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Reason for taking: Depression
5/1/2011 5:53:16 PM

Reviewer: Aboa, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have tried different meds for depression and anxiety till a Psychologist recommend me to try 5-HTP. It really helps me a lot. I used to take Lexapro but there were too many side effects that I have experienced.

Reason for taking: Depression
3/1/2011 1:19:04 PM

Reviewer: Juicebox, Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I recently started taking 100mg a day every morning along with Saint Johns Wort. For the last week. I have had very few mood swings. it seems the first few days i took it i seemed sore; not sure if it was from the pill or just everyday stress. Overall i'm satisfied with my mental state and actually being happy/not depressed.

Reason for taking: Depression
2/13/2011 9:56:53 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I studied this because I suffer from depression (for 3 years) and two months ago started taking 100mg per day. I can not believe what a wonderful difference it has made in my life. I am very critical of taking pills to "fix things" but this one I so happy I tried. NO side effects, NO huge costs - just WONDERFUL life enhancing results! Depression is gone, my energy is up and I am sleepi ... Show Full Comment

Reason for taking: Depression
1/30/2011 8:57:56 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I discovered 5-HTP reading Julia Ross's 'The Mood Cure' which discusses the affects of amino acids and nutrition on mood disorders. Having suffered from major depression for over a year, declining my doctor's recommendation for SSRIs, I'm frankly surprised that after only 4 days I am feeling better. Have enjoyed restful sleep for the last 2 nights (first in many months) a ... Show Full Comment

Reason for taking: Depression
1/16/2011 10:21:35 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I currently take Lexapro & Neurontin for Major Depressive Disorder. I was quite depressed still, thru Oct & Nov. A health food store person recommended 5-HTP. I began taking it and my mood has increased. However, I don't know if that's from the 5-HTP or that my SAD has passed. I also just found out that Lexapro and 5-HTP taken together without monitoring by a dr., can cause Seroton ... Show Full Comment

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