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    Reason for taking: Depression
    11/5/2017 1:29:46 AM

    Reviewer: Liza5, 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:
    I have used 5-htp for years. Initially it was prescribed by a naturopathic doctor for migraine and depression. This was in addition to already taking the anti depressant celexa and trazadone. I mainly use it for chronic insomnia because I can’t function well with a few hours sleep. Now I don’t stay awake for hours waiting for my mind to shut down. I take 700-800mg every night. I sleep very soundl ... Show Full Comment

    Reason for taking: Depression
    10/2/2017 12:41:07 PM

    Reviewer: Tonya, 45-54 on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Consumer)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Taking 5-HTP causes extreme nausea, vomiting, and shakiness.

    Reason for taking: Depression
    8/28/2017 6:54:06 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    I've suffered from Fibromyalgia and depression all my life. I had heard the benefits of 5HTP and tried it. About 1 week of taking 100mg I had NO more pain. THIS is my CURE for Fibro! I also, miraculously, had a substantial mood lift and now I don't take antidepressants anymore. My only fear with 5HTP is the possible side effect of Heart Valve Leak Damage. It has been reported that th ... Show Full Comment

    Reason for taking: Depression
    8/21/2017 5:47:36 PM

    Reviewer: 45-54 on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Consumer)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    Went thru some tough times really depressing. Felt blah all the time. I'm in perfect health but just always felt off. Started taking spring valley 5-htp 300mg every other day. Wow! what change I feel great.

    Reason for taking: Depression
    6/1/2017 4:56:17 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 2

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 2

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I have a tough time with SSRIs, and tried 5HTP on my doctor's advice. The first week was AMAZING, and I felt better than ever. By week two I was overly emotional, and by week three crying over everything and getting severe heart palpitations. Tears and palpitations went away immediately upon discontinuing. I was disappointed as I really wanted this supplement to work. Depression after sto ... Show Full Comment

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