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Reason for taking: Anxiety
10/17/2013 1:02:12 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
5-htp has worked well for me so far. i started to take it recently to help me keep my anxiety and stress levels down. i have Hoshimitos thyroid disease and keeping stress levels down is extremely important for many reasons but also for weight loss. i usually wake up several times through out the night and for the first time in a long time i slept a full night, actually 9 hours with out waking up!! ... Show Full Comment

Reason for taking: Anxiety
10/3/2013 7:07:42 PM

Reviewer: SHaras, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
After reading a book that described how anxiety and depression can cause an "overfocussed" kind of brain, I decided to try 5-HTP. I had been suffering from symptoms related to PTSD. After a very short time, I started sleeping through the night. I'm so glad I tried this before going on anti-depressants!

Reason for taking: Anxiety
8/23/2013 1:54:40 PM

Reviewer: Jen, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I started using this for my severe mood swings! Its helping a lot during my PMS. I only take it 2 weeks before my period starts and 1 week until it ends. So about 3 weeks/month. Ive noticed a big difference! I no longer have mood swings, or snap! Im happy when i have to. The only weird thing about this product is my weird dreams but everything else is good otherwise

Reason for taking: Anxiety
8/22/2013 2:20:40 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I had an allergic reaction to the 5 HTP. I got Itchy all over and my throat closed up. I feel like I got hit by a truck 3 days later. Prednisone and Benagryl for me for a few days. IF YOU GET ITCHY STOP TAKING THIS MEDICATION

Reason for taking: Anxiety
8/13/2013 11:18:02 PM

Reviewer: JM483, 19-24 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Consumer)

Brand Product: Other

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I started taking 5-htp a few weeks ago, and it seems to do a good job of raising my mood relative to traditional meds like SSRI's. It is also good for sleep and you will have some vivid dreams on it. I got mine from LiftMode, and I would recommend them if you like knowing you are getting a quality product.

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