Aa
A
A
A
Close
Addiction: Substance Abuse Community
32.1k Members
Avatar universal

L-tyrosine & valerine root???

How useful is l-tyrosine and valerine root for a subutex detox?Whats people experiences.thanks
8 Responses
Avatar universal
or any opiate detox
Avatar universal
Last year, when i was detoxing off of 250-300mg of hydrocodone i used both of those.  The l-tryosine worked well for getting me energy.  I started at 2000mg and worked my way down, as it kind of gave me the "coffee jitters".  But, it gave me the energy to get off my butt and go for walks, and do small stuff around the house.  From what i've seen its pretty hit or miss, some people say it works, others say it doesnt.  Best way to find out is to try :)

As for the valerian root, i will admit it worked great for anxiety, especially in the mornings when i woke up, and when i was trying to relax at night.  But, i couldnt take it often as it smells SO BAD.  I would literally throw up when i would open the bottle, and more than once, i burped and the horrible smell of my burp with the valerian would make me vomit too.  It works well, if you can get over how foul it smells.  

Hope this helps, keep up the good work!
1801781 tn?1461629469
go to the bottom of this page (Health pages) and click on Thomas Recipe and Amino Acid Protocol.  They are very helpful.  I could not do the Ltryosine it made me too jittery and did not do the benzos (tranks)!  The rest did help.  The restless legs was a problem for me and nothing  helped, but my doctor's script to calm them. Others have better success with the natural stuff...like bananas, baths, etc.
Avatar universal
thankyou for your help peeps.gonna get stuff in ready for the big day.will avoid benzos though due to my addictive nature.thanks
1926359 tn?1331588139
Hi Riz...

I used both L-Tyrosine and Valarian during my detox.  I took 2000 mg of the L for the first 4 days, but found after that it made me jittery.  Check with a pharmacist if you are on any other medications as Valarian root is contraindicated with a few (Antidepressants for one)  Also, Melatonin is the best with the Valarian for sleep.  Make sure you take it when the sun goes down, it regulates the sleep/wake schedule.  Whey protein shakes have all the amino acids in them, and I noticed a HUGE difference in my energy levels when I added them after 5 days or so.  Two scoops with a banana and almond milk in a blender, twice a day.  A good quality multi vitamin and vitamin C ascorbate, plus magnesium CALM (a hot drink that's awesome for RLS) are what I continue to use daily.

Good plan on staying away from the benzos...They are very difficult to come off if you become addicted/dependant.  Don't forget to hydrate...Force the fluids as much as you can.  I found Vitamin Water and sleepy time tea were the best-always be sipping at something...I can't stress this enough.
I know sub is hard to come off of and I commend you for reclaiming your life!  
Lu
Avatar universal
Never tried the first thing but the valerian root didn't do s.h.I.t for me. Neither did melatonin, sleeping pills, benadryl, or special teas. Nothing helped me sleep except time. I started sleeping normal around day 20.
Avatar universal
...I used a B complex vitamin daily for energy. Still use it, actually. It never makes me feel jittery and I don't even drink coffee or sodas so I don't have a high tolerance to caffeine or anything like that. If the L-T stuff makes u jittery like those people experience, just get a B complex vitamin. Your BEST bet for energy is to eat and to eat healthy. Our bodies can't make energy unless we eat so just taking vitamins, no matter what they are, aren't going to be too helpful unless you eat too.
Avatar universal
really appreciate your feedback peeps.been laying the foundations for a few months now,exercise,health eating and positive thinking.I have also been taking a multi vit and omega 3.I have been tapering slowly and will continue to do so for a few month,as i cant afford to feel to crappy due to work and other stuff,plus i  have been on sub for just over 2 years!!thankyou everyone for your feedback!
Have an Answer?
Top Addiction Answerers
495284 tn?1333894042
City of Dominatrix, MN
Avatar universal
phoenix, AZ
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Is treating glaucoma with marijuana all hype, or can hemp actually help?
If you think marijuana has no ill effects on your health, this article from Missouri Medicine may make you think again.
Julia Aharonov, DO, reveals the quickest way to beat drug withdrawal.
Tricks to help you quit for good.
For people with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), the COVID-19 pandemic can be particularly challenging.
A list of national and international resources and hotlines to help connect you to needed health and medical services.