GABA reuptake inhibitors


Has anyone ever been prescribed these? I’m going to ask my pdoc about this at my next meeting.


No, but they’re testing tiagabine in early sz.


I just ordered some Kava Kava root. My experience with it is really positive. Works on the GABA receptors… I guess prolonged use every day can cause liver problems though. However it induces clarity of the mind and is a great way to relax. I took like a quarter ounce of it and absolutely loved it. I guess a whole ounce of the root is the ideal dose.


Very much so. Even taking it for a short amount of time can cause damage. I’d avoid it like the plague.


Water-Based Kava Extract
Lucie Rychetnik and Christine M. Madronio reviewed articles published between 1987 and 2008 that examined the effects of drinking kava extracts produced by soaking kava root in water. Their findings appeared in the January 2011 issue of “Drug and Alcohol Review.” Obtaining a kava drink by soaking the roots in water is the traditional way of getting the extract in South Pacific cultures. Two studies they reviewed did not support that this aqueous form of kava causes liver damage. One study, published in September 2003 in the “European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology” found elevated levels of the liver enzyme gamma glutamyl transferase in heavy drinkers of kava, but researchers noted that the presence of this enzyme did not mean there was any liver damage. The other study, published in the “Journal of Toxicology-Clinical Toxicology” in October 2003, also found that consuming water-based extracts of kava did not cause liver damage.


I’ve tried Kava Kava, it’s like a really weak version of L Theanine.


i didn’t much care for gaba but liked gabapentin for anxiety


Personally I think GABA plays a big role in schizophrenia. I have no sources to back me up but it’s from my own experience.

Never tried Gabapetin.


Gaba supplements/drugs don’t work for my symptoms.


I tried Phenibut, it was just another version of a benzo. GABA helps to an extent. It helps with the nervousness and anxiety.