Posted by Bob P (220.127.116.11) on January 14, 2000 at 10:58:53:
In Reply to: got milk? posted by Carl D on January 14, 2000 at 08:10:44:
Dairy products are a good source of tryptophan. Tryptophan is converted to 5-HTP (5 hydro-tryptophan) and then to serotonin (5-HT) which we all know is a vaso constrictor. Lots of the medications, ercaf/imitrex etc. act like serotonin on certain nerve receptors to constrict the blood vessels. If you decide it's the milk, let me know. I have 4 jars of 5-HTP supplements. I'll be glad to send you one. Perhaps a few capsuls a day will get the 5-HT levels up to where you don't get any more headches. I've been taking the supplements with no real side effects but I'm not in a cluster so I don't know if they help CH. Let me know if you want to be the lab rat.
Anyone else interested in trying this, you can find the supplemnts and some info on them at the link below.
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