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Reason for taking: Anxiety
3/16/2015 1:22:23 PM

Reviewer: fitzy, 35-44 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have been taking 2 x 50 mg tablets daily for almost 6 months and my anxiety has almost all but disappeared. This coming from somebody who suffered from chronic anxiety is some claim. The process has been extremely gradual with the effects being more noticeable as time has passed. I have experienced no side effects whatsoever. My only moan would be that the tablets are quite expensive but that is ... Show Full Comment

Reason for taking: Anxiety
3/9/2015 11:57:39 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I originally reviewed this in February, and stopped treatment (50 mg 1x per day, one month) as it affected my ability to stay asleep. I am extremely sensitive to any psychoactive medications, so it's not surprising. Also, my night time panic attacks continued. I have since switched to using 100 mg Rhodiola Rosea 1x per day in the morning and supplementing with Magnesium citrate, Natural V ... Show Full Comment

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

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