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Reason for taking: Depression
1/15/2015 2:30:19 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have mild depression and generalized anxiety disorder. I take xanax for the anxiety as needed but am unable to tolerate prescription anti depressants due to side effects. I also tried St. John's Wort and it gave me horrible mood swings. I have only been on this supplement for a week but so far I am VERY happy with it. I notice a more positive mood and zero side effects.

Reason for taking: Depression
1/6/2015 6:47:38 PM

Reviewer: Aries, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I use the 50Mg by NATROL. 45 capsules content. I use them to stay alert and sharp at work when communicating with customers over the phone. It wears off after 2-3 hrs, therefore I will take 1 with a small bite of food at 8am, another at around 10:15am, 1pm and around 3:30pm. I am 60 years old and have worked for the same company for almost 32 yrs. It keeps my mood positive throughout the da ... Show Full Comment

Reason for taking: Depression
1/2/2015 11:51:27 AM

Reviewer: karolsue2002, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I had my mom use this after my brother recommended it. Mom used it for almost 2 weeks. Within a week, she developed stomach upset and diarrhea. We thought it was the flu. Her symptoms have gotten worse. I checked here for side effects and now believe her symptoms are caused by this product.

Reason for taking: Depression
12/22/2014 5:23:55 PM

Reviewer: Snowyone, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have had depression since I was in my 20's and I'm 63 now and have probably taken every antidepressant on the market. I was recently diagnosed with Sjogrens Syndrome...and antidepressants cause dry mouth and also dry eye. Cymbalta was making me miserable with the dry, painful eye symptoms. So I got off of it after taking it for years, it was horrible getting off of it. I read on a dr ... Show Full Comment

Reason for taking: Depression
12/7/2014 2:50:08 PM

Reviewer: miss123, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have had depression since age 11. I am now 27. I went on anti-depressants for a while and felt more suicidal, so I struggled fighting depression without meds. Since taking 5htp, I sleep a lot better and my mood had been lifted. Yes, it's not a miracle pill which will solve my illness, but it has aided me very well. I feel a weight has been lifted and there are days when I actually feel very ... Show Full Comment

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