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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

Reason for taking: Depression
12/18/2013 7:11:37 PM

Reviewer: Green Machine, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I took 1 50mg pill a day for about 2 weeks. It worsened my mood from depressed and tired to highly agitated, and caused my insomnia to turn into sleeping for 11 hours a night and still feeling tired. It also seemed to make me want to eat more than I need. I had expected much from 5-HTP, so I stopped for about 5 days and then took it again for about 3 days in a row, with the same result. I don' ... Show Full Comment

Reason for taking: Depression
12/17/2013 8:35:34 AM

Reviewer: Hopeful, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I have anxiety and depression. My Dr put me on Celexa and Trezadon. I read the leaflets that came with the meds and the side effects scared me. I read an article about 5htp with a complex vitamin B and the good reviews. I didn't research the side effects. I was taking 100mg at 7 and 7. 5 days later I had blurred vision, more panic attacks, confused, uncoordinated, darting eyes, crying spells. ... Show Full Comment

Reason for taking: Depression
12/13/2013 8:30:41 PM

Reviewer: HappyPiggy, 55-64 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:
Prescription medication caused severe suicidal tendencies. None with this product. No side effects of any kind.

Reason for taking: Depression
12/13/2013 2:53:23 PM

Reviewer: 65-74 on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
In addition to alleviating depression, also aided in significant weight loss (215 down to 184). Warning may be out of date: see http://www.med.nyu.edu/content?ChunkIID=21399. Dosage: 300-600 mg. daily. Time release formulation.

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