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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

Reason for taking: Depression
2/9/2015 7:14:11 PM

Reviewer: Ashley, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Consumer)

Brand Product: Other

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I bought 5 htp on a whim after just reading the package that advertised a "healthy mood." They were accurate. I went home and did research before taking it. I was diagnosed with major depressive disorder 16 years ago and I have struggled my entire life trying to combat it. I stopped taking medication all together and improved my diet. I have taken the 5 htp for a month now and I definite ... Show Full Comment

Reason for taking: Depression
2/4/2015 2:31:03 PM

Reviewer: knowitall, 35-44 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 been taking 100 mg of 5HTP for a few years for anxiety/depression. My adult son takes it for anxiety as well. It takes away negative thinking and gives a positive outlook & clear thinking. I don't buy my vitamins at Walmart or Walgreens...you have to use good quality, no fillers. Companies like Natures Way, NOW, Country Life are the best ones. If someone had a negative review, I bel ... Show Full Comment

Reason for taking: Depression
2/1/2015 11:39:41 PM

Reviewer: MystikRider, 35-44 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 had tried Dr prescribed antidepressants and apart from the fact it didn't help, I didn't like the way it made me feel. My head always felt cloudy and I just didn't feel like myself. I decided to do some research and everything I read about 5HTP sounded exactly what I needed. A couple weeks after taking these, I was finally able to leave my room, not cry at the drop of a hat and funct ... Show Full Comment

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