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Tell me about your experience with DLPA for pain
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swgusr posted:
I am a long term pain management patient. Have been coping with opiates for many years and am more recently giving massage therapy a try. An aquaintance suggested that I try taking high dosages of the amino acid DLPA--3500mg/day.. The little I have read sounds promising. I would appreciate hearling feedback on others experience with DLPA.

Thanks - Scott
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David Maine, MD responded:
Great question. DL-phenylalanine (DLPA) may serve to potentiate pain relief and also ease depression in patients receiving opioids. This is hypothesized to occur through up regulation of the opioids that are naturally synthesized in the body. There is no strong scientific evidence to support it use but the mechanism of pain relief is as suggested above. Best of luck.


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