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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

Reason for taking: Depression
3/17/2015 1:26:45 PM

Reviewer: 5htplover, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been on 5-HTP for nearly 8 years, and much happier for it. I started it after my boyfriend died unexpectedly and I fell into a severe depression (normally I suffer from mild depression). I didn’t have insurance, and started researching alternatives to SSRIs. I had taken Zoloft for a spell years ago and it worked for me okay (though I didn’t like the side effects). The day I started taking i ... Show Full Comment

Reason for taking: Depression
3/10/2015 12:16:00 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I started 5 htp almost three weeks ago. I was going through a severe depressive episode accompanied by anxiety. My mood would swing from sad, to anxious to okay, then back to sad within an hour. I wasn't eating and experiencing sleep maintenance insomnia. At first, I felt no different but after a week my sleep started to get closer back to normal and my appetite returned. After two weeks, my a ... Show Full Comment

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