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Reason for taking: Depression
2/6/2014 11:35:55 AM

Reviewer: 25-34 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 tried many anti-depressants but have yet to find any that work or work without side effects that are too awful. I took 5htp after reading a lot of good reviews. Unfortunately, after taking it for about a week I became extremely depressed (more so than normal), tearful, generally very sad. I quit taking it and have been off for about a week, I feel like i've improved somewhat but am s ... Show Full Comment

Reason for taking: Depression
1/24/2014 2:32:57 PM

Reviewer: Female (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
worked well for me, had no side effects. lost some weight after taking this medication for 3 months

Reason for taking: Depression
1/23/2014 6:20:39 PM

Reviewer: 5-htp, 75 or over Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:

Reason for taking: Depression
1/17/2014 3:01:37 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
This comment is for those of you who eventually get side effects. If you are experiencing anxiety, mind racing, etc after being on 5-htp, this is often the symptoms of serotonin syndrome. It means you do not need that much. Some of these doses are crazy. You should also drink green tea eith your 5-htp to protect your arteries (theoretical side effect). A side BENEFIT of green tea is that it ha ... Show Full Comment

Reason for taking: Depression
12/24/2013 7:29:24 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Update: I am so glad I found this. I was on antidepressant meds for almost 20 years and I was not doing well anymore. I was fat, tired all the time, and had many aches and pains. I gradually reduced the meds and added 5 htp. I have been doing so much better. I do have a therapist. I quit eating all sugar and junk food. I needed to take GABA at night to help me sleep. I have lost 20 pounds. I have ... Show Full Comment

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