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Dopamine and feeling low



I'm reading a lot on the forum about people feeling low after quitting smoking. I know that feeling very well and I think it's the main reason I'm putting off quitting again.

I've just ordered some N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine, which is supposedly a "natural" way to increase dopamine in the brain. (Nicotine does the increases the amount of time dopamine stays in the brain).

Have a look at this....

N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine is not recommended for everyone, but I thought I'd give it a try and will let you know how I get on.


ps. I have no medical/scientific knowledge whatsoever...all my information is from the Web, so please forgive me if I've got it wrong!

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nonico7 Years Smoke Free

All the best!

All the best with that Elizabeth64. I hope it does the trick. It makes sense to me. Looking forward to hear the results from you.

Hiya mum works in holland and Barratt and recommends 5 HTP for when people quit smoking.....same principal. All staff get trained in alternative methods...she did buy me some to try but they didn't suit me....good luck with it. It should help in principal.


Hi Lizzie - it sounds as though you're edging ever closer to quitting again, which is great - and good luck with the whatever-it-is-called. One of the reasons my last quit - about 10 years ago - failed was because of a really depressed outlook (which I blamed totally on not smoking). Fearful that I might feel the same way during this quit, I began taking St John's Wort, which can ease depressive tendencies, before stopping. It may of course be doing nothing whatsoever, but I do think it has acted as a 'crutch', if only a psychological one, which has strengthened (or perhaps I mean supported) my resolve. Do let us know how you get on -



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