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    Reason for taking: Depression
    8/31/2011 12:55:00 PM

    Reviewer: ally, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 2

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 2

    Comment:
    Everytime I take 5 htp I get a bad headache. I have not noticed a headache if I take a supplement that contains 5 htp. So for me taking 5 htp by itself is not good.

    Reason for taking: Depression
    8/29/2011 10:05:12 PM

    Reviewer: 19-24 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 have been diagnosed with depression and I didn't want to take any harsh medication, so I tried 5 HTP. Unfortunately I didn't look into it and when I would take it consecutively I would soon have random seizures, and I would black out. The seizures and black outs were not long, but I would have no idea it happened once I woke up. It was really scary. Please be very careful if you plan to ... Show Full Comment

    Reason for taking: Depression
    8/11/2011 9:33:27 AM

    Reviewer: Murfle, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Consumer)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    WebMD says not to take 5-HTP till more is known. However, the article is NOT dated! There was a scare about 5HTP in 1988 due to a contaminated batch from Japan, coming from the labs of Showa Denko caused 37 deaths and 1500 permanent disablements. Controversy at the time between big pharmas, the biotech and FDA resulted in a blanket ban of 5HTP. Pharmas would rather sell you the more expensive ... Show Full Comment

    Reason for taking: Depression
    7/15/2011 1:35:15 PM

    Reviewer: Donnie3698, 25-34 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Consumer)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    Well I used to smoke ALOT of weed, and since then I haven't been the same. this ha actually made me happier than I was when I was smoking weed, mainly because I feel alive again, and i don't have to worry about the law or drug tests. This is what I have been looking for. I found this out by someone on this site actually and I want to thank them from the bottom of my heart, and my family th ... Show Full Comment

    Reason for taking: Depression
    6/14/2011 3:31:10 PM

    Reviewer: Deb, 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 taken 5-HTP for about nine years with no side effects. Before that I took Prozac and Effexor which made me sleepy, and feel like I was in a dream-like state all the time. I also tried ST. John's Wart and Kava Kava with little success. After takeing 5-HTP at 100mg three times a day for a couple of weeks I felt more like myself than I had in years. I also took a multi vitimin, B6, and Na ... Show Full Comment

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