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Reason for taking: Depression
4/4/2015 12:25:26 AM

Reviewer: 19-24 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
After dealing with anxiety and depression for the past two years, doctors decided to put me on Zoloft. They put me on a normal starting dose, and by day 5 I had serious symptoms of serotonin syndrome. It was terrifying. I was discouraged, but a friend of mine told me about 5-HTP. I have been taking it for about 2 weeks now and I felt the positive effects by the 2nd day. I sleep better, I eat bette ... Show Full Comment

Reason for taking: Depression
4/3/2015 10:58:52 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I started taking 5-Htp for depression and stess. The first 2 days improved my mood but the side effects were more serious than any review showed online. I began with a 100 mg tablet by Natrol per day after lunch. After day 2 I started to experience light headedness, headache,dizziness, brain fog, muscle weakness/pain/numbness, vivid dreams and waking nightmares, muscle twitching, chills, chest pa ... Show Full Comment

Reason for taking: Depression
3/29/2015 11:25:27 PM

Reviewer: 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
The naturopath clerk sold this to me to help treat depression. I am not on any other anti-depression medication so the reaction I got was not an interference with anything else. My reaction was a strange euphoria. I was unable to drive my car. It caused also severe drowsiness. Might be good for someone with insomnia or anxiety but not depression.

Reason for taking: Depression
3/26/2015 2:50:04 PM

Reviewer: 75 or over (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
on lorazepam and ceriquil will this interact

Reason for taking: Depression
3/26/2015 5:22:54 AM

Reviewer: Jess, 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 suffered depression since my teens, and have various & severe mental illness throughout my entire family history. I have been on and off antidepressants for years, but nothing has ever 'worked'. I would give up on them after a few months, until things got absolutely unbearable again & would finally drag myself off to the doctors to try another one. Even St Johns Wort had awf ... Show Full Comment

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