Has anyone noticed 5-HTP or an anti-depressant (that also increases serotonin) reducing tremors? I started taking 5-HTP 5 days ago due to comments here. I'm trying to find out why my tremors stopped 4 days ago when I did the alcohol test. I stopped the alcohol that day due to cold symptoms, but the tremors have not returned. This is the first time in nearly a year.
PD reduces not just dopamine, but also melatonin and serotonin. So the anti-depressants are not simply a "patch" for depression. What I mean to say is that I think it is important for PD patients to realize PD directly reduces serotonin that leads to depression symptoms. Patients and their family should not think they lack a "moral fortitude" or are "not trying hard enough" to be happy.
Same thing goes with motivation. They should not feel guilty or be made to feel guilty for not being motivated. Dopamine is the motivation neurotransmitter, and they are missing it.