and using it to guide you through those early days. Before asking questions as so many do! I so wish they would, as it would make my life easier. I'm delighted you are at last beginning to feel better, it is a tough haul for many. I do mention taurine a great deal, it is essential for bile production. But it's essential for so many things. Although classed as a nonessential amino acid, it is essential for newborns who can't convert it from cysteine, that develops in later years. It's the most important amino for the heart, there's more taurine than all other aminos combined. Essential for the eyes too, in fact I make up 2% taurine eye drops for myself and use it morning and night. I'm convinced it's helped my eyes. It's essential for any organ that has high oxidative stress, i.e. the heart, liver, brain etc. I must confess I'm baffled by your anxious, nervous feeling after taking it. I'm sure there must be an explanation, but I can't find one. It is an anxiolytic, see here, here, here and here. I suggest you only take 250mg/day for several days before increasing it. It could just be the size of the dose you took, I've found in general it's best to always start low when taking any aminos, except glutamine. Another thing, if you're not already doing it, please don't mix protein with any starchy, sweet carbs, i.e. no meat and potatoes or bread, or pasta and mince, or nuts and dried fruit. In fact try to avoid all the grains and legumes. We do have a page on Acne you could look through. It's caused by testosterone, which rises as does oestrogen, when progesterone drops. So it might the an idea to use progesterone daily for 2-3 months, through any bleeding, and see if this helps. Then once you feel up to it, at your next bleed stop the progesterone. You could try a reduced amount during the follicular phase, if you feel it works that's fine, if not use the amount you use in the luteal phase. I'm so pleased the Natpro has helped the piles, it does. I have a male friend who keeps getting them. His memory is bad as I get calls saying help. So I repeat myself, use progesterone! Bacteria and fungi live on the outside of both the anus and the vagina, not only inside. Continued below

Apr 20, 2013
Taurine makes me nervous! Part 2
by: Wray

Hi Mary And you are right, hormones do have an affect. Oestrogen increases glycogen in those areas, the pathogens feed off it, see here. Progesterone by suppressing the oestrogen prevents the glycogen release. If possible please use far more over those areas. You could look through our page on Candida, progesterone reverses the inflammatory oestrogen response, see here. And please consider taking MCT oil, or it's official name, caprylic/capric acid, it's extracted from coconut oil. It's the same oil we use in the Natpro. It's a potent anti-fungal/bacterial, been used for years in agriculture to combat infestations. But it's just as effective in humans too. One of the papers below says "Caprylic acid is superior to & less expensive than Diflucan, & has potential application for anti-cancer, anti-aging, anti-Alzheimer's disease, anti-Autism, anti-infection, & general circulatory improvement." See here, here, here and here. Please be aware of the Herxheimer reaction which is caused by die off of the pathogens, see here and here. There can be confusion between the Herx reaction and the existing symptoms, plus of course oestrogen dominance too. You could also apply it to the itchy areas, but if inflamed it could sting a bit. I use it daily, in cooking, over salads and veggies, in smoothies etc. It's a white tasteless oil, so doesn't overpower other flavours. It does have a laxative affect, which I've learnt to my cost! I was experimenting with it, seeing how much I could take. It's used as part of a ketogenic diet which I'm trying. It does help weight loss too, see here, here and here. But as it only affects fat cells and not muscle, it won't cause weight loss in someone who doesn't need it. In fact it's used by bodybuilders, as it gives energy without causing a sugar shock as the sugars do. Plus it cannot be deposited as fat. Take care Wray

Apr 22, 2013
Oh, also...
by: Wray

Hi Mary Thanks for the vitamin D level, but I don't know how it was measured, i.e. in ng/ml or nmol/L. If in nmol/L it's very low, if in ng/ml it's not bad but to my mind could be higher. Take care Wray

Apr 22, 2013
OK, maybe it wasn't the Taurine?
by: Anonymous

Hi Wray. Bless you for your help and comments!! I will definitely try the MCT oil. Do you recommend just 5 ml a day? (that's a tsp, right?) Also, I was wondering if you had any more direction on taking the taurine. Do you recommend with food or without? So I went off of the taurine for a couple of days, and realized I was still having the same symptoms, and then realized taking the taurine was coinciding with me using my cream (around the same time). ( I was also taking the taurine with my morning coffee--could that have had an effect?)And the last few days, I've been back to super irritable and anxious for a few hours after I use the cream, then in the afternoon, I feel great! Until it's time for my nightly dose, and then, soon after using my cream, back to not feeling well. Is this a normal reaction during the estrogen dominance phase? So I may try the taurine again here in a few days. You know, it's funny, I have always had such a hard time believing that testosterone was causing my acne. I have always read that, but I've had this acne forever(always cyclical--during ovulation and after my period only) , and every time I have my hormones tested, my testosterone comes up low! To the point where my doctor prescribed a low dose (.5 mgs) bioidentical testosterone cream to help with my libido. I have taken it on and off for a while now. And for a while I was feeling really good on it. But I am torn about taking it, because I know you think it is a bad idea. I was curious though, it seems like the studies you site seem to say that it causes problems when it is high. What about if it is low? Would one possibly benefit from bring levels up to a normal range? My libido is probably my worst complaint of all of my symptoms, as it is causing significant strain in my 15 year marriage. I know my husband is leary of me using the progesterone, because in the past when I used a low dose of progesterone, it actually killed my libido! But looking back, i actually wonder if that was a symptom of estrogen dominance? I have also read some websites that say that when progesterone gets TOO high, it can lower libido. Have you ever seen this? I know you have much experience with it helping. I also have to say, for the reference of others reading this site, that I am surprised that it is taking me this high of a dose of 250 mgs of progesterone for over two months now to overcome my estrogen dominance symptoms, because I didn't have SEVERE symptoms in my opinion, to begin with. Also, the last time I had my saliva levels checked, my estrogen wasn't that high ((1.6 pg/ml) and my ratio wasn't that bad (243) Progesterone 389 pg/ml. It's just surprising to me, that I need this much, I thought others might find this interesting. Don't know if having been on BC pills for 8 years has to do with it, but, that was over 12 years ago! By the way, I am 38 years old :) Thank you again Wray for all of your help! You are wonderful!

Apr 22, 2013
Sorry, that last comment was from me :)
by: Mary

I forgot to put my name in!

Apr 22, 2013
OK, maybe it wasn't the Taurine?
by: Wray

Hi Mary I did realise it was you! We've found 5ml works well, it gives 3000mg caprylic acid. Plus extra if you intend using it externally. But more won't hurt at all. Let me know if it helps you, I'm always interested to hear how people do. I suggested you tried only 250mg/day taurine, and if you have a sensitive tummy, then it is best with food. Taurine usually calms the heart, so taking it with coffee would slow the adrenaline rush coffee often gives. Does it not normally do this to you? I love coffee, but drink it with cream only, as my heart takes off if with milk or black! Your reaction is normal, you could apply it more often and see if that stops the drop from occurring. Although it normally takes about 13 hours before beginning to drop. These hormones are so difficult! For instance your testosterone could be low, but to get a truly accurate assessment of levels, you should have it tested every 2 hours for a month! This is what a study did, but for 5 days only, when checking hormones in a group of women to get an idea of 'Hormonal Dynamics at Midcycle', as the paper is entitled. It's a fascinating paper which I had to buy to get the full one, unfortunately the abstract doesn't show the graphs, see see here, here, here and here. They always knew oestrogen rises slowly during the follicular phase, but it surges about 50 hours before ovulation, which was not well known. What they never knew is that progesterone surges then too, the surge comes from the brain. They found LH and FSH surge too. Thereafter all three hormones drop, but progesterone continues surging up. They also found "Diurnal variations in A (androstenedione) and T (testosterone) levels were apparent in all studies (data not shown) and were responsible for the wide variance in their mean concentrations (Fig. 4). A and T levels increased at a slow rate before the surge, but exhibited a faster (P < 0.05) rise concomitant with the ascending phase of the surge.........About 14 h after the surge onset, both T and A declined, but at a slower rate than E2." So as I said unless you had your levels tested at frequent intervals, particularly at mid-cycle, this surge would not be picked up. Oestrogen surges again mid-luteal phase, testosterone would too, as that is the precursor to oestrogen. Then hormone levels drop when we bleed. Hence your cyclic acne. Continued below

Apr 22, 2013
OK, maybe it wasn't the Taurine? Part 2
by: Wray

Hi Mary The studies I site on testosterone are those on giving it as a replacement, i.e. TRT, much as you were given it. All of them indicate it increases heart disease, cancer and Insulin Resistance, see here, here, here, here here, here, here, here and here. It also increases visceral fat, see here and here. Which is why Menopausal women get a middle age spread. Particularly as the menopausal ovary is an androgen producing organ, see here. It's typical for a male doctor to give testosterone for Libido! All men think they have libidos far higher than women and it must be because of testosterone, this is simply not true. We don't talk about ours! Studies have found men with very high testosterone and low libidos, and hypogonadal men with high libidos. So the jury is still out. As you'll see on the paper I've given, progesterone plays a far greater role, but the main driver behind libido is dopamine. This drops if stressed, it is suppressed by Prolactin. Oestrogen causes prolactin to rise. Dopamine will drop if not enough protein is eaten, as the precursor to dopamine is the amino acid tyrosine. This also drops if stressed. So low progesterone would kill your libido, as it's stimulating oestrogen. 400mg/day would help, but tyrosine should be taken too, vitamin D, it's all on the page. Continued below

Apr 22, 2013
OK, maybe it wasn't the Taurine? Part 3
by: Wray

Hi Mary Never heard about it being too high and libido crashing, and what to their minds is too high?! Levels if supplementing topically can go to 100,000ng/ml. Unfortunately progesterone does wake up oestrogen, so many women have to go much higher than 250mg/day. But it does depend on symptoms, and they did have severe, see here and here. Contraceptives do affect things, but 12 years ago no. Let me know how you get on, and thanks so much for the kind words. Please don't forget to give me your vitamin D results in the measurements used. Take care Wray

Apr 22, 2013
vitamin d
by: Mary

I believe my vitamin d was in ng/ml. As, my doctor, who is actually pretty good, said it was a "VERY" good level, I am healthy, and rarely get sick. But that is great to know that you would still recommend getting it a little higher.

Apr 22, 2013
Thank you!
by: Mary

Hi Wray :) Thank you so much for that wealth of information! I will reread it a few times! Very interesting about the testosterone levels changing so much. I will try the tyrosine again, but in the past it has made me a little hyper energized, to the point of not being able to sleep, even if i took it in the morning. And never noticed much libido change with it. Maybe I have to find the right dose. It would be OK for a day or two, but then after a few days in a row of taking it, that is when I would have trouble. I was only using about 175 mgs, but it was the n-acetyl form, which is supposedly more effective and powerful. Thank you so much again!

Apr 22, 2013
vitamin d
by: Wray

Hi Mary Thanks for the ng/ml, it is a good level compared to some I've seen. I see I forgot to give you the info on vitamin D levels, test kits etc see the Vitamin D Council, GrassrootsHealth and Birmingham Hospital. Blood levels should be 70-100ng/ml (175-250nmol/L) and not the 30ng/ml (75nmol/L) most labs and doctors regard as adequate. The minimum daily dose should be 5000iu's per day, although recent research indicates it should be 10,000iu's per day, see here. The minimum specialists are recommending is 50ng/ml which you are above. So it's up to you if you wish to get it higher. Mine was at my last test 92ng/ml. As for the tyrosine it can do that, which it's why it's so important to start low, which I see you did. It probably indicates you don't need it. In which case it could be you have high prolactin which is depressing dopamine. It's like a game of dominoes, finding which one fell first. I can take 1000mg/day and it does nothing to me, maybe I need a very high dose! Take care Wray

May 17, 2013
Thanks for reminding me about tyrosine!...a few more questions
by: Mary

Hi again Wray!! :) I wanted to firstly thank you so much for reminding me about the tyrosine! I've tried it again, and having great success with it this time. The last time I tried it I was not using progesterone, and I have to say the high progesterone dose seems to be decreasing my sensitivity to it/and/or increasing my need for it? This month has been interesting. I used 100mgs progesterone during my follicular phase, and once I added the tyrosine, I felt great! Still noticed the sensitivity to it though, as after about 4 days of taking it, I needed a break or I couldn't sleep. But keeping on the progesterone during this time, seemed to decrease my acne flare up and bloating. So once my ovulation came around, I upped my dose to 200 mgs for a while, and I noticed that I suddenly needed the tyrosine every day to keep from feeling depressed and tired. Then, at around day 21, I started to feel very tired and lightheaded and sedated in the evenings, when I was probably due for another dose of progesterone, so after a few days of this, I upped my dose to 300 mgs total, that was just yesterday. Man! I have never experienced so much sedation and lethargy in my life. It felt like I was in the middle of a VERY deep sleep and someone was trying to wake me up, and I couldn't wake up. Do you know that feeling? Very heavy headed and foggy all day. I couldn't focus on anything. Do you think I just got too high of a dose? Now this morning, I haven't had any progesterone yet, and I am starting to feel better. The progesterone seems like it has pretty much taken care of my anxiety, I still have the acne, bloating and low libido to get over.
So I was wondering number one, have you ever experienced someone needing an increased dose of tyrosine or dopamine, while on progesterone? I was actually wondering, I know that progesterone is supposed to increase serotonin and dopamine, is it possible that it is increasing the serotonin more than the dopamine, hence my increased need for the tyrosine? And secondly, does it sound to you like I have too high of a progesterone dose going on? Perhaps I need to decrease it? I guess I was just trying to overcome my estrogen dominace more quickly, but maybe I just need time as opposed to increased dose? My ratio wasn't too bad last time I checked a few months ago (earlier post)
Last question if you don't mind. SO sorry for so many!!!! Have you ever heard of taking L-Histidine for libido problems? It's something I have found recently. Thank you in advance Wray for all of your expertise!!!! You are a lifesaver!!!!!

May 23, 2013
Thanks for reminding me about tyrosine!...a few more questions
by: Wray

Hi Mary Firstly I don't mind how many questions, especially intriguing ones such as you've given me. Very pleased the tyrosine is helping, it's best to use it as you are, easing off when you feel you've had enough, increasing when you need to. There is a possibility that the progesterone is increasing the ability of the body to use it, as it's via the progesterone receptors that dopamine works. I mention this aspect on the libido page. But I've not had someone make a comment that they've needed more while using progesterone. I can't remember how long your cycle is, but if ±28 days, then day 21 is mid-luteal phase. Although we think of progesterone rising then, so too does oestrogen. This is the time many women find their symptoms increase, usually because ovulation has not taken place, or the corpus luteum is producing insufficient progesterone to counter the rise in oestrogen. Increasing the progesterone would have stimulated the oestrogen, but continuing using it should begin to help. I do know the feeling only too well! Before I discovered progesterone most of my days felt like that, sometimes so weak and tired I could barely walk. So I don't believe you are using too much. It does have an anaesthetic ability, hence the sleepiness, but I've found that usually passes. But as each one of us is so different it's impossible to tell how anyone is going to react. Time is essential as it's not a quick fix, as you know I also believe high amounts are needed too. It's a toss up on which to chose, plus of course cost is a factor. I know you have looked over most of the site, but did you look at the Acne page, it is essential to avoid all sugary sweet foods, even natural, grains being the worst. I've found one of the best sites for overall info on amino acids is Dr Greens DC Nutrition. This particular link will take you to histidine, he does say "Claims of its use to improve libido and counteract allergy are without proof at present." He also says " Low blood histamine also occurs in some manic, schizophrenic, high copper and hyperactive groups of psychiatric patients. Histidine is a useful therapy in all low histamine patients." Do you have manic, schizophrenic, hyperactive tendencies? I put into PubMed "low blood histidine affects libido" and it came up with no studies. Likewise this phrase "increasing histidine levels increases libido", you could of course try it and see. Thanks for the kind words! And let me know how you get on. Take care Wray

May 24, 2013
The mystery continues
by: Mary

Hi Wray,
Thank you so much for your response. Wow, it has been quite the ride for me this past week since I last wrote you. After my day of extreme foggy headedness on day 22, i decreased by dose to 132, had one great day, and then started on a basically 5 day anxiety attack. I maintained a dose of 175 for this last week. It has been a while since I have had a prolonged anxiety attack like this, it has been horrible. However, I am beginning to think there is more at play here than just progesterone. I have been taking GABA, inositol, b3, and tryptophan for the last 7 days to get me through this,quite the opposite as the last time I wrote you! What a roller coaster ride. So after doing a ton of research, and this research has been going on for years now, but very intensively over the last week, I am pretty convinced that I have high copper levels, and that that is contributing here. I have ordered a hair mineral analysis test, so we'll see how that comes out. Anyway, I had been taking 100 mgs zinc as well for a little while now, to help with my acne, and I think that may have contributed to this anxiety attack I have had. It is said that when you add large doses of zinc to a high copper person, that it mobilizes the copper stored in your tissues, sends it into your bloodstream and can cause horrible side effects. I also am very suspicious that I (and possibly my 3 boys) may have pyroluria. I got this information from a book called "Depression Free Naturally" I seem to fit the profile VERY well. Pyroluria is, at the end of the day, a severe deficiency in vitamin b6 and zinc, which is a genetic flaw, and which goes along with high copper as well. There is a lab test for this, and I am planning on taking it.
I will continue below.

May 24, 2013
Continued
by: Mary

Ok, so one more piece of the puzzle, i haven't shared with you yet. This is actually my second attempt at doing your protocol for progesterone doses. About a year ago, I was on the approx. 175 mg dose for about 6 months. (I was also on high doses of b6 (P5P)at the time, which is interesting. At around the six month mark, I was feeling WONDERFUL, except for a few things. I was starting to feel depressed, which was a new phenomenon for me, as I have always tended toward anxiety, I was getting a lot of mild dizzy spells, and my anal itching was getting worse and driving me crazy. I kind of panicked, and thought it might be the progesterone, so I went off of it for a few months. I later found out that the dizzines was caused by a fluid build up in my inner ear due to some bad colds I had had that winter. But my itchy anus went away when I took this break. So after about 3 months break, I started the progesterone up again, and, when I started the progesterone back up, my itchy butt came back!!! I mentioned it to my gyn when I was in, she took a stool sample, and sure enough, I have yeast in my stool. I know you say that progesterone absolutely can't cause yeast problems, but I don't know what's going on. I remember reading an article from another holistic clinic once, that did progesterone replacement. It agreed with you on the fact that almost all other symptoms seemingly caused by progesterone, were actually estrogen dominance, however, they said that they used to think that yeast overgrowth was only caused by estrogen, but through the years of clinical practice, they have found that when progesterone gets too high, it also causes yeast overgrowth. I'll have to try and search some time again when I have time, and see if I can find it again and send you the link. I am just baffled that my yeast (itching)problem seemed to be getting worse as time went by over 6 months of using progesterone, instead of better, and that it went away when I stopped. Any insight on any of this that you may have would be appreciated. You have been so much help to so many already. I am so sorry this is SO LONG!!!! Thank you Wray!

May 27, 2013
The mystery continues
by: Wray

Hi Mary Well you have provided lots more info! I find it fascinating your research has lead you to pyroluria, as I'm convinced I have it too as I have, or had, 64% of the symptoms. But I've never had a test done. One of the many symptoms is lack of dream recall, which I have, and the cure is as you say large doses of zinc and B6. So I took 100mg/day zinc and 1000mg/day B6, and what do you know, I remembered my dreams! But I've lapsed and am back to the 15mg/day zinc and 25mg B6 as I take a complex we make which is so much easier than all the pills. And of course don't recall any dreams now. That book is excellent, although I didn't agree with her views on hormones, as she seemed to think we need testosterone, which I'm very against. Julia Ross is another author well worth reading, it was because of her book the Mood Cure that I'm hooked on amino acids. If you want more info on pyroluria a site so well worth looking through is Alternative Mental Health. There's a wealth of info on it, plus info on copper overload. I'm sure you know it, but oestrogen causes an increase in copper, and a decrease in zinc, which of course is decreased further by the higher copper. Progesterone does the reverse. I must say I became so much calmer once I'd started it, that if I did the questionnaire now for pyroluria I'm sure it would show I don't have it. So only a test would tell. As a child I think I would have hit 100% of the symptoms, how my mother put up with me I don't know! I'm pleased that the holistic clinic agreed with my views on oestrogen causing the symptoms, although the blame is usually attributed to progesterone. But I still think your yeast problem is an oestrogen problem. There are papers on the Candida page, but see here here, here and here. Continued below

May 27, 2013
The mystery continues Part 2
by: Wray

Hi Mary Have you tried applying it in and around your vagina? The Natpro contains caprylic/capric acid (MCT oil) as the base oil, this also has anti-candida, anti-bacterial properties. Have you tried taking the MCT at all, or applying that externally too? It's the most effective substance I've found for these infections. We do have women using very high amounts of progesterone, to date none have complained of it causing a yeast or bacterial overgrowth, see here, here and here. Let me know how you get on. Take care Wray

May 30, 2013
Thanks
by: Mary

HI Wray, thanks again for your response! I have been using the MCT oil, a high dose probiotic, and some digestive enzymes, and something called Candidaplex. The MCT taken by mouth does seem to be making a difference. Thank you for that! You know, I am wondering how much of a role lots of progesterone plays in the copper toxicity problem. I am beginning to theorize that it may be in the long run helping this copper problem I seem to have, but possibly like mobilizing the copper (sort of like it does with oestrogen) so that you feel worse before you feel better. My dizziness has come back since I started this copper detox, as well as some tingling in my feet. The progesterone seems to help greatly with my dizziness and my psoriasis spot on the nape of my neck (they have come back since I am taking a break during my follicular phase) but progesterone still seems to exacerbate my yeast and itchy bum. Am wondering if this could have to do with it affecting the copper in some way. People with copper imbalances have problems with yeast, but ironically copper controls yeast, but when you are imbalanced, your copper, although in excess can be biounavailable, which can cause yeast. All so interesting. I'll be excited if the puzzle ever all comes together. Take care, and thank you so much!!

May 31, 2013
Thanks
by: Wray

Hi Mary Pleased you've been using the MCT, probiotics etc, I'm sure the puzzle will come together! It certainly should the amount of experimenting you're doing, the research too. I find it so invaluable when people give me new info they've found. Or their experimenting works. Or give me ideas as you have above. This is another experimenter here, you might like to read the papers he's unearthed about high cholesterol and hormones. The body is so beautifully complex and yet simple too. We tend to approach it with a hammer and try to alter it's natural rhythm. Please keep in touch with how you get on. Take care Wray

Dec 03, 2013
Taurine
by: Tom

Taurine made me very anxious and nervous too. I'm a very calm person normally so noticed the strong effect Taurine had. I know it is proven to have anti-anxiety properties but for some people it appears to do the opposite. Just wanted to add this so Mary knows that others have had the same experience.

Jul 28, 2014
Hormone imbalance
by: Anonymous

Hi- I have been struggling with my own hormone balance issues over the last 8 months. When I quit bcp everything went haywire. I really feel for ya!
My doc had me on hormone cream...it didn't work...so we tried oral (natural) hormones...no dice. My periods were coming literally seven days apart each time. Awful. I did some of my own research and came across a natural supplement that is often used for treatin infertility and low libido. I tried it as many women boast about it's hormone balancing properties.
The VERY FIRST dose i took, i had immediate relief of symptoms! I'm talking overnight!! It's called Maca Root. Make sure you get a good brand, and raw, not gelatinized, as this cooks all the good stuff out of it.

Aug 03, 2015
taurine is an axiolytic
by: Anonymous

Taurine works as an axiolytic in the short term, but in very large doses (far larger than what you took) it could actually cause anxiety, according to a study with rats.

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