I've been taking 5-htp for about a week, and ever since I started taking it, my kidneys have been sore. I can't find any information about this, does anyone have any idea?
Are you sure that it is the 5-HTP? Could it be a coincidence? 5-HTP is used as a precursor to serotonin to help with fibromyalgia, depression, anxiety,and those types of problems. It also makes you sleepy, which is why they recommend taking it at night. Also, if you take antidepressants, you shouldn't use 5-HTP, nor anything with anything containing a serotonin component, such as tramadol, etc.
As you read above, there are no side effects from this particular supplement that causes kidneys to be sore.
My best friend and I started taking 5HTP abt 2 mnths ago. After 3 days we BOTH had what seemed to be kidney pain. Hers on left side mine on right. After 4 days of taking it BOTH of us were in so much pain we could barely breathe. We both are sleep tech so we know abt the human body due to schooling. We thought maybe it was a combo of anthr supplement we started taking at the same time. Rasberry Keytones deluxe. Which has a lot of other stuff w it. We did process of elimination. Stopped both. In 3 days we both were back to normal. We took the RK alone for past 2 mbths and have been fine. 4 days ago I decided to try the 5HTP again but put a 12 hr diff in between t heOther. 7 hrs ago my right side kidney area is killing me.
- 5-HTP Information for Consumers
- 5-HTP Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of 5-HTP (detailed)
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