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Reason for taking: Other
9/30/2011 4:06:06 PM

Reviewer: MiamiGirl, 35-44 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 been under a lot of stress lately causing irritability, depression, loss of sleep. i actually started taking 5HTP when i was ordering a few other supplements. i thought it was an antioxident at the time. I have been sleeping so good lately (I used to wake up 2-3 times in the night)and waking up in a great mood but couldn't figure out why until I read this article. I am recommending this ... Show Full Comment

Reason for taking: Other
9/16/2011 7:52:26 PM

Reviewer: Atam Gits, 35-44 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I tried it for insomnia and it made me unable to sleep. When I tried I found myself in some sort of mental zombiland that was somewhere betweeen sleep and consciousness. When I did drift into a shallow sleep I had horrible nightmares. My muscles were restless and I kept alternating between hot and cold spells. The next morning I felt like I hadn't slept in days. I went to work and couldn& ... Show Full Comment

Reason for taking: Other
5/30/2011 12:14:47 AM

Reviewer: Hindy, 55-64 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 was having a lot of sleep problems. A lot of nights I couldn't get to sleep until 4 or 5 in the morning and then I could hardly function all day. I also would wake up about every 90 mins usually after having very unsettling and vivid dreams. I started taking a sleep aid that contains 10mg of 5-htp and what a difference! the very first night I went to sleep easily without tossing and turning ... Show Full Comment

Reason for taking: Other
3/1/2011 10:31:54 AM

Reviewer: 55-64 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:
I have taken 5 htp for over a year now for problems with my sleep. I pour it out of the capsule into a small amount of water into a glass & drink it at bedtime. I am sleeping much better, awake once or twice per night but am able to go right back to sleep. I seem to be dreaming much more than I have ever before. I am very happy with this product!

Reason for taking: Other
12/15/2010 6:20:14 AM

Reviewer: concord, nc, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My husband and I took 5-HTP to help for sleep and we both got SEVERE stomach cramps, headache, and heart racing. I am on Paxil. Use with EXTREME caution.

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