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Reason for taking: Anxiety
2/26/2015 7:16:47 PM

Reviewer: Webmd.com, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
It has really helped me with stress and anxiety.

Reason for taking: Anxiety
2/20/2015 5:35:46 PM

Reviewer: 35-44 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I really liked the initial results of this product. However, after the first few days, it seems the medicine wears off and you feel numb and somewhat spacey. The greatest complication came with my menstrual cycle. It completely changed it, causing spotting and 2 periods in one month. Stopped using the product, everything went back to normal. Decided to try it again and miraculously the problems st ... Show Full Comment

Reason for taking: Anxiety
2/20/2015 1:26:18 PM

Reviewer: N Tuckwell, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Incredibly useful for a period of anxiety. I took 50mg once a day for 2 months and it really helped. I also took iron and magnesium supplements in the form of Floradix liquid and ate 2 eggs a day and a handful of nuts where possible. I've taken 5HTP before for SAD and it only worked for a day or two. I found St John's Wort more useful for that (but don't take it if you are on the co ... Show Full Comment

Reason for taking: Anxiety
2/15/2015 3:08:20 PM

Reviewer: Ashjeff, Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I am searching for help. This was recommended to me and was just curious if anyone has had any success with it!

Reason for taking: Anxiety
2/13/2015 9:16:07 AM

Reviewer: Maggie from Virginia, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I've taken both benzos and SSRI's/SNRI's for panic disorder off and on during stressful times for years. Just recently, I weaned myself off of Pristiq 50 mg because of the usual side effects (fatigue/feeling like a zombie/apathy) after taking it for 3 years. Of course, within 8 weeks, the panic attacks resurfaced. After researching natural methods and reading reviews, I tried the 5 ... Show Full Comment

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