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Reason for taking: Anxiety
2/11/2010 5:51:43 AM

Reviewer: herbuser, 35-44 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:
my mood improves within minutes of using it. helps my anxiety, panic attacks, depression, and insomnia. even helps the extreme and dangerous shaking anxiety i get after i stupidly drink alcohol. no other herb helps me so well with these extreme withdrawal symptoms. helps almost immediately and completely for my regular anxiety, but seems to take about a week before it is really helping with my ins ... Show Full Comment

Reason for taking: Anxiety
1/8/2010 1:59:19 PM

Reviewer: NicJo80, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have had fluctuating GAD since I was sexually assaulted 6 years ago. I was initially on Lexapro, but wanted to get off of it because, while at first effective, it eventually made me a zombie. I am not constantly on it anymore, but when I feel anxiety/depression start to creep in (especially during winter months) I take 200 mg before bed, with a multi-vitamin, including a lot of B. I feel ... Show Full Comment

Reason for taking: Anxiety
12/8/2009 3:07:08 PM

Reviewer: JNL, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I started taking adderall this year without the knowledge that it majorly depletes your body of serotonin. I started experiencing extreme anxiety and depression. It was the scariest time of my life. I started taking 300 mg of St. Johns wort and 100 mg of 5-HTP three times a day and it has literally saved my life. I don't have anymore anxiety and my depression has diminished. I quit adderall 3 ... Show Full Comment

Reason for taking: Anxiety
10/7/2009 4:14:04 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 panic disorder and was prescribed prozac but I didn't want to take it so I tried 5-HTP and I have improved so much. I would advise to start with just 50mg a day because that's what worked for me. I tried a higher dose but it was just too much for my body. I plan on taking it for a few weeks to retrain my brain and then lower the dose to 25mg.

Reason for taking: Anxiety
8/23/2009 11:00:10 AM

Reviewer: corcoran, 45-54 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
still verifying results

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