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Reason for taking: Other
1/11/2010 2:19:18 PM

Reviewer: jenalyj, 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I heard of 5-HTP while online researching ways to control PMS symptoms. Took one 50 MG capsule about 20 minutes before dinner to help me feel full and prevent food cravings. About an hour and a half later I had a tremendous "rush", tingling and sweating palms, blurred vision, and just generally felt strange and lightheaded. The intense feelings passed within 5 (scary) minutes but I felt ... Show Full Comment

Reason for taking: Other
12/16/2009 2:49:09 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I have been taking this for several weeks having been introduced to it by a colleague who suffers extreme insomnia. I have been experiencing increasing insomnia in my 40s. It is very hard to find less than 100 mg caps. My colleague and I both feel we need 50 mgs. I have had vivid nightmares on this but they have lessened with use. I sleep great and wake feeling better than ever, although hard ... Show Full Comment

Reason for taking: Other
11/26/2009 11:07:04 AM

Reviewer: Becca, 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 taken 100mg before bed for two nights and I have had the best sleep I've had for a week and a half since coming off Mirtazapine, an anti-depressant. My doctor recommended this to me. She referred me to a company that makes a pharmaceutical grade 5-htp called Nutrition Dynamics. To order online your doctor must have an account with them, so check with your MD. Until my online order c ... Show Full Comment

Reason for taking: Other
10/5/2009 2:35:15 PM

Reviewer: joycem984, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Consumer)

Brand Product: Other

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This was recommended to me to help with insomnia. I was told about the potential G.I. problems, so was aware when they began. However, my sleep was worse with this. I read the bottle again and saw where I could experience insomnia. Sure don't need help experiencing that so will not take it again.

Reason for taking: Other
6/24/2009 5:12:17 PM

Reviewer: Marie, 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have insomnia and had heard 5-HTP might help with that. I only used it for 3 days and during that time it didn't help with the insomnia which was disappointing. I have a very sensitive stomach and did experience an upset stomach, diarrhea, headache, and loss of appetite with just 50 mg a day. All these symptoms went away once I stopped using it. Maybe if I had stuck with it longer the sy ... Show Full Comment

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